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Ellie Mae

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“She loves ice, hugs and dancing.”

Place of Birth

Shipshewana, IN, USA

Current Location

Sabula, Iowa, USA

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Shipshewana, IN, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Irish Setter

The Irish Setter is a stunning breed that traces its origins all the way back to 18th century Ireland. They were orignally bred for hunting, but now they serve as loyal companions. This is an energetic and sensistive dog that is sure to impress everyone it meets.

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Gordon Setter

The Gordon Setter is a regal looking pup, but is as athletic as they come. They were bred in 17th century Scotland for hunting, but now primarily serve as companion dogs. These guys are fiercely loyal and bright.

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Golden Retriever

Developed as an ideal hunting retriever, the Golden Retriever's eagerness to please and friendliness has made them an extremely popular family pet.

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Irish Setter
Gordon Setter
Golden Retriever

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Health Summary

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

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Von Willebrand Disease Type I, Type I vWD (VWF)

Identified in Irish Setters

Canine Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency Type I, CLAD I (ITGB2, Setter Variant)

Identified in Irish Setters

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, rcd1 (PDE6B Exon 21, Irish Setter Variant)

Identified in Irish Setters

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd (PRCD Exon 1)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 1, GR-PRA1 (SLC4A3)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 2, GR-PRA2 (TTC8)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 8, NCL 8 (CLN8 Exon 2, English Setter Variant)

Identified in Gordon Setters and Irish Setters

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 5, NCL 5 (CLN5 Exon 4 Deletion, Golden Retriever Variant)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Hereditary Ataxia, Cerebellar Degeneration (RAB24, Old English Sheepdog and Gordon Setter Variant)

Identified in Gordon Setters

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM (SOD1A)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Muscular Dystrophy (DMD, Golden Retriever Variant)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome, CMS (COLQ, Golden Retriever Variant)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (COL7A1, Golden Retriever Variant)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Ichthyosis, ICH1 (PNPLA1, Golden Retriever Variant)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (COL1A1, Golden Retriever Variant)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

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

Haplogroup

A1a

Haplotype

A261

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A1a

Ellie Mae’s Haplogroup

A1a is the most common maternal lineage among Western dogs. This lineage traveled from the site of dog domestication in Central Asia to Europe along with an early dog expansion perhaps 10,000 years ago. It hung around in European village dogs for many millennia. Then, about 300 years ago, some of the prized females in the line were chosen as the founding dogs for several dog breeds. That set in motion a huge expansion of this lineage. It's now the maternal lineage of the overwhelming majority of Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers and Gordon Setters. About half of Boxers and less than half of Shar-Pei dogs descend from the A1a line. It is also common across the world among village dogs, a legacy of European colonialism.

A261

Ellie Mae’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs in village dogs in Peru. Among breeds, it is most common in Golden Retrievers, Gordon Setters, and Labrador Retrievers.

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The Paternal Haplotype reveals a dog’s deep ancestral lineage, stretching back thousands of years to the original domestication of dogs.

Are you looking for information on the breeds that Ellie Mae inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown.

Paternal Haplotype is determined by looking at a dog’s Y-chromosome—but not all dogs have Y-chromosomes!

Why can’t we show Paternal Haplotype results for female dogs?

All dogs have two sex chromosomes. Female dogs have two X-chromosomes (XX) and male dogs have one X-chromosome and one Y-chromosome (XY). When having offspring, female (XX) dogs always pass an X-chromosome to their puppy. Male (XY) dogs can pass either an X or a Y-chromosome—if the puppy receives an X-chromosome from its father then it will be a female (XX) puppy and if it receives a Y-chromosome then it will be a male (XY) puppy. As you can see, Y-chromosomes are passed down from a male dog only to its male offspring.

Since Ellie Mae is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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