Hi everyone! Yes, Maisie May is a new nickname we're calling Maisie along with Maisiekins, Maize...and James calls her Mayhem (ha! just kidding). Isn't this the coolest stamp of her? My wonderful and talented friend, Melissa surprised me with it yesterday and I just love it. Thanks, Melissa!
We finally got Maisie's DNA results back and you won't believe it...they're inconclusive. Maisie has them stumped! What it basically said is that they could not find markers in her DNA that would indicate she had any German Shepherd, Whippet or Greyhound in her. They did find trace amounts (which means they don't really know) of Siberian Husky, Dalmation, Australian Shepherd, Dachshund and Airedale Terrier. Dachshund?...Moira, any thoughts on that little surprise?
So...because of these lamo results...James and I have done some more research on our own and now we think she is a Dutch Shepherd. The Dutch Shepherds are not on the Wisdom Panel DNA list of breeds so it wouldn't even show if she was a purebred. She might be mixed with something else...but her characteristics and personality really seem to fit a "Dutchie". Take a look at "Coco" on Dogster and you can see the similarities. I think we want our DNA money back now! Sheesh!
Hope you're all getting some good r&r this week after all the Christmas hooplah. I'm very happy that a bright new year is coming! Yay!