When Matt and I rescued McKenzie Rae in November 2015, we thought she had to be part coyote or deer. I mean, she looks like a baby wild animal (and she acts like one…)! I guessed that she had some Whippet or Italian Greyhound in her genetic makeup. After performing a DNA test, we found out that McKenzie Rae is a Chihuahua, Labrador Retriever and Samoyed mix. Weird, eh? She’s not exactly white and fluffy, but she also has about 2-3 unknown breeds in her. Perhaps she is part coyote and we’ll never know 😉 Technology has come such a long way, and not only are DNA tests on the market but Royal Canin® now offers a Genetic Health Analysis (GHA). GHA is more than a DNA test so let’s dive a little deeper.
It’s the perfect time to give you all some updates on McKenzie Rae, as it’s National Mutt Day! McKenzie truly is a mutt. I’m going to be testing her DNA with the Wisdom Panel Canine DNA test kit, but until then I’m still guessing she part deer, kangaroo and coyote 😉
In just one short week, McKenzie Rae is a new dog. I can’t believe the progress she has made! She has adjusted to living in a house very well. I think McKenzie knows she’s surrounded by love. So what’s new with her?