Wednesday, October 12, 2016

who's your daddy

I was lucky enough to be given a free Wisdom Panel DNA kit, for our pooch, Miley.   I was actually really eager to use it, because I'd been wanting to buy one of these kits, ever since hearing about it.   All I had to do was swab the inside of our dog's cheek and get enough saliva to cover the bristle of the DNA sticks and that was it!    Then you just pack it back up in the box, you send it back to the experts, and they send you the results via email, when they've finished the processing.

When I received Miley's results, I was surprised at some of it, and not surprised at other parts.
Jeff and I were always trying to guess her true breed and the mixes that she had in her.  When we first brought her home, we were told she was beagle/cockapoo.   She has the beagle ears and the howl that they do.. (which is cute at times, but not when you're unsuspecting and you jump 3 feet in the air). According to the analysis, as it gets more into the breed detections, it does show Beagle as a prominent mix she has in her.

Here's a little snippet of what the Wisdom Panel folks told us about Miley...


The Wisdom Panel 4.0 Canine DNA Test provides you with information to plan for your dog’s unique nutrition, training and even healthcare. Results provide you with:
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  1. Ancestry back to the great-grandparent level
  2. A predicted weight profile
  3. Information about the physical traits your dog may exhibit
  4. Testing for the MDR1 genetic mutation
  5. Testing for Exercise-induced Collapse (EIC)
Wisdom Panel 4.0 covers more than 250 breeds, types and varieties including all those recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and can be run for mixed-breed, designer, or purebred dogs. The procedure is the same for all three, but you decide at the time of activation how you would like us to run it. For purebred and designer dogs, the test will provide a Principle Component Analysis chart comparing your dog with others of that same breed(s) in our database and for purebred tests specifically, an additional Homozygosity Profile.

If you want to try it out, here's a promo code to save you $15 off of a kit.
Use code: FF5043172DA
 I thought it was a pretty cool report to have and to see what Miley's family tree might look like.  There's a lot of interesting information in it! 

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