FINALLY. Instead of three weeks, it took six.
We have the results of his genetic test.
Are you ready?
THIS:PLUS THIS: PLUS THIS: PLUS A WHOLE LOTTA OTHER PUPS, POSSIBLY INCLUDING… EQUALS: 😀
Basically, Sam has three purebred grandparents and one grandparent that judging from the amount of diversity in its genetic markers was probably a street dog. Something akin to a:Sam is not anything we thought he was.
Well – that’s not entirely true. I’m gonna toot my own horn because I DID think he was part Pitt Bull, and I believed pretty passionately he was a Whippet, for which he shows some genetic markers in his mixed-breed line.
In recent weeks, I also came to hypothesize with some of my girlfriends that he just might be some sort of Cattle Dog, after we fell in love with a so-called Cattle Dog mix up for adoption that looks EXACTLY like him.
(they would have made the cutest couple)
But he’s definitely not anything the SPCA thought he was when they sent him home with us. Most notably, he’s not a Jack Russell Terrier. Not at all. Not even a little bit. Even though everyone who meets him assumes he must be, and it’s kinda easy to see why:Science has spoken. And it says…
Nice try, but nothing in life is that cut-and-dry, even when it looks so obvious on the surface. It’s really more like…
That’s my boy!
❤ 🙂 ❤