From the Manufacturer
What is Wisdom Panel Designer Dog?
It is generally an owner's expectation that a Designer Dog is a first generation cross between two purebred dogs from different breeds which forms a true hybrid between the two purebred parents. Do you think that you have a Designer Dog? Is your dog really a cross between two purebred dog breeds? Wisdom Panel Designer Dog certification test can help answer your questions and satisfy your curiosity. The certification test kit provides Designer Dog owners with the peace of mind that they (1) own a true Designer Dog with purebred parents and (2) possess the knowledge to care for their specific Designer Dog type.
How does Wisdom Panel work and what type of information will it provide?
Testing is as easy as 1-2-3.
1. Simply collect a sample from the inside of your dog's cheek with the included swabs.
2. Mail them back to our laboratory in the postage-paid envelope.
3. Within 3 weeks, you'll receive an e-mailed Ancestry Report with your dog's results.
Once you receive your test kit, you must go to the Wisdom panel website to register your Kit ID number. Failure to do so will delay the process and impact our ability to send your test results within our published timeframe.
What's in the box?
Each box includes an instruction sheet, two swabs, a submission form, and a pre-paid envelope.
How do you report a Designer Dog's results?
Since the test is designed to indicate if the dog's DNA is within the test parameters for the breeds you indicate, Wisdom Panel first determines that your "designer" or "hybrid" dog is a dog whose sire and dam are members of recognized breeds and that the ancestry consists of the same breeds over many generations. Your report would include an ancestry tree showing all generations up through your dog's great grandparents and give you a deeper understanding of your dog's genetic makeup for the specific breeds.
Can the test be used to identify health issues or disease predispositions?
Wisdom Panel is used to help determine the breed makeup of a dog. It is not designed to determine which disease traits, if any, might be present in a dog.
Can I perform Wisdom Panel testing on puppies?
Yes. Wisdom Panel test kits are designed for dogs of all ages and are safe and easy to use at any stage in a dog's development.
Why did Mars Veterinary decide to create a swab test?
Wisdom Panel test kits are ideal for dog owners who are looking for an inexpensive, do-it-yourself kit that reveals their dog's ancestry. At Mars Veterinary, we believe that all dogs can benefit from the discovery of their ancestry. Wisdom Panel kits were created to provide dog owners access to unrivaled breed detection inexpensively and in a convenient way.
Learn more about our other products.
There are currently three consumer swab tests available which test against our database of known breeds, Wisdom Panel Mixed Breed, Wisdom Panel Purebred and Wisdom Panel Designer Dog. All of these tests serve different purposes. Generally, if you are not sure of the breeds present in your dog, or if you have a mixed breed dog, you should purchase Wisdom Panel Mixed Breed. If you believe that your dog is a purebred and you believe you know what breed it is, then you should purchase Wisdom Panel Purebred. This test will indicate if the dog's DNA is within the test parameters for the breed you indicate and give you a deeper understanding of your dog's genetic makeup for that specific breed. If you believe that your dog has two purebred parents, (i.e. your dog is a hybrid, otherwise known as a "designer dog") then you should purchase Wisdom Panel Designer Dog. If you are purchasing Wisdom Panel as a gift for someone, we would recommend that you purchase Wisdom Panel Mixed Breed, as this is the broadest test and does not require that the breeds be identified prior to testing.
How long does it take to get 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 for download.
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