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Mystery Dog, April 30, 2013

Mystery Dog of the Week

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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.

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