Do you play the dog guessing game when it comes to your pet’s mixed breed? Get answers with the Feed the CESAR® Friendship kit and WISDOM PANEL® Canine DNA Test.
We began our search for a second dog in June of 2015. We already had one princess we affectionately called Eva and felt the time was right to grow our furry family.
Our first dog Eva, is a 6-year-old Chihuahua/Shih Tzu mix and is used to being the “only child”. She is very well behaved and never really gives us any reason to be upset or concerned with her. I have heard that having a well behaved, older dog in the house can help train a new puppy by showing them the ropes.
We didn’t have a lot of requirements, but we knew we wanted another girl. She needed to be small so she couldn’t beat up our 4lb Eva too badly and we weren’t willing to spend an arm and a leg. This turned out to be the most difficult requirement. It is crazy how much a non-pure breed dog can cost!
We made several trips to the pound in the following months and answered a few ads in the local classifieds. In September we found her. A six-week-old puppy. The owners didn’t know her exact breed. The mother was a toy mixed breed Shih Tzu and the father, well in the words of the owner, jumped the fence. So that became her breed when people asked, part Shih Tzu, part jumped the fence. How is that for a breed?
It took Eva a day or two to warm up and actually chase and wrestle. Remember, she was the only child that was content with loves and snuggling. Once she got the hang of playing, she enjoyed it but only in small doses. There are still times she will go find a pile of blankets and bury herself inside to hide and get away from Lily. I get it, I am an introvert too.
Lily’s breed has never really mattered. We love her for who she is. That is one thing I love about mixed breeds, each one is completely unique. When friends and family come over the guessing game begins. We have heard Dachshund, Corgi, Pekingese, and Beagle. What would your guess be?
Recently, I was given the opportunity to use a WISDOM PANEL® Canine DNA Test and find what breeds Lily is really made of. It is exciting!
The WISDOM PANEL® Canine DNA Test tests for up to 250+ breeds, types, and varieties, and is simple to do at home. Rub the supplied swabs between the gums and cheek for 15 seconds to collect the skin cells. In approximately 2-3 weeks from the time you send them in, you will have your results!
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