Mutt, mongrel, mixed breed….that’s what our 4 month old puppy Luke is, but we wanted to know a bit more than that. Our veterinarian was skeptical about the accuracy of DNA tests, but my hubby wanted to go ahead and do it anyway. We wondered how big he was going to get; and there are other things you can learn from these tests, such as what characteristics they might show, what their temperament might be, or any possible health issues they could face. For us, honestly, it was really mostly just curiosity.
We used the Wisdom Panel DNA test, which I had seen on some other blogs, and which my hubby said got the best reviews online. They sent us a kit, we swabbed Luke’s cheek, and within a few weeks we had our answers. They just weren’t totally what we expected.
They tell you the top 3 breeds detected and give a full report telling you about those breeds. So do you think you can guess the top 3 breeds found in our Luke? Just for fun, I am going to run a contest where you can guess and win some prizes. Here’s how it will work:
Leave your guess of 3 breeds in the comments below. Anyone who guesses all 3 breeds will be put in a drawing for the prize (that’s if more than one person guesses). If no one guesses all 3, it will go down to who can guess 2 of the 3. If no one gets 2, then it goes to a drawing between everyone who guessed one breed.
Now those of you who are regular readers of my blog may already know one of the breeds, because we do know what breed Luke’s mother was, and I have mentioned it many times. I’ve also suggested here and there another group of breeds we think he might have in him (we were right about the group but not the specific breed in that group).
A few things about Luke, that may or may not help you: He is now 4 1/2 months old and weighs 36 pounds. He loves to play with all toys, and to us has showed potential for agility. He is happy and friendly, but has started to show a little bit of timidity with strangers coming to our house. He is very food motivated. He is very active and likes digging in the snow and scratching at things. I’ve tried to share some different photos of him that show him from all angles!
I have $20 in gift certificates to the Animal Rescue Site store to give away, and there will also be some other gifts to the winner chosen especially for them and their pets.
Have fun with it! You can ask questions but I’ll only answer them if I think it really doesn’t give it away totally. Good luck!! The contest will end at 11:59pm on Thursday March 20th.
**UPDATE** Friday March 21st….a winner has been determined! Only one correct breed was guessed by anyone and that breed was LAB. Therefore, everyone who guessed LAB was put into a random draw and the winner is KURUK. Congratulations, Ku! There will be a full post on Monday when I will reveal what the other two breeds are!