Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Saint Sheprador

Based upon Kargo's ancestry, we're calling her a Saint Sheprador, or more appropriately a Weisser Saint Sheprador. Just think of it as a designer breed.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Kargo's ancestry

This is Kargo now just before her first birthday. Her ears are both fully up, and she weighs just under 40 lbs. Her fur color has great highlighting. We decided to get her DNA analyzed by Wisdom Panel. According to their analysis, she is 1/4 German Shepherd, 1/4 white Swiss shepherd, 1/4 labrador retriever, and 1/4, wait for it ... Saint Bernard! I can believe everything except the Saint Bernard, but I think I'll just go around telling everyone who asks that she's a Saint Bernard mix anyway to see what they say. All those dogs are big, but the analysis says that her adult weight will be 37 to 59 lbs, so I guess she's on the lighter end of the weight chart. When we adopted her from the SF-SPCA, they listed her as a shepherd/labrador mix, so they were pretty close all along. Here's her ancestry in chart form: