We were not necessarily on the hunt for a dog…. well, the kids were. McCoy just happened into our lives after being spared euthanasia. Literally within minutes.
On July 27, 2013, McCoy came into our home as if we’d known him his entire life. From the moment he became ours he became a protector and a very loyal friend.
Our kids adore him. Who and I fooling? The adults adore him. He is one of the best dogs I have ever owned.
We’ve always longed to know more about his genetics… specifically the breeds he is made up of. Seems like every visit to the vet I bring the topic up, especially if the tech has never met McCoy before. I will ask, “What breeds do you see in him?”.
My husband and I have had many conversations about it and honestly Corgi is one breed that is always at the top of our list. The body build and feet have always seemed very similar to us.
Now, if we’re going off of his bark, he sounds like a Rottweiler. Any delivery service is always shocked to see a 35 pound dog on the other side of the door.
About a year ago I found out about these DNA tests for your dog. Since learning about it, this has been on my to do list.
A few weeks back we ordered a Widsom Panel dog DNA kit. Easy peasy to use…. just three mascara looking wands that you run in their mouth and mail in with pre-paid tracking info.
My husband and I did a fun Facebook Live when we performed the test. Watch how super simple it was!
We swabbed his mouth and mailed them back in the box that was provided with postage paid and a barcode for tracking.
Before dropping it in the mail we did go online and activate our kit by using that barcode number.
In a couple of weeks the results were ready online.
Any ideas guesses before you watch the video? Let me just tell you, the results will blow your mind!
Watch the video where I revealed it all while McCoy relaxed in my lap.
So there you have it! What do you think about the results? Do you see any of those main breeds they identified in him? We are still in shock!
And isn’t all of the additional genetic information pretty impressive? We love having these details about McCoy since we have no access to his past. This breaks down parents and grandparents.
Do you have a rescue dog and long to know more about his genetics?