Saturday, October 30, 2010


In November 2009 I rescued Jenni from a retriever rescue. She had come to them a week earlier from an animal shelter that was going to put her to sleep. Sadly, in May 2010 the retriever rescue was closed down do to neglect, and all of their dogs sent back to that same shelter. I feel like I rescued Jenni twice. I was very pleased to see that she is a Level 1 Labrador Retriever. She has all of the Labrador traits and is a wonderful dog. Jenni loves to swim and play catch.

The black lab in the picture is Toby that I already had. I got Jenni as a playmate for him, and they are great buddies :)

Thank you for confirming what I already suspected. Labs are great dogs!

Cheryl Hurley
Plant City, Fl

Saturday, October 9, 2010


I recently adopted Pixie and was curious about what breeds made up my new little pup. I purchased a DNA kit for my other dog Charlie and could see characteristics of the breeds in him. After receiving Pixie's results, I can definitely see some of the breeds, but am still looking for characteristics of the most dominant one, her results were:
I have attached pictures of Pixie and a picture with both dogs.

Troy, Michigan

Monday, October 4, 2010


I have been passionate about Brittanys since I first owned my 5 year old Brittany named Freckles. Freckles was a purebred puppy that was sold to someone who later realized that they could not properly care for her. Long story short: I adopted her just before she became desperately ill with Parvo and intestinal parasites. I paid for her treatments, vaccines, spay, etc and she was able to find a "forever home" in my heart. Freckles is such a wonderful dog with such an amazing personality and she reminds me everyday how special Brittanys are.

This past summer I moved into my first place and thought that it would be nice for Freckles to have some company at home while I was working or at school during the day, It was just a simple thought- I hadn't been actively searching for another dog, but out of the blue this wonderful, handsome, and very sweet doggie ended up at the vet clinic where I worked. His name was Remy and he was an owner surrender to be examined so that he could be sent to a rescue. I immediately fell in love and planned to take him home the next day. He tested positive for heartworms, had a heavy intestinal parasite load, and needed to be neutered. I took him home got his treatments underway and he has become a wonderful part of my family.

Knowing how much I love Brittanys and their personalities I knew that I wanted to have Remy tested. He showed many physical traits of a Brittany or a Springer but something wasn't quite all there. His personality and protective tendencies made me question whether he was even mixed with a Brittany at all.

I was very happy and enlightened to find that his results were:
  • Level 2: Brittany
  • Level 4: Springer
  • Level 4: Doberman
His results definitely made alot of sense and I was so thrilled to find out that he was mostly Brittany.You can see alot of the Springer physical characteristics, but the Doberman in the mix definitely helps explain his high prey drive and extreme protectiveness over me. The funny thing is that after-the-fact I can actually see some of the slight Doberman markings above his eyebrows and on his cheeks.

Pikeville, NC

Friday, October 1, 2010

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