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Embark CEO, Ryan Boyko, explains what our dog DNA test can do for your dog on 's Pet Show!
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Tests also differ in the number of breeds available for comparison. Mars Veterinary interrogates the genetic signatures of more than 130 of the 159 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC).* MMI Genomics recently announced the XL version of their test, which has a database of more than 100 breeds. The breed list available for BioPet Vet Lab contains 58 breeds. DNA Print Genomics does not report specific breed matches; rather, “15 elements of dog ancestry” are revealed, and the customer performs a search of the company’s online database to identify matches to particular breeds. Since each test interrogates a different set of breeds, sending your dog’s sample to more than one company may not return identical results.
An Aurora family may lose their family pet of 10 years if DNA tests show the dog is a wolf hybrid.
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Some shelters are even starting to do DNA testing in an effort to help get pets adopted. recently tested 10 long-term residents to help give prospective pet parents a better idea who they would be taking home. An Aurora family may lose their family pet of 10 years if DNA tests show the dog is a wolf hybrid.
Photo provided by FlickrDNA testing for dogs has been around for more than a decade now, but it's just now becoming more popular among pet owners.
Photo provided by FlickrAURORA, Colo. -- The family fighting to get their pet back from a Colorado Animal Control says DNA tests prove their dog is not a wolf hybrid.
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A few weeks ago, a New York City co-op made headlines when it informed pet-owning residents that they had to produce documentation proving the breeds of their dogs. If the dog was a mix, the percentage of each breed had to be detailed in DNA testing—which prompted cries of "doggie racism," according to . The co-op bans 27 breeds.While co-ops and rentals may use the tests if specific breeds are banned, in large part, the sales of DNA tests have been fueled owner curiosity and by animal shelters, which to help place pets into homes. When adopting a pet, prospective owners want to know how big the dogs will get, whether they're good with kids and if the dogs might be suitable for, say, apartment living. Knowing the breed makeup can shed light on that. Wisdom Panel even makes a shelter test called DogTrax, which gives fast-tracked results since shelter dogs so often have a short amount of time to find a home. Knowing a dog's breed is also helpful in knowing what health issues for which the dog may be at risk.Years after dog DNA testing was first introduced, though, it's finally becoming mainstream. Since Mars Veterinary launched its dog DNA test in 2007, Wisdom Panel, the company—owned by Mars, Incorporated—claims to have sold some 400,000 tests—with the latest consumer version selling for $84.99 a pop. Its other major competitor is DNA My Dog—owned by a Canadian firm—which charges $59.99 per test. Both claim to unlock the mysteries of a dog's genes to reveal their breeds.DDC is well-known for its excellence in client service. As part of the DDC family, DDC Veterinary will provide you with the full support and service that you deserve. Our client-focused service team has established relationships with many satisfied veterinarians, breeders, and pet lovers. You, too, will see the value in using DDC Veterinary for your DNA testing requirements.DDC Veterinary is offering fast, affordable DNA Testing for the following inherited diseases. Its R&D scientists partner with leading scientists in the industry to develop, validate, and offer more testing options important to breeders and pet owners. MetaMorphix Inc. (MMI) Genomics administers the Canine HeritageTM Breed Test, commonly referred to as “the swab test,” and Mars Veterinary provides “the blood test,” the Wisdom PanelTM MX Mixed Breed Analysis. These two companies have been considered the main players in this market, but new contenders are flocking to the scene. The most recent challengers are DNA Print Genomics, which offers the Doggie DNA Print, and BioPet Vet Lab, which recently unveiled the Dog DNA Breed Identification Test. Both use cheek swab samples.