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Maxi

Airedale Terrier

  • Photo of Maxi, an Airedale Terrier  in Akron, Ohio, USA Photo of Maxi, an Airedale Terrier  in Akron, Ohio, USA
    Maxi in Spring 2011

“"Maxima" was born 8 Nov 2004 & crossed the Rainbow Bridge 8 Jan 2020, at the age of 15 years, 2 mos. Retired by show plus performance breeder. German and American Airedale lines. She lived past the usual lifespan of her line & was a survivor of an aggressive cancer of the jaw (2 years 8 mos). She turned 15 early in November!! Our miracle dog!! Now at peace, and flying across those meadows in the sky!!”

Place of Birth
Akron, Ohio, USA
Current Location
Arizona, USA
From
Ohio, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Airedale Terrier

100.0% Airedale Terrier
Airedale Terrier Airedale Terrier
The Airedale Terrier earned its nickname of the “king of terriers” by being the largest terrier breed. This breed’s dignified beard and mustache give it a regal expression. For the right owner, the Airedale Terrier makes a versatile, intelligent, and determined companion or working dog. They are an active breed and will shine in canine sports, work, or as a jogging partner.
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Genetic Stats


Wolfiness

0.3 % LOW Learn More

Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
107 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth provided

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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Maxi’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

Through Maxi’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

A272

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A1e

Maxi’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!

A272

Maxi’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Airedale Terriers, Toy Manchester Terriers, Brittanys, and village dogs in Portugal.

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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