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Hi I was just reading the email you sent out and you say your missing some breeds from your panel,including American pit bull terrier, and that’s really why I had done this DNA to see if my dog Izzy had any pit bull in her…. I’m really Quite upset about this as I have already donated $130.00, this leads me to believe not only is the wait going to be 3-4 months for the trailblazer results BUT now your saying I will have to wait another 3 or 4 months until you add the American pit bull terrier to your panel…. is this correct???? 😖
I can assure you that American Pit Bull Terrier will be added to the panel no later than December. The reason that it hadn’t been included in the panel initially is because there was no verified, publicly-available genotype data from purebred APBTs. Our algorithm requires at least 12 dogs per breed. We already have data from 3 registered ABPTs, so we reached out to get samples from an additional 9 registered APBTs. These samples are currently being sequenced.
I can also confirm that Izzy is in the same sequencing batch as these 9 APBTs. So, the timing is such that there should be little delay between the return of her data and the updated breed reference with American Pit Bull Terrier!
APBT is a top priority for addition to the breed reference. Soon to be added, also, are Chinook, Saluki, and English Shepherd.
Hi Kathleen, received Izzy’s DNA results which is only 46% ??? And the most % was an Australian cattle Dog …?? Which in a 100 yrs I never would have guessed nor any one else… I know you said you would be adding the APBT and it went out with Izzy’s samples,any idea when Izzy’s results will be updated with the APBT ?? Will you email me ?
I’m sorry for the delay in adding American Pit Bull Terrier to the reference panel. We completed sequencing the 9 APBT candidate samples but discovered that 2 of them were mixed breed, not purebred. We have three confidently purebred APBTs being sequenced right now, so that we can complete the reference panel for 12 dogs in the breed. Then, I’ll be performing some quality checks and simulations to ensure the new reference panel is reliable.
The large percentage of unknown in Izzy’s current results do seem consistent with APBT not yet being detected.
Izzy’s and all participants results will definitely be updated when the reference panel updates. We will also send out an email notifying the update and which breeds we’ve added.
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