Monday, May 11, 2009


I have to say, anticipating the results of Apollo's DNA test was the most fun I've had in a long time! My husband and I adopted Apollo when he was seven weeks old from the county animal shelter. We were told that he was a Shar Pei and Labrador mix and would likely be a medium-sized dog. We preferred bigger dogs, but weren't influenced by his possible smaller size. But as he grew, we realized that he would likely exceed medium-sized...and he did. Eighty-plus pounds later, we have our beautiful, loyal, protective and sweet boy. So, as we waited for the results, my husband held true to his belief of a Golden Chow Chow. I wasn't as sure. Here are the results:
  • Level 3: Dalmatian, Mastiff
  • Level 4: St. Bernard, Siberian Husky
  • Level 5: Parson Russell Terrier (still laughing about that one!)
Apollo now has new nicknames, like Spot, St. Apollo, and Hooch. Actually, due to his drooling, we've always called him Hooch.

Thanks again for the fun.

Jim, Pat and Apollo

Thank you Jim and Pat! It appears this is a great recipe for a handsome dog with a beautiful coat!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I find this very interesting yet skeptical..Apollo looks exactly like our dog whom we got from the SPCA and they have told us he is a Chow Chow with possibly Golden Retriever mix. Apollo's coat looks identical to our Symba. Is the test pretty reliable and easy to perform? Thanks!