Our humans were so happy to find out our genetic makeup and breed characteristics. Thanks Dog DNA!
There are many rewards when performing canine DNA testing for dogs. One of the most significant is having the answer to the mystery that is locked inside your mixed breed dog! However, the rewards to do not end there!
An answer to the question, "What are they?"
"I can't even count the number of times that I have been asked that inevitable question, 'What kind of dog is that?' I have moved multiple times and each time I go to a new vet, I receive a totally different guess from each one. I have had my dog for over 10 years and he is my best friend; we know each other better than I know most people. I have always had a strong desire to understand what my dog's genetic breed heritage is — since I know practically everything else about him! It would really complete the picture for me." -- Mixed Breed Dog Owner
Ability to identify and record the breed composition
So your dog is going to be a daddy or a mommy? Who will adopt the puppies and how will you make sure that they go to the proper family based on their needs?
Just like our mixed-breed mutts, every dog owner is unique and has a different personality and lifestyle. Some families, who own dogs, will be active, travel, have kids and go on outdoor adventures, while others will be at home types who only travel occasionally and don't go hiking every other weekend.
Based on that variation, some owners would prefer a breed comprised of a rugged, sporting or guardian type versus a type of dog that won't grow larger than an airplane carry on and loves to be a lap dog. Unless you know the breed composition of the puppy, you most likely won't know the answer until the dog is fully-grown!
The fact is that some dogs need plenty of space to roam and must get generous amounts of daily exercise in order to fulfill their genetic needs. An older, less active person isn't necessarily a good match for a Labradoodle (Labrador and Standard Poodle) mix, so perhaps a mix of companion/toy dog, such as Schoodle (Mini Schnauzer and Toy Poodle) would be better fit?
If, for some reason your dog does have a litter of puppies, you'll most likely not attract the proper owners or home for the litter unless you can tell interested parties what you have to offer. With a canine DNA test, you'll be able to describe the little ones you'll be handing off to owners. Therefore, a dog breed test will help get your prized puppies to the proper home, and you'll rest knowing that the chance of those dogs growing up and landing in a shelter or pound will decrease tremendously.
Recommended Reading and Next Steps
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
"I am so grateful that the Wisdom Panel 2.5™ Breed Test has hit the market! It is such a valuable tool in my practice because, in addition to helping me with potential health and wellness issues, it can shed light on the behavior of a specific animal and assist in the delicate balance of placing the right dog with the right owner."
Dr. Karen Halligan, DVM
Dir. of Veterinary Services, spcaLA
Doc Halligan's What Every Pet Owner Should Know: Prescriptions for Happy, Healthy Cats and Dogs