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The Reasons for Your Dog’s Behavior Could Lie In His DNA

The Reasons for Your Dog’s Behavior Could Lie In His DNA

A new puppy was just brought home by a friend. She purchased it from a breeder who said it was a purebred Golden Retriever. She wasn’t sure what the breed should look like because she was a first-time pet owner, but when she took her puppy to puppy training, she saw that her dog didn’t look anything like the other Goldens there. While this didn’t change her feelings for her dog, she was curious as to what breed he was. What is her solution? Perform a DNA test on him.

Testing your dog’s DNA might provide a number of advantages in addition to gratifying your curiosity. Knowing your dog’s breed might help you understand some of his odd habits, such as chewing, herding tendencies, and an insatiable urge to chase squirrels or dig under the fence. 

You may change your training technique based on this information to ensure that your puppy has the highest chance of succeeding. Dogs are people pleasers by nature, so it’s a win-win scenario all around when they do well and you’re delighted. Beyond that, it may help you figure out what kinds of hereditary health issues your dog is at danger of, as well as how big your dog will grow and how long he will live.

The DNA My Dog Breed Identification Test Kit is a simple, quick, and painless way to identify your dog’s breed. Simply swab your pet’s cheeks, send in the sample, and you’ll receive the findings via email within two weeks. Not only will you get a list of the breeds found in your dog’s DNA, but you’ll also get a report on the related personality traits and health risks.

DNA My Dog Breed, which won the “Leaders in Ethical Canine Genetic Testing” category at the 2020 GHP Biotechnology Awards, is ordinarily $79, but is now just $59.99, a 24 percent discount. “Finding out [her dog’s] DNA has been the coolest experience!” a happy client exclaims. The level descriptions were quite useful. I’M SO GLAD I DID IT!!” Take a look at yours and see if you agree. Oh, and what about my friend’s dog? He turned out to have only a smidgeon of Golden Retriever in him.