11-19-2016, 08:07 PM
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Delilah Embark Test
For the holidays my parents got me the Embark DNA test (I got it now instead of Christmas because they currently have a deal where you get a free Dognition membership in addition to the DNA test). I'm interested to see what her breed will be- I know DNA tests aren't always accurate but this is supposed to be the most accurate one because it tests for 200,000 gene markers instead of the 1,800 Wisdom Panel tests for. The other thing is that it tests for 160 genetic diseases and disorders, and as Delilah is not very well bred and is already having issues with luxating patellas and canine compulsive disorder, I hope I can see if I have to expect any other issues in the future.
Anyways, I have a guess of what she is, I think she's at least part Toy Fox Terrier, if not purebred. The main thing that's stumping me is her coloring- it is not accepted in the standard and the only other TFT I've seen with the same coloring is half chihuahua. TFTs can be black and white, tan and white, black and tan and white, and chocolate and tan and white. Delilah's like red and white with a black mask.
She was found as a stray in Tennessee at about 5 months old. She has a docked tail, and she looks very much like a terrier to me, but most people guess chihuahua when they see a tiny dog with big ears. She weighs 6 lbs.
Who wants to take a guess at what the results will be?