Dog Breed DNA Test- Frequently Asked Questions
A. The #1 reason dog owners purchase our dog breed DNA test is to satisfy their own curiosity—To finally be able to answer the question when asked, “What kind of dog is that?” In addition, there are benefits to knowing your dog’s breed makeup, including a better insight into your dog’s behavior, nutritional and health needs.
A. The test detects over 200 of the most popular breeds.
A. . No, that’s not necessary. The technology used in this test allows for easy and painless DNA sample collection using the cheek swabs we provide in the sample collection kit. With the easy-to-follow instructions, anyone can collect their dog’s DNA at home.
A. Yes. DNA is contained in both cheek and blood cells. With today’s advancements in technology, buccal (cheek) swabs are the preferred method for collecting DNA from skin cells inside the cheek. This is true for both canines and humans alike. There is no need to obtain blood to get an adequate sample of DNA.
A. The Dog Breed DNA Test kits are normally shipped the same business day (Monday-Friday) that they are ordered. If we receive your order after 3:00 PM EST, they will be shipped the following business day. The test kit can only be shipped within the U.S. and Canada (no P.O. boxes).
A. The kit we will send you contains complete instructions for collecting your dog’s DNA safely and effectively. We provide 2 cheek swabs for each dog, which you will use to firmly swab the inside cheek. This collects more than enough DNA to run the test.
A. Once your dog’s sample is received, the result will be completed and available to view online and download in about 2-3 weeks.
A. Here is an Example Report
A. If you think your dog is one or two specific breeds, you can indicate this during the kit online activation and the DNA sample will be analyzed with entire breed database along with a profile comparison of the specific breed(s) you select. However, the breed test is not designed to be used in court to solve disputes over breed purity.
A. The breed test was developed using specific genetic markers for dogs. It will not detect wolf or coyote DNA.
A. Pit Bull generally refers to a genetically diverse group of breeds which are characterized by certain physical traits. Since this group is so genetically diverse, Pit Bull is not a breed detected by the test. However, the breed test will detect breeds like American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, Mastiff, Bullmastiff, Bulldog and various other Terriers. For a complete list of breeds, please visit the Dog Breed List.