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).
Ziggy, who is also a deaf dog rescued from a high kill shelter, has apparently been practicing for this role his entire life.
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.