Iowa Radio Host Finds Out The DNA Results of His New Puppy!
In October my wife and I adopted a new little puppy named Winona. She has as much energy as any young puppy but I think her favorite moments are spent laying between mom and dad on the couch and taking a nap. We're up to date on all of our puppy shots and we practice our basic commands every day in the backyard.
Once we're done practicing, Winona likes to go on walks and she loves to play fetch with her favorite ball. We weren't sure if we really wanted to know what kind of puppy she was because, at the end of the day, whatever she is a mix of doesn't matter to us. We just like having this little girl as our companion for whatever adventure we go on.
When we first adopted Winona, we were told that her mother was some kind of lab/Irish wolfhound mix but the adoption agency wasn't exactly sure. When we got her DNA results back, we couldn't have been more surprised at what the science found.
Look at Winona. From the looks of these photos, what would you guess she's a mix of? In my opinion, you can see the lab part of her. The rest of her "mix" was a pretty big shock to my wife and I.
When we first got her, we weren't sure if she was some kind of yellow lab or golden retriever. We've done some googling and we're pretty sure that she is some kind of fox red lab. They are one of the rarer labrador retrievers with the most common ones being black, yellow, and chocolate. Supposedly they've started to become more popular so you might run into them more often over time.
It's these other 3 dog types that we would've never expected. We used a Wisdom Panel DNA test kit and these were our results!
We figured the lab was in there somewhere but ummm.. GREAT DANE AND POODLE?! Also, I'm curious how they even find 2% of something. That's digging deep to find the results.
Dog DNA tests aren't exactly a perfect science but I would've never seen either of those coming a mile away. It looks like our Winona will be a pretty tall girl!
Wisdom Panel DNA Test Kits
If you purchase a Wisdom Panel DNA test kit you can also see your dog's relatives, if they've also used the Wisdom Panel tests. We were able to find Winona's mom on the website! She currently lives in Iowa, which was pretty awesome to find out. It turns out that Winona's mom wasn't a lab/Irish wolfhound mix at all. Her mother was actually 50% Great Dane and 50% Poodle! My wife and I have reached out to the owners to see if they ever want to meet up and get the two together.
According to the DNA results, Winona is not the Irish Wolfhound mix that the animal adoption agency believed her to be. She also received most of her lab from her dad! We thought that was pretty interesting.
Either way, the Wisdom Panel DNA kit is right. She's 100% a good dog and we love her very much.
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