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  • Shortie, a Toy Fox Terrier and Rat Terrier mix tested with EmbarkVet.com Shortie, a Toy Fox Terrier and Rat Terrier mix tested with EmbarkVet.com
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Current Location

Wheeling, West Virginia, USA

From

Moundsville, West Virginia, USA

This dog has been viewed and been given 12 wags

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Toy Fox Terrier

Toy Fox Terriers, like many active and intelligent breeds, can learn to respond to a number of words. Toy Fox Terriers were used commonly in circus shows by clowns, and they are said to make great companions for owners with a good sense of humor

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Rat Terrier

The Rat Terrier is an American dog breed with a background as a farm dog and hunting companion.

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DNA Breed Origins

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Toy Fox Terrier
Rat Terrier

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Here’s what Shortie’s family tree may have looked like.
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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Toy Fox Terrier / Rat Terrier mix Rat Terrier / Toy Fox Terrier mix Toy Fox Terrier Rat Terrier Rat Terrier Toy Fox Terrier Toy Fox Terrier Toy Fox Terrier Rat Terrier Rat Terrier Rat Terrier Rat Terrier Toy Fox Terrier Toy Fox Terrier
While there may be other possible configurations of his family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Shortie’s breed mix.

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

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Primary Lens Luxation

Identified in Rat Terriers and Toy Fox Terriers

Spinocerebellar Ataxia with Myokymia and/or Seizures

Identified in Toy Fox Terriers

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Through Shortie’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

B1

Haplotype

B51

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B1

Shortie’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.

B51

Shortie’s Haplotype

Part of the large B1 haplogroup, we have spotted this haplotype in French Bulldogs, Maltese, Miniature Schnauzers, and village dogs in Turkey and Belize.

Some other Embark dogs with this haplotype:

The B1 haplogroup can be found in village dogs like the Peruvian Village Dog, pictured above.

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Through Shortie’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

A1a

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H1a.46

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A1a

Shortie’s Haplogroup

Some of the wolves that became the original dogs in Central Asia around 15,000 years ago came from this long and distinguished line of male dogs. After domestication, they followed their humans from Asia to Europe and then didn't stop there. They took root in Europe, eventually becoming the dogs that founded the Vizsla breed 1,000 years ago. The Vizsla is a Central European hunting dog, and all male Vizslas descend from this line. During the Age of Exploration, like their owners, these pooches went by the philosophy, "Have sail, will travel!" From the windy plains of Patagonia to the snug and homey towns of the American Midwest, the beaches of a Pacific paradise, and the broad expanse of the Australian outback, these dogs followed their masters to the outposts of empires. Whether through good fortune or superior genetics, dogs from the A1a lineage traveled the globe and took root across the world. Now you find village dogs from this line frolicking on Polynesian beaches, hanging out in villages across the Americas, and scavenging throughout Old World settlements. You can also find this "prince of patrilineages" in breeds as different as German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Pugs, Border Collies, Scottish Terriers, and Irish Wolfhounds. No male wolf line has been as successful as the A1a line!

H1a.46

Shortie’s Haplotype

Part of the A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in mixed breed dogs.

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Dogs with A1a lineage travelled during European Colonial times.

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