DNA testing for your Dog

My dog Dodge as a puppy

Doggie DNA Testing

Have you ever wondered what breed your dog is? I know I do. I have 3 dogs all who were adopted from shelters and I always truly wonder what breed they are. Do you know there is now a way you can find out with a simple mail in DNA test. That's right - if you really want to know and stop all that wondering then all you have to do is buy a DNA test kit send it in and they will send you back the results to end that mystery.

Have you ever wondered what breed your Dog is?

See results without voting

How does DNA testing work?

You need to follow the directions of course from the DNA test you purchase, but it is just a cotton swab you rub in the dogs cheek.  You then take that swab and put it into the container or envelope given and mail it off to the company for testing.  Then you wait for the results to come in the mail which take a few weeks.  When they come back you will learn what breeds were found in your dogs DNA according to a database of breeds the lab has.  if DNA is found from a breed that is not in their data base, it will be assigned to the most closely related breed, or to breeds that are further back in your dog's ancestry.  The breed lists are usually extensive - so you should not have any issues.

Canine Heritage Dog-Breed Mail-In Test Kit

Canine Heritage Dog-Breed Mail-In Test Kit, XL
Canine Heritage Dog-Breed Mail-In Test Kit, XL

* Identifies over 100 AKC recognized breeds

* Safe, non-invasive, sampling method; no blood needed

* Take the DNA sample yourself; no veterinarian needed

* Satisfies curiosity about your dog¿s breed composition

* Infers potential health risks, behavior and personality associated with breeds


BioPet DNA Breed Identification

DNA Reveals Dog Heritage

Understanding the DNA

If 2 pure bred dogs are bred together to create a mixed breed puppy. If this mixed breed puppy is bred with another puppy from 2 other breeds then the inherited traits seen in the offspring would not be what you would expect to see. Common sense would indicate that the dog should be 25% of each of the 4 breeds of their grandparents, however when the genetic make up of those puppies is examined then that is not the case. If there were 16 puppies in the litter then 4 of those puppies would be expected to show 25% of each of their grandparents breeds, 8 puppies would only show 3 breeds, and 4 puppies would only show 2 of the breeds. The DNA Breed ID test only shows the Breeds that actually contribute DNA, so the fact that 12 of the 16 puppies do not show all 4 breeds would be shown by the Breed ID Test.

More by this Author

  • Toy Story Birthday Cakes, Cupcakes & Cookies

    When The Toy Story 3 Movie hits theaters you will find that the Toy Story Birthday Party Theme will be next on your kids wish list. It has been quite a while since Toy Story 2 was out and with this new movie it is going...

  • How to Make Candy Birthday Cakes

    I have been doing a lot of writing about unusual Birthday Cakes lately and then I came across these Candy Cakes. These cakes are just made up of Candy, still in their wrappers, from Top to Bottom. It does not take...

  • Donut Birthday Cake Ideas

    I am so excited to share a very Unique take on making a Birthday Cake. Personally this is new to me and I came across these recently while doing some Birthday Party Cake research. Now I am a big fan of Cupcakes at...

Leave us your feedback 4 comments

LondonGirl profile image

LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

sounds rather interesting - expensive, but interesting!

LondonGirl profile image

LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

sounds rather interesting - expensive, but interesting!

LondonGirl profile image

LondonGirl 7 years ago from London

sounds interesting - but expensive curiousity!

mulberry1 profile image

mulberry1 7 years ago

I don't have dogs, but I certainly see some that I wonder about their background. I be this could also catch some people lying about a dog's supposed breed.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

    Click to Rate This Article