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Macy Doom

West Highland White Terrier

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“Macy is a typical Westie and continues to be very playful. She is really vocal and particular about her routine. She makes sure to let us know when it is her bedtime! She loves to cuddle and must be in the same room with her people or she will let you know she's lonely with very loud howling. She doesn't hesitate to go for what she wants and she doesn't give up until she gets it. She has brought us so much joy in the wonderful 13 years she's been our baby!”

Place of Birth

Missouri, USA

Current Location

New York, USA

From

Arkansas, USA

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West Highland White Terrier

Westies are confident and friendly terriers, with an intelligent and curious mind that requires both mental and physical stimulation to become a well-rounded dog.

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Health Summary

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Macy Doom inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

Craniomandibular Osteopathy, CMO

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Macy Doom inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This result does not impact your dog’s health. It could have consequences for siblings or other family members, and you should let them know if you are in contact with them.

What is Craniomandibular Osteopathy, CMO?

A noncancerous, proliferative bone disease that commonly affects the lower jaw and tympanic bullae, CMO is best known in the West Highland White Terrier, Scottish Terrier, and Cairn Terrier; though it has been observed sporadically in larger dog breeds.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Von Willebrand Disease Type I, Type I vWD

Identified in West Highland White Terriers

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Identified in West Highland White Terriers

Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy, Krabbe disease

Identified in West Highland White Terriers

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Through Macy Doom’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

B1

Haplotype

B92

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B1

Macy Doom’s Haplogroup

B1 is the second most common maternal lineage in breeds of European or American origin. It is the female line of the majority of Golden Retrievers, Basset Hounds, and Shih Tzus, and about half of Beagles, Pekingese and Toy Poodles. This lineage is also somewhat common among village dogs that carry distinct ancestry from these breeds. We know this is a result of B1 dogs being common amongst the European dogs that their conquering owners brought around the world, because nowhere on earth is it a very common lineage in village dogs. It even enables us to trace the path of (human) colonization: Because most Bichons are B1 and Bichons are popular in Spanish culture, B1 is now fairly common among village dogs in Latin America.

B92

Macy Doom’s Haplotype

Part of the B1 haplogroup, the B92 haplotype occurs most commonly in West Highland White Terriers and American Pit Bull Terriers.

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The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

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

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