A Case of (Mistaken) Canine Identity

Breed labels at shelters

Researchers Lisa Gunter, Rebecca Barber and Clive Wynne at Arizona State University reveal the inaccuracies of breed labeling of shelter dogs in their paper “A canine identity crisis: Genetic breed heritage testing of shelter dogs”. Gunter, Barber and Wynne used the Wisdom Panel Canine DNA Test on more than 900 dogs. The Wisdom Panel uses hundreds of genetic breed markers and identifies the breed signatures found in each dog’s great grandparents. It often indicates five or more breeds that are in a dog’s genetic heritage.

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