National DNA Day was on April 25, 2023 and it got me thinking. More people should get their dog a DNA test. We got a DNA test done for my dog and it was a great way to understand him better!
Dog DNA Tests? Really? You may be thinking. But hear me out. It’s one of the best ways to get to know your dog. If you adopted a pup from a shelter, you may not be 100% certain of its breed. Shelters and veterinarians do their best to visually determine what breed your dog is, but without DNA, it’s hard.
Knowing your dog’s breed is like knowing where your family comes from. I’m sure we’ve all been tempted to buy a DNA test for ourselves. Some of us probably even have. Personally, my genetic makeup is 34% English, 23% Italian, 16% German, 16% Scottish, and the rest Norwegian.
Wouldn’t it be fun to have a breakdown of your dog’s breeds like that? There are a number of brands out there who specialize in figuring out the perfect recipe that made YOUR dog. Knowing this information is actually more vital than you’d think, too.