Another cool one from Drew...
DNA Breed Identification
- Discover the breeds present in your dog through DNA
- Get a better understanding of your dog’s behavior, potential health risks and personality
- Get a permanent record of your dog’s DNA
- Simple and harmless collection technique that can be done at home
The DNA of any dog governs the appearance of the dog as well as being related to the general behavioral characteristics of the breed. In recent years, there has been a great deal of research performed on how differences in DNA give rise to the differences that are seen between breeds. Advances in DNA testing technology mean that it has become possible to identify the ancestry of any dog by performing a simple test using a cheek swab. The DNA required for the test to be run is isolated from cells that are trapped on the DNA ID Card. All cells carry the same genetic material, regardless of type or location in the animal. Taking a cheek swab is therefore the easiest way to obtain the samples needed for testing. On receipt at the BioPet testing site the samples are prepared and analyzed, resulting in a rapid and accurate determination of the breeds that have contributed to the makeup of your dog. We believe that 92% of the mixed breed dog population in the USA is covered by our 62 validated breeds.