We Asked You to Guess: What Kind of Dog Is This?

We received tons of entries, but only a few had the correct guesses. Here are the results you’ve been waiting for!

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Special thanks to Mars Veterinary, which donated the Wisdom Panel MX Mixed-Breed Dog DNA Tests used to detect the breeds for the dogs in this contest. For information, visit www.wisdompanel.com


Photograph by Alisha McGraw Photography

Test Results
Significant Breed: Dalmatian
Intermediate Breeds: Briard and Maltese
The Editors Say: We see Guinness’ black-and-white coloring and short, smooth coat coming from the Dal, while the Maltese gives him his small size.

Congratulations to Wendy Jordan, who won the drawing of correct entries for Guinness. She wins $50 worth of goodies from Bit-O-Luv dog treats.


Photograph by Mary Bloom

Test Results
Significant Breed: None
Intermediate Breeds: Alaskan Malamute and Siberian Husky
Minor Breed: Collie
The Editors Say: We’ll admit, Oliver had us all stumped! The lack of a significant breed probably means he’s a multi-generational mutt. We think his rough coat is reminiscent of the Collie, but with more of a Malamute or Husky’s length to it.

Congratulations to Troy and Jennifer Valleen, who were the only ones to guess two of three breeds correctly for Oliver. Bit-O-Luv is sending them  $50 worth of dog goodies.

Pony Boy

Photograph by Peggy Mundell

Test Results
Significant Breed: Pomeranian
Intermediate Breeds: Pug and Basset Hound
The Editors Say: We think Pony Boy’s coat coloring comes from the Pom. But his short fur, body size, and stature are a mix of Pug and Basset.

Congratulations to Kathy Anastor, who won the drawing of correct entries for Pony Boy. She will receive $50 worth of treats courtesy of Bit-O-Luv.


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none   none, IA

8/18/2011 4:25:17 PM

how do we guess?

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Tristan   Fairfax, VA

11/30/2010 11:37:48 AM

you could have upload the pictures to www.guessmybreed.com to get a good idea of what kind of breed they were

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Cynthia   Roundup, MT

4/27/2010 6:27:54 AM

Pony boys ears are a combination of basset and pom.Thats what MIXED means. It amazes me how many KNOW so much more than the test results.As for the comments where "no maltese mated with a dalmation briard"...perhaps a large male maltese and a willing smaller dalmation. I have seen the results of such determined breeding.M neighbor had a chihuahua male breed her basset when the female lay down to accomodate him.Stranger things have happened.

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Kathleen   Delaware, OH

4/10/2010 10:21:56 AM

pony boy's ears do not match any of the breeds mentioned. i believe his ears come from italian greyhound.

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