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“Federación Canofila Mexicana (FCI), and American Kennel Club (AKC) registered; imported from Mexico City. 100% European-stock Great Dane. Merlequin, result of Mantle x Harlequin breeding.”

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Place of Birth

México D.F., Mexico City, Mexico

Current Location

Lemon Grove, California, USA


México D.F., Mexico City, Mexico

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N/A : FCME9195-A / WS74583601

Genetic Breed Result


Great Dane

Great Danes are large lovable dogs that need exercise and space. Many Great Danes are "leaners"-- they lean against their people to be closer to them, seemingly oblivious to their size!

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Genetic Stats

Predicted Adult Weight

101 lbs

Genetic Age
16 human years

Based on the date of birth provided


Changes to this dog’s profile
  • On 12/29/2021 changed name from "DAKOTA (VELAZQUEZ) MEX. FCI." to "AKC DAKOTA (VELAZQUEZ) MEX. FCI."
  • On 10/26/2021 changed name from "Urso" to "DAKOTA (VELAZQUEZ) MEX. FCI."
  • On 10/8/2021 changed handle from "urso4" to "ursogreatdane"

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Health Summary

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Good news!

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

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Inherited Myopathy of Great Danes (BIN1)

Identified in Great Danes

Ichthyosis (SLC27A4, Great Dane Variant)

Identified in Great Danes

Additional Genetic Conditions

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Clinical Tools

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Through Urso’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.








This female lineage likely stems from some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs starting about 15,000 years ago. It seemed to be a fairly rare dog line for most of dog history until the past 300 years, when the lineage seemed to “explode” out and spread quickly. What really separates this group from the pack is its presence in Alaskan village dogs and Samoyeds. It is possible that this was an indigenous lineage brought to the Americas from Siberia when people were first starting to make that trip themselves! We see this lineage pop up in overwhelming numbers of Irish Wolfhounds, and it also occurs frequently in popular large breeds like Bernese Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Shetland Sheepdogs are also common members of this maternal line, and we see it a lot in Boxers, too. Though it may be all mixed up with European dogs thanks to recent breeding events, its origins in the Americas makes it a very exciting lineage for sure!



Part of the large A1e haplogroup, we see this haplotype in Bernese Mountain Dogs, German Shepherd Dogs, Great Danes, and village dogs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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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 Urso inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown.

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

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