Monday, October 8, 2007

Doggie DNA test reveals mutts’ canine heritage

LINCOLN, Neb. - Rascal’s mom looked like Lassie. And his dad? Well, that’s a good question.

Rascal’s ears make it clear that he was the product of something besides a collie, but his owners couldn’t say exactly what. So Kathie Svoboda of Lincoln dabbed a swab in her pet’s mouth, mailed it to a lab and, a few weeks later, unlocked the mutt’s canine heritage.

Collie and cocker spaniel, as suspected, along with a twist — Shetland sheepdog.

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