Doggy DNA/ Any guesses? UPDATE: The results are in! **Title edited by MNHQ**

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NewPooch Fri 19-Oct-18 16:27:11

Name changed so not to be outed on previous threads if people see puppy pics.
We got our gorgeous imo rescue pup, rescue say pointer x unknown hound.
Dd and DF say Harrier, I say Jura, DP says Grand Anglo Français Tricolore.
Any other guesses?
Has anyone done a dog DNA test, are they any good?

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agedknees Fri 19-Oct-18 16:34:28

We had our rescue dog dna’d. Dogs Trust said he wasyorkie cross. In fact there is no yorkie. He’s border terrier, border collie, collie, whippet, Fox hair terrier and something else that I can’t remember.

NewPooch Fri 19-Oct-18 16:45:30

Oh he's lovely aged.
Do you know which company you used?

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Icklepup Fri 19-Oct-18 16:48:43

I have no idea but lovely

Sexnotgender Fri 19-Oct-18 16:49:42

Looks like some beagle in the mix?

agedknees Fri 19-Oct-18 16:51:37

Just had a look at his papers. He’s got harrier in there as well. We used viaguard, dh found it on tinternet. We took 2 bucal swabs and sent them off. Think it took about 8 weeks to get the results.

dontknowwhattodo80 Fri 19-Oct-18 16:53:31

Maybe a bit of Rottweiler @NewPooch ? I'm loving his eyebrows!!


NewPooch Fri 19-Oct-18 17:06:40

Yes beagle did cross my mind @sexnotgender .
Will have a look at them @agedknees thank you.
Thank *@Icklepup*.
@don'tknowwhattodo80 I wish my eyebrows were so groomed, I'm definitely a sucker for black and tan dogs. grin.

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TopBitchoftheWitches Fri 19-Oct-18 17:10:49

Rottweiler or Dobermann. Both beautiful dogs !

NewPooch Fri 19-Oct-18 17:24:47

@TopBitchoftheWitches, I've been in love with Dobermanns since watching Magnum P.I as a kid blush .

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sulee Fri 19-Oct-18 19:33:52

I had my last DT rescue DNA tested. He looks like a little working terrier ( they said terrier x ) Turned out he was majority Pomeranian and American Staffie x Border collie x English Springer x Wire Fox Terrier x Parsons JRT. We used Wisdom Panel and it really helped explain his very complex personality!

NewPooch Fri 19-Oct-18 19:55:35

@sulee crikey grin. I just have visions of him reclining on a couch discussing his complex personality to another dog dressed as therapist complete with pince nez and a bow tie.
Will have a look at Wisdom Panel too, we're very intrigued.

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AvocadosBeforeMortgages Fri 19-Oct-18 22:43:40

I've heard good things about Black Dog DNA. Whatever you do don't get one that asks for a photo of your dog!

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 20-Oct-18 05:58:23

The science behind these doggy DNA companies is really poor a friend did an expose article on them in nature magazine.
Frankly from her investigation you might as well stab a pin in a list of breeders several times and save your money.

NewPooch Sat 20-Oct-18 11:18:43

@AvocadosBeforeMortgages will have a look at that. Good point about the photos.
@Lonecatwithkitten I did see an article online but I think it was in the Guardian.
I shall have another look.
We're enjoying getting to know her.
So far we know she's a fast learner, rubbish but slowly improving recall, definitely nose driven, loves digging, lifts a paw, stops and goes temporarily deaf when she gets a whiff of something grin.
She's fab with the dc.

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DogInATent Sat 20-Oct-18 11:31:11

The science behind these doggy DNA companies is really poor a friend did an expose article on them in nature magazine.

The results that people report always seem to be a bit more exotic than I'd expect - particularly for strays and imports. I guess we all hope for a bit of royalty somewhere in our lineage :D

morey Sat 20-Oct-18 12:44:55

We used Wisdom DNA and sent no further information about our pup. We knew his mum was a Newfoundland and he came back as 50% Newfoundland, 25% lab, 12.5% cocker spaniel and 25% border collie. We loved doing it and found it fun to know and seemed to be accurate!

NewPooch Sat 20-Oct-18 14:18:58

@DogInATent I don't know about royal but she's very elegant when she runs, dd says she looks like she's doing dressage smile.
@morey I think that is the one dp mentioned.
I'm just curious, someone on our trot walk this morning asked if she was pointer cross.
Thank you everyone for your replies. winebrew

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BoeandBall Sat 20-Oct-18 15:49:51

Wisdom panel is what we used, like @morey. They send you swabs and a free postage envelope and you just send it off and within 2 weeks they post the results online

katmunchkin Sat 20-Oct-18 17:40:49

The ears and selective deafness are very pointer-esque!

AvocadosBeforeMortgages Sat 20-Oct-18 17:53:08

@Morey 112.5% dog in total then wink

morey Sat 20-Oct-18 18:00:51

LOL!! Well spotted. Ok, he is 100% dog that's for sure. 12.5% collie smile

NewPooch Sun 21-Oct-18 09:11:07

@katmunchkin marvellous, puppy classes should be fun then.
@AvocadosBeforeMortgages and @morey she's 112.5 % being a pain in the arse this morning hmm

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ThrowThoseCurtainsWide Sun 21-Oct-18 09:18:36

OP she is gorgeous! I'd love to do a dogDNA test for our rescue. We got him as a pup from Dogs Trust. Saw mum who was mostly staffie, but not 100%. Dad is anyone's guess!

adaline Sun 21-Oct-18 09:46:07

We have a beagle and her nose and ears/face definitely look hound-like!

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