Who's Your Doggy?

TORONTO, June 24, 2015 /CNW/ - Who's Your Doggy? That's the question that DNA My Dog, a genetic lab specializing in Canine DNA breed determination analysis, will answer.

This test will tell you the breeds in your dog through the dog's unique DNA.

DNA My Dog continues to see the runaway success of their Canine DNA Breed test in assisting in speedier dog adoptions in rescues and shelters.

Shelters have seen an enormous upswing in dog adoptions based on DNA testing which allows adopters to know the breeds in the dogs they are considering adding to their family. The DNA My Dog test is also the most affordable on the market and allows for a larger number of adoptions with the low pricing offered to shelters and rescues.

"Shelters often use their best guess about the breeds of the dogs they are adopting. It is impossible to know the true breeds without knowing the pedigree of the parents which wouldn't normally happen in a rescue environment," says Mindy Tenenbaum, President of DNA My Dog. "Especially with puppies who can change their looks almost daily."

Knowing the breeds helps to speed up the adoption process, since many people like to know what is in store. Potential adopters like to have breed information to assist them with training and wellness for their new pet. They can have an idea of the size, exercise requirements and possible temperament of the dog.

According to the American Pet Products Association's 2012 statistics, almost 17 million dogs will be adopted in the U.S. A large number of those dogs will be of unknown heritage.

There are numerous examples of dogs that were waiting months for adoption and were adopted within a week after providing DNA test results.

Coralee Knippel of Sierra Vista Animal Control in Arizona is a big supporter in DNA testing of shelter dogs. "It is wonderful when we can provide adopters the DNA test results so they know the breeds of the dog they are adopting," says Knippel. "Of course we hope they will love them no matter what, but it really does speed up the adoption process."

"And that is the essence of the test," says Tenenbaum. "It will satisfy your curiosity but in the end we know the dog will be loved no matter what surprises are hidden in their DNA."


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