All dog-people like to guess what kinds of breeds might make up their mixed-breed companions. People are always guessing...”Well, this part of his face looks like a lab, but his coloring is more like a collie...” Beyond satisfying curiosity, knowing your dog's ancestry can be helpful. Certain physical traits, as well as behaviors, such as barking, digging, and herding, can many times be explained by knowing your dog's family tree. Knowing the tendencies that have been bred into your dog can help you to develop an exercise plan that will fulfill his or her needs and can help stop unwanted behavior.
DNA-based answers can help to explain your dog's unique personality traits, behaviors, and also their wellness needs. The knowledge of your dog's breed mix makes it easier to work with your veterinarian to develop a successful health plan for your dog. Certain breeds have specific health traits, and learning those will allow you to be proactive about your dog's physical well-being.
Wisdom Panel Insights Dog DNA Test is a one-time investment that will help you feel confident that you are providing your companion with the best possible care. This test has been shown to be extremely reliable, and requires only one main component for the testing from you, and that is a proper DNA swab.
Mars Veterinary spent years analyzing different dog DNA to identify the most useful markers to distinguish between different breeds. Using those and a large number of DNA samples from each breed, their researchers have discovered patterns that are specific to each breed. The Mars Veterinary database of breed signatures is the largest in the world. It covers over 190 different breeds, and it is being continuously expanded. The large database helps to insure more accurate results.
Wisdom Panel Insights Dog DNA Test is easy to use and covers more breeds than any other test available. Other tests that do not check for certain breeds obviously cannot find that breed in your dog, which means you may miss something insightful, or even critical. The accuracy of the Wisdom Panel Test is unmatched by all other breed identification tests on the market.
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Why Test Your Dog?
Where does Buddy get his curly tail from? Why does he love digging holes in the backyard? Could I be doing more to make him happier and healthier? Your dog may not be able to tell you the answers – but his DNA can. Wisdom Panel™ Insights, the most comprehensive mixed-breed cheek swab DNA test on the market, can help explain a mixed-breed dog’s ancestry.
Over 25 million mixed-breed dog owners know their dogs…but not as well as they could. With the simple swipe of a cheek swab, Wisdom Panel™ Insights can determine the ancestry of a mixed-breed dog by testing for more than 185 breeds, the largest database on the market. Within three weeks, dog owners will be e-mailed an official Ancestry Report that reveals the dog’s genetic background.
A dog’s ancestry can influence him in surprising ways. Obvious and not-so-obvious physical traits plus behaviors like digging, herding and barking all come from the various breeds in a dog’s family tree. Once an owner understands a dog’s natural tendencies, it makes it possible to create a tailored training, exercise and nutrition program to fit his one-of-a-kind needs.
What will my dog's report tell me?
Wisdom Panel™ Insights detects the breeds in your dog’s ancestry. Your report can be interpreted in the following way:
A breed that represents approximately 50% of your dog’s DNA. You are likely to see the most physical and behavioral traits from this breed. Dogs with mixed-breed parents will not have a breed represented at this level.
A breed that represents approximately 25% of your dog’s DNA. You may see some physical and behavioral traits from this breed. Dogs with a very mixed ancestry may not have a breed represented at this level.
A breed that represents approximately 12.5% of your dog’s DNA. You are unlikely to see many traits from this breed unless they are dominant.
When you understand your dog’s natural tendencies, you can tailor a training, exercise and nutrition program to his needs.
It works and I got free samples
This is a great product if you've got a mixed breed dog to learn more about it, what kind of exercise and training it needs, etc. Every breed has its own tendencies and this helps you understand your dog a little better. I bought this from ProbioticSmart and got the product within a few days with free shipping, and they included a bunch of free treat samples, so that was a cool bonus. With the loyalty points system I technically got a 5% discount (store credit for future purchases).