Friday, September 20, 2013

Guess Lexi's Breed Contest.. The Results are In!

Guesses have been made and the results are in; it’s finally time to reveal Lexi’s mix of breeds! Over the past month, we have invited you to guess what breeds are mixed in the two-year-old rescue dog of Morris K9 Campus owner Joanne Morris. Through the DNA test Wisdom Panel, we received scientific results of her family history.

According to Wisdom Panel Lexi is, drum roll please…. a Great Pyrenees, Chow Chow Mix!

Did you guess her breeds correctly?  The test indicates that Lexi’s Great Grandparents, as well as one of her Grandparents were purebred Great Pyrenees, it also indicates that one of her Great Grandparents was a purebred Chow Chow. Besides those two breeds, Lexi only tested as a mixed breed dog, meaning there wasn’t enough in her DNA in order to put it on her family tree. However, the test does include breeds that came up just under the detection threshold. According to the Wisdom Panel, Lexi also has traces of Flat Coated Retriever, English Foxhound, Scottish Deerhound, Boxer, and Irish Setter. 

The test also includes other information relevant to your dog. According to Wisdom Panel, Lexi should be between 58 – 93 pounds, she is near the middle of that weighing in around 70 pounds! The test also looks at traits of both of Lexi’s breeds and is accurate when describing her personality. We would agree that Lexi is a loyal family dog like the Chow Chow, and that like both of her breeds she responds well to reward based training!

Since no one guessed both of Lexi’s breeds, our winning guess was the first person to correctly identify one of Lexis breeds. Our winning guess was Shirley Meo-Crane, she was the first person to guess that Lexi was a Great Pyrenees! Congratulations Shirley! Shirley is the lucky winner of a $50 gift certificate to Morris K9 Campus as well as a gift basket!

What do you think of the Wisdom Panel DNA, do you the test is accurate when it says Lexi is a Great Pyrenees/Chow Chow Mix?

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