yesterday we had a fun contest to assumption the breed results of Ace’s mixed-breed pet dog DNA test.

Just to be fair, I didn’t inspect the results up until last night.

We had some extremely great guesses!

Most people guessed Labrador. After all, Ace appears like a lab as well as he retrieves any type of item (literally).

Other prominent guesses included excellent Dane, tip as well as hounds in general.

Some guessed pitbull, boxer, Weimaraner, Dalmatian, mastiff as well as Catahoula. All great guesses!

My assumption was:

50 percent Labrador, 25 percent excellent Dane, 12.5 percent black as well as tan coonhound as well as 12.5 percent German shorthaired pointer.

We were all wrong!

What were the pet dog DNA test results?

According to the wisdom Panel Insights mixed-breed pet dog DNA test, Ace is:

50 percent Labrador as well as 50 percent “mixed breed.”

According to the results, both of Ace’s parents were mixed breeds. two of his grandparents (and four great-grandparents) were purebred Labs. The others were “mixed breeds.”

The report stated that a person or a lot more of the complying with breeds “could have contributed” to Ace’s mixed-breed ancestry, in this order:

deutscher Schäferhund

Irish red as well as white setter



white Swiss shepherd

So there you have it.

Do pet dog DNA tests truly work?

My very first reaction to the results was “What a scam!” complied with by some great laughs.

On the other hand, I don’t understand much about pet dog DNA, however I do understand it’s extremely complicated.

For example, only six or seven of a dog’s genes (out of thousands) will figure out his physical attributes such as the length of his muzzle or the size of his head, according to an post from Stanford institution of Medicine.

We humans tend to focus strictly on appearance when predicting pet dog breeds, as well as even my publish from yesterday did just that. We simplify it as well much.

As for Ace’s history, I understand he was born near the small, farming town of Ada, Minn. His previous owner stated he was from an “unplanned” litter from two mixed-breed farm dogs. It would make sense that Ace’s grandparents as well as excellent grandparents were likewise farm dogs – some mixed breeds as well as some purebred Labs.

German shepherds are prominent dogs around here, particularly on farms. Ace might extremely well have some shepherd in his ancestry. as well as as for the setter? Well, hunting is extremely crucial to this area together with hunting dogs. maybe at some point someone’s setter had some fun with a mixed-breed farm dog!

The dachshund doesn’t surprise me as Ace is extremely much a hound. as well as the basenji? That breed is understood for its “yodeling” as well as Ace can sure do that!

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I’m curious what the rest of you believe of Ace’s test results. regardless of the accuracy, it was a great deal of fun!

So what do I phone call him now?

A Lab/shepherd/setter/dachshund/basenji mix?

I believe I’ll stick with lab mix, as we’ve presumed all along.

Ace of Spades – 100 percent mutt.

And who was the lucky winner?

Well, quite much everybody guessed lab or hound.

Three people guessed two of the precise breeds – lab as well as German shepherd. as well as one person guessed lab as well as Irish setter, which I’m going to count as close sufficient to the Irish red as well as white setter.

So we had a four-way tie. I chosen the name with as well as the champion is …

Leah K.!

Congratulations, Leah! You win a $25 e-gift certificate to PetSmart!

Have you ever done a DNA test on your dog? What did you believe of the results?

Note: We did not get a complimentary mixed-breed DNA test from any type of business for any type of reason. However, Ace did receive the test as a Christmas gift. say thanks to you, Tawna! Also, PetSmart did not donate the gift certificate.

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