The results are in! Yes, I was one of those CrAzY pet owners that actually paid to have a DNA test done on our mutt. I have to defend myself though. First of all, this is my first dog since I was a child living at home with my parents. I’m clueless about breeds or what to expect in general. Second, Pixie is such a unique looking dog that I was asked what her breed was probably daily. Third, the test was on sale in December! haha. So, the suspense is over – apparently we are the proud parents of a chow-chow, pit, and german shepherd mixed mutt. The news had me down initially. I couldn’t help but think of all of the horror stories of aggression and attacks in some of those breeds. I think it’s normal to react with a worse case scenario though. Is it possible that Pixie could be aggressive? Sure. Had I not ordered this blood work, I would have had a hundred ideas of mixes she could be and traits that I recognized. I would have just gone with my heart in getting to “know” her, instead of relying on bloodwork. If I never would have received these results, her breed would have always been a fun topic of conversation – a guessing game of sorts. I don’t necessarily regret the DNA test, but I have a clearer understanding of the cliche that “ignorance is bliss”.