What is Wisdom Panel® 2.0 DNA Test?
With a simple cheek swab, you can uncover DNA-based insights that may help
you understand your dog’s unique appearance, behaviors, and wellness needs.
You’ll be emailed an official Ancestry Report revealing your dog’s
genetic background including:
- Mixed Breed Dog: breed ancestry identification back to great-grandparents
- Purebred Dog: breed certification and level of genetic diversity
- Designer Dog: certification that your dog is a true 50/50 hybrid of two
- Adult weight range prediction: to help you make apprpriate nutrition and
- Breed insights to help you provide a better training program, understand
behavior, and create an effective care and wellness plan
How does Wisdom Panel® work?
Once your sample is received at our lab, it is scanned into our database and
assigned to a batch for testing. It then undergoes processing to extract the
DNA from your dog’s cells which is examined for the 321 markers that are
used in the test. The results for these markers are sent to a computer that
evaluated them using a program designed to consider all of the pedigree trees
that are possible in the last three generations. The trees considered include
a simple pedigree with a single breed (a likely pure-bred dog), two different
breeds at the parental level (a first-generation cross), all the way up to a
complex tree with eight different great-grandparent breeds allowed. Our computer
used information from our extensive breed database to fill these potential pedigrees.
For each of the millions of combinations of ancestry trees built and considered,
the computer gave each a score representing how well that selected combination
of breeds matched to your dog’s data. The pedigree with the overall best
score is the one which is selected and provided to you in your dog’s individualized
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How do I use my Wisdom Panel® 2.0 kit to test my dog’s DNA?
Testing is as easy as 1-2-3.
1. Simply collect a sample from the inside of your dog's cheek with the included
2. Activate your test online at www.wisdompanel.com/start and mail the swabs
back to our laboratory with the postage-paid shipping label.*
3. Within 3 weeks, you'll receive an e-mailed ancestry report with your dog's
*Activation of test online will allow immediate tracking of your sample as
well as updates throughout the process of the test analysis. Please be sure
to complete all required fields.
How long does it take to get Wisdom Panel®2.0 results?
Once the sample has been received at the lab, it generally takes 2-3 weeks
for the sample to be tested, results generated and report available for download
on our website. You will receive email notification when the report is available
Can Wisdom Panel® 2.0 identify health issues or disease predispositions?
Wisdom Panel® 2.0 can determine the breed makeup of a dog – it is
not designed to determine which disease traits – if any – might
be present in a dog. The real value in this test is that with knowledge of a
dog’s breed ancestry, owners can work together with their veterinarians
to develop a more targeted care plan for their dog and have a better understanding
of their dog’s physical and behavioral traits. This one-time investment
helps owners feel confident they are providing their dog with the best care
Can puppies be tested with Wisdom Panel® 2.0?
Yes. Wisdom Panel® 2.0 is designed for dogs of all ages and is safe and
easy to be used at any stage in a dog's development. However, we do recommend
waiting until a puppy has been weaned to prevent cross-contamination from suckling
on their mother and having cells from her skin and milk in their mouth at the
time of swabbing.
How are key physical traits inherited?
Breeds can combine their influences in countless, fascinating ways. It’s
a unique combination that makes your dog one-of-a-kind. Your dog may behave
like – or strongly resemble – just one of the breeds in its makeup,
but – much more commonly – your dog’s looks and personality
will blend aspects of these breeds.
To learn more about inherited genes and how they determine the different dominant
and recessive traits in canines, watch this informative video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAcPOch4-C8&feature=youtu.be
Additional Product Information
Dogs can’t talk, but their DNA can™
Over 25 million mixed-breed dog owners know their dogs…but not as well
as they could. Where does Buddy get his curly tail from? Why does he love digging
holes in the backyard? Could I be doing more to make him happier and healthier?
Your dog may not be able to tell you the answers – but his DNA can. Wisdom
Panel® 2.0, the most comprehensive breed identification DNA test on the
market, can not only help unravel your dog’s unique breed history, it
can also provide DNA-based insights towards optimizing your dog’s overall
care and training needs.
Wisdom Panel® can determine the ancestry of a mixed-breed, purebred or
designer dog by testing for more than 200 breeds. A dog’s ancestry can
influence him in surprising ways. Obvious and not-so-obvious physical traits
plus behaviors like digging, herding and barking all come from the various breeds
in a dog’s family tree. Once an owner understands a dog’s natural
tendencies, it makes it possible to create a tailored training, exercise and
nutrition program to fit his one-of-a-kind needs.