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Basenji

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“Nico’s personality is total Basenji. Fun, cranky, serious, goofy all wrapped up into one awesome Basenji. He is a very handsome B&W.”

Place of Birth

Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

Current Location

Streamwood, Illinois, USA

From

Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

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Basenji

The Basenji is one of the first dogs mentioned in recorded history. These small guys are quiet and can not physically bark. Many of their characteristics can be considered cat-like. Basenjis can make great companions with strong training and patience.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

2.8 % HIGH

Predicted Adult Weight

32 lbs

Genetic Age
17 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Health Summary

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We were unable to detect one variant for Nico. Your dog is not at increased risk for the other conditions we test for.

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Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Identified in Basenjis

Progressive Retinal Atrophy

Identified in Basenjis

Fanconi Syndrome

Identified in Basenjis

Spinocerebellar Ataxia with Myokymia and/or Seizures

Identified in Basenjis

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Through Nico’s mitochondrial DNA we can trace his mother’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that his ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

A1c

Haplotype

A290

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A1c

Nico’s Haplogroup

About 15,000 years ago in Central Asia, females from this lineage were some of the wolves domesticated as the original dogs. Since then, dogs from this lineage traveled through the Middle East to Africa, where they became some of the African village dogs and basenjis, which are a native African breed of dog. There are also still pockets of dogs with this lineage that remained in Asia or places along the route to Africa, such as India. This lineage has also been found in the Borzoi, a Russian dog breed.

A290

Nico’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1c haplogroup, this haplotype is found most often in Basenjis and village dogs in central Africa.

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The presence of A1c in a Borzoi indicates a deep history of this lineage in Eurasia

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Through Nico’s Y-chromosome we can trace his father’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that his ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

E

Haplotype

H8.8

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E

Nico’s Haplogroup

The E lineage is sticking around to remind dog lovers of a truly ancient ancestor among all modern domestic dogs. Males with this Y chromosome type are reminiscent of dog-like canids reaching deep into the most recent ice age (the Pleistocene). E is much more common among village dogs than breeds. However, it is found as a minor lineage among the Basenji breed, as well as the ancient Canaan dog, which has been present in the Middle East for thousands of years. E is present widely among African village dog populations, as well as among some Mongolian dogs. With its greatest diversity and most frequent occurrences popping up in the Middle East, this lineage extends all the way over into India. Thus, African, South Asian, and Central Asian populations may descend from founders in this region, perhaps somehow tied to the spread of agriculture.

H8.8

Nico’s Haplotype

Part of the E haplogroup, this haplotype is found most frequently in Basenjis.

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An example of a Basenji.

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