Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Doggie DNA Results Arrived!!

I know you folks are just as eager to know the breeds present in the little furry one as I am but - in an effort to boost blog traffic to an all-time high this week - we won't be posting the results until Friday. Isn't it more fun to get everyone's predicitons?!? I'll go first. I predict: German Short-Haired Pointer, Pit Bull, Jack Russell Terrier, and Dalmation. I believe the test will reveal the top breeds present up to ten.

I'm posting a photo of Jack for those of you who may not know him personally but would like to participate in the fun (and because he is so gosh darn cute!). Jack is considered a medium-sized dog, weighing in between 38 and 43 pounds since he was adopted when he was approximately one year old in March of 2004. He has two other large spots like those on his face - one on his back hip and one centered around his stubby, seemingly-clipped, tail.


****UPDATES****

6:16 PM - AF has opened the results and will be keeping them a secret until Friday so that I may continue to guess along with readers. Here is what she has shared with me: Two breeds make up about half of Jack. Three breeds make up the other half. This does not mean he has five parents, but just that neither parent was a purebred.

6:18 PM - AF has shared with me that NONE of my guesses are in these top five dominant breeds. Wowsers.

6:28 PM - AF shares: "Out of the five, there is one that I have no idea what it looks like and three that I'd be able to draw." "Does the length of hair matter? Cause I am surprised he doesn't have longer hair."

6:32 PM - BioPet VetLab disclaimer: It is important to remember that the physical and behavioral traits of the breeds desribed in your analysis may not necessarily be evident in your dog. Hmph.

7:34 PM - Made it through dinner but not dessert before convincing AF to tell me the results. All I will say is: I may seek out a second opinion. The three lesser-dominant breeds make sense, but the most dominant are quite surprising. Keep guessing guys!

9:40 PM - Text, BBM, FB, email and Tweet at me all you want, folks. The results are top secret until  Friday. Without revealing AF's identity (for fear she will be overwhelmed by texts from inquiring minds), I will share this picture taken as we opened the envelope:



29 comments:

Deborah said...

Just gettin' the comment ball rolling: German Short-Haired Pointer, Pit Bull, Jack Russell Terrier, and Dalmation.

Lisa said...

German Short-Haired Pointer? What makes you say that? He is most certainly Jack Russel and Pit...and I guess dalmation makes sense, but I'm not so sure. I think those spots are teh Jack in him.

Deborah said...

There was a time when I looked online at breeds to see what he looked most like and for some reason that struck me as a possible breed. Well, that and the fact that he has short hair and speaks German.

Rachel said...

jack russel terrier and uhh... (i dont no any dog names) a pug? Lol X]

Jess said...

beagle mixed with jack russel

AF said...

Daschound and Lab. (Could be a cat. Could be a German woman.)

Jason said...

jack russell and pit

Anonymous said...

Seeing as how his 'pants' aren't on the ground, I am guessing he isn't one of those dogs the fuzzy shoes were named after.

Deborah said...

LOL How did pants on the ground get involved LOL

Anonymous said...

Pit Bull and Dalmation. LM

DW said...

My guess is boston terrier, beagle and Tasmanian Devil!

Anonymous said...

He is obviously a little shit-stupe.

Deborah said...

Shit-stupe?? Do you me Shitzu? Or are you just being mean?

Cid73 said...

Maybe border collie and persian (just guessing by the comment on long hair)

Deborah said...

Well since I now know te results I have to sit out of the guessing game... ;-)

Anonymous said...

penguin

Anonymous said...

Deb when you post the results remember that all breeds have dominant genes, what you will need to find out is the dominant gene in each breed, this is what gene would have been passed on to jack.

Deborah said...

Hmmm... This sounds complicated. Is that going to be public information, you think? The dominant genes in each breed? They gave me a write-up about the breeds but they read more like a horoscope than any dominant gene breakdown.

becky said...

based on your hints, I will go with:
Miniature great dane
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog
Collie
Poodle
Lab
Boston terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Deborah said...

Ummm... How do you know so many fancy dog breeds, Becky? LOL. I will tell you that you guessed AT LEAST one of them ;-)

becky said...

I may have done 2 minutes of internet research ;)
But don't worry, I didn't talk to Alissa, not cheating.

Deborah said...

LOL you googled

Lisa said...

Poodle!?!? I so want that to be the "at least one." I am adding beagle to my list. since a certain other dog I have a thing for is a beagle, and judging by jacks seemingly positive feelings about my leg, I'd say he is also a beagle.

Deborah said...

Jack sheds like carazzay. Poodles do not. JS.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha his dad is John Edwards??

Anonymous said...

Who is AF?

Deborah said...

AF prefers to keep her identity concealed because she knows how many people want to know the results before tomorrow ;-)

Sorry, Anonymous.

Troy said...

Lab, Boxer, and whatever type of dog spud mackenzie was, bull terrier?

Deborah said...

Just posted results and can't wait for reactions tomorrow!! (or later this morning I guess)