Dog breed genetic tests put to the test

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Dog breed genetic tests put to the test

Postby Misskiwi67 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:05 pm

From VIN (Veterinary information network) news service!

http://news.vin.com/VINNews.aspx?articleId=23206
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Re: Dog breed genetic tests put to the test

Postby HappyPuppy » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:07 pm

Thanks for that --- interesting read.
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Re: Dog breed genetic tests put to the test

Postby HersheyBear » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:55 pm

i wish i'd known how erratic the results are before i had it done on my dog. such a waste of my money.
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Re: Dog breed genetic tests put to the test

Postby Misskiwi67 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:09 pm

HersheyBear wrote:i wish i'd known how erratic the results are before i had it done on my dog. such a waste of my money.


True, but all the information they are gathering is making these more accurate as years go by. The biggest problems seem to occur when its a true "mutt" with small amounts of multiple breeds, and when there are lineages from other countries involved.

I'm keeping an eye on things, and when I have spare cash, I plan on having it done on both my dogs someday.
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Re: Dog breed genetic tests put to the test

Postby PBF lurker » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:25 am

Interesting article, but I was disappointed to find no mention of BSL at the end where it discussed

Do a mutt’s breeds matter?

What breeds comprise a mutt is clearly interesting to most, if not all, dog owners, but beyond simple curiosity, is there any value to knowing?
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Re: Dog breed genetic tests put to the test

Postby PitBull-Lady » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:00 pm

Misskiwi67 wrote:... when I have spare cash, I plan on having it done on both my dogs someday.


I had no idea such a thing existed with dog people lol
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