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Re: Embark DNA results for our rescue dog are in!


@KingstonsMomIG wrote:

@Tribefan wrote:

We got a rescue dog in July. She’s so beautiful & such a good dog. Her paperwork said they thought she was an Aussie, Collie, Sheltie mix. Imagine our surprise when the DNA results came back that she is 100% Border Collie. 

 

 

 


@Tribefan 

 

I've had many Aussies and Border Collies, they're some of the smartest dogs, highly intelligent and easily trainable!

 

I've had mini Aussies too!


I believe Border Collies are considered to be the most intelligent of the breeds.  They are working dogs.  You'll have to get her a little backpack to wear when out walking!

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Re: Embark DNA results for our rescue dog are in!

Wow

I was thinking there is some corgie in there too!

Whatever she is I hope she brings you joy.

doxie
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Re: Embark DNA results for our rescue dog are in!

Wow, what a surprise!  I would have gone along with the mix given or maybe some corgi in there.  She looks like a sweet girl no matter what. 

 

We have said we want to do that with our Rescued/Adopted Shelter dog shown in my profile but so far have not parted with the money involved.  Always seems to go for other care and feeding and vet costs, etc. 

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Re: Embark DNA results for our rescue dog are in!

We got such a kick out of doing DNA tests on both of our dogs--one was shocking and one not so much.

 

We were told our present dog, Remy, was a Chihuahua (albeit a larger one)--he is a rescue from down south and came up to our local shelter up north for adoption. His DNA came back as 75% Chihuahua, 12.5% Min-Pin and 12.5% Shih Tzu. Not a huge shock.

 

However, our dog before Remy--her name was Gracie--she passed on in 2018---also adopted from our local shelter--looked and acted like a Jack Russell terrier. She turned out to be 50% Staffordshire Terrier--but the rest of her was a mix of Collie, Golden Retriever and Shih Tzu--and some other breeds that were too mixed up to analyze. Not one shred of Jack Russell in her! She was very much a terrier--liked to kill vermin such as mice and groundhogs.

 

We used a company called Wisdom Panel--cost was $75 each time. Got the kits through Amazon. Well worth the cost to know what our dogs are---especally for our vet who might treat a condition differently knowing the breeds in our dogs. Plus we were fascinated with the results!!

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Re: Embark DNA results for our rescue dog are in!

@Gracies Mom Beautiful baby!  Give a hug from me!Smiley Happy