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  • Photo of MAIA, an American Staffordshire Terrier and Brittany mix in Saint-Martin Photo of MAIA, an American Staffordshire Terrier and Brittany mix in Saint-Martin

“We live in the Caribbean, island of St. Maarten / Saint Martin. Maia was born there in March 2014. Her mother looks like a Brittany spaniel with short hair and chocolate fur with white dots. The mum came to my house to make her babies, but I did not know her before (looks like she escaped from somewhere - she was very thin - underweight). 8 babies : Maia had a tan and white short hair fur. All the other 7 babies are black with medium long hair/fur. So we had 2 fathers here ! Both unknown ”

Place of Birth

Saint-Martin

Current Location

Saint-Martin

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Saint-Martin

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American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terriers are powerful but playful dogs that are both loyal and affectionate with their owners.

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Brittany

Brittanys are versatile gun dogs whose high energy and affection levels also make them a popular family dog. Originating in France, the Brittany is highly capable of doing the work it was originally bred to do, but at the end of the day, they're happy to spend time with their people and families.

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Fila Brasileiro

The Fila Brasileiro, or Brazillian Mastiff, is a Molosser breed from Brazil with fierce protective instincts. Historically, these dogs were adept at many tasks -- acting as guardians for their people, protecting livestock, and even hunting jaguars.

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American Staffordshire Terrier
Brittany
Fila Brasileiro

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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain MAIA’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

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Through MAIA’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.

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A1a

Haplotype

A267

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A1a

MAIA’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.

A267

MAIA’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this rare haplotype occurs in dogs with European ancestry.

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

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