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“Amelia”
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Wire Fox Terrier

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““Amelia” is a homebred ginger wire fox terrier. She is just under 15 inches at the shoulders and has a ton of breed type. Amelia is fun, easy going and very willing to please her people. She shows lots of promise as a performance dog and loves being the belle of the ball in her show career.”

Place of Birth

Esko, MN, USA

Current Location

Esko, MN, USA

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Esko, MN, USA

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Registration

American Kennel Club (AKC): RN31671502
Microchip: 956000007692300

Genetic Breed Result

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Wire Fox Terrier

Wire Fox Terriers are intelligent and active little guys. They come from England, where they helped hunters flush foxes out of their dens. Today they mainly serve as lovable companions that thrive in a family setting.

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Genetic Stats

Predicted Adult Weight

19 lbs

Genetic Age
37 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Health Summary

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Amelia inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

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Amelia inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This result should not impact Amelia’s health but it could have consequences for siblings or other related dogs if they inherited two copies of the variant. We recommend discussing this result with their owners or breeders if you are in contact.

Impact on Breeding

Your dog carries this variant and will pass it on to ~50% of her offspring.

What is Degenerative Myelopathy, DM?

The dog equivalent of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, DM is a progressive degenerative disorder of the spinal cord. Because the nerves that control the hind limbs are the first to degenerate, the most common clinical signs are back muscle wasting and gait abnormalities.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Congenital Hypothyroidism (TPO, Rat, Toy, Hairless Terrier Variant)

Identified in Wire Fox Terriers

Primary Lens Luxation (ADAMTS17)

Identified in Wire Fox Terriers

Spinocerebellar Ataxia with Myokymia and/or Seizures (KCNJ10)

Identified in Wire Fox Terriers

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Through Amelia’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

A1d

Haplotype

A248

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A1d

J-Lyn SnowedOn Girl Who Waited’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.

A248

J-Lyn SnowedOn Girl Who Waited’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1d haplogroup, this haplotype has been detected in village dogs in French Polynesia and Colombia. Among breeds, it occurs in Jack Russell Terriers, Fox Terrier Wires, and Cocker Spaniels.

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The vast majority of Rottweilers have the A1d haplogroup.

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

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