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Are you curious about your dog’s family history? Do you want to learn more about the close, extended, and distant relatives that make up their unique ancestry? Maybe even find a brother, sister, or parent? Until recently, this information has been difficult for pet parents to come by. But that’s all changed thanks to Wisdom Panel’s new Relatives feature. Keep reading to discover how you can find your pup’s pack and unlock the secrets of their family tree!
The World’s Most Accurate Dog DNA Test
Wisdom Panel dog DNA tests are the most accurate on the market, offering a comprehensive view of your pup’s health, ancestry, physical traits, and much more. That’s the reason why they’re the most popular and trusted pet DNA service among veterinarians. Now, with Wisdom Panel’s innovative new Relatives feature, pet parents can get a clearer picture of their dog’s family tree than ever before.
Wondering what kind of results you can expect to see? Let’s take a look at the real-life story of two pet parents and their pups who were connected through the Relatives feature.
We’ve got a match!
Trey Poe and Frazier
When Trey Poe’s dog Frazier was tested with Wisdom Panel, the results revealed that he had a close relative in the system – a brother! Here’s what Trey had to say about the experience:
“We were so excited to see the ancestry added to the profile, and once we saw Frazier had a brother in the system, we couldn’t wait for a photo.” – Trey Poe (Frazier’s Dad)
Chip Hoffa and Jake
Frazier’s brother is a pup named Jake, whose pet parent is Chip Hoffa. And as it turns out, Jake and Frazier look strikingly similar! Here’s what Chip had to say:
“The most remarkable thing just happened! Using Wisdom Panel, I was able to find out my dog’s birthday and that he has almost an identical brother!… The resemblance is incredible.” – Chip Hoffa (Jake’s Dad)
The results showed that 46% of Frazier and Jake’s DNA is shared from the same ancestors, confirming that they are, in fact, brothers. A breed comparison also showed that the brothers have three breeds in common: American Staffordshire Terrier, Boxer, and Beagle.
Compare the breed breakdown of your dog’s new family member!
How Does Wisdom Panel’s Relatives Feature Work?
Wisdom Panel’s genetic relative match is powered by the world’s largest dog breed database. More than 99.9% of the 3 million dogs they’ve tested have genetic relatives in this database. And chances are, yours does too!
While decoding your dog’s DNA, Wisdom Panel automatically searches for matches to other dogs in their vast database. Once a match is found, the system allows you to compare DNA results, view photos, and more. This means you can learn all about your dog’s extended pack – the littermates, parents, distant cousins, and other relatives that make up their genetic family.
The Relatives Experience
It couldn’t be easier to use the Relatives feature and learn more about your canine companion. Simply visit the Relatives tab of your dog’s Wisdom Panel results and dig into the data. There are three types of relationships identified by the test: close, extended, and distant. Let’s take a quick look at each of these so you know exactly what they mean.
Close Relatives: These are the dogs that share 20% or more DNA with your pup. Parents, offspring, siblings, aunts, uncles, and grandparents are all included in this category.
Extended Relatives: To be classified as an extended relative, a dog must share between 5% and 19% of their DNA with your pup. This category includes first cousins and the “greats” (like great-grandparents, great-nephews, and great-aunts). Half-uncles, half-aunts, half-nieces, and half-nephews are also part of this group.
Distant Relatives: Now we’re onto the dogs that have 1-4% DNA in common with your four-legged friend. This large family group includes any relatives that are beyond first cousins. You may be surprised at how many of your dog’s distant relatives Wisdom Panel can identify!
Discovering Your Dog’s Family Tree
Now that you know a little more about Wisdom Panel’s Relatives feature, it’s time to try it out for yourself! Getting started is easy – just head on over to Wisdom Panel’s website and order a dog DNA collection kit.
Once your dog’s DNA has been tested, the results will be uploaded to your account automatically. From there, you can explore the Relatives tab and start discovering your dog’s family tree. Who knows, you might even find a long-lost relative or two!
Unlocking the secrets of your dog’s family history can be fascinating and deeply rewarding. It’s also a great way to get to know your furry friend on a whole new level. So, what are you waiting for? Order your Wisdom Panel dog DNA test today and start exploring!