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.
He is a cutey but doesn't have that big Rottweiler jaw. I notice that your dogs have the same breed names as ours but dont look so much like them. I wonder if its because they have evolved and bred separately or whether it is because we just use the same name for different dogs. Interesting
Interesting indeed. I haven't noticed that. Which ones are you thinking of that don't look the same?
What a fun birthday gift! I think sometimes if they don't have the super long ears no one every thinks hound. :) He looks like a fabulous and fun guy!
We went to the vet on Saturday and I asked the vet tech to guess his breed. She said rottie mix. Later I asked the vet and she said hound. Winner!
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