Discover fun facts and important info about each breed detected in our Dog Breed DNA test below.
Did you know that you can now get a dog DNA breed test to confirm your own pet's breed heritage? It's true. The science of genetics is taking great leaps forward, and MetaMorphix, Inc. is at the forefront of canine genetic testing.
Do you want to know the different breeds of your mixed breed dog? Are you interested in knowing about your cat's health risks? You don't know of which sex your bird is? Do you need to know which coat colors the foal of your horse could have? A DNA test can solve many mysteries about your pet.
AKC DNA testing does not determine the breed of a dog
Q: Why would someone want to have a dog breed DNA test done
From canine clothing to pet resorts for Rover, many dog owners shell out big bucks for puppy perks, treating their four-legged friends like family. The latest trend is DNA testing for dogs. The tests claim to reveal your dog's breed or breeds if you have a mutt. It's information that they say can be useful because some breeds are predisposed to certain medical conditions. Channel 2 wanted to see just how accurate the DNA tests are.A few weeks ago, a New York City co-op made headlines when it informed pet-owning residents that they had to produce documentation proving the breeds of their dogs. If the dog was a mix, the percentage of each breed had to be detailed in DNA testing—which prompted cries of "doggie racism," according to . The co-op bans 27 breeds.Wisdom Panel told Channel 2 it screens for more than 250 breeds. DNA My Dog told us it screens for 88 breeds. Pella said tests screening for more breeds usually will lead to more accurate results.DNA My Dog: "As it states on our order form any contamination will affect results. In all but a very few cases we are able to catch it. The test is only as good as the sample and any home based DNA test is subject to the same potential for bacteria and contamination. Especially when it comes to dogs who have high levels of oral bacteria. In our experience, even when it comes to the average consumer. as you call it, people aren't so average when it comes to their dogs! If we provide results that don't make sense to one of our clients they will absolutely be in touch In most cases it is just a matter of explaining the results to them but if something looks "off" we will examine the lab report to see if we can spot anything, we will retest as necessary. I would say in the majority of cases the retests come back the same. Of course for you, since it is a news story, it didn't! But we do retest for anyone who looks like they need a new test We test for 88 breeds representing the most common breeds in the mixed breed population. We limit the breeds to keep the price down, ensure a high level of accuracy and a quick turnaround. We add breeds based on demand and popularity of certain breeds."