Watch Parents of Rescues Get the DNA Results for Their Dogs

In this adorable BuzzFeed video, a suspected Beagle-Dachshund mix turns out to be anything but.

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Anyone with a mutt is probably curious about their pup’s exact genealogical makeup. So the inquisitive minds at BuzzFeed decided to film a short video featuring three dogs and their parents finding out exactly who (or “what”) they are.

To test the canine DNA, the participants gingerly collect a saliva sample using a cheek swab. Two weeks later (mere seconds in YouTube time), they receives the results. But first, we get to see what the pet parents had guessed their dog’s breeds were before the truth is revealed.

Bell’s parents were convinced she had some Beagle and Dachshund in her bloodlines. Well, she’s actually a mix of Chihuahua, American Staffordshire Terrier and Cocker Spaniel. Another woman thought her dog, Jimi, was mostly terrier, with some Schnauzer courtesy of his beard. Turns out, he’s Miniature Poodle, Chihuahua and Cocker Spaniel.

As evidenced in this adorable, 2.5-minute video, the little historical mystery that comes with having a rescue is all part of the excitement of adopting a dog. But being able to confirm or correct your suspicions is equally fun. And as Jimi’s mom noted, “It doesn’t matter what breed it is, it’s just love.”

Whitney C. Harris

Whitney is a New York-based writer for websites including Dogster,, and A former book and magazine editor, she enjoys running (with her dog, Finley), watching movies (also with Finley), and cooking meatless meals (usually with Finley watching close by). She and her husband (and Finley, too) welcomed a baby girl named Rowan in August.


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