Saturday, January 18, 2014

Oh My, DNA Results

Goodness.  Nobody guessed this one - or at least not all of it! We were pretty sure Henry was part poodle, but my guess was poodle/terrier mix.  Nope. At least we got the poodle part right.  For Christmas, Samantha and Ryan gave Henry and I a DNA test kit.  I mean, after all, we could not find him on  So, finally the results arrived.

They also sent along some sheets that are intended to help with understanding the identification. So, I will add them to the blog too. Henry was appalled by this one.  He is a buff tough Henry dog - he would never consider a sissy cut like that grey poodle.  He might stand back and admire, maybe….

If you check out the second pup from the right, there is some evidence of Henry - but he is way, way cuter and has tons more personality--of course.

I see absolutely nothing to make a Australian Shepard connection.  That said, I guess I could consider it logical.  His doggie cousin (owned by his Tante Kathie) is an Australian Shepherd.  Does that count?

And then there is the mixed breed ancestry sheet!  I have heard of the the short haired dachshund. They seemed to think that was most likely for some of the mix part.  Hum.  I see nothing there. I haven't even heard of the second dog and the third, well I did think he had some terrier.  He does try to snap the neck of his stuffed toys.

For those who want to be "in the know" there you have it!  Henry is perfect.


  1. Woah, it's amazing what you can find out from those things! Does the shepherd in him ever try to herd things?
    Pippa :)

    1. Hi Pippa,
      After visiting his cousin (dad's sister's Australian shepherd) Henry does herd. It could just be an expression of frustration after being herded for the duration of our visits. Then he forgets and reverts to being silly Henry again.

  2. Henry is really cute!
    I have a10 year old mini gray poodle.... someone gave him to us when he was 2 years old... he was originally bought in a pet store... so I am certain he was born in some puppy mill....

    1. Greetings back to you Lorraine. Thank you for visiting! I'm glad your little gray poodle found a good home. Henry sends his "wuff" to you both.