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“higgins was born in nebraska. he’s super loving, silly and curious. he’s a big boy—a fit and trim 50lbs. he has had his share of challenges with food allergies as do many wheatens. and he is a cancer survivor fighting off lymphoma now 2.5 yrs ago. <3”

Current Location

New York, USA

From

Nebraska, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are happy-go-lucky dogs with a wonderfully fluffy coat. These medium sized dogs were bred in Ireland to do everything from herding to hunting to even fishing. Today, they are primarily companion dogs due to their devote love of people.

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Russell-type Terrier

These small, energetic terriers, developed in 19th century England for hunting small game, are now some of the best agility dogs around.

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Glen of Imaal Terrier

Don’t let the Glen of Imaal Terrier’s small stature fool you — this is a sturdy, spirited breed. These dogs originated in Ireland, where they were bred to hunt badgers and foxes, both of which outsize the Glen. This breed has the unique distinction of historically being used to rotate a turnspit (a device used to cook meat over a fire).

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Irish Terrier

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.9 % MEDIUM

Predicted Adult Weight

40 lbs

Genetic Age
88 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Russell-type Terrier
Glen of Imaal Terrier
Irish Terrier

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier mix Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier mix Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Russell-type Terrier / Glen of Imaal Terrier mix Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Russell-type Terrier / Glen of Imaal Terrier mix Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Russell-type Terrier mix Glen of Imaal Terrier mix Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Russell-type Terrier mix Glen of Imaal Terrier mix

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Through higgins’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

C1

Haplotype

C30

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C1

higgins’s Haplogroup

Congratulations, C1 is a very exotic female lineage! It is more closely associated with maternal lineages found in wolves, foxes and jackals than with other dog lineages. So it seems dogs in this group have a common male dog ancestor who, many thousands of years ago, mated with a female wolf! This is not a common lineage in any breed, though a good number of German Shepherds and Doberman Pinchers are C1. It is also found in breeds as diverse as Peruvian Inca Orchids and Pekingese; it is rarely found amongst Labrador Retrievers, Border Collies, Siberian Huskies, or Cocker Spaniels. Despite its fascinating origins, it is widely distributed around the globe, and even shows up frequently among Peruvian village dogs. It almost certainly survived at low frequency in Europe for millennia and then was dispersed outside of Europe by colonialism, though not as successfully as some other lineages.

C30

higgins’s Haplotype

Part of the C1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers. It’s a rare find!

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The C1 maternal line is commonly found in Jackals.

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Through higgins’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

A2b

Haplotype

H3

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A2b

higgins’s Haplogroup

A2b appears to have split a few times in succession, which means that some of the Central Asian male ancestors of this lineage went their separate ways before their respective Y chromosomes made their rounds. There is not much diversity in this lineage, meaning that it has only begun to take off recently. Two iconic breeds, the Dachshund and Bloodhound, represent this lineage well. Over half of Rottweilers are A2b, as are the majority of Labrador Retrievers and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. While A2a is restricted mostly to East Asia, this paternal line is also found among European breeds.

H3

higgins’s Haplotype

Part of the A2b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Brittanys, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, and village dogs in Lebanon.

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A2b is found in the Daschund breed.

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