Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Who's your daddy?

My curiosity got the better of me.  With Shiloh, I could pretty much tell what she was 'made of' even though I'm sure there were many others involved.  With Roxi..I just couldn't put my finger on it.  The scientist in me had to know.  I used one of the standard DNA testing kits that I know are only so reliable but it would be fun.
I got her results back!
One parent was a Brittany Spaniel/Old English Sheepdog cross.  This parent seems pretty clear cut..grand and great grand parents are either Brittany or OES.  Now I see the Brittany now that it has been brought up.
I've always wondered..what gave her that bay.  She has the weirdest and highest pitched 'roo' and I couldn't find a video from a hound dog that was that high.
Until I search Brittany spaniels. 
One day I will get a video of Roxi doing this...I don't know why I haven't yet.
There is some resemblance.  I don't see the OES..but when they are shaved they look like a 'standard' dog so it could be there.
The other side of her genetic make up was a "highly mixed dog" which extended back through her grandparents. But this dog was made up of Harrier Hound, a few different types of shepherds and a small corgi like breed.  
so the moral of this story...if it looks like  a mutt and sounds like a likely is a mutt.  But we love our Brittany/OES/Hound/Shepherd mutt. 
Happy New Year!!!!


Hazel said...

I had no idea that we could get dan testing done on our pets! How do you do it?

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Interesting. I'd love to get Frankie done but I doubt I ever will. It's easier to call him a Kelpie X than whatever weird and wonderful mix would result from a DNA test :) You can see the spanielness in Roxi now you know it's there, lol! It would also be interesting to get Beryl and Asher done and see what comes back, lol! I think Asher would be part Sloth ;)

houndstooth said...

There's nothing quite like a good mutt, if you ask me! It's fun to try to figure out what made them, though!

Sue said...

There are so many deliberate mixing of breeds now and they seem to be acknowledge as a separate breed, so soon the general term 'mutt' will be a recognised breed:)