What Breed Am I asks Hazel? Check out her DNA Results

Many pet owners wonder what breed their mix breed dog is. Check out Hazel’s photo. What breed do you think she is? Here is the answer.Hazel has a DNA test by Wisdom Panel and here are the results.


The results read as follows:

The Wisdom Panel® Insights™ computer algorithm performed over seven million calculations using 11 different models (from a single breed to complex combinations of breeds) to predict the most likely combination of pure and mixed breed dogs in the last 3 ancestral generations that best fit the DNA marker pattern observed in Hazel.

Hazels is a…

Redbone Coonhound / Golden Retriever Cross crossed with Russell Terrier

DNA testing is becoming more common in dogs and cats. How accurate are they? According to the website at http://www.wisdompanel.com/

At Mars Veterinary, we pride ourselves on offering the most reliable and accurate genetic tests on the market. Wisdom Panel- 2.0 provides the highest level of accuracy possible for a cheek swab DNA test, but that accuracy can vary depending on the quality of DNA collected by an owner from their dog. Because of the potential variation in DNA quality sent to our testing facilities, we are unable to provide a definitive accuracy percentage at this time.

To ensure that the Wisdom Panel® tests are as accurate as possible, Mars Veterinary has focused its research on the most important factors including:

1 – Genetic markers: These are the places of variation in a dog’s genetic structure. By studying both the similarities and differences in these markers among different breeds, we are able to determine characteristic signatures. During Wisdom Panel® test development we completed over 19 million genetic marker analyses and typed over 13,000 dogs during test development. This is important because careful studies are needed in order to properly find the places of variation that make each breed unique. All of these calculations require a very advanced computer program that can analyze all of this data and identify the breeds in each dog.

2 – Numbers and types of dogs: This is the database we refer to that is used to compare your dog’s DNA against other breeds. The more breeds, the better the test. Wisdom Panel® 2.0 tests for over 200 different breeds and varieties.

3 – Validation testing for accuracy: This includes repeated testing of a dog’s sample and review by independent third party specialists, geneticists, and leading authorities on canine genetics. In each stage of testing your dog’s DNA, the Wisdom Panel® tests are run in a USDA accredited laboratory to ensure proper quality control.”

To try it yourself – go to Amazon.com and check it out.