Her name is Jojo and she has since been adopted into a wonderful new home in Massachusetts.
We had submitted her DNA samples to three different laboratories who specialize in canine breed DNA tests. As we waited patiently with baited puppy breath, her test results arrived one by one, and here is the final test result.
Jojo's Story Part 1-5: Please read for more information and previous test results...
Part 1 http://vetrescue.blogspot.com/2010/10/jojo-vicious-pit-bull-or-beagle-or.html
Part 2 http://vetrescue.blogspot.com/2010/10/doggie-dna-testing-of-tests.html
Part 3 http://vetrescue.blogspot.com/2010/10/update-1-doggie-dna-testing-of-tests.html
Part 4 http://vetrescue.blogspot.com/2010/10/jojos-dna-test-results-1.html
Part 5 http://vetrescue.blogspot.com/2010/10/jojos-canine-dna-test-results-2-mars.html
All three tests were submitted to their respective labs on October 8th, 2010. The slowest and final of the three results has finally arrived. The results are postmarked December 8th, 2010.
Heritage claims to send reports within 4-6 weeks, but this test did take a bit longer than expected, eight weeks, and significantly longer than the other two tests from Mars and DDC testing labs. Both DDC and Mars Wisdom Panel results were returned within the month of October.
And without further adieu, drum roll please...
The results are:
Primary: "This category is intended to help owners recognize when their pet’s DNA contains a majority of a specific breed (i.e. 50% or greater). If your dog has a strong match to one of our validated breeds, then it is categorized as primary. Most mixed breed dogs will not usually have a breed in this category unless one or both of their parents are purebred."
No primary breed
Secondary: "This category reports breeds that are easily recognizable within your dog. While these breeds may have a strong influence on your pet, each breed listed makes up less than the majority of your dog’s DNA."
In the Mix: "This final category identifies breeds that have the least amount of influence on your pet’s composition, however, they still appear, at a low and measurable amount, in your pet’s DNA."
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
and Siberian Husky
If you have performed DNA testing on a pet of yours, please share your results here, even if it doesn't matter.
I am curious to know, what is your opinion of the three test results?
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