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...