Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Meet Emma

We recently adopted a "Yellow Lab mix" from a rescue in Cincinnati. Emma is 7 months old and ready for action... any time! Being a Lab Mom in the past, I was curious about Emma... she looked a little "Lab-like" but didn't act it so much. We sent in the swabs and lo and behold... NO LABRADOR IN HER! Results showed:
  • Level 2: German Shepherd Dog
  • Level 2: Golden Retriever
Well, that explained a lot - and will make a big difference in how we train her! Though part of me wished the paper read "Labrador Retriever", we are lucky to have found a loving girl that will become a loyal part of our family!

Columbus, OH

Sunday, June 13, 2010


This is Petey… He is a wonderful dog and everything his profile said on the DNA test is right on. He is protective of me and always wants the most attention he can have. I, as well as all my co-workers, were amazed that he has golden retriever and ridgeback!

  • Level 2 – American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Level 2- Bulldog
  • Level 4- Golden Retriever
  • Level 5- Rhodesian Ridgeback
This has truly been an exciting experience to do the DNA test and get the results… I will highly recommend this, as well as your wonderful company, to anyone! Plus, the doing the test is SO EASY! It’s definitely worth the money! Thank you again!

Huachuca City, AZ

Monday, June 7, 2010

Dog DNA on NPR - Dovekie, aka Sasquatch

NPR's All Things Considered ran a cute story today about a dog of mystery, a dog that has grown up to be something very different from what the owners originally thought they were getting. Dovekie, named for a seabird with similar colorations, looked quite a bit different from his puppy siblings which means there might have been more than one sire for that litter. In other words, even when you "know" what breed the father is, perhaps you don't.

You can read or listen to the story here. NPR will reveal the DNA test results tomorrow. What do you think?

Saturday, June 5, 2010


We adopted Mason from an SPCA in Virginia, having no clue what he could be mixed with. As he grew, it became obvious he had lots of Boxer in him, but we were always curious where the long (and shed crazy) hair came from. He loves to rough house, chase balls and snuggle as close as possible. Mason rarely barks and joyfully welcomes visitors. He's been a joy and we are happy to know his ancestry!

Our results revealed:
  • Level 2: Boxer
  • Level 4: Borzoi
  • Level 4: Chow Chow
  • Level 4: Golden Retriever
  • Level 4: Basset Hound
Mason's just an awesome dog!!!


Schwenksville, PA

Friday, June 4, 2010


We adopted Hawkins 3 years ago from the animal shelter. We constantly get asked if he and his sister, Corey [see below], are related but after testing both dogs we can positively say there is no relation whatsoever. Hawkins is 65 pounds and has 1 blue eye and 1 brown eye so we always presumed he was part Siberian Husky, but the other results were a big surprise, since they are all long haired breeds.

This was a wonderful experience and I am recommending your services to everyone I know with mixed breed dogs. Thank you so much. This was a lot of fun.
  • level 2: Siberian Husky
  • level 4: Afghan Hound
  • level 4: Shetland Sheepdog
  • level 5: Border Collie
Yours truly,
Charleston, West Virginia

Thursday, June 3, 2010


We found our little girl, Corey, at the animal shelter with her litter of sisters 4 years ago. Her sisters were totally black and looked like mini Rottweilers so we always presumed that was her dominant breed. What we couldn't figure out was the curly hair on her back, the curly tail, and the color markings on her face and body. After receiving the results we were very surprised that her highest level of DNA was Italian Greyhound. That must be from several generations back. What's interesting is I can see a Rottweiler forehead and a terrier snout.

Thank you for the results and wonderful customer care. The results were very informative for both Corey and her brother, Hawkins, who we also tested.
  • level 2 Italian Greyhound
  • level 4 Chow Chow
  • level 4 German Shepherd Dog
  • level 4 Parson Russell Terrier
  • level 4 Rottweiler
Yours truly,
Charleston, West Virginia