Mystery Dog of the Week
Pit Bulletin Legal News Radio presented a weekly "mystery dog." Each week, the first astute--or lucky--listener who correctly identified the predominant breed(s) that comprised the dog (according to a DNA test) was eligble to win a prize.
The purpose of this game was 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. (A study done by Victoria Voith found that experienced animal shelter workers were able to accurately guess the breed makeup of mixed-breeds dogs only 25% of the time). Our mystery dog photos were originally used in the deposition of an animal control officer in a lawsuit challenging breed-discriminatory legislation in Grant Country, WA (you may learn more about the case here, at Pit Bulletin Legal News). The animal control officer failed miserably.
- Published on Saturday, 02 March 2013 18:23
Our very first Mystery Dog of the Week was this handsome fellow. A DNA test revealed that he is a mix of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retreiver, Beagle, Miniature Bull Terrier, and Boxer.