Who’s the daddy?

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Scout at 11 weeks.

 We did the DNA cheek swab.

 We’re anxiously awaiting the results.

Since adopting the abandoned puppy, we’ve been wondering what he is. We are pretty sure one of Scout’s parents is a german shepherd. But, what about the other parent?

At first we thought Scout was all german shepherd despite his droopy ears. Every german shepherd puppy has droopy ears for 8 weeks. But, by 4 to 7 months the ears should be erect. Scout’s ears never quite came up.

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Ears coming up? Scout at 4 months.

Not that Scout didn’t tease. When Scout was approximately 12-weeks-old one ear starting going up. Then the other. They got 3/4 of the way. Then at five months the ears headed south.

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Scout, 70 lbs. and 7-months

Scout is now a 7-month-old. And he has changed even more. He weighs 70-lbs. His tail curls over his back like a pug. He seems to be getting jowels.

Is he part mastiff? Pit bull? Bulldog? Pug?

 It takes 6 to 8 weeks for test results. We are on pins and needles. How can Maury handle the suspense 5 days a week?

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Scout’s doggy DNA kit

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  1. heather’s avatar

    Hmmmm…he doesn’t really look like a pure German Shepherd to me. His fur looks to thick. He almost looks like he’s part Akita or a short haired Chow except his coloring is wrong for that and his ears would definitely be up.

    Maybe he is some kind-of a collie mix or Retriever?

    It is hard to say!

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  2. Strawberry Lane’s avatar

    That is fascinating … doggy DNA. Hummm, 70 pounds at 7 months, will be interesting to know what the results say.

    Whatever he is … Scout is adorable.

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