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.

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