Okay, so we had so much fun finding out about Ernie’s ancestry, we got a DNA testing kit to do the same for Edie, too.
I already described how the test results work here. When people meet Ernie, we’ve had a good time telling them our 90 to 95 pound pooch is a German Shepherd / Boston terrier / Yorkshire Terrier / Sharpei / Belgian Tervuren mix:
I’ve taken to calling him “my little Yorkie terrier.” So what breeds went into the making of Edie? Here’s our girl:
Per the five different DNA “levels,” she isn’t first or second level anything. But she’s third level Labrador Retriever (no surprise there) and … Airedale Terrier (???).
She’s also Boxer, English Setter, and Irish Setter.
How are those for recessive genes?