Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ziggy's DNA Test

I just submitted a DNA test for Ziggy to find out what breed(s) he may be.  As you may remember, I tried to figure out Ziggy’s breed once before, based on the fact that he has a curly tailHowever, now that we’re taking a more scientific approach to this question, I’ve been thinking about what the results will tell us.  

The DNA test company says that there are two good reasons to take a DNA test.  First, it will help you predict inherited characteristics.  I believe that means we may finally have an answer for why Ziggy is so food-obsessed.  I did some research to determine which breeds are most obsessed with food.  Front-runners included Labs, Beagles, Pugs, and every other breed currently known to mankind.  So if the DNA test verifies that Ziggy is a dog, that will most likely explain his food obsession.
The other reason to test your dog is to identify their genetic background.  I've thought a lot about this, and I feel confident that the DNA test will show Ziggy is related to at least one of the following dogs:

Spuds MacKenzie promoted beer in several beer commercials.  
Ziggy has been known to promote beer any chance he gets. 

Marley, from the book and movie entitled Marley & Me, is described as a high-strung, boisterous, and somewhat uncontrolled dog. He is strong, powerful, endlessly hungry, eager to be active, and often destructive of property (but completely without malice).

Michael, a deaf pit bull who was once in a high kill shelter, was rescued and is now the star of a show in Reno.  In the show, Michael plays an irascible reprobate who has no interest at all in pleasing his owner.
Ziggy, who is also a deaf dog rescued from a high kill shelter, has apparently been practicing for this role his entire life. 

Pete, who was President Theodore Roosevelt’s Boston Bull Terrier, bit so many people that he was exiled from the White House.  
 Ziggy, an avid shopper, was for several months exiled from PetSmart adoption events due to his high level of stress caused by being surrounded by food and not allowed to eat it all (he has since redeemed himself and is allowed to attend events again). 

Snoopy, the much loved Beagle from Peanuts, is described as “wildly imaginative, supremely confident, and a canine master of disguise."
Ziggy is also supremely confident, wildly imaginative, and a canine master of disguise!

It’ll be a few weeks until we have the DNA results, so for now I’ll continue my research so I can be prepared for whatever we find out. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post, when I share the reason behind the DNA test.


browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all!

BOL!!! What more can I say!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Corbin said...

Can't wait!!! Corbin's results were back a week after they received them! We definitely think there's some beagle and bull terrier!

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing that Ziggy has some setter or pointer in him

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I think Ziggy is just ALL DAWG and that is FANGtastic.

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Cupcake said...

Well, there is a good chance Ziggy's test results will come back looking like this ????? because Ziggy is one of kind.

Sam said...

It is always fun to know!


Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

When I asked my wife if it might be a good idea to have my DNA tested to see what my ancestry might be, she said that I probably wouldn't like the results. Sigh.