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 Discover the Breeds in Your Mixed-Breed Dog
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All dogs have unique genetic characteristics that contribute to both their behavior and their pre-disposal to certain health concerns. For many dog owners, knowing your dog's breed is not an issue. Your best friend's traits and health concerns are well known by you and your vet. But if you have a mixed-breed dog, it can be impossible to know the various breeds that make up your dog with the "eye test" alone.


An estimated half of all dogs are mixed-breed (look at the rescue/placement section of this website for many mixed Spinone listings) and each of these breeds is characterized by unique behavioral traits. When training or trying to solve behavior problems, knowing what breed characteristics influence your best friend's behavior can be helpful in your training routine. Does Buddy chew the furniture, herd the family cat, hide his food, or point at hidden birds or rabbits? Each of these traits is identified with certain breeds. Knowing that breed makeup in your dog can help you and your trainer positively affect those characteristics to produce a more pleasant household environment.

When taking your dog to the vet, informing the doctor of the breeds that comprise your dog will help him or her tailor the correct diet, exercise, and preventive medicine regimen. All of this leads to a healthier and happier dog, and a more rewarding relationship to you, the owner.


To determine a mixed-breed dog's breed chemistry, a safe WISDOM PANEL INSIGHTS Dog DNA Test is performed. With the simple swipe of a cheek swab, the DNA sample can determine the ancestry of a mixed-breed dog by testing for more than 170 breeds. Within three weeks, dog owners are e-mailed an official Ancestry Report that reveals the dog's genetic background.

View the 60 second demonstration video of the WISDOM PANEL INSIGHTS DogDNA Test, or to learn more about the importance of knowing your mixed breed dog's ancestry, visit www.wisdompanel.com/whytest.


The makers of PEDIGREE Food for Dogs and WISDOM PANEL INSIGHTS Dog DNA Tests are teaming up to give you this special offer. Purchse a WISDOM PANEL INSIGHTS Dog DNA Test now and save $10.00. Plus. with each DNA Test purchased, a $5.00 donation will be made to the PEDIGREE Foundation to help them in their mission to find loving homes for shelter dogs. To take advantage of this special savings offer, go to www.wisdompanel.com.

One owner in CA who thought he was rescuing an Irish Wolfhound from a shelter, had the DNA test performed and discovered he has a Spinone/Viszla mix!

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