What breed is your dog? Test 350+ breeds to find out?
What breed is your dog? Take the guesswork out of your canine’s genetic heritage with our reliable dog breed test which tests for over 350 different breeds. Starting from only £ 84 and with results in 2-3 weeks from receipt of samples at the laboratory.
This Essential Dog Breed ID Test provides passionate dog lovers with a wealth of information which can help them identify their pets’ key traits and what makes their pup so unique. This dog breed test is also a great resource for dog breeders as it provides extremely important data about the dogs they are breeding. At only £ 84 you just cannot beat the value!
This test is suitable for mixed-breed, pure bred and designer dogs alike!
How does the Dog Breed Identification test work?
The Dog Breed Identification test uses the latest genetic science to offer you the highest possible accuracy in your Essential Dog Breed Identification Test. The method used is called Copy Number Variation (CVNs) for the analysis. Recently, structural variations in DNA have emerged as a major source of genetic and phenotypic diversity.
CNVs and their ability to measure genetic diversity, phenotypic variation, and even disease susceptibility are some of the most innovative discoveries in the canine genome.
Over the past few years, great strides have been made in the analysis of CNVs. CNVs might play a greater role in evolutionary change than single-base-pair sequence variation, which has traditionally been used in genetic studies. As a result of research, CNVs encompass more nucleotides per genome than SNPs.
Collecting the Dog’s DNA Sample
Once you have completed your order, we will promptly dispatch your canine sample collection kit. Inside the kit, you will find mouth swabs which you need to use to collect the cheek cells required. All you need to do is to gently rub the swab(s) inside your dog’s mouth, against the inner cheek. The rubbing procedure should not take any longer than one minute and is completely pain-free.
You can then proceed to place the used swabs in the envelope, fill in the required documentation and mail everything back to us in the self-addressed envelope. Once samples are in the laboratory, scientists will proceed to analyse the DNA in the canine cheek cells. Results will be sent to you via email within 2 to 3 weeks from receipt of samples at the laboratory.
Does this test cover all existing Dog Breeds?
In case your dog was imported from a country other than the United Kingdom, mainland United States, Canada, Australia or Western Europe, or if you suspect that your dog’s ancestors are from outside these countries, your dog’s breed ancestry may not be well represented using the dog breed database. This mostly applies to dogs from Eastern Europe, Greece and the Middle East as genetic markers of breeds from these countries are not always compatible with the markers used in our database and this could adversely affect the results.
Important note about Pitbull Breeds
The term “pit bull” does not refer to a single recognized breed of dog, but rather to a genetically diverse group of breeds which are associated by similar physical traits. Pit bull-type dogs have historically been bred by combining guard-type breeds with terriers for certain desired characteristics. As such, they may retain many genetic similarities to their original breeds and other closely related breed
Due to the genetic diversity of this group, the laboratory cannot build a DNA profile to genetically identify every dog that may be visually classified as a pit bull. When these types of dogs are tested, we routinely detect various quantities of the component pure-bred dogs including the American Staffordshire Terrier, Boston Terrier, Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Mastiff, Bullmastiff, Boxer, Bulldog, and various other terriers and guard breeds. Additionally, there are often other breeds outside the guard and terrier groups identified in the mix, depending on each dog’s individual ancestry.
Some communities have put restrictions on pit bull ownership. We encourage dog owners and care providers to be fully aware of their local laws, which vary across the country, when considering DNA testing.
Special Offers and Discounts
The price of the Essential Breed ID Test is £ 84.
A second or third Essential Breed ID Test for your other dog or maybe for a relative or a friend can be purchased at £ 74 (£10 discount).
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Other DNA tests for Dogs
EasyDNA offers other canine DNA testing services which you might be interested in using such as testing for dog allergies and dog paternity testing. Why don’t you take a look at the full list of our dog DNA kits?