Boomer is a dog my son recued and we are trying to figure out what his breed is. He is now around 5-6 mths.
Boomer is a very loving dog and always wants to be near us. He does not like to be alone. He follows Rascal everywhere and will not go outside unless he does. Recently if he growls at Rascal his hair stands up on his rear and neck area and would like to know if it's a sign of upcoming aggression. We're curious as to his possible mix breed. Also a good training collar as he gets larger for training. He is solid, strong and heavy.
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I did the Wisdom Panel on Bruno. The results were kinda bizarre and pretty irrelevant to daily life and training with him. So do it if you want to (it's about 70 dollars retail now) but don't expect miracles.
My guess on your pup would have been Pit Bull and Australian Cattle Dog, maybe with some Boxer and Lab.
Growling and hackling (the hair standing) are normal dog communication signals. I wouldn't really worry if that's as far as he goes- it just means "back off!" I would watch to see what happens BEFORE he does this, to learn why he does it.
The best training device is an attentive, skilled owner. :) To that end, I would enroll in a training class with Boomer as soon as you can. It's best to have a dog that WANTS to comply, so it doesn't matter how large he is. Good luck with your pup!
Bruno CGC answered on Jun 20th.
Hi. I am a nutritionist for MARS Petcare. We have a genetic test that can tell you exactly what breeds are in your dog's background. The company is called Wisdom Panel and you can order the test on line or there are a few retailers that sell it.
For the mixed breed test (one of several they offer), you take a cheek swab and send it in. They will test for over 100 different breeds.
This type of information can tell you about your dog's behavior, what type of training or activities may be best for your dog or may even help guide nutrition and potantial health needs.
I find it fascinating! Many times the looks of the dog don't accurately reflect the genetic background!
Here is a link to the test
Mavis answered on 6/19/12. Helpful? / 0