Getting your dog's DNA tested might not give you the results you think you might get, Inside Edition reports. It notes that a number of purebred or designer dogs might not actually be what they are thought to be.
For instance, Phyllis Von Saspe had her Shorkie — a Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix — tested to find that the dog was indeed part Shih Tzu, but also part Pomeranian. Von Saspe, who spent $1,700 on her dog, tells Inside Edition that she "felt deceived."
Inside Edition with help from the Humane Society of the United States' Kathleen Summers bought a dog in Manhattan called Jak that they were assured was purebred Coton de Tulear, with the papers to prove it. But testing by Adam Boyko's Embark found that Jak was a mutt: a mix of Maltese, Havanese, and others. The pet store insisted that Jak is full-breed Coton and sent on the papers from the breeder.
"We don't care if he's a Coton or a Maltese or whatever he is," Jak's new owner says. "We are going to love him forever."