"Hatch" determined to be male

In 1981, the skeleton of a dog was discovered among human remains on the Tudor flagship Mary Rose. Since then, the dog, nicknamed "Hatch," was identified as a female, but new research shows that the remains are that of a "young male dog, most closely related to modern Jack Russell terriers, with a brown coat."

The correction was made after DNA analysis by a team from University of Portsmouth, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, King's College London Dental Institute, Durham University and the Mary Rose Trust, which found the information by extracting material from the dog's tooth. "We extracted the DNA from one of the dog's teeth to identify the breed of the dog, its gender and even the colour of its fur," said Dr Garry Scarlett, lead researcher of the study.