(Closed) Dog Genetic Breed Testing – Anyone Tried It??

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

we did it on our rat terrier. He never came with any papers but they told us he was pure breed… low and behold, he sure is pure breed rattie.

Post # 4
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Here is my parents’ yellow lab/chow. They kind of look alike!


Post # 5
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

Cute pooch! My best friend did this with her dog b/c she was very curious, and she ended up being a whole mess of things! I can’t remember exactly what she as, but I want to say it was somthing like 5 or 6 different breeds.

Post # 7
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I haven’t tried it, but here’s a video of a woman that did. Her Champion (meaning it earned a minimum of 15 points in AKC conformation shows) Am Staff came back as “mostly Border Collie”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a4CDvK868w

My agiity trainer had one of her dogs done. It’s a larger and bully-ish, it came back as chihuahua mix.

So I personally would take the results with a grain of salt.

Post # 8
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think she looks in the 2nd pic like she is built like a lab (through the chest and build). OMGGGGGGGGGGGGG I love the third pic of her laying and getting belly rubs – look at her grin, she is so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I would go for the Wisdom Panel because they have a huge number of breeds in their database – they have one a blood test kind that you can get at the vet if you want to get really fancy. Those are more accurate I think.

My future Mother-In-Law did one for her dog that was a cheek swab (not wisdom panel or canine heritage but I can’t remember the brand) and her dog came back a mix of 6 different things. Some seemed more probable than others.

Post # 10
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

@abbyful:that would have been a very adventurous chiuahua!

Post # 11
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

I don’t know what he is except ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!  ๐Ÿ™‚  Haven’t tried genetic testing, though we are thinking about it for our rescue dog.  Though the results aren’t accurate, I still think it would be fun.  I am pretty sure she is a mix of some of the following: springer spaniel, border collie, beagle.

Post # 12
7524 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

We did the wisdom panel and had a great experience with it!

Post # 13
3575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Wow…she looks like one of my dogs, Boris!  Too cute.  We are in the same boat as you.  We think ours is part lab, part pit but then we have no clue.

I think for grins and giggles I would do it.  Probably after we get married as I need the money for wedding things…AHH!

Post # 14
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Def. yellow lab, that’s easy.

My vet said the tests are really not accurate, and I have read many articles that state the same- people have sent in tests knowing what their dog is, even purebred, and the tests are not correct.

I am tempted as well, though… so I totally understand! [attachment=1198149,152209]

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