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How can I find out what breed my dog is?

  1. MamaDragonfly2677 profile image77
    MamaDragonfly2677posted 9 years ago

    How can I find out what breed my dog is?

  2. melbel profile image95
    melbelposted 8 years ago

    There are actually genetic tests on the market that will help you. With a cheek swab, about $100, and a stamp you can find out the breeds that make up your dog. Some people have found some interesting mixes where they thought their dog was one type of dog, but turns out to be something totally different.

  3. Whitney05 profile image81
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    There's no accurate method of telling exactly what breed of dog your mix-breed is. The only thing you can really go off of is physical characteristics, and potentially any information the dog's parent's owner may have (if that makes any sense). If you don't know what the parents are, then it is hard to 100% accurately determine what breed the dog is mixed with.

  4. happylabtails profile image60
    happylabtailsposted 8 years ago

    Your vet probably would be able to pin it down pretty close. Their are some traits that are in certain breeds, like a spotted tongue, or a curled otter like tail. Your vet can guide you and also the techs are pretty knowledgeable. When you work with animals day in and day out, usually you have a good handle on breeds.

  5. profile image46
    Krystal Stevensposted 8 years ago

    Yes, with a  mixed breed there not 100% way of telling an exact breed. Although genetic test seem 100% accurate.It unfortuantly not, as they don't cover many of the breed

    If you look carefully at other dog breed. You'll be able to see a resemblence to your current dog

  6. Winter Maclen profile image74
    Winter Maclenposted 7 years ago

    Pet shops have begun to sell tests - cheek DNA tests tat can be mailed in and provide breed profiles.  you can get them through carry out and mail order as well.