We have a friend who DNA tested his dogs and we thought it would be fun to see what our dogs were - because honestly, we couldn't really tell WHAT they were. Guesses, but no hard facts.
One we got from my stepson, whose backyard was so tiny that she was getting neurotic. When he got her, he was told that she was a shepherd/lab mix.
We didn't think so. She didn't look like she had lab in her at all. Her bones are very fine and she has running dog shape - like a greyhound or a whippet. The ears are very shepherdy though, so we bought that part.
Turns out that she is (from most to least): chow, shepherd, Chinese sharpei, Brittany spaniel, and poodle. Poodle! Not what we expected at all!
And Revan? We guessed Golden Retriever plus something, and the lady who adopted him to us from Big Dog Rescue thought Australian shepherd was in there too. As he grew, and grew, and grew (!) we wondered what giant dog was in the mix - Newfoundland? We were very curious about him.
Aren't they beautiful?