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“Maddie was a rescue, known as an escape artist... now living life to the max as a tricks and agility dog. She’s full of personality, with a “quirky” sense of humour and strong opinions. She loves nothing more to do her own hobby that we don’t have in common... hunting! She’s the biggest weirdo you could ever meet, loves to push everyone’s buttons with her intelligence and voice, but couldn’t ask for anything more from her! Would love to hear from relatives, feel free to contact me :)”

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Place of Birth


Current Location

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland


Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland

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Genetic Breed Result


Russell-type Terrier

These small, energetic terriers, developed in 19th century England for hunting small game, are now some of the best agility dogs around.

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Lakeland Terrier

The Lakeland Terrier is an energetic little fellow and is one of the oldest terrier breeds. Their original pupose was to hunt foxes, which their size and intelligence allowed them to do so with ease. Today they are primarily found as wonderful companions.

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Border Terrier

The Border Terrier is a feisty terrier breed that was originally bred for assisting with foxhunts by flushing foxes out of their hiding places. Today, they’re primarily companions with a lot of personality. Though they come in a small package, Border Terriers have the drive and energy to dig, hunt, and play.

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Genetic Stats


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Predicted Adult Weight

20 lbs

Genetic Age
62 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

Breed colors:
Russell-type Terrier
Lakeland Terrier
Border Terrier


Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 12/6/2020 changed name from "Madison “IKC - The Mad Patter”" to "Madison (IKC - The Mad Patter)"
  • On 12/6/2020 changed name from "Madison “IKC The Mad Patter”" to "Madison “IKC - The Mad Patter”"
  • On 12/6/2020 changed name from "Madison “The Mad Patter”" to "Madison “IKC The Mad Patter”"
  • On 12/6/2020 changed handle from "madison120" to "themadpatter"
  • On 12/6/2020 changed name from "Madison" to "Madison “The Mad Patter”"

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Madison (IKC - The Mad Patter)
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Russell-type Terrier mix Russell-type Terrier mix Russell-type Terrier Lakeland Terrier / Border Terrier mix Russell-type Terrier Lakeland Terrier / Border Terrier mix Russell-type Terrier Russell-type Terrier Lakeland Terrier Border Terrier mix Russell-type Terrier Russell-type Terrier Lakeland Terrier Border Terrier

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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Madison (IKC - The Mad Patter)’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

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Health Summary

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Madison (IKC - The Mad Patter) has one variant that you should let your vet know about.

ALT Activity

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Madison (IKC - The Mad Patter) inherited both copies of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Madison (IKC - The Mad Patter) has two copies of a variant in the GPT gene and is likely to have a lower than average baseline ALT activity. ALT is a commonly used measure of liver health on routine veterinary blood chemistry panels. As such, your veterinarian may want to watch for changes in Madison (IKC - The Mad Patter)'s ALT activity above their current, healthy, ALT activity. As an increase above Madison (IKC - The Mad Patter)’s baseline 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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Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, SCID

Identified in Russell-type Terriers

Primary Lens Luxation

Identified in Lakeland Terriers and Russell-type Terriers

Urate Kidney & Bladder Stones

Identified in Russell-type Terriers

Enamel Hypoplasia

Identified in Russell-type Terriers

Late Onset Spinocerebellar Ataxia

Identified in Russell-type Terriers

Spinocerebellar Ataxia with Myokymia and/or Seizures

Identified in Russell-type Terriers

Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome, CMS

Identified in Russell-type Terriers

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)

Identified in Russell-type Terriers

Additional Genetic Conditions

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Base Coat Color

Base Coat Color

Dark or Light Fur
E (Extension) Locus
Can have dark fur
Dark brown pigment
No impact on fur and skin color
Red Pigment Intensity LINKAGE
I (Intensity) Loci
Any light fur likely yellow or tan
Brown or Black Pigment
B (Brown) Locus
Black or gray fur and skin
Color Dilution
D (Dilute) Locus
Dark (non-dilute) fur and skin
Coat Color Modifiers

Coat Color Modifiers

Hidden Patterning
K (Dominant Black) Locus
More likely to have patterned fur
Body Pattern
A (Agouti) Locus
Fawn Sable coat color pattern
Facial Fur Pattern
E (Extension) Locus
No dark mask or grizzle facial fur patterns
Saddle Tan
No impact on coat pattern
White Spotting
S (White Spotting) Locus
Likely to have little to no white in coat
R (Roan) Locus
Likely no impact on coat pattern
M (Merle) Locus
Unlikely to have merle pattern
No impact on coat pattern
Other Coat Traits

Other Coat Traits

Furnishings LINKAGE
Likely furnished (mustache, beard, and/or eyebrows)
Coat Length
Likely short or mid-length coat
Likely light shedding
Coat Texture
Coat would likely be curly or wavy if long
Hairlessness (Xolo type) LINKAGE
Very unlikely to be hairless
Hairlessness (Terrier type)
Very unlikely to be hairless
Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 2 LINKAGE
Likely not albino
Other Body Features

Other Body Features

Muzzle Length
Likely medium or long muzzle
Tail Length
Likely normal-length tail
Hind Dew Claws
Unlikely to have hind dew claws
Back Muscling & Bulk (Large Breed)
Likely normal muscling
Less likely to have blue eyes
Body Size

Body Size

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Altitude Adaptation
Normal altitude tolerance
Appetite LINKAGE
Normal food motivation
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Through Madison (IKC - The Mad Patter)’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.







Madison (IKC - The Mad Patter)’s Haplogroup

This female lineage was very likely one of the original lineages in the wolves that were first domesticated into dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Since then, the lineage has been very successful and travelled the globe! Dogs from this group are found in ancient Bronze Age fossils in the Middle East and southern Europe. By the end of the Bronze Age, it became exceedingly common in Europe. These dogs later became many of the dogs that started some of today's most popular breeds, like German Shepherds, Pugs, Whippets, English Sheepdogs and Miniature Schnauzers. During the period of European colonization, the lineage became even more widespread as European dogs followed their owners to far-flung places like South America and Oceania. It's now found in many popular breeds as well as village dogs across the world!


Madison (IKC - The Mad Patter)’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1b haplogroup, this haplotype has been spotted among in village dogs in Puerto Rico. As for breeds, we see it most commonly in Poodles.

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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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 Madison (IKC - The Mad Patter) 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 Madison (IKC - The Mad Patter) is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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