Welp, we finally did it. Completed a DNA test for the pupper to learn more about him. If you’ll remember from a previous blog, the shelter told us he was half Malinois, half Labrador. Are you ready for a surprise? Yup, he’s neither of those things.
Quick background. We used Wisdom Panel 3.0 DNA test. They go back 3 generations, and after that things start to get fuzzy. Because of this limitation, there is usually a percentage of the dog’s DNA they’re unable to identify with any certainty. They mark that as “Mixed” on the results. So, without any further delay, here’s Cody:
25% American Staffordshire Terrier
Definitely see the similarities in coloration, eye shape, muzzle characteristics (although Cody’s is longer, it has the same colors and jowl shape.
Almond Eyes, pointy ears.
He definitely has a lot of boxer characteristics. Coloring, high hips, and he boxes with his front paws when he plays 🙂
Maybe this explains his extra skin?
Shaved (above), it looks more like Cody than the full-haired Collie below.
So the real question is, what’s the mixed bits? I’m guess there’s definitely some Shepherd in there, whether German or Belgian I don’t know. Lab? I don’t see it.
I think ultimately, Cody can best be characterized as a Mutty Mutt. I mean, come on, he has at LEAST 5 different kinds of dogs in his recent history. Loyal dogs, working dogs, friendly dogs, guard dogs, and family dogs.
So, meet Cody the Mutty Mutt. Championship napper. Cat, Lizard, Crow, and Rabbit Chaser. Insect Killer. Cuddly Snuggler. Huge Pain in the Ass. Best Dog in the World.
We love you, pupper!
Living the Dream,