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“Niska”
Magic Silk Donatella

Yorkshire Terrier

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“She was my first Russian import from Champion parents. She is everything a show yorkies should be, very elegant and perfect conformation. She has the desired silk coat I strive for. She follows me everywhere and gets along with everyone. A little more leg as show trends seem to have, still proportional. Perfect bite. Sweet temperament and loves to snuggle and just be with you.”

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Place of Birth

St Petersburg, Russia

Current Location

Payson, UT, USA

From

St Petersburg, Russia

This dog has been viewed and been given 35 wags

Registration

American Kennel Club (AKC): TS34057501
Microchip: 643178021042967

Genetic Breed Result

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Yorkshire Terrier

Petite but proud, the Yorkshire terrier is a popular toy breed with a silky, low-shedding coat.

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Genetic Stats

Predicted Adult Weight

4 lbs

Genetic Age
46 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Through Niska’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

B68

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B1

Magic Silk Donatella’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.

B68

Magic Silk Donatella’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Jack Russell Terriers. It’s a rare find!

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

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