Your DNA sampling kit contains materials to collect a DNA sample from your dog. The DNA CheekSwab™ kits are provided for dog DNA collection and can be returned by regular US mail - no special handling is required. The DNA swabbing procedure is completely non-invasive. No blood, hair or tissue need be extracted. Swabbing is done easily and comfortably by the dog owner, avoiding the trauma and expense of other sampling methods.
In approximately 4-8 weeks results will be sent back to you in the form of a frame quality "Certificate of DNA Breed Analysis". If you have provided a digital photo of your pet, it will also be printed on the certificate at no extra charge.
Sample breed certificate with photo
Recommended Reading and Next Steps
Along iwth a fast turn around, our dog DNA test collection process is simple — no visit to the veterinarian and no drawing of blood. Our painless process involves a quick cheek swab in the comfort of YOUR dog house.
Click here for our new video!
Approximately 75 million dogs have humans in the United States. 10% of those dogs were rescued from a shelter with little or no known history.
The top 10 dog names of 2011 were: Bella, Max, Buddy, Daisy, Bailey, Lucy, Molly, Coco, Charlie and Rocky. Source: Banfield Pet Hospital
The list of most unusual names for 2011 include: Almost-A-Dog, Franco Furter, Stinky McStinkerson, Sir Seamus McPoop, Audrey Shepburn, Dewey Deimell, Knuckles Capone, Beagle Lugosi, Shooter McLovin, Uzi Duzi Du. Source: VIP Pet Insurance
"I am so grateful that the Canine Heritage™ Breed Test has hit the market! It is such a valuable tool in my practice because, in addition to helping me with potential health and wellness issues, it can shed light on the behavior of a specific animal and assist in the delicate balance of placing the right dog with the right owner."
Dr. Karen Halligan, DVM
Dir. of Veterinary Services, spcaLA
Doc Halligan's What Every Pet Owner Should Know: Prescriptions for Happy, Healthy Cats and Dogs