Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Cece's DNA Revealed
It's amazing….although I probably would never have guessed this particular mix, it makes perfect sense.
CeCe is approx 1/4 Schipperke, 1/4 Chow Chow, 1/4 Australian Shepherd, and 1/4 pure mutt.
The small, fox-like Schipperke is an almost exact description of CeCe, particularly in personality and breed traits. The physical description matches too, minus the fuller, black coat and pointed ears.
"The Schipperke is extremely active and loves to be involved in what is going on around him…" That is an understatement. CeCe is the 'busiest' creature I have ever known.
Much like the mischievous Schipperke, the Chow Chow is aloof with strangers and a good guard dog, which also accounts for her deep orange/red colour. Oh, and did I mention that the roof of her mouth (and her brother's tongue) is that tell-tale blue!?!
"Affectionate and devoted to family, the Chow is reserved and discerning with strangers." That's my girl.
And finally, a reason for her floppy little ears and insane agility and ball skill: the Aussie Shepherd. The Aussie is another breed possessing strong guarding instincts and occasional aloofness with strangers….it's no wonder I feel like I'm fighting an uphill battle with CeCe's indoor barking and dislike of visitors!
The Aussie "needs a lot of activity and a sense of purpose to be truly content." Yup, that sounds about right.
If anyone is interested in finding out more about their own dog's DNA, I strongly recommend Wisdom Panel, since they have the largest database of breeds, and are known for providing extremely accurate results. Not all canine DNA testing companies are equal, and I've done the research for you.
Wisdom Panel: http://www.wisdompanel.com/