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Kenzie

Mixed Breed

  • Kenzie, a Chihuahua and Rat Terrier mix tested with EmbarkVet.com Kenzie, a Chihuahua and Rat Terrier mix tested with EmbarkVet.com
    Kenzie enjoys warmth and wearing cozy sweaters when it's cold.

“Kenzie was the last puppy left at a TX shelter when her 2 sisters had already been adopted. The lady at the shelter said Kenzie had bounced from shelter to shelter and no one wanted her because she had longer fur than her sisters. Her short life was likely rough before we met her. She had a previously broken crooked tail and a piece of one ear missing. To us, she is perfect. She's the "alpha" in our pack, loves warmth, is a bouncy, happy "Momma's girl" and BFF to our male Chi mix, Loki.”

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Current Location

Oak Point, Texas, USA

From

Hickory Creek Animal Shelter, Main Street, Hickory Creek, TX, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 13 wags

Registration

Microchip: 985112007326817

Genetic Breed Result

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Chihuahua

Chihuahuas have a huge personality that defies their tiny frame, known to be highly active and intelligent canines.

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Rat Terrier

The Rat Terrier is an American dog breed with a background as a farm dog and hunting companion.

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Dachshund

The Dachshund, meaning “badger dog” in German, is a lively breed with a friendly personality and a great sense of smell. Known for their long and low bodies, they are spirited hunters that excel in both above and below-ground work. They come in three different coat varieties (smooth, wirehaired or longhaired) and can be miniature or standard size.

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Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzers are an alert and spirited breed with guard dog tendencies.

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Pekingese

Pekingese were dogs bred for centuries to be the prized companions of the imperial family of China. Today they are still cherished family companions and show dogs who greet everyone they meet with dignity and grace.

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Chihuahua
Rat Terrier
Dachshund
Miniature Schnauzer
Pekingese

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Here’s what Kenzie’s family tree may have looked like.
While there may be other possible configurations of her family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Kenzie’s breed mix.

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Through Kenzie’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

A1e

Haplotype

A427

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A1e

Kenzie’s Haplogroup

This female lineage likely stems from some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs starting about 15,000 years ago. It seemed to be a fairly rare dog line for most of dog history until the past 300 years, when the lineage seemed to “explode” out and spread quickly. What really separates this group from the pack is its presence in Alaskan village dogs and Samoyeds. It is possible that this was an indigenous lineage brought to the Americas from Siberia when people were first starting to make that trip themselves! We see this lineage pop up in overwhelming numbers of Irish Wolfhounds, and it also occurs frequently in popular large breeds like Bernese Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Shetland Sheepdogs are also common members of this maternal line, and we see it a lot in Boxers, too. Though it may be all mixed up with European dogs thanks to recent breeding events, its origins in the Americas makes it a very exciting lineage for sure!

A427

Kenzie’s Haplotype

Part of the A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Australian Cattle Dogs.

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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

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