Doggie DNA is No Longer a Mystery

Different dog breeds all have a different history, appearance and behavior, which can be explained if you know what breed of dog you own. The problem is that most times finding out the breed can be largely guess work, especially if you have never seen the mother and father of your pooch.

Modern Dog DNA test kits are the simplest way to find out the pedigree of your pup. All that is required is swabbing the inside of your dog's mouth and dropping the sample in the mailbox. Within 2-3 weeks the breed history, predicted weight and a list of the detected breeds will be mailed back to you.

Benefits of Knowing the Breed
Many different breeds of dogs are susceptible to different health conditions which may require a special diet or exercise. To know how to properly treat these ailments, you should first have a good idea of what breed of dog you own. Common health problems with popular dog breeds include:
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Obesity
  • Respiratory Difficulties
  • Various Skin Problems
  • Hormone Disorders

By addressing a proper health plan for your puppy at a young age, you can address health issues before they become a concern. Also, by identifying the breed of your dog you can find out what activities will really get his tail wagging. Whether it's catching a Frisbee, chasing seagulls at the beach or playing around with other dogs at the local dog park, it may be their genetics as much as their personality.

What Kind of Breed is My Dog
It's pretty obvious that the bulk of your dog's appearance and behavior will be passed down from his/her parents; however some at-home test kits are able to trace the heritage of your pup back to their great-grandparents. It doesn’t matter whether your dog descends from an Afghan Hound to a Yorkshire Terrier, a quality DNA Test kit may explain why your dog howls at night or has a very distinctive bark. Quality Dog DNA kits cover all of the American Kennel Club AKC breeds (175 distinctive breeds) and others like the Wisdom Panel™ Breed DNA Test can recognize even more (200+). A Dog DNA kit could be just the things to get to know your "best friend" a little bit better.

By Sean Bowes
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