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Groucho's DNA results - what do you think?

Soundy
January 24th, 2012, 02:44 PM
We've wondered about Groucho's exact lineage since we got him - his breeder papers list his dad as "toy poodle type" and his mom as "miniature dachshund x Pomeranian cross", but a lot of people wonder if he has some Schnauzer or terrier because of his scruffy look, or some chihuahua because of his size...

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/300693_10150341603454285_332669629284_8332464_1063 128018_n.jpg

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/24891_338824974284_332669629284_3687899_8327175_n. jpg

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/262635_10150228914374285_332669629284_7436312_3019 958_n.jpg

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/282397_10150248396054285_5813879_n.jpg

We looked at a couple DNA kits at the stores that were $100+... then someone at the park recommended DNA My Dog (http://www.DNAmyDog.com) - $60, they send you a kit, you take a couple swabs from the dog's cheeks, and then send them in. 2-3 weeks later...

Well, I'll let you all take a few guesses before I share the results :)

(Yes, I know these things aren't 100%... I don't think any of them claim to be... seems to come pretty close though!)

BenMax
January 24th, 2012, 04:16 PM
I have no idea what he is mixed with but I must say he is as cute as a button.
What a little gem!:cloud9:

Marty11
January 24th, 2012, 04:34 PM
Jack Russell/Chihuahua He sure is cute. :thumbs up

hazelrunpack
January 24th, 2012, 09:43 PM
:laughing: That saucer is bigger than he is!! :D Great attitude on that cutie pie!!

cell
January 24th, 2012, 11:10 PM
first picture is total doxie! I know that face!

Shaykeija
January 25th, 2012, 02:49 AM
Affenpinscher mix?

Melinda
January 25th, 2012, 08:36 AM
I sure do see the pom in him, he's adorable!!

serenamlambe
January 25th, 2012, 08:42 AM
I have no idea what he is, but the suspense is killing me! :D

Soundy
January 25th, 2012, 02:08 PM
Alright, here it is...

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/407901_10150512559004285_332669629284_9023558_1589 339236_n.jpg

Which largely matches the breeder papers. No doxi, detected, but it could just be too small a percentage.

As my wife puts it, "He's just a poodle with a bad hair day."

Dog Dancer
January 25th, 2012, 02:12 PM
I must be blind because I'm so not seeing that! He sure is cute though.

Soundy
January 25th, 2012, 02:17 PM
We figure, looking at him, the body and hair are very like a long-haired doxi (body is very long with a bit of a barrel chest). Legs are definitely the poodle part, and his snout to me look quite poodle-like.

Soundy
January 25th, 2012, 05:01 PM
Got the certificate in the mail today :)

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/409044_10150517818179285_332669629284_9038975_1919 754654_n.jpg

067734m
April 26th, 2012, 04:27 PM
That's so cool. I want to do that with my dog. I wonder what markers they use to differentiate between breeds? Even so, it sounds like a lot of fun to see what you get!

hazelrunpack
April 26th, 2012, 10:04 PM
Such a snazzy certificate! Very cool! :D