When we made the decision to bring home the adorable little black white and brown pup from the shelter (seen below), we knew only a few things about him:
1) He was rescued from Georgia with his 10 brothers and sisters and his mom.
2) He was born on March 28th.
3) His mom was a hound mix.
4) He came from a neighborhood known to have a high number of back yard breeders of Great Danes.
As time went on, the size of his paws, his markings and his head shape indicated that there was definitely something bigger than a hound brewing inside the DNA of our new little friend. Day by day we would search his face, study his long, muscular legs and make a mental note of his lanky and athletic build.
Finally, after five months of daily study my husband had the a-ha moment that led us to understand the genetic lineage that produced this long legged force of nature -
Maybe he was born at Skywalker Ranch in California and not in a back yard in Georgia,
I can't take credit for the photoshop effort here. This was all my husband's doing. Nice work, right?