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When Nanai was picked up as a stray and brought into NYC Animal Care & Control’s Manhattan shelter, where I was a volunteer, everyone thought she’d be adopted right away. After all, she didn’t look that much like a Pit Bull, compared to the other dogs at the shelter; she …

We adopted Pepper 11 years ago from the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm in Fairport, NY, and have been blessed to have her as a member of our family. We couldn’t have asked for a sweeter, kinder, more loving dog to adopt. But not a day goes by that someone doesn’t ask me what breed Pepper is.

Chloe’s digging habits and body shape lead me to think that she may have some hound blood, perhaps Beagle. Her head looks more like a herding dog — maybe an Australian Shepherd or Border Collie? But that doesn’t account for her large curled and fluffy tail, which looks like it could belong to a dog in the Spitz family.

So several weeks after sending Chewy’s cheek swab to the makers of the Canine Heritage Breed Test, the mailman brought me a lovely certificate with a photo of Chewy’s equally lovely face printed right on it. And while 50% of the results were somewhat expected the other 50% were quite surprising!

My rescue dog Chewy has submitted his dog DNA for testing! Can you guess his breed?

Thanks to everyone who guessed Haley’s heritage last week. Most of you agreed that Haley must be some mix of Husky or German Shepherd, Yellow Lab and American Staffordshire Terrier. The Canine Heritage Breed Test is back and the verdict is quite a surprise.Find out Haley’s results after the jump!

Many of us thought Bingo, a “What’s That Mutt?” alumni, was a Schnauzer. See Bingo’s results. UPDATE: Entries for the What’s That Mutt feature are now closed. Please stay tuned to the Petfinder blog for more great features and giveaways to come! Do people stop you on the street to …

I want to thank everyone for their comments and guesses as to the breed of my dog, Alan. Many of you were on the right track: According the the Canine Heritage breed identification, there were no clear primary breeds (neither parent was a purebred) but they did identify Greyhound as …

I previously posted about my dog Alan, whom I adopted almost a year ago. As he has acclimated to family life, one thing has become clear: He’s a real character, with a personality as unique as his good looks. Whenever someone meets him, the conversation inevitably turns to speculation about …