Heinz 57 No More

Chesapeake Bay Retriever (Photo taken from www.wikipedia.org)


Korean Jindo (Photo taken from www.dogbreedinfo.com)

For a long time we believed that Mulder was a Hound-Mix Dog. That’s what the Shelter Volunteers said and besides he’s got the eyes and ears of one. Strangers would always try to guess what kind of dog he was and the more common guesses were German Shepherd, Rottweiler, and Great Dane because of his long legs.

Finally, we were able to get a DNA test for him. The results showed that he is more than 50% Chesapeake Bay Retriever and at least 25% Korean Jindo. The rest contains some trace of Shetland Sheepdog which they indicated with “low confidence” on the report .

What a pleasant surprise! Mulder is not a Heinz 57 (what Vets call dogs with unknown origins) dog anymore. It was eye opening and now we feel that we know him more.

Mulder the Dog

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One Comment

  1. Posted April 4, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    OMG! I had no idea there was such thing as a DNA test for dogs! That is the neatest thing. How interesting about Mulder! I’ve never seen the Jindo before – quite a stately looking breed. I can see it now in Mulder, but he’s got a more cute and loveable look to him.

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  • By CosmicAdventure is Alive! on September 30, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    […] Mulder is like a movie star everywhere we go! We always get questions about what breed he is so we finally decided to get a DNA test done. He is approximately half Chesapeake Bay retriever, about 25% Jindo, and possibly a trace of Shetland sheepdog. Charlotte wrote a blog about this including pictures of those breeds so if you want to know more check out this link. […]