Dog Genetic Testing

Discover your dog's breed.

Have you ever wondered what breeds your mixed-breed dog is, or if they may be genetically predisposed to certain illnesses? Finger Lakes Animal Hospital can answer these questions with dog DNA testing.

With a simple blood test we can:

  • Identify canine breed mix and specific needs for a more precise nutritional consideration.
  • Know a more accurate adult weight range for overall health maintenance.
  • Understand genetic markers that could signal a predisposition to certain health conditions.

Plus, it would be great just to know your dog's history and what helps make them who they are today! The turnaround time for genetic test results is about 2 weeks.

CC's Genetic Health Test Results

Part 1: Which dog breeds make up CC?

One side of CC's family tree is American Staffordshire Terrier, Collie, and German Shepherd. The other side is American Staffordshire Terrier, Dalmation, and Mixed Breed. CC has a mixed breed as one of her ancestors in the second family line. This is because a portion of CC’s ancestry was predicted to be mixed beyond three generations.

Part 2: Genetic Health Concerns

CC was tested for 13 different diseases and was negative for all of them!

CC's owners found the results of the canine genetic health testing to be highly informative. Since she was almost a year old when they adopted her and did not know her history, her owner’s now know that she doesn’t have any genetic health concerns.

Contact us at Finger Lakes Animal Hospital or request an appointment online to test your dog's genetics.

Genetic Testing for Dogs