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Lance's DNA Results

by sands904 on 4/16/2010 at 7:08 AM in Lance

So, I finally purchased a DNA test for Lance. I purchased it online from Wisdom Panel. When it arrived we just had to swab his cheek with the two enclosed swabs and send them back in the enclosed envelope. It has been almost 3 weeks and we just got the results.

From looks and behavior, my guess was he was German Shepherd and Siberian Husky and maybe some other breeds. When we adopted him the shelter told us he was a German Shepherd Mix and I have since had lots of people think he is a Husky or Shepherd when we are out walking.

According to the results, Lance has at least 25% Pembroke Welsh Corgi and at least 12.5% Irish Setter. When I first read this I was shocked but the more I looked as the coat, ears and facial features the more I think he might really have Corgi in him.

It was definitely an interesting process. I just wonder what the other 62.5% of him is :)
 
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Lance the crazy boy!

by sands904 on 3/2/2010 at 10:06 PM in Lance

Our day started out like any normal day today. I woke up, let the dogs out, fed them their breakfast and sat down to work while they napped. I worked for a couple of hours and about 9:30 I got up to get some water. All three dogs got up to go outside. I looked at Lance and his face was swollen up. His muzzle was very puffy and his eyes were swollen. Even the top of his head was a bit swollen.

I called the my husband to see if Lance got into anything I didn't know about. He said no so I called the vet immediately. All three dog have been getting home-prepared meals for about 4 or 5 months. I had some left over round steaks from our meal a few days ago so I cut them up and fet them to the dogs for breakfast with some veggies and rice. My first thought is that this was a reaction to the steak which Lance had only had once before. They typically get baked chicken or ground turkey or ground beef baked into meat loaf like meals with veggies. I told the vet about this but he doesn't think that this was a reaction to the food. He believes that Lance got into something which is possible or it was a reaction to a bug bite. Both are possible but Lance has never been one to get into much and there are not too many bugs around Chicago in this weather.

They gave him a shot of benedryl and told me to give him a couple more later that night. The swelling has gone down quite a bit and he is sleeping now so we will see how he looks in the morning. Crazy Boy!!!

You can see a picture of him here View Picture
 
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