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What a wonderful company I have in DNA My Dog , how many times have Pet Owners were given a dog or we bought from Animal Shelter , and we had no clue to its Breed or anything about our new Pet. DNA My Dog’s simple cheek swab DNA test lets you learn the breeds in your dog and gain insight into the unique genetic background of your dog including the history of their breed, personality traits, exercise levels, and so much more!
This is my dog Sassy, we have had her for 12 years and all these years we thought she was a Pekingese/Pom. Now we have finally found out her actual Breed, she is a Pekingese and Shih Tzu, I am totally shocked but now that I have studied up on the Breed, she has the body of a Shih Tzu and the face of the Pekingese. Sassy results were 37% – 74% Shih Tzu and 20% – 36% Pekingese. I am totally amazed that DNA My Dog was able to determine her breed and I am so happy about her results. Every dog has its own unique DNA. DNA My Dog provides you with a kit and very simple instructions for swabbing the cheeks of your dog and collecting your dog’s DNA samples. The test is easy, painless and takes under a minute. They include a Return Envelope and Lab envelope for your DNA swab sample that goes in your Return envelope.
After they receive your samples, they are processed and run through DNA My Dog’s extensive database of certified dog breeds. All DNA matches from the unique cheek cells of your dog are recorded and you get to discover the breeds found in your dog’s unique canine heritage. After they get your DNA results they divide them up for you based on DNA matching tests. DNA My Dog provide you with percentages of the breeds found in your dog.
Let me give you a few Reasons for testing your Dog:
1. Curiosity. “What breed is your dog?” is often the #1 question owners of mixed breed dogs get asked. And most are never sure how to answer. A DNA test will serve to answer the question and satisfy the most curious of dog owners.
2. Training. Knowing the breeds in your dog is the key to understanding their personality traits. This allows dog owners to focus on the unique habits of their dog’s specific breed heritage when training and socializing the dog. Every breed comes with its own hereditary personality traits created from centuries of breeding. A dog with terrier breeds will require different training methods than a hound or a retriever mix. Each type of dog, and even each breed, has its own special triggers, which can be key to making sure your dog is properly trained.
3. Health. As the primary caregiver to your dog, knowing the genetic health risks associated with your dog’s breeds and discussing them with your veterinarian are vital to your dogs well being. One of the most important reasons to know the breeds in your dog is to make sure you are aware of the genetic health risks associated with these specific breeds. All breeds are susceptible to specific genetic health risks.
4. Love. A DNA My Dog DNA test provides you with a registered ID number and a certificate of your dog’s own unique DNA genetic make-up. This certificate is suitable for framing and is a wonderful piece of history you can keep forever. We know you love your dog. At DNA My Dog we understand the special connection you have with your dog, we love our dogs, too. We have created a package of results you can be proud of.
5. Price. Only a few years ago the cost of DNA testing was well into the hundreds of dollars. With advances in processing and equipment, today’s DNA tests, especially those for dogs, are now more affordable than ever. A test that used to cost hundreds of dollars is now under $60.
6. Ease. Collecting cheek cell samples (buccal samples) is the most accurate and easy way of testing for DNA. For every critical application where DNA is required it is typically a cheek swab that is used. For example, if you are watching CSI on TV, the investigators take a cheek swab to match a suspects DNA to evidence found at a crime scene. Globally, DNA databases used for matching DNA have been built by using cheek swabs. Blood samples are simply not the only, or the preferred, way to collect DNA samples for forensics labs, the FBI or any other organization that routinely collects DNA.
DNA My Dog also does Veterinary Forensic Services,
Their expertise in animal welfare allows them to provide expert opinions and evidence evaluation in areas of animal cruelty and abuse cases. DNA My Dog can analyze and compare DNA for a variety of applications and from a variety of species.
They are also able to assist insurance companies and law enforcement in analyzing DNA for suspected fraud and criminal activity.
Also DNA My Dog can do Deceased Dog DNA Breed Testing, This groundbreaking DNA test is in partnership with the Paleo DNA Laboratory at Lakehead University. It is in response to dog owners who have always wanted to know what breeds their deceased dog was but were never able to find out. With their unique service you can now discover every breed in a deceased dog. Email or call them at 416-691-4160 to discuss the items you have so they can assess them for you. What DNA My Dog can test with:
- Chewed household items
- Other items with dog saliva
What they are not able to use:
- Food and Water dishes
- Clothing (unless it was chewed)
Wolf and Canid Hybrid Testing including Fox and Coyote :
DNA My Dog now offer testing to determine if your dog has any Wolf, Fox or Coyote DNA. This test will not determine the breeds in your dog. It will only tell you if these breeds are present. As a supplemental service you can order the DNA My Dog Breed Determination test and we can tell you the other breeds in your dog.
I highly recommend DNA My Dog : DNA Test for every Dog Owner because it is Simple , Very Easy to collect Swab from your dogs mouth and the Benefits are well worth it.
- Your dog’s breed composition.
- Unique personality traits of your dog.
- Genetic health concerns.
- Predisposition to disease.
- Plus, much, much more!
YOUR RESULTS INCLUDE:
- A custom photo certificate of the breed’s found in your dog’s genetic breed composition.
- A percentage breakdown of the levels found in your dog’s unique DNA.
- A report on your dog’s dominant breeds, personality traits and health concerns.