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Anybody had a doggy DNA test done

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tickleyourpickle Sun 18-Dec-16 16:04:37

...... are they worth it?
We have a beautiful pup, but literally not a bloody clue what's in him.
He gets a lot of attention as his colour is quite unusual and everybody asks us what breed he is.
Out of curiosity I would love to get a doggy DNA test done but wondered if they are worth it?

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sun 18-Dec-16 16:06:11

Post a photo here and we'll tell you. Or st least will have fun trying to guess.

Elledouble Sun 18-Dec-16 16:06:25

My friend did for her dog.

She found out she was a mongrel, basically - not worth it!

tickleyourpickle Sun 18-Dec-16 16:11:05

grin Ella that's exactly what my DH said!
Il post pics .....

tickleyourpickle Sun 18-Dec-16 16:17:39


Muddlingthroughtoo Sun 18-Dec-16 16:19:42

Wow! Look at the eyes on your dog! Where did you get him from, he's a beauty!

pinkblink Sun 18-Dec-16 16:21:42

He is gorgeous!!

lovelearning Sun 18-Dec-16 16:22:59


willdoitinaminute Sun 18-Dec-16 16:25:23

Weimaraner and Labrador with perhaps a touch of staffie. Those paws are definitely Weimaraner I have just been making a fuss of an 18week old pup at the pub. There is allegedly a silver lab, but many think it is a Weimaraner/lab cross their colouring is very similar.

tickleyourpickle Sun 18-Dec-16 16:25:53

He is bloody gorgeous isn't he!!
He is a rescue, the breeds that were mentioned when we got him were Labrador and collie, although we are his 3rd (and last) home so that may not be true. personally I see a bit of greyhound too, he has longer legs than me grin

tickleyourpickle Sun 18-Dec-16 16:28:40

Willdoit - a lady on my street has a weimeraner and he is very similar. Just googled a weimeraner x Lab and he does look like one of those.
Staff has also been mentioned to us before. I think he is a good mix of all sorts!

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sun 18-Dec-16 16:33:37

Agree with Weimaraner, Staff and maybe Lab.

Can't see the Collie in him.

Spam88 Sun 18-Dec-16 16:34:14

Oh wow he's gorgeous! I was also going to say there's a bit of a staffie look about him and with that colouring I'd say a bit of Weimaraner.

RoseDog Sun 18-Dec-16 16:40:36

I think great dane with some staffy DP thinks he has a husky's eyes!

How old is he?

We got our rescue staffy cross DNA tested, it was fun and interesting but not sure how accurate it really is!

tickleyourpickle Sun 18-Dec-16 16:48:16

Great Dane shock
He is 5 months

fruitbat2008 Sun 18-Dec-16 16:50:55

I think he looks very much like my lurched and may have eyes like a boarder collie which mine is mixed with lovely dog complete chaosgrin

fruitbat2008 Sun 18-Dec-16 16:52:19

Lol meant lurchergrin

tabulahrasa Sun 18-Dec-16 16:52:30

I'd have said bull lurcher...staffy cross greyhound or whippet depending on his size.

It's a common cross, fits with the colour and he just looks like one, lol.

Bubble2bubble Sun 18-Dec-16 17:31:56

Oh wow, how gorgeous!
Would have said a bull lurcher, but those blue eyes!?

Bubble2bubble Sun 18-Dec-16 17:33:13

I've had two dogs DNA tested and am pretty confident the results were accurate btw

tabulahrasa Sun 18-Dec-16 17:50:24

"Would have said a bull lurcher, but those blue eyes!?"

Blue eyes aren't uncommon with a blue coat, it also wouldn't be hugely shocking if a bull lurcher had some collie in there as well, which would might add in higher odds of blue eyes - but blue eyes are possible without it as well.

EagleIsland Sun 18-Dec-16 17:56:34

We have been too afraid to get a DNA test done! We don't want to know how much wolf is in our husky cross

TrionicLettuce Sun 18-Dec-16 18:09:10

It seems the more breeds there are in a mix the less chance the DNA tests have of being of accurate. DDog2 is a proper mongrel and the results of her test were absolutely ridiculous.

I've also known of people who have had unbelievable results complaining to the company who have retested the same samples and got completely different (more believable) results second time round. Make of that what you will.

I agree he could well be a bull lurcher or bull lurcher cross. Collie x bull x greyhound/whippet lurchers seem to be pretty popular at the moment. All those breeds can come in blue (and staffies these days are predominantly blue) so his colour certainly wouldn't be anomalous at all for such a cross. There's a recessive gene for blue eyes (independent of coat colour) in BCs which could potentially explain the eyes, although random blue eyes do pop up in a number of different breeds.

lovelearning Sun 18-Dec-16 18:37:50

We have been too afraid to get a DNA test done!

I'm picturing White Fang.

Have you read the book, EagleIsland?

tickleyourpickle Sun 18-Dec-16 20:10:27

Thanks everyone, I think il save myself the £80 and go with your opinions, which are probably more accurate anyway grin

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