(Closed) Dog DNA breed test

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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 # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

awww he is a cuuutie!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

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 # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Cute dog!! We thought about running a test on our chihuahua (pureness was a debate) but thought it’d be too expensive.. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

What co. did you use?

We want to do that also. I have seen in advertised before for around $50.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

how cute! i had no idea they had these kind of services available. that’s pretty cool.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

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
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Bumble bee

Which one did you go with?

We have a pit/lab/?? mix and I would love to do this just to know 🙂

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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!!

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