In June 2017, four adorable dogs arrived at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley (HSSV). While all the dogs look great, one pooch stood out from the rest. The reason for this is that one of the dogs had a relatively bigger head from the rest. All four dogs are border collie mixes.
At first, the volunteers thought that the big head was just normal. But after days passed by, the dog’s head did not show any signs of slowing down its growth. The volunteers eventually named the pooch “bighead” to differentiate him from the rest.
Lauren Gallagher, HSSV’s finance department head, has been with the shelter for quite some time now. According to Lauren, she has not seen such a dog with a big head. But since Lauren finds the dog attractive, the woman decided to adopt Bighead and his other three siblings.
Bighead found a loving home under Lauren’s watch, and the woman promised that she would do everything to fend for the needs of the dogs. Even with Bighead’s adoption, the volunteers could still not stop thinking of the dog’s case.
For them to find answers, the volunteers ordered a DNA analysis of the pooch. As they wait for the DNA’s results, everyone from the animal shelter gave their pet theories. There were instant debates within the animal shelter, Lauren said. But all the discussions were healthy and did not border to harassing others with differing views. The volunteers even asked for the thoughts of different people through a Facebook post.
But when the results of the DNA came, all their suspicions proved wrong. According to Bighead’s findings, the pooch is not a pure border collie breed. The dog is 25 percent Shar-Pei, 25 percent Boxer, 12.5 Terrier mix, 12.5 American Staffordshire, and 12.5 percent border collie mix.
Credits to Funky Smile.