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Old January 24th, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Groucho's DNA results - what do you think?

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...









We looked at a couple DNA kits at the stores that were $100+... then someone at the park recommended DNA My Dog - $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!)
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Old January 24th, 2012, 04:16 PM
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I have no idea what he is mixed with but I must say he is as cute as a button.
What a little gem!
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Old January 24th, 2012, 04:34 PM
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Jack Russell/Chihuahua He sure is cute.
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Old January 24th, 2012, 09:43 PM
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That saucer is bigger than he is!! Great attitude on that cutie pie!!
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Old January 24th, 2012, 11:10 PM
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first picture is total doxie! I know that face!
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Old January 25th, 2012, 02:49 AM
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Affenpinscher mix?
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Old January 25th, 2012, 08:36 AM
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I sure do see the pom in him, he's adorable!!
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Old January 25th, 2012, 08:42 AM
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I have no idea what he is, but the suspense is killing me!
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Old January 25th, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Alright, here it is...



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."
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Old January 25th, 2012, 02:12 PM
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I must be blind because I'm so not seeing that! He sure is cute though.
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Old January 25th, 2012, 02:17 PM
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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.
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Old January 25th, 2012, 05:01 PM
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Got the certificate in the mail today

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Old April 26th, 2012, 04:27 PM
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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!
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Old April 26th, 2012, 10:04 PM
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Such a snazzy certificate! Very cool!
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