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Guess the breed of our puppy....

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butterfliesinmytummy Thu 03-Oct-13 01:56:58

So Luna is now 15 weeks old, typical puppy, responds well to training, pretty much housetrained even at night. She chews everything in sight of course and eats well. She is the centre of our family, a real character, daft as a brush and funny but pretty cute and cuddly too.

We had her DNA tested a couple of weeks ago and the results are just through. They tell you most importantly whether she has a genetic predisposition to any medical conditions (she doesn't thankfully), and how big she should grow (around 50 - 60 lbs).

It also tells you the breeds that make her up. She is a real jumble of breeds as we thought she would be but she is 25% one breed and 25% another breed (ie 2 of her grandparents were pure bred). Her photos are on my profile - can you guess the two breeds?

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Sat 05-Oct-13 19:57:38

Our Milo's results would say part monkey, part kangaroo.

HoneyDragon Thu 03-Oct-13 22:18:39

I adore her. But they told me she was nuts when I got her and boy they got her right grin

LadyTurmoil Thu 03-Oct-13 21:57:28

LOL Honey Dragon, you love your dog, don't you?! smile

HoneyDragon Thu 03-Oct-13 21:35:03

If I did ...

HoneyDragon Thu 03-Oct-13 21:34:35

Igbo did one of those tests on Hully the parental results would come back arsehole and hurricane.

PinkFairyArmadillo Thu 03-Oct-13 19:05:54

The DNA breed testing kits are notoriously inaccurate, modern dog breeds just aren't genetically distinct enough to accurately pinpoint individual breeds. It's understandable when you consider how recently most breeds have been mixed with others. Tests on the same dog from different companies can come back with wildly differing results. It also makes me suspicious that most companies say their tests won't work on pedigrees.

The breed databases they use (which I don't believe even cover all KC recognised breeds so it's immediately limiting) are also from the US so breeds that are exceedingly rare or even non-existent here (such as the rat terrier or Catahoula leopard dog) come up as parent breeds for mongrels in the UK.

If the tests were cheaper I'd love to try them on our mongrels and pedigrees alike but they're very expensive for what they currently are.

ClaimedByMe Thu 03-Oct-13 16:16:28

The DNA kits are great, we used one last year for our staffie cross, she came back half stb, quarter American staff and quarter mixed breed.

Mogz Thu 03-Oct-13 14:48:14

I don't think so butterflies, she's quite a tall dog, it's her colour (although the older she gets the more black and deep brown hair she gets along her back) and brushy tail that makes her look a bit foxy. But I think she's got lab, dobie, and greyhound in her at the very least.

LazyGaga Thu 03-Oct-13 14:25:01

Ah I see mogz and butterflies - similar to how American Golden Retrievers are different to English type (don't flame me for saying 'English', that's the way in which they're usually referred!).

Luna is lovely btw smile.

butterfliesinmytummy Thu 03-Oct-13 14:00:29

That's the one, it's called a wisdom panel and looks the same as the report we got .... Guess we got a us price and a vet mark up....

Yes, American staffie is a large british staffie. Funnily enough, when our dog barks, all the fur along her spine stands up, wonder if that's the ridgeback contribution!

She is a fab dog though and a real testament to shelter adoptions everywhere.

Mogz, my mil has a jackadoodle (jack Russell x poodle) that looks just like like a fox, is this a possibility?

If any of you get your dogs tested, let us know the results!

Mogz Thu 03-Oct-13 13:51:59

Ooh, tempted to get that as a present for my DM and StepD's dog, they've had her 10 years and the staff at WoodGreen described her simply as mixed breed! DM is 'convinced' she's half fox hmm, it would be interesting to get some idea of her heritage.

LegoAcupuncture Thu 03-Oct-13 13:40:25

I would have said lurcher in there as well. She is very cute.

Amazon had the DNA test kits in their Black Friday sales last year, I am tempted to buy one this year if they come up again.

neepsandtatties Thu 03-Oct-13 13:36:20

Well, for those in the UK I've just googled the DNA kit - costs £45. I'm tempted! Anyone going to take the plunge?

Mogz Thu 03-Oct-13 13:27:21

That's really interesting, I wish it was more common to DNA test doggies over here. I would have said she had collie and lab in her, no way could I see the staffy! The ridgeback is noticeable once you look though. She's a beauty.
LazyGaga, American staffies are built a bit different from the ones in the uk, as are Irish staffies. All gorgeous though.

HoneyDragon Thu 03-Oct-13 13:17:19

Blimey grin no wonder her shape is confusing.

LazyGaga Thu 03-Oct-13 13:16:34

Have never heard of American Staffordshire Terriers confused. Did you mean American Pit Bull or am I just behind the times? grin

I never would have guessed those! She is super cute thoughsmile

butterfliesinmytummy Thu 03-Oct-13 13:06:36

Wow, lots of good guesses but only one of them had one of her breeds. The shelter told us Dalmatian x lab .... But it turns out she's not Dalmatian at all, not even the jumble of breeds that make up her other 50%. Her two main breeds are American staffie and Rhodesian ridgeback!!! I can see ridgeback in her face and ears and I guess staffie too but I've never seen spots like that on a staffie... We guessed Dalmatian, jack Russell etc like you all did.

We are in the USA and it's pretty common here to test, costs about gbp 100 but we wanted to know about hereditary conditions and thought it was worth it for that too.

everlong Thu 03-Oct-13 12:17:33

Collie and dalmation?

Very cute little dog!

HoneyDragon Thu 03-Oct-13 11:43:41

I think Dane, she has Collie eyes though. It's her chest and front stature that's got me confuzzled.

MotherOfGirls Thu 03-Oct-13 11:41:16

She is gorgeous! I'm going with dalmatian and collie.

I'd also love to know more about the test. We have two rescue collie types (one around the same age as your pup) and I would be fascinated to find out what else is in there!

LazyGaga Thu 03-Oct-13 11:37:00

Lab and Dalmatian. Although I think the spots may be a red herring and it's something random like Great Dane and Rough Collie wink.

kitsmummy Thu 03-Oct-13 11:23:58

Staffs and dalmation

Dillydollydaydream Thu 03-Oct-13 11:19:40

I would guess Jack Russell and Dalmatian looking at the colouring and ears.

I saw DNA testing on the bbc dog programme, was quite interesting. One man thought he'd bought a cockerpoo but the dog was actually a springer spaniel x poodle rather than cocker spaniel x poodle.

neepsandtatties Thu 03-Oct-13 10:06:28

Pointer and jack russel

Tell me more about the DNA testing - sounds intriguing I would love to know more about my rescue dog's background!

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