Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mars Wisdom Panel DNA Tests Now Available

We're excited to now be partnering with Mars Veterinary to supply their Wisdom Panel suite of dog DNA tests which include the Mixed Breed test, the Purebred test, and the Designer test. Check out our revised website to learn more.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Another Happy Dog - Itty

Itty was rescued from the side of the road when she was about six months old. For the 2.5 years she's been in my life, everyone asked, "What kind of the dog is that?" And I always would answer, "A black and brown one." But I must admit I was curious too.

She turned out:
  • Level 3: Miniature Pinscher
  • Level 4: Border Collie
  • Level 4: Irish Setter
  • Level 4: West Highland White Terrier
  • Level 5: Beagle
  • Level 5: Dachshund
  • Level 5: Yorkshire Terrier
Of course like most people I was surprised at some of the breeds that showed up in her, and like most proud owners I think it makes a perfect dog.

Thank you
Itty's Owner Lori
St. Clair, MO

Monday, May 9, 2011



We enjoyed the DNA results. We've been wondering for three years what
breeds made up our wonderful dog, Smokey. My husband got me the kit for my
birthday, what fun! Attached are two pictures and below are the results.

The DNA turned up 9 breeds.
  • Level 4: American Eskimo Dog
  • Level 4: Lab
  • Level 4: Husky
  • Level 4: Weimaraner
  • Level 4: Miniature Pinscher
  • Level 5: Brittany Spaniel
  • Level 5: Maltese
  • Level 5: Boston Terrier
  • Level 5: Poodle
Smokey's Family

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Gunnar and Addison

I'm pleased to introduce you to Gunnar (on the left) and Addison (on the right).

We adopted Gunnar about two years ago and he was billed as a "Shepherd Mix".
According to our DNA results he is:
  • Level 2: Chow Chow
  • Level 3: Weimaraner and
  • Level 4: Great Dane
We adopted Addison in October of 2010 and we were told she was a Boxer/Lab mix.
As she got older we knew she had something else in the mix and boy were we
right! Addison's DNA results were:
  • Level 3: German Shorthaired Pointer
  • Level 3: Labrador Retriever
  • Level 3: Rottweiler
  • Level 4: Boxer, and
  • Level 4: Golden Retriever
We have so much fun at the dog park when we are asked what kind of dogs we have;
thanks to Happy Dog DNA we can tell them exactly what they are :)

Thanks a bunch!

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Ayvery has a good story...

A lady at my local vet found Ayvery and his sister on the street. They were both stricken with mange and nearly starved. After him being nursed back to health, I adopted Ayvery when he was about 4 months old. He's a true mutt.

He is:

  • German Shepard
  • Chinese Shar Pei
  • Greyhound
  • Keeshond
  • Pomeranian
  • Poodle
  • Parson Russell Terrier
  • Siberian Husky
It was fate that brought Ayvery and I together and I couldn't have asked for a better dog!


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Gimme some Sugar

We adopted Sugar last May and assumed she was a "Chiweenie". We'd had our dog, Jade, tested through your site and were very surprised but the results. We were shocked by Sugar's!

She is:
  • Level 3 Boxer
  • Level 3 Pekingese
  • Level 4 Chihuahua
  • Level 4 Dachshund
  • Level 4 Shih Tzu
We had to laugh at the Boxer part because she's tiny! But after reviewing the traits all these breeds describe our feisty, funny, loving little Sugar.

Like a Boxer she is highly intelligent, playful, stubborn and sneaky.

Like a Pekingese she is is very affectionate and is a picky eater.

Like a Chihuahua she is attached to me to the point of jealousy and is aggressive toward other breeds (which is funny to watch).

Like a Dachshund she is clever, tenacious and can be manipulative and can be quick to growl (but never bite).

Like a Shih Tzu she is spunky, happy, very affectionate and needs to be around people.

She's is also the most vocal dog I've ever known...not barking but all sorts of sounds, sighing, moaning, little happy sounds...oh and she snores!

Mission Viejo, CA

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bailey, Sula and Rocco

We were pleased and surprised by the results on our three shelter rescue dogs.

Bailey, to our great surprise, is a total designer dog.
How he ended up in the shelter, we don't know.

Sula, who we thought was a lab/pit mix turns out to be:
She's an angel in the house, but alarmingly dog-aggressive.

Rocco, guestimated as a lab/german shepherd cross, is actually:
He's a tall, rangy, athletic dog--which doesn't really follow from this genetic profile...

So, our two "lab mixes" are not labs at all!

This was fun. Thanks.

Cornwall, Vermont

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Kojak. Who loves ya, baby?


Wow! We were shocked! We got Kojak from the pound and we were told he was a lab/boxer mix. Our vet said he was more “bully”/ lab /hound mix, but who would have guessed this? It was fun to find out his breeds! Most importantly, we love our mixed up mixed breed dog!
Raleigh, NC

Monday, February 21, 2011


Dear Happy Dog,

I have owned 2 German Shepherds that were both adopted as young adults from our local shelter. (Tucker lived to be 16 and Freya died at 3 from a brain tumor.) It took awhile to want to get another dog and as a family we decided that we wanted to experience raising a puppy. I feel like a fool now, but here is my story.

I searched Craigslist for a puppy. I didn't want a purebred, but I did want a German Shepherd mix. I found the most adorable puppy and was told by the owner that Momma was a PURE BRED shepherd and Dad was a Lab/Shep mix. She charged me $100.00 and I was responsible for the vet and shots, etc.

At 8 weeks old, we picked up our precious "Thorito" (Little Thor) and brought him home. He looked just as I imagined a GSD pup to look like, but after about 2 months I began to wonder. I thought, he looks like a Golden Retriever....and then a few weeks later....a Chow and slowly when his ears weren't standing up and his color changed and he stopped growing, I knew....very sadly, that I had been completely lied to. So we wondered, what is Thor?.

I found your web-site and ordered your test. As the weeks clicked by, waiting for the results, I posted pictures of Little Thor on Facebook telling my friends this story and playfully asking everybody "What breed is Thorito?" - Well I could not have been more shocked when they came! And everybody got a kick out of learning the DNA results of Thor. He was:

The joke was: "He is everything but a Shepherd....but shhhhh, don't tell him, he thinks he is." We love our dog very much and will love him forever, but I had wanted the German Shepherd because I knew the breed and I wanted a dog that looked like a watch dog also. Thor is 17 inches tall and 35 lbs. He may be small, but he is mighty. I hope others learn from my story....People will bold-face lie to you, to get a few bucks. I am very trust worthy and it bums me out, but I did end up with an adorable little dog.

Good luck with your test - I think it was worth it!

Huntington Beach, CA

Monday, January 24, 2011



It's Mike and Gemma and this is our rescue dog Lily. She was found at around 4 weeks old in a field with bite marks infected with, we'll say, "insects"! I get a text from Gemma with a picture of her and there wasn't any way i could say no, right? Needless to say, she is fully healed and raring to go! So then it was time to figure out exactly what she is; and here are the results:

  • Level 3: Parson Russel Terrier
  • Level 4: American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Level 4: Bichon Frise
  • Level 4: Boston Terrier
  • Level 4: Cocker Spaniel
  • Level 5: Yorkshire Terrier

Amazingly enough, she has taken all the positive characteristics of these dogs, and NONE of the negative! OK, she was a little strong-willed (bichon) at housebreaking (Spaniel) but it happens i guess! Thanks so much for such quick info, replies, and material!

Oh yea, check out her facebook page.

Mike, Gemma, and Lily
San Antonio, TX

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Dear Happy Dog,

We just received the results for our 2 year old Dog, Elliott. Thought we would share them.
  • Level 2: Bulldog
  • Level 4: Airedale Terrier
  • Level 4: Papillon
  • Level 4: Rottweiler
  • Level 4: Scottish Terrier

We expected lab and rhodesian ridgeback, so we are quite surprised.

Lakewood, CO

Monday, January 10, 2011



My husband got me a DNA kit for Christmas a year ago. We had always wondered what Nikki was. We were told she was Boxer and Basenji. After we adopted her we met her mother who coincidentally had been adopted by friends of ours. They had also been told she was Boxer and Basenji.

We always wondered where they got the curly tails and a few years ago I started joking that Nikki was part pug. It was the funniest thing I could picture since she is 65 pounds. We thought she might be part Rottweiler because of her markings.

When my DNA results arrived I started laughing when I discovered her highest results are pug! Other than the tail we don’t see it, but taking a new look at her mom we could see the Pug in her. Unfortunately, her mom, Edie, died a few weeks ago at the estimated age of 15. Nikki turned 13 in November and is still doing well, although definitely slowing down.

The black dog in the pictures is Nikki. The gold one is her mom, Edie.

Thanks for the results! It has been a very fun experience.

Nikki’s DNA:
  • Level 2: Pug
  • Level 3: Rottweiler
  • Level 4: Labrador Retriever
  • Level 5: German Shorthaired Pointer
Jennine and Nikki
Paso Robles, CA