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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 …

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!