Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Drumroll please...

Maggie might be a purebred Shiba Inu! I totally forgot to post the results of Maggie's DNA analysis back in June. Oops. The real reason why I forgot was because I was disappointed by the result. According to the company, this is how they determine each 'level' and make an analysis:
  • Level 1: Over 75% of the DNA found in your dog is from the breed listed.
    Note: Most mixed breed dogs will not show any breeds listed under Level 1 unless the dog has a purebred parent.
  • Level 2: Each breed listed represents between 37-74% of your dog's DNA.
  • Level 3: Each breed listed represents between 20-36% of your dog's DNA.
  • Level 4: Each breed listed represents between 10-19% of your dog's DNA.
  • Level 5: Each breed listed represents less than 10% of your dog's DNA.
Level 1: Nonexsistent. Whatever Maggie is, is not in their database. Shiba Inu was not on their database so it's safe to assume she's purebred?
Level 2:
Chow Chow - I can understand because they are an ancient breed like Shiba and can be traced back to Asia.
Level 3: Nonexistent. I don't know why, but there must be breeds in this percentage range similar to Maggie!
Level 4:
Greyhound. Really? I guess at this level ALL dogs are related to each other.

Level 4:
Labrador Retriever. Hmmm. (why two level 4s?)

Level 5:
Akita - This I can agree with. They are close cousins traced back to ancient Japan, but why all the way on level 5?

Level 5:
Cocker Spaniel. (another level 5?)

Anyway, I was less than impressed by these results. This could mean she may be a purebreed, but not for 100% sure. I just wanted to find out if she had any other breed in her. I doubt she's part Chow though... tell me something I don't know!

1 comment:

  1. hey guys it's Phil & Bowie. left u a message on Dogster. sorry for the super-late reply.