Post # 1
I don’t know if this has been posted before, but I just got our results back and I was super excited and wanted to share!
We adopted our dog Lincoln from the Humane Society almost a year ago. We knew that he was partly/mostly Cocker Spaniel, but thought that he might also have other breeds mixed in. For Valentines’ day, I ordered Fiance a dog breed DNA test (several online to choose from) and had him tested.
We got the results back today and found out that he is 100% cocker spaniel without any other breeds that they could detect. Of course, we would have loved him no matter what he came back as- but we just thought it was great fun to find out what our pooch really is. I just thought that if some of you ladies out there have mutts it might be interesting to get your doggies tested!
Post # 3
Hi there, I’ve thought about doing this but have just assumed that it is too expensive. How much did your test run? Thanks!
Post # 5
I’ve heard from dog people that these tests are very inaccurrate. Fun, but sometimes totally off, even when testing their champion purebreds. They definitely need more work, but can be a good tool for those heinz 57 dogs you have no idea about lol And idk, maybe some tests are more accurate than others.
Post # 6
I paid $69 for ours- strictly for entertainment purposes. I had also heard that they were sometimes inaccurate- but we thought what the heck? We found it to be a fun experiment.
Post # 7
I work for a vet, the blood tests are way more accurate than the ones you just swab your dog’s mouth. However, with more accuracy comes a higher price. It is fun to find out but then again, Im sure you would love your pooch no matter what the results are. 🙂 Very cute dog by the way!!!
Post # 8
Cute dog!! We thought about running a test on our chihuahua (pureness was a debate) but thought it’d be too expensive..
Post # 9
What co. did you use?
We want to do that also. I have seen in advertised before for around $50.
Post # 10
how cute! i had no idea they had these kind of services available. that’s pretty cool.
Post # 11
Those tests are cool, but I found out they’re limited. They only have certain breeds on file, so if your dog isn’t one of those breeds, they end up telling you that your dog is a weird mix of whatever. My friend adopted a fox hound from the humane society, but fox hounds aren’t one of the DNA encoded breeds that the test carries. So they got a 75% chihuahua 25% Kuvacz mix (which is funny if you picture the two breeds, haha). I wish they had more breeds available, it would help with the real mutts.
Post # 12
Which one did you go with?
We have a pit/lab/?? mix and I would love to do this just to know 🙂
Post # 13
The company I went with was Apex DNA. They offer 2 tests- a cheaper one with 62 breeds and the slightly more expensive one with 170 breeds. We did the 170 breed one because for like $20 more it had more than double the possibilities.
Post # 14
I work at an animal shelter and I wish the tests weren’t expensive because I would do it to every dog! I think thats so interesting… I know what Blue is, so sadly it wouldn’t be much of a surprise but I would probably do it anyway!
One couple was looking for a dog, and they brought their dog in to make sure it got along, their dog looked like a pit mix (which they wanted a pit) WELL, they got her DNA tested and she was only like 1% pit, she was actually a dalmation/boxer mix! They love her no matter what, but they were a little dissapointed! Just goes to show you can’t judge a book by it’s cover!
Ps. Your little guy is ADORABLE!!