Ever since I got my first foster dog, I have been curious about their breed or mix of breed. I never had a dog as a child and didn't start fostering dogs until I was 38. Or maybe it was 37, I can't remember. Anyway, after getting the first few foster dogs adopted out, I got a 5 month old goofy puppy named Jimbo. I wanted a dog for myself. One that wouldn't leave. One that could show the other dogs the house rules. The name didn't fit but I wanted to keep it similar so I named him Jimmy. My mother objected because my father's name is Jim and she calls him Jimmy so, to differentiate, Jimmy the dog became Jimmy-Dog. That is his official name on his dog tag. Sometimes we would call my dad, Jimmy-Dad, just to be clear who we were talking about.
|Jimmy-Dog all grown up.|
For my birthday this year, I bought a Wisdom Panel DNA test and sent it in. Guess What?
25% Austr. Cattle Dog
25% Austr. Shepherd
And a little bit Chow Chow
I knew it! Well, I wasn't sure which kind of hound but I had just visited a friend with a pure Bloodhound and I was noticing the similarities.
It was expensive but I'm glad I did it. I used credit ard rewards points so it didn't affect my budget and now the question has been answered. Will I buy another test for my other dogs? Probably not, even though Wisdom Panel gave me a $15 off coupon. It's tempting but Jimmy-Dog was the only one I was really curious about. One less thing on my want list. Now I can go back to saving for finishing the barn-shed, installing rainwater catchment, and planning an awesome dog yard.