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  • in reply to: Scam #14850
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
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    Rebecca you will…..it takes time. Luckily for the study they have lots of participation…….but that means they can’t process all our samples quickly. But it will be good in the long run. I think we’ll learn a lot about not only our own pets but dogs in general. And they’ll have to process that DNA in order to be able to use your information so you know it’ll get done. Lol.

    in reply to: About the new "Shapes and Colors" survey #14777
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
    Participant

    Thanks for clarifying. I believe I answered no because I figured it was better to take it literal. I have yet to fill out the survey for my other dog because I wanted to check her tongue first. I’m glad to see clarification on the freckled one……because I would’ve totally thought this was like my dog who has a white coat (with a grey spot on her back and eye) but her skin is so spotted! When she was a puppy she only had a few spots on her skin but every time I bathe her and see her skin underneath she has more spots. She’s covered now. I always call them her freckles. Lol.

    in reply to: About the new "Shapes and Colors" survey #14769
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
    Participant

    I just realized there was another survey! I definitely appreciated the pictures because I don’t know a lot of the terms for coat patterns and such. I also liked that I could pick several options. My little guy has the little spots that are from his Australian Cattle Dog but then he has a big black spot on his butt and the black mask on his face. I wondered about the blue on the tongue though because i know mine have blue on the roof of their mouth and gums…..but I don’t think they have any on the tongue. I’ll have to double check though. I wasn’t sure if I should take it literal and say no cause it’s not on the tongue or if in the mouth is all they wanted to know.

    in reply to: What info do I get from my dog's sequence? #14729
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
    Participant

    I agree Jennifer. I really do like the idea of contributing. I feel like my Dexter has all the “negative” behaviors……so I thought he’d be a goldmine of information. Then I had to get my parents involved because their dog is about as well behaved as they come. He’s really eager to train and learns so fast but is so calm and chill. I think it could be very helpful for breeders as well. I think about the fact that if Dexter had gone anywhere else he would be homeless because no one else would have put up with him and it makes me sad. My dogs are mixed so breeders didn’t play a part here but I still think it would be useful for those who do get dogs from breeders.

    in reply to: What info do I get from my dog's sequence? #14725
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
    Participant

    Oh that will be interesting. My little Dexter has been on a diet and never gets any smaller. I would love to see what size predictions would be for him. His personality report would just say “nightmare” lol.

    in reply to: Scam #7609
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
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    kate-leber I agree! I was so excited to contribute to this. I”m so fascinated by it. I’ve been trying to guess what one of my dogs is based on her personality. She has to have some kind of livestock breed in her because she sits and stares watch out the window frozen forever! It’s her mission in life. What did your dogs results show? Were you able to guess what they might say? I was pretty dead on with my other dog. He was easy though he looks exactly like an Australian Cattle Dog and Terrier mix……I just didn’t know which terrier(s).

    in reply to: Genes that influence dog behavior. #7568
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
    Participant

    Oh thanks Dawn! I will check that out too. I’m so interested in all this but feel like so much of it is over my head. Lol.

    in reply to: Scam #7362
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
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    Katie I’m so jealous of you! My dream would be to have a whole pack!

    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
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    Lori,
    That’s awesome. I have found them to be very responsive. I’m kinda surprised sometimes how much so.

    in reply to: Scam #7324
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
    Participant

    Dawn that’s awesome you took part even though you have a purebred dog. I feel like so many people are only participating because they get something out of it…..the DNA test. But without purebred dogs it seems like they can’t really do what they want to do. I was going to have my parents take part with their dogs….one is a Newfoundland…..but unfortunately she didn’t make it. I have been pushing everyone I know to take part though. Lol.

    in reply to: Scam #7279
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
    Participant

    Well I received one of my dogs tests. The other one hasn’t been tested yet. I think it matters also what behaviors they’re studying…..my little Dexter has all the behaviors. Seriously he’s a handful so I’m not shocked they wanted his DNA to test. Lol. I’m still waiting to test Luna. I would much rather donate to this study than buy a test from a corporation who is just making a profit. I’m just not able to afford it at this time.

    in reply to: Scam #7278
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
    Participant

    Yes. I received my dogs DNA test too. There was a lot of confusion when they started taking donations. Essentially it is like a donation to help the study and in return you get to be moved up to the top of the list. Now that they are able to take donations they have more money to be able to process all the DNA they have. They have so much of it because so many people are participating……which will be awesome for the study!

    in reply to: How long to get a kit #7277
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
    Participant

    If you fund your dogs DNA kit the money would go towards the study instead of just some companies profit.

    in reply to: Research updates #7233
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
    Participant

    Interesting! It makes so much sense but it’s so fun to have the science to back it up.

    in reply to: CBD oil for dogs #7232
    kristen johnson 2
    kristen johnson 2
    Participant

    I’ve been curious about this too. Not for any specific reason or need but just cause I”m intrigued.

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