The Canine Heritage XL Breed dog dna test is a simple test you can do at home. This canine dna testing kit is easy to use and recognizes over 100 breeds.
A DNA CheekSwab kit will be sent to you for DNA collection. Once the dog breed test sample is collected, you can return the kit in the pre-paid return mailer using regular US mail - no special handling is required.
The process is simple. Wait at least a half hour after your dog has eaten to avoid picking up food debris. Use the cheek swab to get a sample of cheek epithelial cells by turning the bristles away from your dog's teeth.
Is a cheek swab as accurate as a blood test?
DNA is found in almost all cell types, including hair roots, muscles, reproductive cells and skin cells. According to the American Association of Blood Banks, of the nearly 1 million DNA samples submitted to DNA testing labs in 2006, over 98% were buccal cheek swabs. Less than 1% were blood samples.
The Today Show's Meredith Viera used this test to find out that her Aussie - Poo Jasper, was actually a Collie / Shetland Sheepdog / Borzois mix. To her surprise, no poodle DNA was identified.
Between four to eight weeks after returning the sample, you will receive a Certificate of DNA Breed Analysis, suitable for framing. This can be personalized by uploading a digital photo of your dog.