You know when People Magazine does an article on something, it's entered the mainstream and is quickly becoming the latest cool thing. On Page 134 of the current (Dec. 31, 2007) issue of People, they asked volunteers to submit a DNA sample of their mixed-breed dog to see what it's made of.
They came up with clever names for the different combinations: a "Cocker Samuel" for a Cocker Spaniel/Samoyed mix and a "Chug Chow" for a Chinese Shar-Pei, Pug, Chow mix.
Here's a cute story about a Yote, one of the dogs profiled in People: Yote.
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