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  1. Kim M

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    It says Reno is predominately Akita... surprise surprise and HOW ironic since I went to get a Boxer/American Bulldog and there was no picture. I had two Aktias before and said after the first one no more and the second and now third (well this one is a mix) were totally unplanned. Reno was not supossed to be Akita at all!! So ironic. Destiny for me to own Akitas I guess!

    Next it said Doberman and some Bulldog. Here is his picture for anyone that has not seen it yet. Weird thing is I never would have thought Doberman but the other day this lady told me he looks a lot like a mix they had and she knew the Mom was a Doberman.

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    Cant see the pics. But I dont put much stock in the tests. Buddy'sParrents did one and he was part maltese LOL
     
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    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    I dont put much stock in them either. We groom what is clearly a yorkie/maltese mix and the DNA test can back as a corgi, poodle, pom cross.
     
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    Did you send them a picture ???
     
  5. Kim M

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    NOPE no picture at all. That is why I don't get it when ppl say they don't put much stock in them. I could have sent my Poodle or Chihuahua's blood. How could they be this close?

    I don't know why my photo bucket didn't work but let me try again (he is the large dog in my signature and the one above).

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    Also, when people would ask me what he was 90% said they thought Akita and I was thinking "no way, it would be way too ironic since I tried so hard to find another large breed of dog. HOW could I end up with an Akita again when there was no picture when in the ad I responded to and the ad said Boxer/American Bulldog mix???"

    The Bulldog part in the results is the smallest and they say that with that part it could be a little off. Meaning he could be a pitt, American Bulldog, etc. Or not a bulldog at all. It all depends on how the results are worded.

    It is true that some of the test results are not real accurate and they tell you this. If you have a dog that is very mixed for example it is more of a guessing game and not totally accurate (that is what I thought I was going to get back). With Reno they said the first two were predominate (more Akita then Dob) and the Bulldog was so low it might not be accurate.

    That would explain how some would not get real close results like you mentioned above. I have been checking around for months and looked at pictures of dog on their web site (you do not send the picture till after you get the results) and there was a dog that looked full pitt, they had him as an American Staffordshire Terrier with Staffordshire Terrier. So some are very accurate and some are not depending on the much of a mix there is. They do tell you this.

    I am just happy mine didn't come back more unclear.
     
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    That's probably one of the more accurate results then...usually they are so far off it's laughable.
     
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    bnwalker2 My house is a zoo

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    Which one did you use? I've always wanted to give it a try with one of my dogs, just out of pure curiosity!
     
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    Some on the web site were close like mine. Like I'd look at the picture and guess and be pretty much right. Then there were others that seemed a bit off but not way off. Like I might see Chihuahua and they didn't mention that. Then again a Pom could look like a chihuahua if mixed with something else too.

    The important thing to me was to not send a picture! Anyone could guess my dog had Akita (as much as I tried to deny it.. lol). Also, like I said this one lady said she had a dog that looked a lot like Reno and the mom was a Dobe. So I'm thinking mine are pretty accurate.
     
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    Wisdom Panal MX. Reno should be on there now. I registered last night with a photo and the results. Here is the website:

    Dog DNA Test | Mixed Breed Analysis | Canine Breed Testing
     
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    Would love to do Ollie !!! Pretty pricey though !
     
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    Ever seen Buddy'sParents dog Buddy? He's weighs about 90 pounds, is black and white, and shorthaired. His DNA test came back and said he was predominately maltese and westie (West Highland White Terrier). :rolleyes: A host on the Today show had her 20 lb dog DNA tested on the show. She got the from a pet store, where it was sold as a minipoodle/sheltie or minipoodle/schnauzer (and it obviously looked it). But according to the test, her dog was predominately borzoi. *snicker*

    I have to admit though, I agree with the test in terms of the akita. You can definitely see an akita look in your dog. It could be that your test is more accurate than the others.
     
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    They are not able to identify all breeds though are they? I'm still waiting for someone to send in their purebred's DNA test.
     
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    MafiaPrincess Obvious trollsare Obvious

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    No they can't identify breeds through yet. Companies only claim they can id a small number of breeds so far at all. Dekka has some good posts on it. In your case maybe they happened to pick randomly and be correct. Usually they aren't. Usually picking a breed out of a hat would be more accurate. People have sent off champion AKC and CKC purebreds to be DNAd and they all come back as something pretty weird.

    Dekka is a forensic biotechnologist these days. She's on chaz, but she's busy and I doubt she's seen this thread. This is a previous post of hers as it applies here too.

    One of many youtube videos on a purebred, papered dog who ends up being labeled as a mix by a dna testing company YouTube - Canine DNA test results
     
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    The test I used can identify 157 breeds. I think the thing for everyone to keep in mind is, like the quote above in MafiaPrincess post said, if your dog has some foreign breeds or really rare breeds or has a lot of mix to him/her you will not get as accurate results. I knew this when I did the test and was actually surprised I didn't get one of those that said "they couldn't totally determine but this is some of the breeds that may be present". I really thought Reno had a lot of mixes to him!

    I guess with Reno one of his parents was a full Akita and the other had some Doberman and some other breeds. I would not be surprised if the "bulldog" part was actually Pittbull because I've had some say they see that in him but I don't. It could be a certain way he looks or something. It isn't often I hear that.

    I don't see how it could be a bad thing to have your dog DNA tested though. If you get the wrong results you just know your dog is more mixed or has some breeds on on the test. I was happy mine was pretty accurate and they could find the breeds without the disclaimer I mentioned but I was prepared it could be off too, if he was more mixed.
     
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    MafiaPrincess Obvious trollsare Obvious

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    AKC's DNA testing is for parents to offspring. Has nothing to do with breeds.
     

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