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Old 05-31-2007, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Wow, this is soooo cool... they've developed a new DNA test, which can supposedly determine your mutt's breeds. I'm the proud owner of a "mystery mutt" named Rudy, and I've always wanted to know what he is. I even started a thread once, asking you all to take a guess, LOL. Anyway, here's a link to information on this test, and I'll let you know if/when I get it done!

MetaMorphix Inc. [Products> Canine Heritage(TM) Breed Test]

Oh, and here's a picture of my beloved mutt, for those who haven't seen him (it's a puppy shot, so he looks a bit older & bigger now):

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p302/gizmo980/Sept06028.jpg (broken link)
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Old 05-31-2007, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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And here's a news article on the test, for those who are thinking "bulls***" right now...
DNA Test Can Tell Your Mixed Dog's Breeds - News - MSNBC.com (broken link)
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Old 05-31-2007, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Cute pup Gizmo! No matter what breed!
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Old 05-31-2007, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Yepperz, heard about it from the Today Show last week.
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Old 05-31-2007, 02:11 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Cute pup Gizmo! No matter what breed!
Thanks! And I must agree... he's my gorgeous baby, no matter what his breed! But it would still be fun to find out, huh?
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Old 05-31-2007, 08:27 PM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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Fifty bucks? Ouch! But I think it would be neat to find out for sure what my dog is. I wonder if the test can tell percentages, like 50% Springer Spaniel?
Cute pup Gizmo980!
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:05 PM
 
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I don't know anything about dog breeds, but that's one cutie pie, Gizmo. Thanks for sharing the pic. I think it would be a neat thing to know your little guy's heritage. Interesting & very cool. Never heard of this. I'll let my sisters & brothers know, who have about 1,200 dogs between them! Alright, perhaps that's a little high, but when I call on the phone, it sounds like there's 1,200 dogs in their houses... VV
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Fifty bucks? Ouch! But I think it would be neat to find out for sure what my dog is. I wonder if the test can tell percentages, like 50% Springer Spaniel?
Cute pup Gizmo980!
Thanks! The website says they can give a "percentage range", like 50% and above, 30-40%, etc. I really am going to do it, because it would solve a long mystery... I'm really getting sick of answering "I have no idea, but he could be blah blah blah", every time somebody asks his breed - which happens on a regular basis, since he's so unusual looking! I'll let you know the results for sure...
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Btw guys, I went ahead and ordered that kit, so the mystery will be solved in a few weeks! The total price with shipping was around $70, but I actually think that's reasonable... considering I paid about $120 to find out the gender of my parrot (a girl, who I ended up having to re-home due to severe allergies ). Of course it doesn't matter what he is, but it's just one of those things that's been eating at me... and today when I was ONCE AGAIN asked about his breed, I laughed and said "not sure, but I'll know soon!" Sooo, anyone want to make a wager on the results?
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Old 06-04-2007, 03:12 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Very cool. You'll have to post the result, Gizmo.
Some pound puppies are so obvious, but some (like the handsome Rudy) are such a mystery!
Of course things like that don't effect how much you love your pet, it's just interesting to know. We always were pretty sure that our old Maggie was part Vizsla, but we never knew the other half, and we never knew for sure about the Vizsla. Had it been available, I would have ordered that kit in a heartbeat.
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