MissyLou's DNA revealed...
We purchase our precious MissyLou as a toy poodle; and bred her twice before affording to do a DNA test on her. Her DNA not only cleared her from any disorder but it also reveled that she was 50% Havanese and toy poodle. Since she was already registered in AKC as a toy poodle, we submitted the DNA result to AKC requesting for their guidance. After emailing them measurements and photos as they requested; AKC resolution was:
“The committee reviewed the photos and it is the consensus the dog appears to be a Poodle therefore we would not open a case on your pup.” In other words, AKC deemed MissyLou as a toy poodle.
MissyLou is 50% Havanese and Toy Poodle; all my males are 100% Toy Poodles. Therefore the pups are 2/3 toy poodles. So, looking at her pups DNA, they would be considered Havapoo (2/3 toy poodle). Looking at the pups in ‘breed standard’ according to AKC, they are considered toy poodles. Since all our dogs are AKC then the litter will be registered in AKC as toy poodles.
It is known that mix breeds are healthier. Though we thrive for healthy pups; MissyLou’s pups are one of the best. MissyLou also has stronger bones and in her genes she has a variety of colors including phantom, parti, and more in her pedigree. You’ll have the best!
Now, I’m sure you’re wondering how all this happened. Back when I receive MissyLou’s dna I spoke to the breeder. She said they tried to breed MissyLou’s mother with a havanese male but she didn’t want him so they end up breeding her with a toy poodle which produced MissyLou and her litter mates. That’s why they thought MissyLou was a toy poodle. But, that most likely one sperm from the havanese male escape and made it; that’s why from the whole litter MissyLou is the only HavaPoo. Go figure! Yet, we feel blessed for having MissyLou.
FYI. This is a quote from a breeding educational site. “Crossbreeding with different breeds followed by backcrossing and still produce an animal that is free of diseases while still meeting the breed standards and being almost genetically indistinguishable to pure bred is a practice to produce healthy offspring”.
Though it was not our intentions to crossbreed for healthy offspring, yet, we are lucky that this ordeal turned out to be a blessing for us and, now, for you.