What’s That Mutt?: The origins of Pepper’s soulful eyes are revealed!

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Guest blogger Jill Hammond is the loving mom of Pepper. A few weeks ago she blogged about testing Pepper with the donated Canine Heritage Breed Test with us. Today she shares the results!

How exciting it was when I received Pepper’s DNA results in the mail! I couldn’t wait to open it to find out what my dog is really all about.

There were no primary breeds listed so I know that Pepper did not come from a purebred parent.

The secondary-breed category stated that she has Keeshond in her (as many of you guessed). This was not a surprise to me. She has the same coloring as a Keeshond and the very thick, fluffy coat that you see all poofed out on a Keeshond.

whats-that-mutt-pepper3.jpgThe most surprising to me was the “In the Mix” category. I found out that Pepper has some German Shepherd in her. As I look at her face, I can see the resemblance. I’ve always felt that German Shepherds have soulful eyes and that is a trait that stands out on Pepper. It was also the trait that drew me into adopting her from the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm in Fairport, NY, 11 years ago.

Also “In the Mix” was Brittany. Wow, I didn’t see that one coming! But now that it’s actually in print, I can see where she gets the hyper, high-energy personality. I knew a breed with that trait had to be hidden in Pepper somewhere.

What fun it has been doing the DNA test and getting closer to Pepper and her heritage. The mystery has been unraveled!

Previous What’s That Mutt? entries:

Pepper has the coloring of a Keeshond and …

Chloe an awesome Aussie or a baying Beagle?

Results: Chloe’s
DNA-test results are in and she’s …

Tripod Chewy gets a DNA test. Can you guess the results?

DNA-test results are in!

Is that a splash of Shepherd or a hidden Husky?

Results: Who
knew? Haley is no Husky!

canine-heritage.gifThanks to our partner Canine Heritage for donating Pepper’s breed test.
For more information on how to test your dog’s DNA, visit the Canine
Heritage Web site

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