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Old 12-16-2012, 07:45 PM
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Default Had DNA test done, but curious

I adopted my dog Abby last March when she was about 5 mos. old. The rescue group thought she was a beagle/treeing walker coonhound mix but weren't sure (the people at the shelter from which they rescued her at 8 wks old just said she was "beagle"). A few friends thought she was a foxhound or that she had foxhound in her.

Not sure how accurate they are, but I had one of those DNA tests done (cheek swab), and they found that one of her parents was a purebred treeing walker coonhound. The other was apparently half beagle, half greyhound (which I found interesting... she really doesn't seem to have many greyhound traits, except maybe the long body). She's got the treeing walker instinct... has a high prey drive and is always treeing squirrels (she nearly made it up our apple tree once actually).

What do you guys think? I def. see the coonhound in her, though she's a little smaller than a typical female walker, about 17 inches tall instead of the 20-25 for a walker. I'm guessing that's due to the beagle? Also her ears might not be as long as a typical walker, but I'm not really sure of that..maybe also due to beagle? I'm just really curious and would love to have some other opinions. Here are some pics of her.

http://i.imgur.com/PACzN.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/C1Rmy.jpg
(just posting links to these 2 since they're pretty big)





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