I've been fooling around with my G1 Google phone and found a new, fun trick it can do: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=106098798412358065485.000463fac9dc750e101f4
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The shelter where we got her had told us she was a Rat Terrier mix, but
having lived with her for a while I was more and more sure there was
some sort of sheepdog in there (probably Border Collie from her
markings) as she has definite herding instincts and drops into a very
distinctive sheepdog pose on her belly with her ears up when she's
playing with other dogs.
The vet had suggested a DNA test that needed a blood test, but that was
going to cost about $250, which seemed an awful lot just to satisfy my
curiosity. Then I found one online that I could buy from Amazon that
just involved doing cheek swabs (like they do on all the cop shows on
TV) and sending them in. This one was $50 so I figured I'd give it a go.
I got the kit, swabbed Holly's cheeks with the oversized Q-Tips in it
and sent them in for them to compare against their database of breeds.
And today the results arrived- according to them she is about 60% Border
Collie, 30% English Springer Spaniel, and 10% Yorkshire Terrier.
It's nice that I had called the Border Collie, the Springer Spaniel
explains why she retrieves so well (she'll bring a ball back and drop it
right in your hand most of the time), and the Yorkie probably explains
why she's quite small.
Anyhow, now we know- she's not a Rat Terrier mix, she's a Border Collie
mix. But that doesn't change the fact that she's 100% dozy :)