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  • Moxie, a Chihuahua and Yorkshire Terrier mix tested with EmbarkVet.com Moxie, a Chihuahua and Yorkshire Terrier mix tested with EmbarkVet.com

“Moxie is the tiniest dog, with the biggest personality. She is extremely intelligent and can pick up any trick in a matter of minutes. She is loyal, loving, and protective of her family at all times. She loves to play fetch, rip her toys “guts” out, and get treats for doing tricks. She is the best girl anyone could ever hope or ask for!”

Place of Birth

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Current Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 11 wags

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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Yorkshire Terrier

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

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Shih Tzu

This ancient breed is the perfect lapdog. Sweet and easygoing, they want nothing more than to be close to their humans.

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Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is a hypoallergenic, fluffy, white companion breed with a charismatic, cheerful temperament. Known for their clownish antics, the Bichon Frise can put a smile on anyone's face.

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Pomeranian

The Pomeranian is a cocky, animated companion with an extroverted personality.

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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
Yorkshire Terrier
Shih Tzu
Bichon Frise
Pomeranian
Pekingese

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Chihuahua mix Chihuahua / Shih Tzu mix Yorkshire Terrier / Bichon Frise mix Chihuahua Chihuahua / Pomeranian mix Chihuahua Shih Tzu mix Yorkshire Terrier mix Bichon Frise mix Chihuahua Chihuahua Chihuahua Pomeranian mix

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

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Health Summary

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Moxie inherited two variants that you should learn more about.

And one variant that you should tell your vet about.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy, DCM2

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Moxie inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

Our research indicates that this genetic variant is not likely to increase the risk that Moxie will develop this disease.

Scientific Basis

Dogs with similar breeds to Moxie are not likely to have increased risk of developing the disease. Research has indicated increased risk in other breeds that are not found in Moxie.

What is Dilated Cardiomyopathy, DCM2?

DCM is the most common acquired heart disease of adult dogs. The heart has two heavily muscled ventricles that pump blood away from the heart. This disease causes progressive weakening of the ventricles by reducing the muscle mass, which causes the ventricles to dilate. Dilated ventricles do not contract and circulate oxygenated blood well, which eventually leads to heart failure.

Bald Thigh Syndrome

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Moxie inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

Because this variant is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner (meaning dogs need two copies of the variant to develop the disease), Moxie is unlikely to develop this condition due to the variant.

What is Bald Thigh Syndrome?

A cosmetic condition common to sighthounds characterized by hair loss on the thighs. It is caused by a structural abnormality of the hair follicle.

ALT Activity

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Moxie inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Moxie has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Moxie has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Moxie is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Moxie’s ALT activity could be evidence of liver damage, even if it is within normal limits by standard ALT reference ranges.

What is ALT Activity?

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) is a clinical tool that can be used by veterinarians to better monitor liver health. This result is not associated with liver disease. ALT is one of several values veterinarians measure on routine blood work to evaluate the liver. It is a naturally occurring enzyme located in liver cells that helps break down protein. When the liver is damaged or inflamed, ALT is released into the bloodstream.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Prekallikrein Deficiency

Identified in Shih Tzus

Methemoglobinemia

Identified in Pomeranians

Congenital Hypothyroidism with Goiter

Identified in Shih Tzus

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, rcd3

Identified in Pomeranians

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in Chihuahuas and Yorkshire Terriers

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, crd4/cord1

Identified in Chihuahuas

Primary Lens Luxation

Identified in Yorkshire Terriers

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in Pomeranians

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 7, NCL 7

Identified in Chihuahuas

Spinocerebellar Ataxia with Myokymia and/or Seizures

Identified in Chihuahuas

Oculocutaneous Albinism, OCA

Identified in Pekingese and Pomeranians

Hereditary Vitamin D-Resistant Rickets

Identified in Pomeranians

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)

Identified in Bichon Frises, Chihuahuas, and more

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Through Moxie’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

A1a

Haplotype

A254

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A1a

Moxie’s Haplogroup

A1a is the most common maternal lineage among Western dogs. This lineage traveled from the site of dog domestication in Central Asia to Europe along with an early dog expansion perhaps 10,000 years ago. It hung around in European village dogs for many millennia. Then, about 300 years ago, some of the prized females in the line were chosen as the founding dogs for several dog breeds. That set in motion a huge expansion of this lineage. It's now the maternal lineage of the overwhelming majority of Mastiffs, Labrador Retrievers and Gordon Setters. About half of Boxers and less than half of Shar-Pei dogs descend from the A1a line. It is also common across the world among village dogs, a legacy of European colonialism.

A254

Moxie’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, haplotype has been spotted in village dogs in Peru. As for breed dogs, it is most common in Bichon Frise, Pugs, and Miniature Schnauzers.

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Shar Pei dogs think A1a is the coolest!

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

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