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SLVC's choice of DNA tests is the "gold standard" by Wisdom Panel MX. This DNA Analysis identifies 157 American Kennel Club recognized breeds that are present in a mixed breed dog. With insights into your dog's breed mix and genetic history, you can work with your veterinarian to develop a health care plan that helps prevent or delay the onset of disease so your dog can enjoy more years of good health.
Search the Wisdom Panelâ„¢ Breed Library by the official American Kennel Club (AKC) breed name, common names for breeds, behavioral trait, or size. It contains detailed profiles of all dogs covered by Wisdom Panel MX, printable breed profiles for easy reference, and downloadable desktop backgrounds. DNA samples need to be collected for your dog's analysis. Although check swabs tend to be quick and easy to do, only blood samples are scientifically proven to be the "gold standard" in DNA analysis because 95%* of the time, they can reliably provide large amounts of high quality DNA to analyze. Alternatively, according to some published studies, cheek swab derived DNA samples only have a 25-40%* success rate.
Click on the picture to the left to search for a specific breed.
The many breeds recognized today are the result of careful selective breeding for functional attributes deemed beneficial to their human owners including hunting, guarding, and herding and desirable physical characteristics such as skull shape, size, and coat variation. The formation of breed clubs and the closure of their canine registries over the last few centuries have ensured that the breeds found today are purebred and share similar features as determined by the breed standards. SLVC does not advertise or recommend the use of Wisdom Panel MX as a test for confirming the purity of a purebred dog. This is due to the fact that Wisdom Panel MX is specifically designed to find multiple breeds in an analysis, under the assumption that the dog it is testing has more than one breed in its mix.
A special note for our Pit-Bull loving friends as relating to DNA testing:
|The term "Pit-bull" does not refer to a single or recognized breed of dog, but rather to a genetically diverse group of breeds. Pit-bull type dogs have historically been bred by combining guarding type breeds with terriers for certain desired characteristics - and as such they may retain many genetic similarities to the likely progenitor breeds and other closely related breeds.
Due to the genetic diversity of this group, we cannot build a DNA profile for the Pit-bull. If a Pit-bull type dog was tested, we might anticipate that Wisdom Panel MX test detect and report moderate to Minor amounts of one or more distantly related breeds to those used to breed the dog, it is possible that one or more of the following breeds might be detected at moderate to Minor amounts: the American Staffordshire terrier, Boston terrier, Bull terrier, Staffordshire Bull terrier, Mastiff, Bullmastiff Boxer, Bulldog and various small terriers like the Parson Russell. These breeds would be detected because some markers in these breeds have genetic identity at a minority of the markers Wisdom Panel MX test uses to identify the breeds in our database.
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When reading the results below, keep in mind that all physical traits of the breeds found may not always be apparent in a dog. Why? Because a mixed-breed dog's appearance varies depending on the overall mix of breeds found. When dominant and recessive genes combine from the different breeds across the generations, unique and unpredictable combinations can occur. This is a big reason why the dog may not exhibit the physical traits of each breed we found.
JOBU: Our friend Jobu is unlike any other dog in the world. Jobu's ancestry contains some ChowChow, Giant Schnauzer, Labrador Retriever and also includes distant traces of Pointer and Siberian Husky.
PIPER: Our friend Piper is a very unique blend as she doesn't exibit the physical traits of the breeds she is mixed with. Piper is a combination of Maltese and Miniature Poodle.
CLOEY: Sweet Cloey is a wonderful friend to her family. When they say she has a big heart what they really need to be saying is she's from a big dog! Her ancestry is comprised of Miniature Schnauzer, Puli, and Kuvasz!
MAYA: Our friend Maya (on the right) is owned by SLVC Associate Veterinarian, Dr. Meghann. Maya's ancestry contains distant traces of ChowChow, Dachshund, Rottweiler, Scottish Deerhound, Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie), and Staffordshire Bull Terrier. There were also faint signals from other breeds which were not strong enough to identify. An example of a true "Heinz 57"!
JACK: This handsome boy, Jack, is from a surprisingly diverse parentage. He is a combination of Poodle, Neopolitan Mastiff and English Springer Spaniel! We definately did not guess those breeds!
ROSIE: Sweet little Rosie was our biggest surprise! After consulting with the specialists at Wisdom Panel for guidance on how to tell her owner, we learned how results such as Rosie's occure. We have dubbed her our "Mega Mutt" with affection! Rosie doesn't have any strong genetic DNA other than that of the Collie. Two possibilities. First, Rosie could have mixed-breed ancestors beyond three generations back. A 2nd is that the DNA test may not yet cover the breeds in her ancestry. She may have ancestors not from the US and therefore the genes not currently in the gene pool. This is explained further on the Wisdom website.
DISCO: Don't let the classic good looks of the black & tan coat and triangular face fool you. Disco is ChowChow, and Chinese Shar Pei. We were all surprised to find that she doesn't exibit the physical traits of the breeds she is mixed with. She would have been great at a Carnival "Guess what I am for a prize!"...
CHYNA: Chyna, pictured here by herself and next with her big brothers is... a beautiful combination of Australian Cattle Dog, Beagle, German Shepherd Dog, Labrador Retriever and Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie). The family knows she's one of a kind. With that gene pool so do we! **** Chyna's DNA has been rerun due to the updated algorithyms currently used. We are now able to include the following breeds in Chyna's mix: 11.56% White Swiss Shepherd, 5.48% Weimaraner, 3.98% Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, 3.54% Collie, 2.69% Jindo. WOW!
MADDIE: Another great example of when we "guess" wrong about the breed our dog is mixed with. She's a lovely combination of Siberian Husky, Collie, English Setter, Minature Poodle, and Rottweiler!
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Thanks to all the families who have shared their pets ancestry! We really appreciate it!
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