Why Test Your Dog

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Knowledge of your dog's DNA is important to their health and wellbeing

The smarter you are about your dog's past, the smarter you can be about his future. Dogs are like people. They inherit physical and character traits from breeds in their family tree. They also pass along genetic disorders from generation to generation.

Your mixed-breed dog is a mixed bag of genetic traits. Understanding their ancestry helps you and your veterinarian create an effective health and wellness program.

The ADVANCE™ Mixed Breed Identification DNA Test helps to remove the guesswork for both you and your veterinarian. The test can help clear the confusion, unlocking secrets hidden in your dog's DNA.

By learning the breeds in your dog's DNA, you can make it easier for your veterinarian to customise the most effective training, nutrition and medical treatment for your pet.

With just a simple blood sample, the ADVANCE™ Mixed Breed Identification DNA Test can provide you and your vet information which helps to:

DISCOVER your dog's genetic make-up back to their great grandparents by comparing their genetic signature with more than 200 breeds, types and varieties.

PREDICT your dog's target genetic adult weight range

DETERMINE your dog's recommended nutritional program, and create an effective care and wellness program in conjunction with your veterinarian

OBTAIN a better understanding of your dog's breed-related behavioural characteristics

PRE-SCREEN for your dog's breed-related risk of developing certain genetic diseases*

*Available upon request and at additional cost, for up to three months using the same blood sample


State-of-the-art Caring

The ADVANCE™ Mixed Breed Identification DNA Test is the result of over a decade's research into the complexities of canine genetics at the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition, a leader in the study of animal behaviour and nutritional science for more than 30 years.

The scientists at WALTHAM are dedicated to using state-of-the-art biological and genetic research to create practical ways for veterinarians and owners to help assure happier, healthier lives for pets.