Friday, May 30, 2008

Breed, Schmeed... How could you not love this face?


This morning, we also had blood drawn for the Wisdom Panel this morning. One of the vet techs pointed out that it is good to look at the list of breeds identified. Turns out that when she had her dog Grommit analyzed, they didn't have Schnauzer on the list yet, and thus there was a large chunk of "Unknown" on her report. (Looks like all sizes of Schnauzer are on the list now.)

Here are the breeds that they don't have.
American Foxhound
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Beauceron
Black and Tan Coonhound
Canaan Dog
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Dogue De Bordeaux
English Foxhound
English Toy Spaniel
Finnish Spitz
German Pinscher
Harrier
Komondor
Kuvasz
Lowchen
Miniature Bull Terrier
Neapolitan Mastiff
Otterhound
Pharaoh Hound
Plott Hound
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Puli
Skye Terrier
Tibetan Mastiff
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

So, if Grete has trace amounts of Anatolian Shepherd in her report, it will show up as unknown. (BTW, when I adopted Grete, they had typo'd Australian Shepherd to Anatolian Shepherd on her adoption papers.)

It looks like the report won't have percentages, but it will rank the amounts of each breed, ranging from significant to trace. It will report the breeds like so:

You Should see traits from: X
You May see traits from: Y
There is a slight Chance of seeing traits from: Z

Someone suggested I should start a betting pool for Grete's breed mix. Since we don't have exact percentages, it might be tricky to get this going.

Here's the list of breeds they do have:
Affenpinscher
Afghan Hound
Airedale Terrier
Akita
Alaskan Malamute
American Eskimo Dog
American Staffordshire Terrier
American Water Spaniel
Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Shepherd Dog
Australian Terrier
Basenji
Basset Hound
Beagle
Bearded Collie
Bedlington Terrier
Belgian Malinois
Belgian Sheepdog
Belgian Tervuren
Bernese Mountain Dog
Bichon Frise
Black Russian Terrier
Bloodhound
Border Collie
Border Terrier
Borzoi
Boston Terrier
Bouvier des Flandres
Boxer
Briard
Brittany
Brussels Griffon
Bull Terrier
Bulldog
Bullmastiff
Cairn Terrier
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Chihuahua
Chinese Crested
Chinese Shar-Pei
Chow Chow
Clumber Spaniel
Cocker Spaniel
Collie
Curly-Coated Retriever
Dachshund
Dalmatian
Doberman Pinscher
English Cocker Spaniel
English Setter
English Springer Spaniel
Field Spaniel
Flat-Coated Retriever
Fox Terrier (Smooth)
Fox Terrier (Toy)
Fox Terrier (Wire)
French Bulldog
German Shepherd Dog
German Shorthaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer
Giant Schnauzer
Glen of Imaal Terrier
Golden Retriever
Gordon Setter
Great Dane
Great Pyrenees
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Greyhound
Havanese
Ibizan Hound
Irish Setter
Irish Terrier
Irish Water Spaniel
Irish Wolfhound
Italian Greyhound
Japanese Chin
Keeshond
Kerry Blue Terrier
Labrador Retriever
Lakeland Terrier
Leonberger**
Lhasa Apso
Maltese
Manchester Terrier
Mastiff
Miniature Pinscher
Miniature Schnauzer
Newfoundland
Norfolk Terrier
Norwegian Elkhound
Norwich Terrier
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Old English Sheepdog
Papillon
Parson Russell Terrier
Pekingese
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
Pointer
Pomeranian
Poodle (Miniature)*
Poodle*
Portuguese Water Dog
Pug
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Rottweiler
Saint Bernard
Saluki
Samoyed
Schipperke
Scottish Deerhound
Scottish Terrier
Sealyham Terrier
Shetland Sheepdog
Shiba Inu
Shih Tzu
Siberian Husky
Silky Terrier
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Spinone Italiano
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Standard Schnauzer
Sussex Spaniel
Tibetan Spaniel
Tibetan Terrier
Vizsla
Weimaraner
Welsh Springer Spaniel
Welsh Terrier
West Highland White Terrier
Whippet
Yorkshire Terrier


Maybe readers of Meta Grete can write in with their breed favorites, I can give them odds, and then they can bet with their three-tiered breed list. (Significant, Some, Trace)

Would that work? I don't know a lot about betting pools or odds, so I might make a bad bookie. :P

Regardless, they said the results could come in 10 days -- or 4 weeks. I've marked my calendar. June 13th - June 27th. If we don't hear back by the 4th of July, I'll be sad.

4 comments:

Reverend0 said...

My guess:

Major genetic contributor: Flat-Coated Retriever

Secondary contributor:
Shetland Sheepdog

:q! said...

Interesting...

Maggi's bet was..

Maggi: here's my bet
7:01 PM Significant: australian shepherd
7:02 PM some: greater swiss mountain dog
Maggi: trace: gordon setter
something about her feathery leg hair makes me think setter/retriever

:q! said...

My bet, on the other hand, is probably...

Significant: Australian Shepherd
Some: Border Collie
Trace: Golden Retriever and/or Lab

:q! said...

That said... I can totally see flat-coated retriever as well. She's a little big to have sheltie in her -- but it is still very possible!