For Christmas this year, hubs bought me a kit to test Buster’s DNA (Wisdom Panel Insights) to find out what exactly the little mangy mutt is made of. I’ve wanted to try it ever since we got him, but had some shame about buying it for myself. But it’s not shameful if it’s a gift!
For some background on Buster, he is a 30 lb. white scruffy dog, with long legs, and lots of wiry hair that sheds about a medium amount. He has eyebrows like a schnauzer but soft ears like a lab. He is too smart for his own good.
Lots of people have told me that he looks like the dog in the Travelers’ insurance commercials. Our vet said he has Westie hair, but he otherwise bears no resemblance to a Westie. I’ve had multiple people tell me that he looks like an F1 mini Labradoodle.
So a few weeks ago, I did the DNA swab of Buster’s cheek, and sent off the swab and no other information about him to the testing company. Not a picture, no info about his appearance, nothing extra aside from good old fashion puppy saliva. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the results ever since, and yesterday, they finally came through, and…
They are freaking HILARIOUS.
According to Wisdom Panel Insights, here is Buster’s family tree:
HAHAHAHAHAHA. This makes NO sense. Please tell me how a purebred Pomeranian and a half-Chinese-Crested/half-mutt mated and produced Buster.
For good measure, the other breeds that possibly make up the “mixed breed” grandparent are:
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that these results might not be accurate.
The test was fun, and I don’t regret that hubs spent the money on it, and I really thought that at best I’d get some sort of “your swab sample was terrible, he’s a mutt, end of story” response. The ridiculousness of the actual results make me so excited. I can’t wait for the next time someone asks me what breed he is. CANNOT FREAKING WAIT.
*Wisdom Panel Insights Review