DOG DNA BREED TESTING BY VIAGUARD HAS SAVED THE LIFE OF AN ALLEGED "PITBULL", JESSIE.
A court has accepted the evidence of Viaguard's Dog DNA Breed Determination test which proved that Jessie, who was about to be euthanized, was according to DNA tests performed by Viaguard NOT within the parameters for breed determination that would include various pitbull categories.
Despite evidence by the city’s canine control unit that Jessie had some physical characteristics of a pitbull, expert evidence presented by Harvey Tenenbaum convinced the court that in the case of dogs or people, physical appearance does n ot reflect personality traits and this evidence given at length and combined with the Viaguard DNA Breed Determination convinced the court that Jessie was in fact not a pitbull.
Jessie's life was spared and she was returned to her thankful owner.
DNA Breed Identification Test
The DNA Breed Identification Test will identify the prevalent breeds in your dog's DNA. These characteristics provide a better understanding of the dog's behavior, potential health risks and personality.
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The DNA of any dog governs the appearance of the dog as well as being related to the general behavioral characteristics of the breed. In recent years, there has been a great deal of research performed on how differences in DNA give rise to the differences that are seen among breeds.
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 swab. All cells carry the same genetic material, regardless of the type or location in the animal. Taking a cheek swab is therefore the easiest way to obtain the samples needed for testing.
Importance of breed results:
Pet wellness is perhaps the most important part of canine ownership
Acquiring genetic breed heritage knowledge will help educate you about your dog and his or her special health and behaviour traits. You can now be proactive about many of the important factors affecting your dog’s life.
You possess insight into your dog's unique genetic background, including the history of their breed, personality traits, exercise levels, and much more!
You have information on any diseases your dog may be predisposed to. Please make sure to discuss any health issues with your vet and be proactive before any serious illness strikes.
What your dogs breed composition means
This category is intended to help owners recognize when their pet's DNA contains a majority of a specific breed (75% or greater). If your dog has a strong match to one of our validated breeds, then it is categorized as Level 1. Most mixed breed dogs will not usually have a breed in this category unless one or both of their parents are purebred.
This category reports breeds that are easily recognizable within your dog. While these breeds may have a strong influence on your pet, each breed listed makes up less than the majority of your dog's DNA, between 37%-74%. This usually means one of the parents was a purebred.
This category identifies breeds that have between 20%-36% of the listed breed(s), usually coming from a grandparent.
Represents 10%-20% of the breed DNA, usually coming from a great grandparent
This level represents the lowest level of breed in your dog occurring at 9% or less. However, they still appear at a low and measurable amount in your pet's DNA.
We believe that our 72 validated breeds cover 96% of the mixed breed population in the United States. In the case that a breed is found that is not in our database, the system assigns the most closely related breed, or to breeds that are further back in your dog's ancestry.
American Eskimo Dog
American Staffordshire Terrier
Australian Cattle Dog
Bernese Mountain Dog
English Springer Spaniel
German Shepherd Dog
German Shorthaired Pointer
Parson Russell Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
West Highland White Terrier