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“T-John is named after the oh so very comfy Tommy John underwear company. :) He was rescued in April of 2019 from a shelter with heartworms and later diagnosed with diabetes. He's now heartworm free and living the good life with the help of insulin shots twice a day. He loves to be cradled like a baby, lounging is his favorite activity and loves to play fetch. He looks very much like a brindle dachshund mix, but his DNA tells us otherwise. He is loved!”

Place of Birth

Arkansas, USA

Current Location

Conway, Arkansas, USA

From

North Little Rock Animal Shelter, Championship Drive, North Little Rock, AR, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher is a small breed of dog originating from Germany. The breed's earliest ancestors may have included the German Pinscher mixed with Italian greyhounds and dachshunds.

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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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American Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo Dogs belong to the spitz family and they actually came from Germany. They got their start in American circuses due to their intelligence. Today, Eskies make wonderful family pets.

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Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzers are an alert and spirited breed with guard dog tendencies.

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Shih Tzu

This ancient breed is the perfect lapdog. Sweet and easygoing, they want nothing more than to be close to their humans.

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Pug

The Pug is a breed of dog with a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and curled tail. Pugs are known for being sociable and gentle companion dogs.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

0.6 % LOW

Predicted Adult Weight

14 lbs

Genetic Age
48 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Miniature Pinscher
Boston Terrier
American Eskimo Dog
Miniature Schnauzer
Shih Tzu
Pug

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Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 12/5/2020 changed name from "Tommy John" to "T-John"

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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Miniature Pinscher mix Boston Terrier mix Miniature Pinscher American Eskimo Dog / Pug mix Boston Terrier Miniature Schnauzer / Shih Tzu mix Miniature Pinscher Miniature Pinscher American Eskimo Dog Pug mix Boston Terrier Boston Terrier Miniature Schnauzer Shih Tzu mix

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Health Summary

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T-John is not at increased risk for the genetic health conditions that Embark tests.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Thrombopathia

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs

May-Hegglin Anomaly

Identified in Pugs

Prekallikrein Deficiency

Identified in Shih Tzus

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Identified in Pugs

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs

Primary Lens Luxation

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs

Cystinuria Type II-B

Identified in Miniature Pinschers

Persistent Mullerian Duct Syndrome, PMDS

Identified in Miniature Schnauzers

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Identified in American Eskimo Dogs and Pugs

Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

Identified in Boston Terriers

Myotonia Congenita

Identified in Miniature Schnauzers

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I)

Identified in Shih Tzus

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Through T-John’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

A1a

Haplotype

A381

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A1a

T-John’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.

A381

T-John’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in German Shepherd Dogs, Doberman Pinschers, and Dachshunds.

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Through T-John’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

Haplotype

H1a.48

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A1a

T-John’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.48

T-John’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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