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    Question DNA-testing

    I'd like to find out more about DNA-testing for X-breeds, to find out what breeds the x is made up of.
    Anyone know much about it? is it really accurate? pricey?
    I know there's also kits you can buy online. You take a swab from their cheek and post back.... Thanks guys!

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    Costly and you will find out what you already know. Workmate just did this with her dog.

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    Thanks Occy!
    Curious more than anything....
    Just thought maybe...one day...when I've got spare $$$, i'd consider it...

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    Candy will be getting her DNA test done...this is through the Bull Arab registry and will cost me about $200.

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    Ok...Thanks! what are you hoping to find out Ozeymum? ( if you don't mind me asking)

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    My friend got back a report that said - we think your dog is maltese shih tzu - mostly maltese - we are 80% sure. what a waste of money lol

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    I wouldnt waste your money Magdalena. Even a purebreed pedigree dog was tested as a test to see what would happen, and it too came back as cross breed.
    It is a money spinner through and through. but if you want something to say your dog is this and that because thats what the DNA says then go for it.

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    We did a DNA test on Ziggy and it cost $125 (About BITSA). You do a mouth swab (they send the equipment) you send it to them and about 5 days later they post the result.
    I am a scientist myself (although nothing to do with genetics whatsoever) but I know that these test are very accurate. There are certain markers (DNA sequences) for every breed that are unique to the breed. Your dogs DNA is checked for these markers and how many there are so that it can be determined what breeds are in your dog and whether the parents were pure bred dogs or already crosses.
    And the result can be surprising. Ziggy for example doesn't look like a rotti but from the test we know one of her parents was a rotti (the other was a mixture of everything ). I am glad we did it. It kinda feels nice to know!

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    Last edited by Beau; 05-22-2009 at 05:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    I wouldnt waste your money Magdalena. Even a purebreed pedigree dog was tested as a test to see what would happen, and it too came back as cross breed.
    It is a money spinner through and through. but if you want something to say your dog is this and that because thats what the DNA says then go for it.
    Thanks Beau!
    I won't be rushing out to do it, simply doing some research on it for now.

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