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Sleepwalker Serana Vampira

Boston Terrier

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“Serana is named after a character from the video game Skyrim and the 1950s actress Vampira. She is the first dog that I have owned from the time she was born. I delivered her in Tennessee (in my living room). She is from my first litter of Bostons. Her parents are Leela (black & white) and Toby (black & white).”

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Place of Birth

Kingsport, Tennessee, USA

Current Location

Kingsport, Tennessee, USA

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Kingsport, Tennessee, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 14 wags

Registration

Continental Kennel Club (CKC): BT-05268920

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Boston Terrier

Boston Terriers are lively, intelligent and friendly. Although a small dog, they are strong and sturdy. Owners of this breed find them to be As the breed's name implies, the Boston Terrier originated in the city of Boston in the late 19th century. They're sometimes referred to be their nickname of the "American gentleman" because of their tuxedo-like coat.

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  • On 11/8/2020 changed name from "Serana" to "Sleepwalker Serana Vampira"

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

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

Identified in Boston Terriers

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Through Serana’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

B82

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B1

Sleepwalker Serana Vampira’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.

B82

Sleepwalker Serana Vampira’s Haplotype

Part of the B1 haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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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.

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

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