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CH Shasta Shawnika MXP2 MJP2 MJPB MFP T2BP ACT2 CGC CGCA

Flat-Coated Retriever

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“Shawnika "Nika" was our first Flat-Coated Retriever and she has been amazing. We have been able to run agility for about 2 years, We started in conformation shows earlier this year and Nika has now earned her Champion Title. We are looking forward to training for field trials and scent work. We have completely fallen in love with this breed.”

Place of Birth

California, USA

Current Location

Idaho, USA

From

California, USA

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Registration

American Kennel Club (AKC): SS00683204
Microchip: 985112009692998

Genetic Breed Result

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Flat-Coated Retriever

The Flat-Coated Retriever is an active, multitalented bird dog with a strong desire to please people

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Genetic Stats

Predicted Adult Weight

58 lbs

Genetic Age
45 human years

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 2/12/2022 changed name from "CH Shasta Shawnika MXP MJP MFP T2BP ACT2" to "Shasta Shawnika"
  • On 2/12/2022 changed name from "Shasta Shawnika" to "CH Shasta Shawnika MXP MJP MFP T2BP ACT2"

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

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Through Nika’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

A388

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A1a

Shasta Shawnika’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.

A388

Shasta Shawnika’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Staffordshire Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, and English Bulldogs.

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

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