And the winner is … Elliott!
Elliott, one of three dogs in the family of Kelly and Andrew Gould, is the winner of our “What’s in your Mutt?” contest, meaning he’ll be joining my dog, Ace, for a DNA test that will show what breeds are in them
Before the results are announced — for Elliott and Ace — you’ll have a chance to guess what breeds are in them. Those who correctly guess all the breeds the tests show up will win an ohmidog! hooded sweatshirt.
Elliott, when he’s not caked in mud, weighs about 80 pounds. He’s originally from West Virginia, where he and his litter mates were placed in a bag thrown out a car window.
The Goulds got Elliott through Pet Rescue of Maryland, and brought him home after he was neutered. He awoke from his anesthesia to have cats walking on him. He didn’t seem to mind it a bit.Personality-wise, the Goulds describe Elliott as a “mama’s boy” who likes to be close to his humans, the two other dogs and even the cats. He shares his crate with one.
Elliott’s mom was a mutt, and one of his sisters, resembles a sharpei, say the Goulds, who have two other dogs, both mutts.
But it’s Elliott they wonder about most. The Goulds guess that sharpei, ridgeback and some kind of hound went into the making of Elliott.
On one hand, they’re dying to know. On the other, it doesn’t matter a bit.
“No matter what he is, he is perfect (teeny ears and all)!”
If you’ve got a guess as to what Elliott is made up of, send it in the form of a comment on this entry. If you hit the nail on the head, and predict all the breeds that show up, you win. To guess what’s in Ace, stay tuned for a feature on him tomorrow.
Posted by John Woestendiek December 16th, 2008 under Muttsblog.
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