Dog DNA test can be full of surprises

In 2005, the Dog Genome Project was mapped out, making it possible to see the differences in the DNA of each breed of canine.

The one consumer-focused company in Canada to make use of this data to is Toronto’s DNA My Dog (dnamydog.com).

Just how important is it to know your dog’s genetic profile? Or, is prying into your dog’s ancestry just another frivolity for doting dog owners in this dog-centric world we happily inhabit?

In addition to satiating your curiosity and offering a better understanding of your breed’s shtick, the DNA test does offer a practical side. The results will inform you of the diseases and health concerns your breed is predisposed to, allowing you to be proactive about its health.

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