DNA Test Results

About 3 weeks ago, Mom & Dad decided they wanted to find out what kind of mix I really am. They sent away for a doggie DNA test for both my sister Gretchen and I. It was a simple mouth swab and they mailed them back right away.

We got the results back this week! It was really quick and easy.

My sister Gretchen is:
30% Siberian Husky (notice the tail?)
20% Borzoi (that explains the ears)
20% German Shepherd (black & tan)
10% Great Dane (short hair & tall)

10% Poodle (WTF?)

10% Yorkshire Terrier (again WTF?)

I see the first four in Gretchen, but Poodle and Yorkie?  BOL!!! She hasn’t got a curly hair on her body and she’s way too big with short hair to be Yorkie! OH MY Dogness!!!  Poor thing is confused as to how to behave or what to look like!


I on the other hand turned out to be:
30% Chow Chow
30% Newfoundland
30% Siberian Husky
10% Beagle
chuy backyard

Now I can see the husky, chow and newfie in me cuz I got a curly tail, gold fur and love the water. But Beagle? Where did that come from? Mom says she doesn’t see it either!

Just thought I’d share this news with my furriends here. It has been interesting to discover all of this. Now we know what to watch for healthwise when we get old.

Author: chuy

Chuy is a 1 yr. old Chow/Newfie/Husky/Beagle mix. He has already lost his left frt. leg due to being hit by a car at 4 mos. old. We adopted him when he was 8 mos. old. He has now had FHO surgery on his left rear leg.

11 thoughts on “DNA Test Results”

  1. Beagle maybe a little in your face? You have a roundish muzzle and those big doe eyes! Cute cute cute!!! I’ve been wanting to do one of those for Jack…maybe for Christmas. What a fun post!

  2. I’ve been thinking about getting this test done on Harley. And now that you found Yorkie [which made me laugh out loud] in Gretchen, I’m definitely going to have to see what’s going on with Harley’s DNA.

  3. Aww. My mom has thought about getting one of those tests for me. She’s pretty sure I’m Shiba Inu and German Shepard, but it would be cool to know what else (and if that’s even true). Maybe I’ve been hanging out with the Shiba Inu group as an imposter! What place did you use for the testing?

    Oh, yes, Gretchen is just the cutest little Yorki-Poo!

  4. Beagle? my girlfriend, Katie is a beagle. Maybe it is not in your looks, but in your other traits, like do you have a good nose? I mean of course you have a great nose, but do you have a terrific sense of smell? Do you sometimes want to just follow a scent until it disappears? How about your voice? Your bark…do you ever just want to throw your head back and howl? or do you like to hang onto a bark just a little longer than seems necessary? Do you have a great personality. Are you sensitive? Like when you get hollered at, does it hurt your feelings maybe more than it should? DNA is not just about looks, but abilities, habits, senses, etc.
    Take care of your inner beagle!

  5. Its true Its True! My brotherdog Smokey had a DNA test done. He was supposed to be a shepherd hound mix according to the shelter he came from. But according to the test he is mostly boxer (OK, can see it in his deep chest and button nose and especially when Mom pushes his nose up), with some siberian husky, lab, and……..cairn terrier! Huh? Yeah, WTF? Well, he does curl up in a teeny tiny ball when he sleeps–theres the husky. Have not figured the lab, unless it his slight undercoat and maybe the wideness to his head that we assumed was pittie (he was born and bred on the streets of Oakland). The cairn terrier is only apparent in a few long hairs on his chest–very terrier. Crazy! It was fun, not sure how much we believe it. Maybe when we are felling rich will try a different outfit!

    Codie Rae’s mom

  6. I work for a company that does DNA Mixed Breed testing and it just goes to show that you never know how the different breeds will mix together.

    I know that my husband and I did the Canine Heritage™ XL Breed Test and were shocked to find out that our beautiful mutt is a Rottweiler, Chow Chow and not a Lab mix like we though.

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