Sometimes you think you know what your dog is, sometimes you take a quiz, but to be sure you may think you have to ask your vet: "What breed is my dog"? But guess what? Studies have proven that the most expert dog people only guess what the predominant breeds are in a dog around 25% of the time. That means if you got your dog from a shelter, a pet store or asked your vet, … [Read more...] about What Breed is My Dog? How to Really Tell
Genetics and Dogs
(Updated Dec 2019.)DNA tests have become increasingly popular, but people are still not sure of the accuracy, or necessarily the reliability of these tests. Is it money well-spent or wasted?Here is what to know.Where to buy Dog DNA testsIf you have your heart set on buying, and just want to know where to get them, you can buy these tests online or at … [Read more...] about Buying Dog DNA Test(s) – What to Know
If you know anything about how dog breeds evolved, you would know that modern dog breeds have been established through generations of selective breeding. Breeders would identify desirable traits, such as retrieving, protection, companionship, herding, etc. They would then breed pairs of dogs that showed the most potential for these features. Over time, very distinct breeds … [Read more...] about Health and Your Mixed-breed Dog: Can Science Predict Future Problems?