The Pet Doctor

The Pet Doctor - Episode 189 We Have Designs on your Dog

April 25, 201434 min
If your Chestie and Rotterman were playing with a Bascottie and a Rattle and a Bo-Chi and Wheagle were watching, would you be concerned or would you even know what I was talking about? No, I'm not speaking a pigeon English, I was describing several designer dogs. A Chestie is a Chihuahua and West Highland White Terrier mix, a Rotterman... Doberman Pinscher and Rottweiler, Bascottie... Basset Hound and Scottish Terrier. What do you think a Rattle is? American Rat Terrier and Poodle. Bo-Chi... Boston Terrier and Chihuahua, and a Wheagle... Beagle and Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier.

We used to call them mutts. Now they have their own registry, the International Designer Canine Registry, and hefty price tags to their acquisition. How would you determine your dog's lineage? Does it even matter? My guest, veterinary geneticist from Mars Animal Health, Dr. Angela Hughes will give us the details behind the science of DNA testing for dogs.

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