What do you think Leah is?
I am taking guesses while we wait for Leah’s test results! There will be a small prize for the most impressively accurate guess. In the meantime, here are a few pics and tips to level the playing field between visitors and real-life-friends:
Characteristics of Leah
Age: 6 years old, we have had her since she was a puppy. The above pics are ages 5-6
Breed Guess: The rescue we got her from says she is a “terrier mix.” My family has our own guesses what that mix is. We will keep private for now.
Size: The vet says her ideal weight would be 32 pounds. – She is currently a little over that. But even at 32, people think she is a bit chunky because of her barrel-chest.
Medical issues: Luxating Patella (kneecap dislocates), frequent ear infections, skin allergies, and eye problems when she was a puppy. Leah is kind of high maintenance. Maybe I should have invested in pet insurance.
Behavior: Eager to please and highly food motivated! It is rare for someone to enter the home without Leah showing them something … a toy, a leaf, a dirty sock. Other dogs can be overwhelmed by her intense “friendliness.”
She has become more of a barker with age. But she still remembers that good doggies do not dig holes in the back yard and they do not let the kitties scratch furniture.
Rules and Prizes
Submissions will be accepted on this website, Facebook, Instagram, and in person. Comments on this website are moderated, so just let me know if you want your guess hidden until the winer is announced.
The prize will depend on who our winner is. If I do not know you in person, it will most likely be a gift card.
How do Dog DNA Tests Work?
This is the second time we have done a dog DNA test. The other dog’s results were surprising! It is pretty simple:
- You purchase a kit. Both of ours were purchased on Amazon.com and mailed to us.
- Read directions and fill out any necessary forms to make sure you get your dog’s results.
- Make sure your dog does not eat, drink, or play with other animals for a set period of time.
I have heard ranges from 30 minutes to 2 hours. The point is that you want to make sure you are only collecting their DNA. … I test after a nap, to make sure they didn’t pick up another dog’s slobs through a shared chew toy.
- Swab your dog’s inner cheaks for several seconds. (The box will say how)
- Put the swab in the enclosed tube and solution. Shake a few times.
- Put your dog’s test in the mail and wait for results!
Waiting for the results is the hard part. You will receive a text and/or email when your dog’s results are ready!