Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Thank you so much for telling me exactly what my dog is. When I adopted him last year the SPCA told me that he was a Silky X (which I completely disagreed with). Everyone always asks me what kind of a dog he is and I always respond promptly with Heinz 57, now I can tell people what kind of dog he is. Thank you again for providing such a great service!
  • Level 2: Poodle
  • Level 3: Chihuahua
  • Level 4: Golden Retriever
  • Level 4: Saluki
  • Level 5: English Setter
Chino Hills, CA

Monday, October 26, 2009


Attached is a picture of my dog, Katie. We adopted her 6 years ago as a wildly energetic puppy. The foster agency thought she was a Basenji mix, but we knew that was wrong since she has a very loud bark. We thought she was closer to a Pitbull mix and she weighs over 50 pounds. We were very surprised at the results from the DNA test, since she doesn't seem to have anything in common with the breeds that came back. I think we can continue to call her a Heinz 57 mutt!
Here are the results of the DNA test:
  • Level 3: Boston Terrier
  • Level 3: Miniature Pinscher
  • Level 4: Chihuahua
  • Level 4: English Setter
  • Level 4: Irish Setter
  • Level 4: Italian Greyhound

Thank you, Julie, for sending in Katie's photo and for sharing her story. As we tell our customers whose dogs don't seem to look like any particular breed, with this many breeds at low levels, she's not likely to share too many visual indicators with the breeds present in her mix.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Contest Winner!

www.HappyDogDNA.com held a contest for all of our customers who sent in photos of their dogs and shared their stories. From all the entrants, we randomly selected Kiley from Washington, DC for sending in photos of her dog, Lucky, and for sharing his story.

For her effort, Kiley will be receiving a copy of Michael Schaffer's book, One Nation Under Dog. Thanks to all of our customers who sent in their photos and stories.

Congratulations, Kiley! Your book will be arriving soon.

See Lucky's original blog post.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Hello. We adopted our lil guy from the MD SPCA on July 18th. We were told he was Lab/Terrier/Poodle mix.

The DNA results were astounding to us.

Cooper is :
  • Level 2 Poodle
  • Level 3 German Shepard
  • Level 4 Schnauzer
  • Level 4 English Setter
No Lab, or Terrie at all.

So, attached pleas find photos of our now 6 month old mixed puppy Cooper.

Carrie Frazier
Baltimore, MD

Thanks, Carrie! You'll be entered into our giveaway contest for Michael Schaffer's book, One Nation Under Dog: www.happydogdna.com/Blog.html