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BioPet DNA Breed Identification Kit


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  • Use DNA to discover the breeds present in your dog
  • Painlessly collect your dog's DNA sample and send it to BioPet for quick analysis
  • Over 60 qualified breeds are on file
  • Fast results via USPS within 2 weeks
  • Even a prepaid return envelope for the DNA sample is included

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Product Details

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  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 1 x 8.5 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0015WNJ7I
  • Item model number: DD1000
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (232 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,587 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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Product Description

Advances in DNA testing technology mean that it has become possible to identify the ancestry of any dog by performing a simple test using a cheek swab. The DNA required for the test to be run is isolated from cells that are trapped on the DNA ID Card. All cells carry the same genetic material, regardless of type or location in the animal. Taking a cheek swab is therefore the easiest way to obtain the samples needed for testing.

Customer Reviews

I showed the results to my vet,which said she is a mix of Yorkshire terrier,border collie,and saint bernard to name a few.
T. Reiter
I regret making this purchase, though if money were no object, I'd be tempted to test the same dog again just for the entertainment value of reading the results...
chesterh
If you have submitted your DNA Breed Identification Test for processing, it is being returned to you along with information on how to obtain a refund.
Denajean Voigt

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336 of 358 people found the following review helpful By T. Reiter on October 28, 2009
I have been rescueing pit bulls for about 20 years,and have been selling diagnostics(Lab equipment)for about the same time.Recently I purchased 4 of these so called breed tests from BioPet Vet Lab.There data base is only for AKC breeds,and pitbulls are not recognized by the AKC,I expected no match to be found.With the assistance of my DVM,we ran a test on a confiscated fighting dog I named "SweetPea", she is great with humans ,but like most pits she is very dog agressive,and after dealing with this breed for 20 years I assure you there is NO AKC blood here !Imagine my surprise that not only did we get back results ,but that this dog has 7 AKC breeds in it.I showed the results to my vet,which said she is a mix of Yorkshire terrier,border collie,and saint bernard to name a few.He laughed and asked if I wanted to do a little experiment,which was to run the same dogs DNA with a different name,with my vet as the owner so BioPet would not know what we were doing.The results for "doe5557"aka "sweetPea" came back as a different mix of AKC blood,this time instead of Rottweiler being in the mix,Rhodesian Ridgeback was in there, and the various levels of how much of each breed was also different.In lab speak testing accurracy is based on reproducability, with PCR (the technology used here)there is to much variability to be precise enough to tell what is in your dog! The first test result was flawed,and even though it was wrong the results of the second test should have been the same as the first.When "sweetPea" was confiscated from a local fighting ring she was pregnant,and had 8 beautiful pitbull puppies,one of which I decided should stay with us,I named him "Bubba",who with my DVM's help we decided to test.Read more ›
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65 of 69 people found the following review helpful By NFL010 on March 7, 2009
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We rescued a puppy from NSAL in long island NY in 10/08. She was supposedly a border collie mix. As she was growing larger than a border collie we new something wasn't right. we tested with biopet and she was classified as a chow, beagle, daschund & poodle mix. this made no sense to us as we couldn't match any of her physical characteristics to these breeds. Then we took her to the vets for a $200 blood dna test. Turns out our puppy is a chow, golden retriever & siberian husky mix. This combo explained everything about her looks and personality. Of course, we love her no matter what she is .....my advice? save the $50 and apply it to the $200....
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By chesterh on February 18, 2010
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I gave one of these to my wife as a gift, and she sent in a sample from our rescue dog. This dog has the body of a Doberman - deep chested, sleek, muscular, standing about 27" at the wither. His head is shaped more like that of a Shepherd. He is jet black.

My wife, who teaches biology and studies genetics for fun, actually burst into laughter when she read the results of the test. Our dog was analyzed as being a mix of 5 miniature breeds (fluffy lap dogs) with some Chow thrown in. No matter how you look at it, the results were preposterous.

We understand that mix-ups sometimes happen, and attempted to contact the supplier several times. A re-test would have been a reasonable restitution, but the manufacturer never responded in any way, shape, or form. Pretty poor.

This test seems to be a hit or miss proposition. Based on our experience, I suspect that sloppy handling in the lab may be a major factor. Perhaps the kit should include two test swabs, to be analyzed separately.

I regret making this purchase, though if money were no object, I'd be tempted to test the same dog again just for the entertainment value of reading the results...
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79 of 89 people found the following review helpful By fleasx3 on July 28, 2008
I submitted my dog's DNA and was impressed at the quick turn around time. The information I received was clear and fully understandable. I felt that it was worth the money I paid. DNA doesn't lie, and just because one's dog does not look like a specific breed does not mean that the test is somehow flawed. One thing to consider is the scope of the database being used. Some labs offer a broader database, thus if you have a dog that you want tested you should check the breed list before ordering. After receiving my results a friend of mine wanted to have his dog tested. However, the breeds he suspects his dog of being are not included in the BioPet data base, so he went with another lab. Overall I was very happy.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Karen G. Keller on September 3, 2009
When we got our dog, we also saw the mother - a pure golden retriever. Although many people mistake our dog for a pure bred golden, we always suspected the father may have had something else in him, perhaps collie. We got our results back and they said our dog has NO golden retriever in him but is primarily daschund. What a joke!!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Garden Girl on July 28, 2008
I've always wondered what my mixed breed is. He is a pretty dog and I thought maybe he had Border Collie or maybe some German Shepherd in him. Turns out he's mostly Chow Chow which accounts for his coloration and his curved tail & purple tongue, Afghan Hound and Pembroke Welsh Corgi which is why his body seems long for his size, and he is part Collie which accounts for his instinct for herding. Now that I know his genetic background, I better understand his personality characteristics. It's just fun to know what my dog is made of, and I'm really glad that I had the test done!
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