Friday, January 7, 2011

Surprising Ancestry



This is Poppy, the mutt we adopted about two years ago. What kind of dog do YOU think she is?

Our guess was a Doberman/German shepherd mix. The vet thought she might have some Lab in her, and someone else mentioned Rottweiler (mostly because of the coloring).

We got a doggie DNA testing kit for Christmas this year, and the results came back today. We were quite surprised, and I'll bet you will be, too.

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  • 20–36% Siberian Husky
  • 10–19% Boxer
  • 10–19% German Shepherd
  • 10–19% Lhasa Apso
  • <10% Chihuahua
  • <10% Chow Chow

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1 comment:

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin said...

{Smile} Dad calls this type of dog "Heinz 57 varieties," in honor of the ketchup. It's supposed to be the healthiest type of dog. Any time humans stick an extra hand in, genetic disorders tend to crop up. {Smile}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin