Monday, July 14, 2008
Who's Your Daddy...and Your Mummy?
Recently, a few different companies have cropped up offering to do a DNA test on your dog to figure out their breed history. We found a company called Biopet that seemed fairly reasonably priced (compared to the one touted at our Vet's, which is called Wisdom or something like that). So a couple of weeks ago, we swabbed both dog's cheeks and sent them off to Biopet. And today we got the results.
Juneau (on the bottom, in case you're new to the blog) is a mix of Lab, Doberman Pinscher and Norwegian Elkhound (!!!!). A year ago, our vet Priscilla predicted she would have some northern dog in her, and Norwegian Elkhound seems to fit the bill. So her dna test seems to make a lot of sense.
Cody, on the other hand, is much more complex. He's a pretty mixed-up mix of the following dogs:
Dachshund (did Cody have extra 'd' in the dna?)
We find the final four pretty hard to believe (and I find it all hard to believe, since I was predicting Rhodesian Ridgeback for years). We have found a few pics of Keeshonds with reddish brown fur (mostly they're black and grey) and can believe he's a bit of that, but we were surrpised there was no Golden or Lab or Sheltie in him. Oh well. Now we know (or do we?).