Discussion in 'Dog Breeds' started by Amateur, Dec 28, 2012.
YOU..... ARE..... EVIL.
Ummm... Tigerlily was last seen here in July....
Come on Amateur, we're all dying of suspense!!!!!!!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease tell us, otherwise we'll have to send you the medical bills for stress, sleeplessness and loss of appetite due to suspense!!!!!!!
just dont pee on my carpet
ok ok may its time for a few hints
Zoë is half border collie- so each parent was half something else
no one has yet to guess one of the breeds
Hank has absolutely no aussie shep/cattle dog nor golden retriever in him
and both dogs are .... oh look ... Monkey Bloons
Okay.... So I was partially right about Zoe Bernese Mountain Dog, Rottweiler??
Hank- Border Collie??? Pyrenean Shepherd???
I give up.
ohhhhhh so close ..................................... not
actually Hank is indeed a little bit border.
Zoe: Border Collie/German Shepard/Gordon Setter
Hank: Border Collie/Belgian Shepard/rough collie/Lab
Zoe- Border Collie, Belgian Shepherd, Collie
Hank- Border Collie,....????
Well we have been dog people most of our lives and hubby is even a vet and we were WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY off with Hank - just goes to show you - most of us know squat !
The thing is, depending on which DNA-testing company you used, you could get different results from different companies, depending on what breeds they have in their database. Results are coming back very mixed (and not completely accurate), even as experiments for pure-bred dogs, as when dogs are missing in the company's databases, or are back a generation or two, etc, etc, results are coming back skewed. Hopefully your results are (fairly) accurate - but if you had a pretty good idea (or guess) as to what your dogs were and now the results seem very different to you, you may be closer with your guess than their results, just sayin'. There's a video on Youtube of someone sending in a test on her purebred (with papers) Pittie (who came from a reputable breeder and I think was a show dog), and it came back as some kind of mixed-something or other, no Pit in it. Sooooo....... . Buyer beware.
Oh we realise the pros and cons of the tests
but it was all in good fun
3/4 of Zoe was bang on with a little surprise - I would love to show it to the mother dogs owner to see what he says about the "surprise" breed
and we knew hank was a big ole mutt but with such a mix he is bound to look/behave and be something different to everyone.
I used the Wisdom panel for mixed breeds so they have about 190 breeds in their data base
would love to try all the different companies but who has the money for that.
all in all it was great fun
Zoe: The Humane society had her down as Border x lab which is what the mother dogs owner had said
Hank: I forget what they said he was at the shelter
LOL I'll send over one of my cats who's develop a "pee in the litter box problem"!!!!!!!!!!!!
Phew!!!!!!!! Interesting mix, you never know what's in a Cross Bred dog!!!!!!!!!!! But the main thing is they're both GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would have never guessed rottweiler or husky in Hank.
I know it doesn't make a difference, but I would have loved to know what breeds were in my rescue(Shane he lived to be almost 17 years) The shelter said he was a New Foundlandmix, but he was knee high and only had the colour of his coat in common. In his behaviour he was more like a border. Smart and high energy, never running straight lines, always in a circle(as if he was herding)
Like I said before ... Zoe I think was bang on ... at least for the boarder x lab part
we thought she must be from real working class border with her behaviours - so I am thinking the surprise could be very well right.
With Hank yes it was a surprise but those values could be still so low ( all we know is they are > 9.56 % ) so you wouldnt really see dominant characteristics.
My hubby did remind me that I once said Hank looked a little Husky - In hind sight and yeah we could be reading it cause we know the results - but his little tank body does resemble a tubby Husky. He does have some hearding behaviours - we just thought it was aussi due to the colouring mostly. As for the rotti and shep - I've seen big babies in both those breeds so who knows. I will say the first time I saw Hank he had the same look as my collie x shepherd - a sweet face
I am happy with the results !
Thats most important.
And is was fun to guess!!!
I would never have guessed Chiuahua in Zoe, or Rottweiler and Husky in Hank. But now that I think about it... There is resemblance...
Guessing was fun!!! (and a challenge!)
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