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Gaegordon's Bristle McMac

Cairn Terrier

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“Bristle is a high energy Cairn Terrier, who loves to workout on his hydrotherapy treadmill, as he gets peanut butter to motivate him! Oh, yes, peanut butter is his favourite treat of all treats.”

Place of Birth

Chelsea, QC, Canada

Current Location

Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

From

Chelsea, QC, Canada

This dog has been viewed and been given 3 wags

Registration

Canadian Kennel Club (CKC): CK-GW3974423
Microchip: 956000012276393

Genetic Breed Result

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Cairn Terrier

The Cairn Terrier is one of the oldest of the terrier breeds, originating in the Scottish Highlands and recognized as one of Scotland's earliest working dogs.

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 12/31/2021 changed name from "Gaegorndon's Bristle McMac" to "Gaegordon's Bristle McMac"
  • On 12/31/2021 changed name from "Bristle" to "Gaegorndon's Bristle McMac"

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Bristle is not at increased risk for the genetic health conditions that Embark tests.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Hemophilia B

Identified in Cairn Terriers

Congenital Macrothrombocytopenia

Identified in Cairn Terriers

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Identified in Cairn Terriers

Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy, Krabbe disease

Identified in Cairn Terriers

Craniomandibular Osteopathy, CMO

Identified in Cairn Terriers

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Through Bristle’s mitochondrial DNA we can trace his mother’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that his ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

A1d

Haplotype

A26a/305

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A1d

Gaegordon's Bristle McMac’s Haplogroup

This female lineage can be traced back about 15,000 years to some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs. The early females that represent this lineage were likely taken into Eurasia, where they spread rapidly. As a result, many modern breed and village dogs from the Americas, Africa, through Asia and down into Oceania belong to this group! This widespread lineage is not limited to a select few breeds, but the majority of Rottweilers, Afghan Hounds and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons belong to it. It is also the most common female lineage among Papillons, Samoyeds and Jack Russell Terriers. Considering its occurrence in breeds as diverse as Afghan Hounds and Samoyeds, some of this is likely ancient variation. But because of its presence in many modern European breeds, much of its diversity likely can be attributed to much more recent breeding.

A26a/305

Gaegordon's Bristle McMac’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1d haplogroup, we have not yet detected this haplotype in any of our village dogs. Among the 6 breeds we see it in, it appears most frequently in Newfoundlands, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and soft coated Wheaten Terriers.

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The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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Through Bristle’s Y-chromosome we can trace his father’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that his ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

A1a

Haplotype

H1a.29

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A1a

Gaegordon's Bristle McMac’s Haplogroup

Some of the wolves that became the original dogs in Central Asia around 15,000 years ago came from this long and distinguished line of male dogs. After domestication, they followed their humans from Asia to Europe and then didn't stop there. They took root in Europe, eventually becoming the dogs that founded the Vizsla breed 1,000 years ago. The Vizsla is a Central European hunting dog, and all male Vizslas descend from this line. During the Age of Exploration, like their owners, these pooches went by the philosophy, "Have sail, will travel!" From the windy plains of Patagonia to the snug and homey towns of the American Midwest, the beaches of a Pacific paradise, and the broad expanse of the Australian outback, these dogs followed their masters to the outposts of empires. Whether through good fortune or superior genetics, dogs from the A1a lineage traveled the globe and took root across the world. Now you find village dogs from this line frolicking on Polynesian beaches, hanging out in villages across the Americas, and scavenging throughout Old World settlements. You can also find this "prince of patrilineages" in breeds as different as German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Pugs, Border Collies, Scottish Terriers, and Irish Wolfhounds. No male wolf line has been as successful as the A1a line!

H1a.29

Gaegordon's Bristle McMac’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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