Gavroche's DNA test results!

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  1. Saeleofu

    Saeleofu Active Member

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    For those of you who didn't already know, I found a DNA test kit on sale for $1.49 and sent it out on Gavroche.

    This is Gavroche:
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    He is registered as a boxer (PAL/ILP) with both AKC and UKC, and to do so I had to send in pictures for them to verify he appears to be full boxer.

    Last time I did this (different company), he came back as 90% boxer, 10% Scottish terrier. Okay, believable.

    Well, here's the breakdown this time:
    62.5% Boxer
    11.19% Standard Poodle
    10.96% Irish Setter
    9.55% Old English Sheepdog
    2.95% English Cocker Spaniel
    2.85% American Staffordshire Terrier

    I got excited at first because the picture in the beginning shows all boxers, and officially calls him a "boxer mix x boxer mix."

    Anyway, so there we have it! Gavroche is a boxerdoodle. Be jealous of his long curly hair. :popcorn:
     
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    LOL I do too!
     
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    I can completely see the Irish setter influence as well. Lol!
     
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    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    I'm SO jealous! :lol-sign:

    If those things weren't normally pricey, I'd love for a few of us with AKC registered dogs of breeds the tests includes to send in for a test, LOL. I'd love to see if it can accurately identify known purebred dogs.
     
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    I've seen it work both ways on purebreds. Two I personally know of (English Mastiff and BC) both came back 100% their breed. There are you tube videos of ones that didn't come back correctly.
     
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    Add a couple dogs here to "it was right". Honestly the wisdom panel is proving pretty spot on with a lot of my friends. I know 3 hob nob BCs who came back pure, a purpose bred lurcher who came back 50/50, and a guessed kelpie/BC that came back almost entirely kelpie/BC.

    I do however want to try it too! It's interesting!

    I heard at the western veterinary conference that it's not the tests that have been flawed but the technicians reading the tests had not been previously educated on what to look for.

    I really want to try it.
     
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    I'll probably do one on Gusto at some point, if I can find a relatively inexpensive one. I see it as entertainment dollars spent. His "twin" that trains with us had one done and came back 1/2 BC, with the other half mostly rat terrier. Certainly not an off the wall possibility.
     
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    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    Hmmm interesting. Maybe I'll do one on Macky. There's been much discussion as to whether she's part Cocker or part Cav (groomer's suggestion based on her coat).

    I'd also be curious to see if, for example, Ollie comes back as an English cocker, despite being from a gene pool fairly separate from most show/pet English cockers.
     
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    That wouldn't surprise me. If the marker's there, the marker's there. My doubts come in when it comes down to 1. is it really a breed-specific marker, 2. is the test being performed/read properly (cross contamination?), and 3. what about random mutations? (I'd have to read up more on the markers to know if that's a legitimate concern).

    The staffy in there absolutely does not surprise me. The others do lol (well, except for boxer of course ;) ).
     
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    :rofl1: lol, but he is all white, so that means he is part poodle :D everyone knows that poodles ONLY come in solid white.

    This means Pompadour is a cockadoodle or that I dye his hair :rofl1:
     
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    I really, really, want to do Gambit. I saw a picture of Mom, who looked exactly like a sable merle shortcoated BC. Wonder if they check for coy?
     
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    I've read, too, that there are a lot of user errors (by customers) that can cause skewed results.

    I still want to do one for Bailey. But I would have no way to verify its accuracy since I have no idea what breeds are in him. ;)
     
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    If collie had shown up, I'd be suspicious :rofl1:
     
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    Well, I totally see the Engie in his soulful eyes and long ears. Perhaps you should buy him a snood so his ears stay clean...
     

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