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The Results!! - Dog DNA test

Yesterday we shared with you the story of Herb, if you haven’t seen it check it out HERE, We sent his DNA swabs off to Wisdom Panel a week ago and have now received his results back! Brogan hasn't been able to hide her excitement as she has been wanting to know what he is since the moment she brought him back from Bleakholt.

We gathered up all the staff as we have all been eager to find out the results. We all wrote down in an envelope what we thought the results would say so we could see who was the closest.

  • Brogan - Staffy, Boxer, Akita

  • Gaz - Staffy, Akita

  • Anj - Staffy, Boxer, Mastiff

  • Cassie -Staffy, Mastiff, Akita 

  • Freyja - Staffy, Boxer, Akita

  • Belinda - Staffy, Boxer 

Firstly, before we go into the details we want to quickly mention the experience we have had using the Wisdom Panel kit. They have kept us updated throughout the journey from the test arriving in the post all the way to getting the results back. At any time we were able to log into their website and find out exactly where Herbs DNA was and when the report was ready which we thought was a nice little touch.

We never wondered if the sample had been lost or if anything else had happened as all the information was there on the website.

So... The Results!!

The report consisted of 4 sections, each giving details about Herb and his DNA results.

  • Breed breakdown by percentage

  • Family Tree

  • Multidrug sensitivity

  • Ideal Weight

1. Breed Breakdown

As we all expected the majority of Herbs DNA is Staffordshire Bull Terrier with 75% of his ancestry coming from this breed. But then came the big surprise! 12.5% of Herbert is Bull Terrier!! This shocked us all. Mainly due to the bull terriers most defining feature, their nose. This becomes more understandable when we take a look at his family tree which we will talk about later in the article.