and let them tell you what mixes are in your dog !!!
a rep was by last week and had a bunch of pictures of mixed breed dogs and asked us to identify what we thought was in them. we didn't guess one right lol.
this is much better than the metamorphix company who asks you to submit a picture along with a cheek swab for identification. the cost, depending on the vet, ranges from 125-190. i asked my son if he wanted to find out exactly what is in max and he told me it would be nuts to spend that kind of money to find out. can't say that i disagree with him in my own opinion, but i am sure that there are more than enough people out there that would spend that to know.
there are a few breeds that they don't have genetic markers for, but the most common of all breeds they do have so i am sure that the majority of people who submit blood will get an answer.
i imagine it may be of special interest to those who are duped into spending thousands on the new designer mutts, and wind up with a dog that doesn't look like any of the breeds they thought they were buying.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Hi Scout...I have not been on in ages...so i guess you have a new dog..Great..i know what ever the mix..he is a well loved pooch..
I know I had heard of the new test...there is more around the corner too i am guessing..And yes Pymom..all new inovations are more expensive...they will slowly get cheaper..my fingers are crossed any way...
Some one told of dna...and AKC does a good job of tracking and checking..it takes years and years before they find and track down a problem...I got a letter on a poodle i bought several years ago...no way to go back on breeders...so when you pay extra for breeding rights...it may not pan out in the ong run...But..for me it is ok...she is well loved..
Actually, they've done tests on known purebred dogs with AKC papers and they always come up as purebred. The "Amstaff" in question was obviously not purebred. It isn't THAT had to fool the AKC. You could breed your Lab to a Golden and say register the puppies as purebreds, as long as you have the registration numbers of two labs (could be yours or not), then you can register puppies as purebred. Ever heard the infamous story of the Irish Setter Who Wasn't? I'll see if I can find the link. I read it a while ago. My friend also has a Puggle and she did the Widsom Panel MX test and it came back only Beagle and Pug. So, this test it VERY reliable.
We have an ABC registered Border Collie and just last week answered an ad about a 3-month-old Standard PoodleBorder Collie mix... well, we fell in love with her and adopted her... and we know for sure that her father was standard poodle... but she is short haired with a smooth coat and we can't see the Bo Co in her at all. She weighs 35 pounds and is about 18 inches high. She has a poodle shaped head and enormous feet. Any suggestions or comments??
Kizziz' Vet says she is a Chi/Terrier mix, and by her personality and appearance I'd say that is a fairly good guess. She was brought to me from my son who was not able to keep her at his apartment. I could see where a D.N.A test might help though, such as what diseases the dog is susceptible to. Chi's have certain diseases to watch out for such as diabetes. Good to know it's there just in case, thanks for sharing.