Do you play the dog guessing game when it comes to your pet's mixed breed? You can get all of the answers with the WISDOM PANEL Canine DNA Test! This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
We began our search for a second dog in June 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 has never given 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 mixed Shih Tzu and the father, well, 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 all the loves and snuggles.
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?
Wisdom Panel Canine DNA Test
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 super exciting and I can't wait to see the results!
The 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!
After six weeks of waiting, we finally learned that our Lily is Miniature Shorthaired Dachshund, Shih Tzu, Chihuahua, Miniature Schnauzer, and Yorkshire Terrier Mix. Wow! The email also said that there are more breeds in her mix but these are the most prominent. So she really is a Heinz 57!
What breed of dog do you have? Share and leave a comment below!
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