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PetSafe is proud to introduce the NEW Breed Identification Kit. Our lab has
worked diligently to bring you the latest technology to determine the breeds
present in your mixed breed dog. It's simple to swab a few of your dog's cheek
cells and mail the sample to our lab for analysis. We will send results of the
breeds in your unique dog, potential health risks, and personality traits.
- Do-it-yourself, simple, sterile, cheek swab cell collection
- Test covers 92% of U.S. breeds
- Results used for medical/health information, dietary needs, personality/training
insight, and casual curiosity
- Results in about 2 weeks
- Includes enrollment in DNA World Pet Registry (ID Card and dog tag included)
- Satisfaction Guarantee
Validated Breed List:
- Afghan Hound
- Airedale Terrier
- American Eskimo Dog
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- Australian Shepherd
- Basset Hound
- Belgian Tervuren
- Bernese Mountain Dog
- Bichon Frise
- Border Collie
- Border Terrier
- Boston Terrier
- Bull Terrier
- Chinese Shar-Pei
- Chow Chow
- Cocker Spaniel
- Doberman Pinscher
- English Setter
- English Springer Spaniel
- German Shepherd Dog
- German Shorthaired Pointer
- Golden Retriever
- Great Dane
- Great Pyrenees
- GreyhoundIrish Setter
- Irish Setter
- Italian Greyhound
- Labrador Retriever
- Lhasa Apso
- Miniature Pinscher
- Norwegian Elkhound
- Parson Russell Terrier
- Pembroke Welsh Corgi
- Rhodesian Ridgeback
- Saint Bernard
- Scottish Terrier
- Shetland Sheepdog
- Shih Tzu
- Siberian Husky
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- West Highland White Terrier
- Yorkshire Terrier
** We are building our database to include more breeds
and will keep an up-to-date list on this website.
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Does the price of the test include the processing fee?
Yes. Upon completion of analysis, you will be mailed an Ancestry Analysis
Certificate, suitable for framing. You will also receive a Behavior, Health
and Personality Summary which will give you general information pertaining
to each of the breeds found.
Can you confirm that my dog is pure bred?
No. The DNA Breed Identification test is designed for the sole purpose of identifying
breeds found in the genetic composition of mixed breed dogs. The test can only
identify breeds, from those in our database, which are present. If only one
breed is detected, it could be that there are breeds present that are not in
our database, or that there is DNA present from another breed, but in amounts
too small to be detected.
Can I collect the DNA myself?
Yes, the collection process is very simple and can be performed at home by following
the enclosed instructions.
Does DNA collection hurt my pet?
The DNA collection is painless. The gentle swabs minimize any chance of irritation.
How do I send the DNA back to PetSafe?
Once you have collected your DNA sample, simply put the swab back in the paper
sleeve, and place it, along with the Customer Information Card, in the enclosed
How long does it take to get the results?
It typically takes 3-7 days for the lab to receive your sample through the US
Postal Service. Results are normally mailed within 2 weeks from the receipt
of the sample.
How does PetSafe know which breeds are present in my dog?
At PetSafe, we have spent a considerable amount of time analyzing DNA from
purebred dogs, to build a comprehensive database that highlights the differences
between different breeds. By comparing your dog's DNA with our database, we
can identify which of our 63 validated breeds are present.
What is the Ancestry Analysis Certificate?
The list on the certificate shows the detected breeds in decreasing order. The
most prevalent breed is listed first, the least prevalent being last.
Why are several breeds listed on my Ancestry Analysis Certificate, and what
does the order mean?
The list on the certificate shows the detected breeds in Levels, based on the
percentage of DNA found.
What if there are breeds in my dog that are not in your database?
We believe that 92% of the mixed breed population is covered by our validated
breeds. However, if there is DNA detected from a breed not in our database,
it will be assigned to the most closely related breed, or to breeds further
back in your dog's ancestry.
Why is pit bull not on your list?
The Validated Breeds are based on breeds recognized by the American Kennel
Club® (AKC). The term “pit bull” has come to describe several
types of dogs, often of mixed breed, that share similar physical characteristics.
There are several AKC breeds with characteristics often shared by dogs referred
to as “pit bull” that are in our database, such as the Boxer,
Bulldog, Bull Terrier and Mastiff, so these breeds could be identified.
How do I find out what dogs are present in your database?
Please see above, we will continue to update our database.
How accurate is this test?
It is understood that no analytical test is 100% accurate. If a breed is present
in your dog that is in our database of validated breeds, it should be detected.
However, if DNA is found from a breed that is not in our data base, it will
be assigned to the most closely related breed, or to breeds that are further
back in your dog’s ancestry.
Will the test tell me what percentage of each breed makes up my dog?
Results are reported in Levels, which indicate a percentage range. These are:
Level 1: Over 75% of the DNA found in your dog is from the breed listed.
Level 2: Each breed listed represents between 37-74% of your dog's DNA
Level 3: Each breed listed represents between 20-36% of your dog's DNA
Level 4: Each breed listed represents between 10-19% of your dog's DNA
Level 5: Each breed listed represents less than 10% of your dog's DNA.
Will you be adding more dogs to your database?
PetSafe is always actively working on adding more breeds to our database.
They will be listed on our website as they are added.