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Wookie’s DNA Test Results

April 25th, 2017

A couple of weeks ago my curiosity got the best of me and I ordered a DNA test on Amazon because I was convinced Wookie was not a Schnau-Tzu like we had been told. I could kind of see the Shih Tzu part but definitely not the Schnauzer. In fact, from the moment I laid eyes on her I thought she was a Yorkie, and then when I would look at photos of dogs on Instagram she seemed to look more like a Morkie (Maltese and Yorkie mix) than any other breed.

Well, today it was confirmed!

My baby is 50% Maltese, 37.5% Yorkie, and 12.5% Shih Tzu so I’ll be referring to her as a Morkie from now on. Thank god, because I was really getting tired of purposefully mispronouncing Shih Tzu just so people knew what I was saying. It’s not my fault I learned the correct pronunciation!

According to some Googling she’s technically a mutt since to be a purebred Morkie she would be 50/50 Maltese and Yorkie, but it’s close enough in my book. I Googled Malshi (Maltese and Shih Tzu) and there’s a dog in there that looks like her as well so the results totally make sense. The Petsmart trainer disagreed with me when I mused that she looked like a Morkie because, as she said, her ears were floppy and not up. For a woman who deals with dogs daily I was surprised by her ignorance since all of the Morkies I’ve seen have floppy ears.

In any case, I thought it was fitting that we received her test results on National DNA Day. The test I bought was on sale for $28 and some change less than what I paid which was annoying, so I took to Amazon’s chat to see if I could get compensated. Surprisingly, they readily agreed to refund me the difference so instead of $80 I really only paid $51.26 for the testing. Score! I think the combined fact of being a Prime member and spending so much on their site since getting Wookie contributed to how agreeable they were.

I also convinced my friend K to buy the test so she can determine what breeds her boy, Teddy, is. My guess? Bichon Frise and Poodle. I guess we’ll find out in a couple of weeks.

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