Monday, July 27, 2015

Do You Know Your Doggie's DNA?

Disclosure: This post is Sponsored by Mars Veterinary Wisdom Panel 3.0. All opinions are my own. 

Ollie is a popular dog. People even send him emails. People are always asking about his breed and the truth is that we don't know for sure. Ollie was a rescue dog and lived in at least one other home before we became his fur-ever family (and the star of this blog).

This was Ollie when he was a puppy. So stinkin' cute, right?

Before he was a famous blog dog.

Then he grew up to be the monster dog he is today.

That frisbee never stood a chance

We think he is an English Pointer, but then again people tell us that he looks like a Blue Heeler. What do you think?
A Blue Heeler puppy.
We make assumptions of breed based on how our dogs look, but mix breed dogs can vary greatly in appearance and we often (up to 75% of the time, they say) guess inaccurately!

The truth is that we love Ollie no matter what his breed. He could be an English Pointer, a Blue Heeler, a German shorthaired Pointer or half dog/half monster. But to us, he's the stubborn, funny, sweet, sometimes disobedient, handsome boy we call Ollie.

When I heard about Mars Veterinary, the industry leader in canine genetic testing, Canine DNA test Wisdom Panel® 3.0, I was intrigued. I sure would love to know Ollie's breed(s) and it turns out there are other reasons to know your dog's breed(s) other than just love and curiosity.

Knowing your dog's breed can helpful when developing a training program that works with your dog's natural instincts. It can give you a better understanding of their behavior characteristics. It can help determine how large your puppy will grow and healthy weights of full grown breeds. When you know your dog's DNA it can give you an insight into how to keep your dog healthy and happy.

Does Ollie like to run, chase tennis balls and hate baths because of his breed? Is he really an English Pointer or are we way off? I don't know but I'm interested to find out!

Wisdom Panel will be at the Austin Pet Expo from August 1-2 to share more information about Wisdom Panel® 3.0 and to educate on the benefits of Canine DNA testing. If you can make it to Austin, you can swab on site at the event for a discounted price of $39.99. For those wanting to take home a kit, they can be purchased for the discounted price of $49.99 (regularly $84.99).

If you can't make it to Austin in August visit for more information or to purchase an at-home kit.

This is cool, right? I can't wait to learn more about Ollie's DNA and I thought you might want to learn about this too! I thought this was really great especially because it so affordable. I definitely plan to test Ollie's DNA. I'm so curious. I'll be sure to let you know how it goes!

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Still have questions? Check out the Wisdom Panel FAQs.

Until next time, doggie kisses for everyone! 

What do you think? Do you know the breed(s) of your dog? Would you like to know? 

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  1. How interesting! I just assumed he was a Pointer based on his looks! No matter what his DNA, he is adorable!

  2. I can't wait to hear the results of your dogs DNA test! I want to try one on ours! We think she's a pit bull lab mix, but we aren't sure. We were told she was a full pit bull, but I'm not so sure! And the cost of this isn't nearly what I thought it would be! I have it bookmarked for us to get in the near future!

    1. yes! let me know how yours goes as well!


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