Already a world leader in canine DNA technology, MMIG began to dig deeper into canine genomics as part of their desire to provide dog-owners a better understanding of the genetic make-up of their dog. MMIG's mission is to improve a pet's well-being and strengthen the bond between pet and pet parent, in part by utilizing this information to improve health, promote wellness, and gain a better understanding of the behavior and personality of their canine companion.
While the Canine Heritage Breed Test has gained unprecedented media attention and satisfied the curiosity of tens of thousands mixed breed dog owners — we see it as just the first in a series of products that will allow you to use genetic information to better manage health and wellness throughout the entire lifetime of your pet.
Along iwth a fast turn around, our dog DNA test collection process is simple — no visit to the veterinarian and no drawing of blood. Our painless process involves a quick cheek swab in the comfort of YOUR dog house.
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Approximately 75 million dogs have humans in the United States. 10% of those dogs were rescued from a shelter with little or no known history.
The top 10 dog names of 2011 were: Bella, Max, Buddy, Daisy, Bailey, Lucy, Molly, Coco, Charlie and Rocky. Source: Banfield Pet Hospital
The list of most unusual names for 2011 include: Almost-A-Dog, Franco Furter, Stinky McStinkerson, Sir Seamus McPoop, Audrey Shepburn, Dewey Deimell, Knuckles Capone, Beagle Lugosi, Shooter McLovin, Uzi Duzi Du. Source: VIP Pet Insurance
"The Canine Heritage Breed Test is one of the most innovative products I have seen in years. I am a huge proponent of adoption, so my four legged family comes from shelters and breed rescue groups. Finding out what breeds are in my dog's genetic makeup has not only satisfied my curiosity, but given me invaluable health and behavioral information."
Senior Vice President,
Animal Planet Media Enterprises