Monday, November 16, 2009


Our story....

We got Boo at the Greater Birmingham Humane Society in Homewood, AL in August 2009. He was sharing a run with his litter mate. They were the last of a litter and he was listed as a 7mo Border Collie mix. He obviously had the markings of a border collie but was a bit smaller and didn't have the same facial features. My husband, three daughters and I started guessing as to what other breeds he might be related to. We heard about the DNA test offered by HappyDogDNA and Biopet which led to "The Bet." So after careful, and most definitely, wasted time flipping through dog breed books, everyone took their guess. Everyone had to pick 5 breeds. My 11yr old daughter came up with the best guess. She picked Border Collie, English Springer Spaniel, Shetland Sheepdog, Lab, and Jack Russel Terrier. Considering he was related to 8 different breeds, guessing 3 was quite a good guess.
The final results BioPet found were:
  • German Shorthair Pointer (level 3)
  • Border Collie (level 4)
  • Cocker Spaniel (level 4)
  • Weimaraner (level 4)
  • Collie (level 5)
  • Dachshund (level 5)
  • English Springer Spaniel (level 5)
  • Shetland Sheepdog (level 5)
Thank you for the entertainment and family fun your service provided.
Birmingham, AL

Thanks so much for the photo of Boo and for sharing your family bet with us! It sounds like your daughter really knows her dogs. Perhaps she'll be the next generation Dog Whisperer!

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