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    I am told my dog looks and is a Bedlington Terrier, but he has no papers. This breed is not listed on any of your reference panels. Does that mean his breed genetic makeup will not be identified? According to what I’ve read about the breed, they are related to the Whippet, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, and Otterhound which only the Whippet is listed. Will it show a percentage of Whippet and the rest unknown?

    brittney logan
    brittney logan

    Hi Joanne,

    Even though we do not have his breed in our reference panel (yet!), we would still love to have him participate to the fullest!

    You inclination is correct. Once your dog is sequenced, the results will likely come back identifying breeds that are related to the Bedlington Terrier, and might also have a good portion of “unknown”.

    As the research continues and more dogs provide DNA samples, our reference panel will grow. In order to add a breed into our reference panel, we need at least 12 non-related individuals with sequenced data. When a new breed is added to the panel, we re-run all our participants data and will update the results.

    If you know others with Bedlington Terriers, please let them know about our research! It would be wonderful to have this breed in our panel.

    If you have not checked our our blog post regarding our results and updated reference panel here are the links below:

    Updated Panel

    An update to Genomic Breed Mix results

    Understanding the Results

    All about ancestry: your dog’s results and what they mean

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