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What does the 20% mean? Sorry, I guess not very scientifically-minded!
Thanks! I would love to know what exactly one of my pugs is. Supposedly she’s purebred but I really think somewhere back there something else got mixed in!
I’m taking the class now–have 2 more weeks. It’s really interesting. I highly recommend it!
If you are not going to choose our dogs to genotype, will you tell us? I keep hoping, checking my dogs’ profiles and they both say “not yet genotyped.”
Have any dogs been genotyped yet? Will everyone be able to see the results or just the owners? I’m just interested to see what kind of information will be coming back!
This discussion reminded me of a question I had when originally filling out the surveys. I think the question was something like “Is your dog a registered purebred?” I have 2 pugs that I signed up here; one is AKC registered and one is not, but they are both purebred pugs. (Supposedly) I answered no for the one that’s not registered even though she’s pure pug. Was this right?
Thanks! Sent the kit back yesterday!
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