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Keeva

Irish Terrier

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    Loves the sunshine! Not so much the rain.

“Keeva is the sweetest dog. Very sensitive and very smart. She will protest loudly if she deems any situation 'unfair'. She loves kids and other dogs. ITs are the best!”

Place of Birth

Minnesota, USA

Current Location

Wisconsin, USA

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Irish Terrier

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Genetic Stats

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Predicted Adult Weight

29 lbs

Genetic Age
74 human years

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 6/10/2022 changed name from "K" to "Keeva"
  • On 3/5/2022 changed name from "J" to "K"

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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Keeva’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

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Through Keeva’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

A385

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A1a

Keeva’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.

A385

Keeva’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, the A385 haplotype occurs most commonly in Irish Terriers and Cardigan Welsh Corgis.

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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 Keeva inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown and family tree.

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

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