Dogs' well-being and health can be improved when proper measures are carried out based on accurate information about your dog's breed. Therefore, it is much easier to gather information regarding your dog's breed as these resources can be found via bookstore outlets or internet. However, if your dog is a mixed breed, how could you find the breed of your dog? You just could not determine your dog's breed based on the appearance of your dog.
Due to the blooming technology of DNA testing, if your dog's DNA is sampled and send to lab for further analysis, DNA fingerprint can be obtained to unlock the secrets of your dog's breed including invaluable health and behavioral information.
Some breeds are prior to certain diseases, for instance Doberman Pinscher – they are susceptible to von Willebrand's disease (a bleeding disorder). Thus, extra precaution can be made if you are able to know more about your dog's primary breed (ie your dog's primary breed is Doberman Pincher) in order to avoid being infected by dog-associated diseases.
Different breeds have their own distinct behavior. For example, German Sheppard is normally very active and they need to have regular walk and exercise in regularly basis. Keeping him at home all the time may depress him. It is much easier to 'communicate' with your dog if you know the temperament of your dog's breed rather than modeling your dog to follow your orders.
The sampling procedure is totally painless as it only requires buccal swabbing on your dog's cheek. It is normally done by the dog's owner without the presence of veterinarian.
Introducing the Canine Heritage Breed Test
This particular dog DNA testing has improved ever since it was launched few years ago – in year 2007, DNA analysis was based on 38 breeds and now, it is based on 100 breeds.
In the end of the process, your dog will be given a Certificate of DNA Analysis that elucidates the complete information about your dog's breed. Please take note that your dog will only have a primary breed listed if one of his parents is purebred. It is important to note that the Canine Heritage test may not be accurate for mixed breed dogs outside of North America.