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“Meeka”
MOHNATAYA GORA ABIGAIL

Caucasian Ovcharka

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Place of Birth

Russia

Current Location

Twining, Michigan, USA

From

Russia

This dog has been viewed and been given 13 wags

Registration

United Kennel Club (UKC):

Genetic Breed Result

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Caucasian Ovcharka

The Caucasian Ovcharka is a massive livestock guardian breed treasured for its loyalty, diligence, and serious nature.

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Genetic Stats

Predicted Adult Weight

86 lbs

Genetic Age
29 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 12/31/2021 changed name from "MEEKA ABIGAL BANKS" to "MOHNATAYA GORA ABIGAIL"
  • On 12/31/2021 changed handle from "royalcaucasiansmeekaabigail" to "meekaabigail"
  • On 6/16/2021 changed name from "MEEKA ABIGAL Banks" to "MEEKA ABIGAL BANKS"
  • On 6/16/2021 changed name from "MEEKA MOHNATAYA GORA ABIGAL" to "MEEKA ABIGAL Banks"
  • On 3/13/2021 changed name from "Royal Caucasian’s Meeka Abigail" to "MEEKA MOHNATAYA GORA ABIGAL"

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

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Through Meeka’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

Ambiguous_A1e

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A1e

MOHNATAYA GORA ABIGAIL’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!

Ambiguous_A1e

MOHNATAYA GORA ABIGAIL’s Haplotype

Maternal haplotypes are defined such that every unique marker we test for is necessary to make a confident call. In the case of your dog, there were too many missing mtDNA markers to reliably define a haplotype this way. However, we know your dog falls in the A1e haplogroup, which we can define more broadly.

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

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