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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.
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.
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!
If you fund your dogs DNA kit the money would go towards the study instead of just some companies profit.
Interesting! It makes so much sense but it’s so fun to have the science to back it up.
I’ve been curious about this too. Not for any specific reason or need but just cause I”m intrigued.
That’s interesting. Did you think she was those breeds before the DNA tests? I am curious about how many owners are close or right about what breeds their dog is. I had mine nailed! He’s like 30% Australian Cattle Dog and then 3 kinds of terrier. He was easy though. He looks exactly like that…..but more so acts like it! Lol.
Well I do read them all. I enjoy it. I feel dumb responding to each one saying “Wow. Fascinating. Thanks for sharing!” But I do want you to know that at least one person is reading and enjoying. Lol. I’m truly fascinated with all of it!
Should we be updating these surveys after a certain amount of time to make sure they’re accurate? Will you be able to see that and changes that may happen as the dogs age?
This is all so fascinating! I love that you post about it! Thank you for sharing with us!
Oh that’s interesting……that explains why my Dexter was tested before my other dog. I can imagine you will learn lots from him. Lol. Learning that he was Australian Cattle Dog (which I assumed) makes so much sense because when reading up on them I found that “many of cattle dog’s natural behaviours are undesirable in a pet: barking, chewing, chasing, digging, defending territory, and nipping heels.” The description of this breed is so him…..which is interesting because that would likely mean that his behaviors are a result of genetics.
That is very interesting to see the difference between the two tests.November 5, 2018 at 6:36 pm in reply to: Sent to the back of the line after being sent out for sequencing months ago #6978
Oh that’s good. I’m glad to hear that. I have found they do seem to be very responsive. Most forum posts seem to get answered very quickly.
I’ve never heard of American Village dog…….either way she’s beautiful!!
That is funny. I thought about the Mutt Mix Project and how they had people identify other people’s dogs based on appearance. I thought it would be interested to see what people thought their own mutt’s were before testing. I don’t know many dog breeds but I have researched to try and figure out what I think my own dogs are. I have theories based on behaviors as well as appearances.