DNA My Dog Breed Test
The DNA My Dog Test database includes the 102 breeds most commonly found in North American mixed breed dogs according to historical trends in dog popularity.
The breeds included are the most commonly seen breeds such as Chihuahua, German Shepherd Dog, Labrador Retriever and Yorkshire Terrier. These common breeds are the ones most likely to be present in a mixed breed dog or in the increasingly common designer dogs.
Rare breeds such as Komondorok, Kuvasz or Wirehaired Pointing Griffon are unlikely to be found in a regular mixed breed dogs.
As the cost and time of running dog breed DNA test increases as you add more breeds, DNA My Dog decided to include only the most common breeds to keep the price at an affordable level.
DNA My Dog have been able to match samples to their database for more than 99% of samples received.
What Happens If My Dog Has Breeds That Are Not in The Database?
The DNA My Dog Test covers the most common breeds found in the mixed breed dog population. If your dog has DNA from a breed that is not included in the database then that DNA will usually be assigned to the foundation breed, or breeds, of your dog or the most closely related breed. In some cases, if the breed is not found, it will be reported as unidentified.
If you believe your dog is a breed not included in the DNA My Dog database, please Contact Us so we can advise you on how best to proceed.
DNA My Dog Test Certified Breeds:
- Afghan Hound
- Airedale Terrier
- Alaskan Malamute
- American Eskimo Dog
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- Australian Cattle Dog
- Australian Shepherd
- Basset Hound
- Bearded Collie
- Belgian Malinois
- Belgian Tervuren
- Bernese Mountain Dog
- Bichon Frise
- Black and Tan Coonhound
- Border Collie
- Border Terrier
- Boston Terrier
- Brussels Griffon
- Bull Terrier
- Cairn Terrier
- Catahoula Leopard Dog
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
- Chesapeake Bay Retriever
- Chinese Crested
- Chinese Shar-Pei
- Chow Chow
- Cocker Spaniel
- Coton de Tulear
- Dobermann Pinscher
- Dogue de Bordeaux
- English Setter
- English Springer Spaniel
- Flat Coated Retriever
- French Bulldog
- German Shepherd
- German Shorthaired Pointer
- Golden Retriever
- Great Dane
- Great Pyrenees
- Ibizan Hound
- Irish Setter
- Irish Wolfhound
- Italian Greyhound
- Jack Russell Terrier
- Japanese Chin
- Labrador Retriever
- Lhasa Apso
- Miniature Pinscher
- Neapolitan Mastiff
- Norwegian Elkhound
- Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
- Old English Sheepdog* (Contact us)
- Parson Russell Terrier
- Pembroke Welsh Corgi
- Rat Terrier
- Redbone Coonhound
- Rhodesian Ridgeback
- Saint Bernard
- Scottish Terrier
- Shetland Sheepdog
- Shiba Inu
- Shih Tzu
- Siberian Husky
- Silky Terrier
- Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- Tibetan Spaniel
- Toy Fox Terrier
- West Highland White Terrier
- Yorkshire Terrier
Important Information for Foreign Dogs
Is your dog from Eastern Europe, Greece or the Middle East?
Genetic markers of breeds from these countries are not always compatible with the markers in the DNA My Dog Test database which could adversely affect the results.
Please Contact Us for more information.
Limitations of the DNA My Dog Test
The DNA My Dog Test is designed for the sole purpose of identifying breeds found in the genetic composition of dogs.
It cannot determine whether or not a dog is purebred; it can merely identify DNA that matches the validated breeds that make up the database.
Your analysis will be compiled based on the results obtained from your DNA sample submission, and will be processed with a reasonable amount of certainty. It is possible that there have been some random changes within your dog’s DNA which may affect the results. The testing procedures and database are designed to recognise that this may happen and minimise any effect. It is understood that no analytical test is 100% accurate. DNA My Dog are not responsible for any inferences made about any individual dog based upon the provided information.
The test is based upon a database of recognised breeds. If your dog contains other breeds, not in the database, it may give rise to the identification of breeds earlier in your pet’s history and may therefore provide a seemingly unlikely result for your dog. It is important to understand that each dog is uniquely individual. Two dogs with the same breeds detected in their DNA may exhibit drastically different physical traits. In terms of behaviour and personality, while certain traits may generally be associated with specific breeds, behaviour will also be influenced by environment, training and handling.
The behaviour, health and personality summary is for informational purposes only, and is based on information publicly available on purebred dogs. This information is not intended to predict disease or behaviour, but is intended solely as a guide to traits often found in the breeds identified in your dog. These traits may or may not be found in your individual dog.
Canine Breed Inheritance Chart
Our Canine Breed Inheritance Infographic explains how purebred and mixed breed puppies inherit DNA from their parents.
Testing Other Breeds Not Covered by the DNA My Dog Test
If your breed is not included in the list of DNA My Dog Certified Breeds you may wish to consider the Mars Wisdom Panel Dog Breed DNA Test which covers more than 350 breeds, types and varieties including most recognised by The Kennel Club.
DNA My Dog Breed Test Special Offers
The cost of the DNA My Dog Breed Test is £65.
For a limited time, get a £15 discount if you order a DNA My Dog Breed Test together with a Dog Allergy DNA Test (RRP £89)
Canine Inherited Disease Tests
We also provide inherited disease testing for dogs:
- Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) DNA Test
- Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) DNA Test
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration (PRA-prcd) DNA Test
Please click on the links above for more information.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to Contact our Customer Service Team who will be happy to help you.