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    Ah ok, interesting.

    Colouring is not really a good indicator of breed anyway. A dog with many different breeds in its genetic makeup (even tiny amounts) can take on any possibility of colouring from what I know (could be wrong though).

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    You're right Lala, and colours can be dramatically different to parent breeds, due to different genetic factors coming together in unknown ways. It is always tempting to try and pick breed based on colour, because that is such a familiar thing to us when we visually ID dog breeds. But colour is a really tricky one. There are often much better physical cues from structure and form.

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    I am sorely tempted to test Hobbes, my pit bull type dog, but he'd probably come back as a donkey/wombat/rhinoceros cross.

    For F's sake!!

    is this the technology that rabid BSL states like Queensland, NSW and Victoria are relying on to justify killing dogs?

    About as reliable as a politician's integrity.......

    ricey

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricey View Post
    I am sorely tempted to test Hobbes, my pit bull type dog, but he'd probably come back as a donkey/wombat/rhinoceros cross.

    For F's sake!!

    is this the technology that rabid BSL states like Queensland, NSW and Victoria are relying on to justify killing dogs?

    About as reliable as a politician's integrity.......

    ricey
    LOL at the donkey/wombat/rhinoceros cross.

    No they're not relying on this for BSL legislation, in fact they won't take any notice of it if you try to use it as a defence as i undersrtand the law

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    No they're not relying on this for BSL legislation, in fact they won't take any notice of it if you try to use it as a defence as i undersrtand the law
    Yeah I don't think it makes an ounce of difference... especially since the dog will still meet their visual "standard"

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    This is from their site:
    Does Wisdom Panel® Insights™ test for "Pit-bull?"
    The term "Pit-bull" does not refer to a single or recognized breed of dog, but rather to a genetically diverse group of breeds. Pit-bull type dogs have historically been bred by combining guarding type breeds with terriers for certain desired characteristics – and as such they may retain many genetic similarities to the likely progenitor breeds and other closely related breeds.

    Due to the genetic diversity of this group, we cannot build a DNA profile for the Pit-bull. If a Pit-bull type dog was tested, we might anticipate that Wisdom Panel Insights test detect and report moderate to Minor amounts of one or more distantly related breeds to those used to breed the dog, it is possible that one or more of the following breeds might be detected at moderate to Minor amounts: the American Staffordshire terrier, Boston terrier, Bull terrier, Staffordshire Bull terrier, Mastiff, Bullmastiff Boxer, Bulldog and various small terriers like the Parson Russell. These breeds would be detected because some markers in these breeds have genetic identity at a minority of the markers Wisdom Panel Insights test uses to the breeds in our database.

    Some local communities in the United States have put restrictions on Pit-bull ownership. Mars Veterinary™ encourages dog owners and care providers to be fully aware of their local laws, which vary across the country.

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    Clever cop-out to stay out of the courts
    Pets are forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny-girl View Post
    Hi everyone.. sorry fell asleep! lol
    SO Hooch is:
    Rottweiler cross Bullmastiff with abit of Basenji (whaaaa? didnt know that breed existed) and 11% of Basset hound.
    We thought he could be many things,.. never a Rottweiler!!
    He is scared of his squeaky rubber chicken, he only barks when he sees his own reflection in the window at night which freaks him out, he doesnt use his teeth for anything bitey and he is on the lazy side of things.
    Weird... lol
    I'd love to know what that Newfie's DNA came back as??
    Thank you for all the guesses, that was fun
    I just saw this post. I was totally gonna say mastiff x Basenji. But that's only because I know another dog that is basenji x corgi x Aussie shepherd, so I recognised the basenji. Here's some pictures.

    2102.jpg2098.jpg

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    I love the photos of the basenji x corgi x Aussie shepherd ... what a beautiful dog ...

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    WOW it is so weird, I never even heard of the Basenji breed until we got the results. I guess the DNA test was right. I don't see any of the Basenji traits in Hooch besides the fact that he is no big barker and he never cries. He is super trainable (besides when I tell him to come but we are taking doggie classes for that). Oh and he licks himself like a cat for sure. Kinda funny.
    I wonder how a Rottie x Bullmastiff ends up impregnating a Basenji LOL... must have picked her up in a pub.
    Awesome picture of that Basenji x corgi x aussie shepherd. Thank you for that!!
    Last edited by bunny-girl; 04-30-2012 at 11:16 PM.

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