Post # 1
So DH and I adopted a dog from the shelter a few weeks ago. They said that she’s a shepard mix but I (and most people who’ve met her) think she is a lab mix. But we have no clue what she is mixed with!
Some people have suggested Chow as the back half of her toungue in purple, some have suggested maybe some Pit from the lines the run on her face. The vet thought maybe she had some Shar-pei in her! Bascially, we really have no clue and I’m quite curious just because I want to know! 🙂
So I’ve seen these genetic breed tests for dogs. Basically you swab the inside of the dogs cheek and they can analyze it and tell you what breeds your dog is a mix of. The main two that I’ve seen are Canine Heritage (http://www.canineheritage.com/index.html) and Wisdom Panel (http://www.wisdompanel.com/).
Have any Bees tried this or know anything about either of these companies? I know it truely doesn’t matter what she is a mix of but my curiousity is getting to me. Plus people ask us all the time what kind of dog she is and we really don’t know!
And now some pictures of our baby! Anyone else have any guesses as to what she may be?
Post # 3
we did it on our rat terrier. He never came with any papers but they told us he was pure breed… low and behold, he sure is pure breed rattie.
Post # 4
Here is my parents’ yellow lab/chow. They kind of look alike!
Post # 5
Cute pooch! My best friend did this with her dog b/c she was very curious, and she ended up being a whole mess of things! I can’t remember exactly what she as, but I want to say it was somthing like 5 or 6 different breeds.
Post # 6
@2PeasinaPod: Yeah – we kind of figure that she is probably the same. As our vet said, “it’s highly unlikely that two purebred dogs met in the night ….” 🙂
Post # 7
I haven’t tried it, but here’s a video of a woman that did. Her Champion (meaning it earned a minimum of 15 points in AKC conformation shows) Am Staff came back as “mostly Border Collie”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a4CDvK868w
My agiity trainer had one of her dogs done. It’s a larger and bully-ish, it came back as chihuahua mix.
So I personally would take the results with a grain of salt.
Post # 8
I think she looks in the 2nd pic like she is built like a lab (through the chest and build). OMGGGGGGGGGGGGG I love the third pic of her laying and getting belly rubs – look at her grin, she is so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
Post # 9
I would go for the Wisdom Panel because they have a huge number of breeds in their database – they have one a blood test kind that you can get at the vet if you want to get really fancy. Those are more accurate I think.
My future MIL did one for her dog that was a cheek swab (not wisdom panel or canine heritage but I can’t remember the brand) and her dog came back a mix of 6 different things. Some seemed more probable than others.
Post # 10
@abbyful:that would have been a very adventurous chiuahua!
Post # 11
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I don’t know what he is except ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!! 🙂 Haven’t tried genetic testing, though we are thinking about it for our rescue dog. Though the results aren’t accurate, I still think it would be fun. I am pretty sure she is a mix of some of the following: springer spaniel, border collie, beagle.
Post # 12
We did the wisdom panel and had a great experience with it!
Post # 13
Wow…she looks like one of my dogs, Boris! Too cute. We are in the same boat as you. We think ours is part lab, part pit but then we have no clue.
I think for grins and giggles I would do it. Probably after we get married as I need the money for wedding things…AHH!
Post # 14
Def. yellow lab, that’s easy.
My vet said the tests are really not accurate, and I have read many articles that state the same- people have sent in tests knowing what their dog is, even purebred, and the tests are not correct.
I am tempted as well, though… so I totally understand! [attachment=1198149,152209]