- Published on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 09:57
Mystery Dog of the Week
PBLNR listener Roxanne submitted this picture of her handsome boy. His DNA test revealed him to be primarily American Staffordshire Terrier, with one parent being a mix of American Staffordshire Terrier, Boxer, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Scottish Deerhound, and Border Terrier. Ironically, after a visual inspection, this dog was found not to be a "pit bull" by Miami-Dade Animal Services.
The purpose of this game is to underscore the difficulty of identifying dogs based on looks alone. The visual identification of mixed-breed dogs is not a science and is notoriously unreliable. We also recognize that the determination of breed by DNA testing is not perfect and is evolving.