Jr, are you referring to the DNA testing to determine breed basics? In other words, determining the genetic differences and similarities (for ancestry) for the breeds? I saw information about that project a while back and thought it was interesting.
AKC DNA testing is simply to keep track of sires, especially if you have several studs on hand. The canine equivalent of "Who's your daddy".
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"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful".
I purchased my puppy from a breeder claiming both mom and dad were pure labs. One of the parents had papers. I am not savy on breeds. We wanted a lab because of there temperment, trainability, etc...Well, when I took him to the vet the vet said he is part Rott..He said you could do DNA testing to determine what his genetic make up is. Just like DNA testing in humans. I chose not to do it because we love him reguardless and will not get rid of him. Maybe your vet just wants to see what type of results he would get. You will have to keep us posted or if anyone else has had it done fill us in.
no, i don't breed. My dog is a rescue and there is no history on him. He is very unique looking and everyone has their opinions on what he might be. my vet sugested it out of curiosity I think. It would be interesting to know what Otis is, it might explain his begavior a little. I think he's border collie and jack russel but who knows,probably never will and that's ok. I was just wondering if anyone who had a mixed breed rescue tried it. Maybe after we get that rebate from Mr. Bush I'll do it:)