Let's say you've just gotten a mixed breed puppy. Will finding out his breed composition mean you can predict what he will grow up to look like or act like? Will it help you raise or train your dog?
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Either option can work very well, or only somewhat well, but these methods are the only ones we currently have available for dog owners to answer the common question, “what breed is my dog?” Naturally, using a dog DNA test kit is the surest way to find out your dog's breed as well as your canine's predisposed health problems and potential diseases.
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Today, majority of dog owners know that the most popular and accurate way to find out what breed is by using dog DNA tests. But how accurate those dog DNA tests are? We have a column on the efficacy and accuracy of DNA tests for dogs. However, aside from that, there are other ways to find out what breed is your dog. Take a look below.
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There are many reasons you might want to know your dog's breed, from curiosity to insights into characteristics or learning about any health problems they may encounter in the future as a result of breed predispositions. You may find your rescue dog is purebred, or that your mutt or hybrid pup is a mix of many different breeds. Whether you use science or simply make a well-educated guess, you will be able to better answer that common question: "Oh! What kind of dog is that?"While it's not vital, it's definitely advisable to find out what breed your dog is. Knowing exactly the breed or breeds of your pet can help you identify some potential health problems before they become a major issue and take preventative measures. You can also accommodate your dog's requirements for exercise and diet better, too.Once the lab analyzes the sample, they will email you a report telling which breeds were detected in your dog’s DNA. The results can take a few weeks to get back, but then you will know for certain what breed of dog you own. This is hands down the best way to find out which breed your dog is.How well do you know your Pugs from your Frenchies? Your Huskies from your Malamutes? Give your dog knowledge a work out with our series of breed quizzes. We'll show you a couple of careful shots of each dog, and you need to let us know in the comments what you guessed. Good Luck!
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