Friday, December 30, 2011

Guess that Pog!

As promised, a little game!

As you might know, we adopted some dogs a little over a year ago. One of them, Pog, is a major mystery mutt.

Exhibit A:

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For Christmas, I asked for this:

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It's a DNA test that will, theoretically, tell us what dogs make up Pog's specific brand of mutt. We have our own theories, but we thought it'd be fun to let people guess! Y'know, like those pools they do with babies, only....not.

The prize:

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Some nommy Louisa Harding Kimono Angora, plus whatever other goodies I feel like tossing in when I'm mailing it.

So here's how it works: In the comments, tell us which dogs you think make up the Pog. You can be as specific as you want ("50% Horse, 50% Bat" or "Mostly Gargoyle with a little bit of Gremlin.") The answer that is most accurate (and comes first in the case of a tie) gets the prize. Wisdom Panel is sort of notorious for coming back with totally left-field answers that make no sense, so if nobody gets it, I'll just draw randomly. Also good to know: Wisdom Panel doesn't have "Pit Bull", but they do have stuff like "Staffordshire Terrier" and "American Bulldog" which is what Pits were made out of back in the day. (Here's the full breed list if you want to get technical. )

Pog facts:
- 31 lbs
- Black outer coat with a tan undercoat and white blob on chest, one toe.
- 'bout knee high, or "just tall enough to whack you in the balls with her front feet."
- Very fast, smart, and stubborn. Slightly neurotic.
- Makes a wide variety of grumbles, yodels, and trills
- Underbite
- Tail curls upwards slightly
- Slightly tucked up belly
- Short hair, but not smooth. Mohawk on the spine that raises when she's angry/excited.

Reference pictures:

Pog's Underbite

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Good luck! I popped the tests in the mail today and we'll keep the contest going til I get the results :-)


64 comments:

  1. What a cutie Pog is! My dog Luna got very excited about your video and tried to find Pog in my computer speaker. I think they'd be friends.

    For my guess, I'm gonna go with the same crazy dog recipe Wisdom Insights gave us last year for our 40-pound "Lunador": 25% lab, 50% chihuahua (all on one side of the family tree), 25% indistinguishable.

    Can't wait to hear your results!

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  2. 100% freakin adorable. That's all that matters!

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  3. love the teeth!
    I say 25% lab, 25% chihuahua, 25% boxer (she really plays like one)
    25% poppa was a rolling stone.
    She's very cute!

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  4. Oooo, fun game! I'm guessing she's got a little bit of terrier (Smooth Fox Terrier to be precise), with maybe a little something like German Shorthaired Pointer or Boxer(to be a bit imprecise). :) Are those dog dna things even accurate?

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  5. Ooh, fun. I'll play.
    I'll go with American Bulldog, Labrador, and Rat Terrier for the wildcard. Or, 100% American Mutt :)

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  6. I'm going with terrier, greyhound and a dash of dachshund. He is a sweetie though and that is the most important 'ingredient'.. lol.

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  7. @Cinnamon - probably not :-P I've heard the accuracy put at 85%, which isn't too bad, but I've also heard of people getting total wildcard answers. I'm hoping we'll get something feasible, at least, haha.

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  8. awesome! i never knew there was a dna doggie test..id love to find out what my dog is..my guess is totally random im going to say Doberman Pinscher/Flat-Coated Retriever/Manchester Terrier and maybe some Catahoula Leopard Dog .. :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  9. Mostly pit with some lab thrown in. A "labrit" if you will.

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  10. Knowing very little about dog breeds (but being a lover of yarn and games!), I'm going with...25% American Bull, 25% Blue Healer (sp?), 40% lab, 10% unknown, 100% adorable!

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  11. So cute! I'm going with 30% greyhound, 40% Irish terrier, 15% springer spaniel and 15% unknown.

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  13. 50% Labrador, 50% Jack Russel Terrier

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  14. She is adorable! Reminds me of my catahoula bulldog when no one would play with him!
    I am going with lab and bulldog!

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  15. Very cute. I say terrier, lab mix.

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  16. I would say she's at least 50% pit bull, a smidgeon of chihuahua, some lab, and possibly part ridgeback.

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  17. 50% rat terrior, 30% lab, 20% pariah

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  18. This dog is clearly a manbearpig. That's half man, half bear, half pig.

    Seriously though, Pog looks very similar to my chihuahua in the face. So I'm going to go with Chi910huahua (25%)/Terrier(25%)/Lab(40%)(10%??)?

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  19. I would say miniature doberman, some weimaraner, a bit of boxer, and a dash of unknown.

    greyowl60 at yahoo dot com

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  20. Fun contest! I love dogs. I have a mystery mutt of my own and I have always wanted to order the DNA test for him but I'm afraid he'd come back wolf-y :(

    Anyways for Pog my guess is some combination of
    Lab
    Boxer
    and Husky (I'm guessing they only have Siberian Husky on the list but didn't check)
    Although I guess I'd expect her to be bigger with all those big breeds... Can't wait to hear what they say!

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  21. Great contest...

    Basenji, Rhodesian Ridgeback, and maybe a little lab...

    nhsarab at yahoo dot co

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  22. What a cutie!! My money is on heeler, pit, and lab.

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  23. My first thought was some Doberman in her, maybe a mini-Dobie, mixed with some kind of terrier. That short, upright, somewhat curled tail looks like either basenji or chihuahua.

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  24. hmm...i'm thinking jack russell terrier/beagle mix. :)

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  25. Aww, Pog is so cute!

    my guess is

    30% Greyhound/whippet
    40% Staffordshire Bull Terrier
    30% Labrador

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  26. I'm going to guess some doberman, maybe mini, some boxer, and some whippet. And 100% adorable!

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  27. She's super cute! I think she's a lab mix with "pit" mixed in.

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  28. I'm guessing Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Labrador and a bit of Pug

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  29. Pretty cute, whatever her ancestors!
    I'll guess whippet and lab, just for fun.

    At least I think your dog is 100% canine.
    I tell people my own girl is a Scottish Monkeyhound: Scottish Deerhound crossed with a monkey!

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  30. Lovely dog, definitely adorable and I actually prefer mutts to purebreds as they tend to have mental issues or developmental issues compared to our run of the mill dogs.

    I see:
    Doberman
    Dachshund
    possibly Dane looking at the body layout
    and very likely some smooth fox terrier thrown in for good measure.
    And why not! throw in some Labrador and I think we have the perfect Heinz 57 blend :)

    MariAngel (rav ID)

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  31. Basenji, boxer, smooth fox terrier. And cuteness!

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  32. I have one exactly like Pog, mine is a girl named Grayce. I don't know what she is either. I was told part chihuahua and terrier. My guess would be spanish miniature greyhound with rat or fox terrier mix.

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  33. I'd guess 50/50 greyhound and jack russell. But what do I know?

    Your dog is very cute and I love yarn! :)))

    beedragon on Ravelry

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  34. Hey --- we have a Rupert, too! A bulldog/Pekingese mix. Talk about an underbite. . . !

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  35. I love Pog's teeth! So cute. Pog looks similar to my dog Debit(R.I.P.) in the face... hmmm... He was 1/2 chihuahua 1/2 beagle. So my guess is going to be lab, chihuahua, some terrier, sprinkle on a bit of boxer and maybe some beauceron(throwing in a wild card here). :)

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  36. Mexican Hairless(Xoloitzcuintli)(She acutally looks quite a bit line the wikipedia pics of these, but since they are so rare it's probably Chihuahua like most people guessed), rat terrier (which includes the Manchester Terrier in it's breeding),and Whippet!

    The thing is I have seen mixes like these at the dog park and they are rarely what you would think, so your present is going to be very interesting!

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  37. Hi Alex, this is MaryL27 from ravelry! You have a cute little doggy :)

    So this is my guess :
    Labrador
    Boxer
    Pug
    (They are listed as the first has the biggest percentage).

    I can't wait to see the results! I'm so curious! haha!

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  38. Aww I love Pog! She is just enough mental :D
    I think she is around 70% Whippet, 20% Xoloitzcuintli (ooh! cheeky)and 10% German Wirehaired Pointer.
    Can't wait to hear your results.

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  39. I think she is 50% whippet and 50% American Stratfordshire Bull Terrier. She is beautiful.
    Thanks so much for the article on fractle spinning. Where did you get that roving for your Ravelry striped hat? I love it!

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  40. Hi Alexandra, I just finished knitting your mandelbrot hat (saw it on Knitty) and it looks (and feels) really great :)

    As for your sweet dog, my guess is 50% labrador and some boxer with maybe some ridgeback? Super cute dog either way!

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  42. my guess would be: chichuahua, doxie, and pit....with a little pug

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  43. She is just like my dog- 100% lucky.
    Happy New Year.

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  44. I'm gonna go with Ridgeback, Rat Terrier, and American Staffordshire Terrier.

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  45. My guesses are American Stafford shire terrier, Labrador, whippet, and maybe Chihuahua? Definitely super cute! she reminds me of a model, awkward and skinny looking but takes fabulous and interesting photos!

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  46. My guess is lab, boxer, and some unknown for flavor.

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  47. Adorable little Pog! After looking through the breed options... I really have no idea. But I'll make a simple guess that she is 50% Manchester Terrier, 25% Staffordshire Bull Terrier, 25% German Pinscher.

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  48. One thing's for sure, Pog is adorable!

    I'm not good at this, so I won't even bother w/percentages. I think there's some Pit Bull, judging by the mouth, so I'll throw in "Staffordshire Terrier" and "American Bulldog". The body looks so long & lean that I think there's some Greyhound in the mix. Possibly some lab?

    Though I doubt I've got a winning answer (I WISH, the yarn has me drooling), I will still be curious to see what makes up your darling Pog.

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  49. She looks lovely. 50% staffordshire bull terrier (if you have those), part collie and/or short haired pointer.

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  50. She looks lovely. 50% staffordshire bull terrier (if you have those), part collie and/or short haired pointer.

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  51. 45% boxer, 25% lab, 25% sheep dog like in babe. 5% something like pug or something.

    Olofdrofn on ravelry i

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  52. 30% weimaraner 30% chocolate lab 40% burmese mountain dog morgaine24 on rav

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  53. Well, this is a bummer kind of comment, but I had just scrolled to the pics and when I saw the one of her on the Persian rug and you said "yodel, talk" and "hair stands up on her back" , well, my thought of Basenji was justified at least. Then I remembered this...so I decided to risk being a debbie downer and put this info here. Pog looks great, no matter which way the mutt-goodness goes! I am more impressed by doggie goodness, and all dogs have it, *all* of them, than by prizes, but...I am a knitter. Sending "all the best" for Pog and The Pack!
    Here goes: "Fanconi syndrome, an inheritable disorder in which the kidneys fail to reabsorb electrolytes and nutrients, is unusually common in basenjis. Symptoms include excessive drinking, excessive urination, and glucose in the urine, which may lead to a misdiagnosis of diabetes. Fanconi syndrome usually presents between 4 and 8 years of age, but sometimes as early as 3 years or as late as 10 years. Fanconi syndrome is treatable and organ damage is reduced if treatment begins early. ..." That was from the dreaded Wikipedia.....
    and this is from Univ of Georgia College of Vet. Med.
    "...Fanconi's syndrome appears to have a hereditary predisposition for Basenjis as well as Norwegian Elkhounds. Other breeds that are predisposed (to a lesser degree) are Shetland sheepdogs and Schnauzers. The onset of the disease is not until later in life (3-11 yrs of age in Basenjis), and thus affected dogs may have been bred before diagnosis, passing on the genetic trait.6 Approximately 10% of adult Basenjis have Fanconi’s syndrome.6 The acquired form of Fanconi’s syndrome can be caused by heavy metal poisoning (lead, mercury, cadmium and uranium). Drugs such as a gentamicin,5 cephalosporins, outdated tetracycline, cisplatin, and streptozotocin can cause proximal renal tubule resorption abnormalities.4 Chemicals such as Lysol® and maleic acid also have been reported to cause the syndrome.4 Renal cystic disease and neoplasia,3 including multiple myeloma and monoclonal gammopathies, also have been found to cause acquired Fanconi’s syndrome.4 "
    And oh, perhaps black Lab sweetness in there?
    Plllease talk with your veterinarian, just in case, about the syndrome.
    Love, Susan

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  54. The underbite is adorbz. :3 But I'm guessing Labrador aaaand... Greyhound? Possibly some Snark involved (courtesy of Lewis Carroll).
    Also, you are the most hilarious knit-blogger I've ever read.
    kimbrown742@yahoo.com (if I win ;p)

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  55. Hi. I think that Pog might be a Patterdale Terrier! My dog looks very similar and they are a breed that is not well known.

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  56. Hi. I think Pog might be a Patterdale Terrier! We have a dog that is very similar and they are a breed not very well known.

    I'm curious to find out the results!

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  57. Hi. I think that Pog might be a Patterdale Terrier! My dog looks very similar and they are a breed that is not well known.

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  58. You know, she looks a LOT like a Patterdale, but she's about double the size. I do wish that one was on the list that they test for, though!

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  59. And thank you Susan, I'll keep that in mind if Basenji comes up. That's one of the benefits (in theory) of doing these tests- you can be more aware of the specific health issues in the breeds they come from. Mutts tend to be healthier than their purebred ancestors though, so that's good.

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  60. I think she is American Staffordshire and Whippet, or maybe greyhound.

    She has the sweet pittie look, but much slimmer and narrower in the head.

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  61. I think she is American Staffordshire and Whippet, or maybe greyhound.

    She has the sweet pittie look, but much slimmer and narrower in the head.

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