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Maverick

Tosa (Inu)

“Maverick is a rescue from a So Korean dog meat farm (3). The HSI and the farmer agreed to let the HSI take all 100 dogs/puppies, and the farm has been retrofitted to a blueberry farm, and the farmer is now selling blueberries for profit. Maverick came over last since he was just a puppy when the farm was liberated. (nee Frankie).”

Place of Birth

South Korea

Current Location

Kentfield, California, USA

From

Marin Humane, Bel Marin Keys Boulevard, Novato, CA, USA

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Tosa (Inu)

The Tosa is a very large and relatively rare breed that originates in Japan. Originally bred as a fighting dog, the Tosa has not strayed much from its roots and is still used primarily for this purpose in Japan. Around the world, however, they are occasionally kept as companion and guardian dogs.

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Here’s what Maverick’s family tree may have looked like.
While there may be other possible configurations of his family’s relationships, this is the most likely family tree to explain Maverick’s breed mix.

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Through Maverick’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

A393

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A1a

Maverick’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.

A393

Maverick’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1a haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most frequently in Yorkshire Terriers, Russel-type Terriers, and Tibetan Terriers.

Shar Pei dogs think A1a is the coolest!

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Through Maverick’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

A2b

Haplotype

Hc.10

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A2b

Maverick’s Haplogroup

A2b appears to have split a few times in succession, which means that some of the Central Asian male ancestors of this lineage went their separate ways before their respective Y chromosomes made their rounds. There is not much diversity in this lineage, meaning that it has only begun to take off recently. Two iconic breeds, the Dachshund and Bloodhound, represent this lineage well. Over half of Rottweilers are A2b, as are the majority of Labrador Retrievers and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. While A2a is restricted mostly to East Asia, this paternal line is also found among European breeds.

Hc.10

Maverick’s Haplotype

Part of the A2b haplogroup, this haplotype occurs most commonly in Labrador Retrievers, Rottweilers, Curly-Coated Retrievers, Dandie Dinmont Terriers, and village dogs throughout the world.

A2b is found in the Daschund breed.

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