FINALLY. Instead of three weeks, it took six.

Wisdom Panel lost Sam’s original DNA swab but, eventually, they came through.

We have the results of his genetic test.

Are you ready? 


American Staffordshire Terrier, aka a Pitt Bull.

American Staffordshire Terrier,” aka a Pitt Bull.


Pomeranian. Yes, really.

Pomeranian. Yes, really.


BRIARD! What the...?!

BRIARD! What the…?! (This is cool, though; these are notoriously brilliant and brave life-saving dogs!)






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:

Scruffmeister MuttGeneral!

Scruffmeister MuttGeneral!

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:

Believe it or not, Sam is not one of these.

Believe it or not, Sam is not one of these.

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!

<3 :-D <3

❤ 🙂 ❤

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  1. Margaret Wisniewski says:

    And he brings out the best of all breeds! He is smart as a whip, fast as a rocket, built like a pit bull, and he likes to cuddle like a lap dog. What more could you ask for in a pup? And the Pomeranian blood line makes him a little bit Polish, right? I am a proud grandmother of a wonderful grand puppy and love him to death because I see the joy that he brings to all our lives. I don’t care what he is, I love him!

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