Dog Breed DNA Test
Testing: 1 dog
Timeframe: 3 weeks from receipt of samples at the laboratories
The 350 Dog Breed identification testing checks for 1,800 genetic markers in your dog, covering more than 350 breeds, types and varieties.
The results will enable you to understand the genetic heritage of your dog, their primary traits and unique predispositions – this test is key to pet wellness which will allow you to maximize your canine’s health. This test is also an essential tool that provides dog breeders with a wealth of data about their canines. The test starts from just $129 for testing 1 dog with results in 3 weeks from the moment we get your samples.
As the results are based on the dog’s entire gene pool it will not necessarily reflect the dog’s current appearance. Guessing a mixed-breed’s ancestry can be difficult even for knowledgeable dog observers, because mixed-breeds have much more genetic variation than purebreds. The presence of certain dog breeds in your results does not guarantee that the dog will look like the specific detected breeds, because the genetic contributions from the other breeds present may be more visible.
While our test covers the most prevalent breeds of dogs, there are certain breeds of dogs which may not be covered in our test as we will not have this particular dog breed DNA in our database. To view the full list of dog breeds in our database, click here.
It is Easy
The dog breed DNA test can be performed on any purebred or mixed breed dog. It is a quick and easy process and can help you understand things about your dog that most people never thought would be possible.
The testing process is so quick and easy thanks to our canine DNA testing kit. It can be done in less than a minute using the sterile mouth swabs provided. All you have to do is gently press and swirl the swab around the inside of your dog’s mouth, flush with the cheek. Once we have your canine sample in our database, we will run it against all the dog breeds we have available to look for matches between your dog’s DNA and the hundreds of breeds we have in our database.
There are no major precautions with this test; just ensure your dog does not eat or drink anything before the test and keep him or her away from any toys, bones, water bowls that have been used by other dogs as this could contaminate the DNA sample.
Results You Can Expect
The Dog Breed Test can determine a dog’s ancestry going back to three generations: parent, grandparent, and great-grandparent. The test studies a total of 1,800 genetic markers from the tested dog’s entire DNA profile and has access to a database containing over 350 breeds, types, and varieties of dog.
You can expect to receive widely comprehensive results, which include the following information:
- A family tree that presents the list of specific breeds found in your dog all the way back to the great-grandparent
- An analysis of the dominant breed and the secondary breeds including everything you need to know about the traits, behavior, and history of these breeds
- Breed and weight information
- A predicted weight profile for the tested dog based on the breed mix results
- Proof of breed paper that outlines the findings of the dog breed identification test
Factors that will influence your dog’s DNA test
Experience indicates that approximately 2.3% of all DNA canine testing will yield results that are inaccurate or cannot be interpreted. Reasons could be:
1. Dogs have extremely high levels of oral bacteria which may result in degeneration of the sample before our DNA extraction process commences.
2. The current thoroughly isolated DNA markers in the available database to date represent the most common breeds found in the North American mixed breed dog population.
Note: Our test covers the most prevalent breeds of dogs. However, there are certain breeds which may not be covered in our test as we will not have this particular dog breed DNA in our database. To view the full list of dog breeds in our database, click here.
Important Note About Pit Bull Breeds
The word “pit bull” does not refer to a single recognized dog breed. Instead, it refers to a genetically diverse group of breeds that share similar physical traits. Historically, to achieve certain desired characteristics, pit bull-type dogs have been bred by combining guard-type breeds with terriers. In effect, they may retain genetic similarities to the original breeds and other closely related dog breeds.
Because of this group’s genetic diversity, the laboratory cannot build a DNA profile that genetically identifies every dog visually classified as a pit bull. When testing these dogs, we will detect various quantities of the component pure-bred dogs (namely the American Staffordshire Terrier, Boston Terrier, Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Mastiff, Bullmastiff, Boxer, Bulldog, and various other terriers and guard breeds).
Note that depending on the dog’s individual ancestry, there may be other breeds outside these guard and terrier groups identified in the mix.
Because some communities have put restrictions on pit bull ownership, when considering DNA testing, the laboratory encourages dog owners and care providers to be fully aware of their local laws, which vary across the country.
Discover our Special Offers
Do you want to purchase more than 1 Dog Breed test? We are currently giving a $10 discount to clients interested in ordering a second or third breed test.
Our clients can also benefit from a $25 discount if they order a Dog Allergy Test (priced at $135) with their DNA My Dog Breed test. We are also providing dog owners with the opportunity to purchase a premium package priced at $259 which includes the Canine Genetic Age test, Breed test and Allergy test.
What are you waiting for? Take advantage of our discounted prices today to learn more about your loyal friend!