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“Josie”
Natchez Trace Josie

English Shepherd

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Genetic Breed Result

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English Shepherd

A farmer's helper, a loyal companion, a child's shadow: The English Shepherd.

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Genetic Stats

Predicted Adult Weight

54 lbs

Genetic Age
40 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 6/14/2020 changed name from "Josie" to "Natchez Trace Josie"

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Health Summary

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Good news!

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

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Multiple Drug Sensitivity (ABCB1)

Identified in English Shepherds

Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome, TNS (VPS13B)

Identified in English Shepherds

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd (PRCD Exon 1)

Identified in English Shepherds

Collie Eye Anomaly (NHEJ1)

Identified in English Shepherds

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones (SLC2A9)

Identified in English Shepherds

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Through Josie’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

E

Haplotype

E11

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E

Natchez Trace Josie’s Haplogroup

Haplogroup E is a very rare maternal line, present primarily in Northern breed dogs and dogs with some level of recent gray wolf ancestry.

E11

Natchez Trace Josie’s Haplotype

The E haplogroup in general is not common. It has been found in dogs with some level of background mixing with its wolf-like ancestors.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

An example of an Akita.

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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.

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

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