Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mini Saint Berweiler Poo

Keita had her first birthday back in April.  Sadly we kind of forgot about it, so I think we are going to be celebrating her adoption day instead of her actual (as estimated by the vet) birthday.  I did get one birthday present from Nate which was kind of a birthday present for Keita, a dog DNA test.  

When we adopted Keita the rescue group told us that they thought she was a labradoodle.  When she and her litter mates were being dropped off at the pound someone from the rescue group happened to be there to pick up another dog at the same time and ended picking them up too.  I guess the owner of her mother who was dropping off the litter said that she thought they were labradoodles.  When she was a puppy it was kind of believable, but as she got older we became pretty positive there was neither any lab or any doodle in her.  She definitely looks like some kind of terrier mix and that is what just about everyone who saw her guessed she was.  

Yesterday we got the DNA test back.  Here are the results:

Even though she doesn't have poodle-like fur and hates the water, she is actually 50% miniature poodle.  That wasn't all that shocking.  She is small and, like a lot of poodle mixes, has a very cute beard.  What is shocking is that she is also 25% saint bernard.  In a million years I would never have guessed saint bernard.  She is also apparently 11.5% rottweiler, 2% sussex spaniel and less than one percent akita, black russian terrier and lhasa apso.  I have dubbed her the new fancy designer breed mini saint berweiler poo.

Nate sent the rescue group the results so they could forward it on to the people who adopted her litter mates.  A couple of them sent back pictures of their mini saint berweiler poos.

Keita's brother Sam with his new owners.

And her sister Sadie.

It is amazing how much they look like her.  I'm not completely convinced about the test results.  But I'm  kind of tickled to thing that our little 22 lb. puppy is really part saint bernard and rottweiler.  I'm glad she didn't end up being 180 lbs.


Liana said...

Are you kidding me? Now we really have to get Rusty tested. Maybe he's got some Great Dane in there :)

kraken said...

You should! Who knows what is in him. He is probably part something random that you would have never guessed.