Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"What kind of dog is that?"


A couple of weeks ago we found out what kind of dog, our new girl, Kate is thanks to a cool Canadian company called dnamydog. For a small fee and a simple cheek swab DNA test they can determine the genetic makeup of your furry friend. We found out that Kate is a mix of Border Collie (no surprise there), Bernese Mountain Dog (?) and German Shepherd (?) added with a little Rottweiler (???) and Beagle (?). Perhaps her great great great grandparents rode the rails during the great depression (and why not:)?
So now, the next time we're at the dog park and asked what kind of dog is that?, we'll have the answer. Most likely I'll be dishing out the short version - she's a Border Collie mix...or maybe I'll offer up my colourful version - she's a Border Collie mix who's great great great grandparents rode the rails during the great depression.

2 comments:

M said...

Whatever her 'pedigree' Kate is loveable and hopefully inherited the healthy genes from her varied ancestors.
And, If her ears perk up when the whistle blows you'll know ... .

Suezoo said...

Definitely Beagle-Border Collie. I see lots of beagle in her.