Quoting from the catalog:
This kit analyzes your dog's DNA and identifies the breeds in its ancestry. It provides scientific confirmation of the physical characteristics, behavioral tendencies, personality traits, and potential health risks your mixed-breed dog has inherited.
It seems that Fido can be part of the family. While you take DNA tests to determine your own "deep ancestry," you can now do the same for the family pooch. However, it seems aimed at mixed breed dogs as it states, "The laboratory compares the unique sequences in your canine's genome with DNA markers from a database of thousands of purebred dogs." The list includes 63 different breeds, ranging from Afgan Hound to Yorkshire Terrier.
A professional laboratory tests a cotton swab that you simply rub against the inside of your dog's cheek and send to the lab in the provided envelope. The laboratory compares the unique sequences in your canine's genome with DNA markers from a database of thousands of purebred dogs.
The DNA test recognizes 63 different breeds (93% of the most common breeds in the U.S.) that can make up your pet's genetic profile. You will receive a certificate listing your dog's ancestry and a detailed explanation of each breed's dominant characteristics that likely have been passed on to your dog. Takes up to three weeks to receive results.
I don't have a dog so I can't test this one myself. If you happen to purchase this kit, please drop me a line and tell me of the results.
You can read more about the Canine Genealogy Kit or order a kit at http://tinyurl.com/ybj598z