Science is allowing us to take a new and exciting look at our family pets. The Wisdom Panel® DNA test for dogs is enabling many owners of mixed breed dogs to discover more about their mutts. Studies show the test to have an 84% accuracy rate in determining your dogs “roots”. Using technology that may be familiar to CSI viewers, a small amount of blood is taken from your pet and compared to a DNA database to reveal your pet’s ancestors.
Call them mutts or hybrids, mixed breed dogs are definitely one of the most beloved pets. Some people are proud of their “half Collie, half Shepherd” and others are just as content to call their dog a “Heinz 57”. But, how do you know what the “mix” is in your mixed breed dog? More importantly, does it really matter?