What’s That Mutt?: Learn the three breeds in Puppy Bowl pup Jackson’s DNA

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Beth Skewis and Jackson relax in the Puppy Bowl green room.

Puppy Bowl VII is airing right now on Animal Planet, and since all the “players” are Petfinder alumni, we picked two of them to get DNA tests from our partner, Canine Heritage Breed Test. Today we’re sharing the results.

Two Face and Jackson‘s results are in!

In case you missed them, check out Two Face‘s results. The results for Jackson, the lucky rescue puppy from Pet Assistance League of Virginia in Stafford, are below.

While no breeds were identified as primary or secondary, there were some very interesting results in the “In the Mix” category. Jackson’s new adopter (and former foster mom) Beth Skewis e-mailed to tell us the news. (That’s right, she adopted him!):

Jackson is a mix of Pug, Dachshund and Keeshond.

Regarding the Pug: His front legs resemble that of a Pug and his easygoing disposition I think comes from that breed.

Regarding the Dachshund: He loves to dig. He also loves to burrow under covers and hoard his toys. I grew up with this breed and they all did these things. He is also long like a Dachshund.

Regarding the Keeshond: His head and tail are spitting images of a Keeshond. He also seems to have a beautiful coat with the markings of a Keeshond, but his fur is a compromise between the shortness of the Pug and Dachshund and the long fur of a Keeshond. Keeshonds are herding-type breeds and Jackson likes to think he is herding me and his sisters by nipping at the backs of our legs, though sometimes I think he has picked this up from our Cattle Dog/Corgi mix.

He has so much expression in his face that even though he carries these genes, he is truly one of a kind.

Jackson is on track to become a therapy dog and Beth and her husband Dave hope he can one day join the Paws for Reading program. “Jackson is very good with children,” Beth says. “He is very patient with them. Even at a young age, he is not a jumper.”

Dave also told us they planned to hold a contest to see who could guess the DNA-test results as a fundraiser for the Pet Assistance League. What a great idea!

Congratulations to Jackson, Dave and Beth!

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Thanks to our partner Canine Heritage for donating Jackson’s breed test.
For more information on how to test your dog’s DNA, visit the Canine
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