(Closed) Did you do a DNA test on your dog?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We did one over 2 years ago on our dog.  Wisdom Panel appears to have changed how they do their results report since then.

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It came back that she was part Puli and part lab.

The lab part is pretty obvious.  The Puli we were more surprised by.  But size wise, Pulis are smaller than labs which would result in her smaller size and Pulis have tails that curl over their backs like she does.  She also seems to have many personality traits of a Puli.

We think she also probably has some Pit in her (the lines on her face when she “smiles” show it the most).  I wonder if there is maybe some Chow too as the back half of her tongue is purple.  My guess is that those breeds are just too small of an overall percentage to show up.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Jilliebean1- I would have never guessed bulldog. Very cute guy!

I sometimes debate over doing this for one of my dogs. Part of me loves that she just is what she is, and another thinks it would be cool to find out what makes her bury everything and pounce on the ground with her 2 front feet.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

We did! We used a different kind than yours, so I don’t have the fancy chart, but the results were easy enough to memorize.

She’s kind of a homely thing…. in a cute kind of way.

She’s a Papillon/Pomeranian cross.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We didn’t, but we think our guess is pretty close. We’re pretty sure he’s a pomeranian/schipperke mix.

Here’s Rufus:

I don’t trust the DNA tests very much.

One of my dog trainers had one of her dogs tested, the dog has to be part pit bull, american bulldog, or other bully-ish breed. It came back as a chihuahua mix.

I also saw a case where the person sent in their AKC registered, Champion titled, American Staffordshire Terrier’s DNA, it came back as mostly Border Collie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a4CDvK868w

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@abbyful:  We definitely didn’t view ours as a definitive answer to what breeds she was.  It was more just for fun since we’re sure she’s a total mutt and we got asked ALL THE TIME what she was a mix of.

The vets weren’t sure, the shelter was sure, we weren’t sure – so we figured it would be fun to see what it said.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yeah I’m not sure how accurate they are but it’s kind of fun to see! I know someone who did this with their corgi mix (dam was a corgi, unknown sire) and it came back corgi x cattle dog….but her dog is 10 lbs and a blue merle. lol

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Last Christmas Darling Husband got a DNA test done on our dog as a present for me, and at first I thought it was a joke!  Looking at my little 18 pound munchkin, would you ever guess she’s mostly German shepherd?  Most people think she’s a dachshund mix or lab puppy.  After doing some research I decided she did look a lot like a jack russell, except for being black. 

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I want to do this for my dog. 🙂 As soon as I have some extra money that isn’t tied up in the wedding I will! haah

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

That’s so cool! I didn’t even know this was a thing.

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