Go ahead and sign us up for Maury. The DNA results are in, and John is not the father.. Of Caesar, that is!
A while back, I signed up for a Wisdom Panel sponsored post. We’ve had suspicion that Caesar is part pit bull, so I wanted to put his DNA to the test. I wrote my pitch, and waited. Unfortunately, I was not chosen, but for good reason.
You see, in my pitch, I mentioned that we believed Caesar to be part pit. I stated how he had been the baby that I “accidentally” adopted while my husband was deployed, and he’s been my sidekick ever since.
WELL, the kind people at Wisdom Panel didn’t want to get me in any trouble with on the military side of things, should the results come back as suspected. Pit bulls and other “aggressive” breeds are not allowed to live in military housing 😑 and being required to post the results publicly, could possibly get us in trouble. But I did the test anyway.
For the last five years, we’ve been labeling our sweet boy as a “lab mix.” Most vets (especially around military communities) know what’s up, and make it easy for bully parents to keep their babies. We figured that Caesar was a lab/pit mix, but it turns out that’s not the case.
The Wisdom Panel DNA was super easy to perform. Kinda. If your dog isn’t a spaz, it should be easy. All you need to do, is swab the inside of the dog’s cheek twice, and send in the swabs with the provided box. It took me sitting on Caesar to get these things in his mouth. 😑
A few weeks after sending the sample in, a very thorough result ended up in my inbox. I was actually quite surprised as I scrolled through all of the information. We were right on the pit part, but there is zero lab in my 80 pound lap dog.
One of Caesar’s parents is a purebred American Staffordshire Terrier, but the other is a crazy Alaskan Malamute/Chow Chow/German Shepherd mix. WHAT?! I am not particularly fond of Chow Chows OR German Shepherds, so these results were certainly a shock!
Along with the breed info, Wisdom Panel also provided information on the health and traits of these breeds. They predicted his weight to be between 55 and 82 lbs, which is about right. They even predicted what his ears and tail should look like. Although, they did forget to mention that the tail is practically a deadly weapon.
I’m still in shock over the results, but regardless of what they say, I know I have the sweetest boy in the world. He is the son I’ll never have, and the big brother to my girls. He is so loving, although sometimes a little too friendly. I’m so glad I get to be his mama.
Oh! And if you’re wondering what breed your fur baby might be, I have ONE 15% off code for a Wisdom Panel Canine DNA Test!