Why Do I Need to Know My Mutt’s Breed?

There’s no denying that mutts make great pets. Often, the combination of different breeds brings out the best in each one making for a well-behaved, lovable pet. However, there are a few reasons you may want to know what breeds are mixed up in your furry friend. Sometimes it’s easy to tell; other times, not so much. In the instance that it’s just impossible to tell what breed your Heinz 57 canine is, there’s dog DNA testing.

Dog DNA testing works in much the same way as human DNA testing – samples are taken via cheek swabs and sent in for analysis. Easy to use dog DNA kits are available on our website and include a pre-paid envelope to send the samples in.

You may be asking yourself why you would ever need to test your mutt’s DNA, so keep reading to find out.

Health Concerns

Knowing what breed of dog you have could be crucial to your dog’s health. Certain breeds have a predisposition to certain ailments and diseases, so knowing ahead of time what to look for helps keep your pet in good health.

Training Reasons

Some breeds of dogs tend to need more behavioral direction than others. Knowing what breeds make up your mutt can help you with proper training and discipline for your pet.

Pedigree Reasons

For people who own purebred dogs, proving the purity of the breed in order to get a pedigree is important. With DNA testing, owners can be sure they are getting the dog they were hoping for.

About topdog

Keep Doggie Safe is a group of dog lovers whose mission is to keep dogs safe. We specialize in lighted & reflective dog products, dog couplers and all items that help keep dogs safe. We have a panel of dog testers who test all of the products we carry in various conditions all over the US. Our Friendly US team can advise you on what product is best for you and your dog based on the breed and how you will use it. We pledge to do our best to write the best articles we can to help educate you about dogs and how to keep them safe. We welcome all intelligent comments and discussion and will post them so we can all keep learning together.
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