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Old 11-17-2012, 01:27 AM   #1
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Default Dog DNA test

anybody every have the test done to see what kinds of breeds you mix dog is...

we currently have a puppy we adopted from a shelter that we are wanting to know what types of breeds she is... we have researched different things online some stating they need blood and what not... the Vet told us that there is something at pets mart we could do but we are unsure

anyone ever have a test done? i am wanting to get it done for my GF for christmas as a present cause she is dying to know....

thanks in advance

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Old 11-17-2012, 02:12 AM   #2
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I thought maybe you were planning on using a dog to commit a crime and wanted to know if it could be traced. But this is interesting too.

We've two dogs supposedly from the same litter that look almost nothing alike. We got them from a family member before she died. She got them from someone who got them from someone who got them from someone. So who knows. They both look like Chihuahuas, but two very different kinds.

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Old 11-17-2012, 02:18 AM   #3
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I thought maybe you were involved in some weird paternity case.

I've never heard of a DNA test to see what a mut is made of.
Seems like the test would be spendy

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Old 11-17-2012, 02:23 AM   #4
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I thought maybe you were involved in some weird paternity case.

I've never heard of a DNA test to see what a mut is made of.
Seems like the test would be spendy
$70. Chump change, comparatively, to the commitment. But, what difference would it make? What if you find that your dog is 80% of a breed susceptible to some impossible genetic disease?
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Ive actually wondered this myself. We have a dog that was found on the streets. Always wanted to get one done but wasn't sure how accurate it really was. If you end up going through with it, post results

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I thought maybe you were planning on using a dog to commit a crime and wanted to know if it could be traced. But this is interesting too.

We've two dogs supposedly from the same litter that look almost nothing alike. We got them from a family member before she died. She got them from someone who got them from someone who got them from someone. So who knows. They both look like Chihuahuas, but two very different kinds.
A bitch can actually be impregnated by two different sires during the same heat cycle. It doesn't happen a lot, but your situation may be due to that.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:07 AM   #7
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$70. Chump change, comparatively, to the commitment. But, what difference would it make? What if you find that your dog is 80% of a breed susceptible to some impossible genetic disease?
$70. That's a lot cheper than I ever would have guessed.

What difference would it make is a good question. It's still just a dog.

I suppose that at $70 if you really wanted to know it's not a ton of money to spend.
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$70. That's a lot cheper than I ever would have guessed.

What difference would it make is a good question. It's still just a dog.

I suppose that at $70 if you really wanted to know it's not a ton of money to spend.
Genetic disease that certain breeds are known for.
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We did it. Got the test from that magazine, Hammer & Schlesinger, or whatever its called.... It was $60 or so. Got a pup from the pound and she just looked like a pit pup that never grew and with big ears. Turns out she's 75-80% Staffordshire Terrier and 20-25% Boston Terrier. She is a great little dog. So friendly and loyal. We really did it just to know, and for the fact that certain insurance companies can discriminate against specific breeds. Here's a pic - Rasta girl, our 30# runt!

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Genetics tests for dogs are hit and miss...

You are bound to the fact that they do not have a full inventory of genetic profiles. So you may come up with some blank spots.


Case in point, If I sent in a swab from 5 of my 10 dogs, they would come up blank as they do not have genetic profiles for wolves.


Doubtless, you don't have a wolf, but most of those folks that do genetics don't have more than 70 or 80 breed profiles.

It's worth a shot, but a sometimes physical examinaion will give you a better idea...

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