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Bassetoodle, Bernedoodle: Do You Know Your Dog's DNA?

Bassetoodle, Bernedoodle: Do You Know Your Dog's DNA?


With "designer dogs" becoming more en vogue, many pet owners are taking a greater interest in what breeds make up their mutt's DNA. Nowadays, these hybrid pooches are often bred for a specific result, putting the price of ownership at top dollar, many times meriting even more than the price of traditional purebred dogs. Favored by celebrities such as Jessica Simpson seen here with her maltipoo (Maltese and Toy Poodle mix), Daisy, many people are not only clamoring for these new breeds but also want to know what unique mix they already own.

Enter: WISDOM Panel MX, the most comprehensive DNA-based mixed breed test for dogs that will analyze your hybrid dog's DNA. Running at $65 and up, the price tag is not for everyone. However, the miracle of its development includes the analysis of more than 19 million DNA markers from more than 13,000 dogs, and it can detect more than 130 breeds covering 99 percent of AKC registered breeds. Information from the analysis will help pet owners to better understand their dog's breed history and allow owners and veterinarians to work together to develop appropriate care and nutrition plans for the pet.

On the one hand, I can understand wanting to know (especially if it affects his well-being) but, on the other, who needs to fit a cute pooch into neat little check boxes.

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