This one time, about two months ago, we started to reveal the results of Gambit’s Wisdom Panel 2.0 DNA test. We forgot to finish. Please excuse us for the forgetfulness! Our Dobie hound has not been confirmed to be a Dobie hound, but the DNA test did indicate that he’s part chow chow and Shepherd.
The last major component of his mix was found to be Weimaraner. With this one, I can see some potential visible resemblances. Weimaraners tend to be short coated, lean and lanky.
As for the last half of Gambit’s breed mix, besides White Swiss Shepherd, were Dalmation, Basset Hound, Lhasa Apso, and… Treeing Walker Coonhound.
We’re pretty sure the Treeing Walker Coonhound is a definite. Despite his lack of gloriously long, floppy ears or the need to bay, our Gambit is so coonie it hurts!
It just goes to show that a dog’s predominant breed may barely present itself in terms of looks, personality and instincts while a more minor breed in the mix may dominate.
And that is what makes a Gambit. Sure looks like the pedigree of a purebred shelter mutt to me!