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My bet is that “mom” was misidentified 🙂
First question … complete at least 10 of the surveys and you will qualify for a DNA kit … and you will have to be patient. This is a huge scientific research program which depends on donations and grants to fund the kits and results. 🙂 As for the pros … personally for me it is simply curiosity but there may (or may not) be advantages in knowing specifics of the breed(s) of your dog(s)
Right off the top of my mind I would say keep checking your “laboratory” .. my understanding is that as soon as any results come back they would be posted there. 🙂
Thank you for taking the time to reply and go over your findings. Very interesting and thought provoking. Brings more questions to my mind almost immediately.
Thank you and the team for taking on this research. Will be looking forward to results as they come.
Thanks for the information Jennifer. When I got Cake at a shelter in Chattanooga TN she was labeled as a Lab/Pit mix. At the time I was taking her to a local dog park a couple of times a week and one day saw a dog that looked exactly like her. Male and slightly bigger. Upon questioning the owner he said they were BMCs. Went home and googled BMC and there was her picture. Or maybe a close relative picture. 🙂 Started researching the breed. She seemed to conform to the “standard” in most ways that I could tell. Size, temperment, color ect. But we will see once the DNA results are done. It has been my experience while volunteering at shelters that when a tan or black dog with floppy ears comes in it is invariably labled a lab mix of some kind. lol
Thanks for the response Brittney 🙂 .. not sure how I got the idea it was for mixed only.. It would be really interesting to see Cake’s ancestry. But I realize with the “newness” of the study it could be a while for results to come back. Just really excited that scientists are starting to take a more serious look at dogs in this and other areas as well.