Today I pose you a question – what breed is Sally?
Obviously she is a mixed breed but can you guess what she has in her?
We all assumed she was at least part German Shepard with a bit of Collie thrown in.- but when I came across Wisdom Panel a company that tests your dog's DNA (yup it's Doggy DNA time!) and lets you know the most commonly found pure breed DNA within them.
Your report can include:
Significant Breed – At least 50% of your dog's DNA is matched to this breed. You are likely to see the most trates and features of this.
Intermediate Breed – Between 25 – 49% of your dog's DNA comes from a breed in this area.
Minor Breed – At least 12.5% up to 24% DNA comes from one of these breeds.
To take a DNA sample you are Wisdom Panel supply you with two swabs which you roll around in your dog's mouth close to the cheek area before popping in the post back to them.
We waited just two weeks for the results of Sally's swabs and now we know just what part of our Sally is made of.
I have to admit I am amazed by some of them! I would never have thought she had any of them in her bar the German Shepard as well as the ‘main' sources listed above Wisdom Panel also reported the top 5 DNA traits that were coming up from the mixed part which are:
- Norwich Terrier 13.05%
- Bull Terrier 7.64%
- Miniature Bull Terrier 1.85%
- Afghan Hound 0.82%
- Greater Swiss Mountain Dog 0.36%
So what do you think, would you have ever though Sally was a American Foxhound / Dalmatian Mix crossed with Keeshond / German Shepherd Dog Cross?