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350 DNA My Dog Breed Test

With this test you will discover:

✓The breeds that make up your dog’s DNA going back to three generations

✓The unique traits and characteristics of your dog

✓Concerns about genetic health issues and breed-specific health risks

✓Canine genetic predisposition to disease

The 350 DNA My Dog Breed Test analyzes 1,800 genetic markers and covers more than 350 breeds, types, and varieties of dog.  Our test is offered at $129 for testing 1 dog with results ready and sent via email in just 3 weeks from the moment we receive your samples at the laboratory.

Important Note: 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.

Your dog’s DNA will be matched to various dog breeds in the database. If a dog’s DNA contains a breed of dog that we do not have in our database, it will automatically get matched to the next closest breed or to the foundation breed of that dog. You can view the full list of breeds in the database here.

Why is this test so useful?

As a dog owner, your priority is certainly ensuring your dog enjoys a long, healthy and happy life. Understanding the many breeds that make up your dog is an important step in ensuring your dog’s wellbeing. Different breeds of dogs are prone to different health concerns: one breed may be genetically predisposed to entirely different diseases and will have different traits, characteristics and temperaments to another breed. Whilst nothing can really guarantee your dog will live to a ripe old age, our dog DNA test will enable you to take steps towards maintaining canine health and well-being.

Besides being useful, the test is also easy to carry out: samples are collected using a home kit which will contain mouth swabs. Mouth swabs just need to be rubbed inside the mouth of your dog, left to dry and sent to the laboratory for testing.

Results for a dog DNA test

The 350 DNA My Dog Breed Test determines a dog’s ancestry going back three generations –parent, grandparent, and great-grandparent – by taking the dog’s DNA profile and looking at 1,800 genetic markers. This test has access to a vast database containing over 350 canine breeds, types and varieties.

The results of this test are comprehensive, and you can expect to gain access to the following information:

 

    • A list of the specific breeds found in your dog presented in a family tree
    • A full analysis of the dog’s dominant breed and secondary breeds, covering everything you need to know about these breeds’ traits, behavior, and history
    • The dog’s breed and weight information and a predicted weight profile based on the dog’s breed mix
    • Proof of breed paper that outlines the findings from the DNA test

How it works

When the laboratory receives a canine sample, scientists proceed to extract the DNA from the sample using a special procedure, known as Polymerase Chain Reaction, which allows them to make thousands of copies of the canine DNA. Once they have the copies, they can amplify them in order to analyze the genetic markers. Certain genetic markers are unique to certain dog breeds; this means that if they run your dog’s genetic markers against those genetic markers for the many breeds in the database, they will likely begin to find matches. This matching process is performed on a computer through a sophisticated program that repeats the analysis thousands of times to assure an accurate result.

The dog breed database and notes to bear in mind

The 350 dog breed DNA test is a highly reliable test and can typically identify the majority breeds with great accuracy. However, experience indicates that in a very small number of cases (approximately 2.3% of all DNA canine testing) will yield results that are inaccurate or cannot be interpreted. This is due to two main factors:

  • Dogs have extremely high levels of oral bacteria which may result in the DNA degrading. If this does happen, we may be unable to extract a canine DNA profile.
  • The laboratory analyzing your dog’s DNA samples has access to a vast genetic database containing 350 of the most common dog breeds. However, our database does not cover all dog breeds known. You can view the full list of breeds in the database here. If a dog’s DNA contains a breed of dog that we do not have in our database, it will automatically get matched to the next closest breed or to the foundation breed of that dog.

Benefit from our Special Offers

Do you want to surprise your family or friends by purchasing a dog DNA test as a gift? If yes, you are in luck! We are currently giving a $10 discount to clients who purchase a second or third Dog Breed test. You can also benefit from a $25 discount if you order a Dog Allergy test with the DNA My Dog Breed test. Take advantage of our discounted prices today!