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Have you done one?

 

In March of 2015 we found/rescued a puppy in Baja Sur Mexico. Recently we finally did a DNA test on her. The results were very surprising. 50% mixed breed the other half is equal German Shepherd, Doberman, Alaskan Malamute, Labrador Retriever. They say she should be between 60 to 90 lbs.

 

Well she looks like this.

 

http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/xoloitzcuintli/

 

She has most of the traits except her ears don't stand. She has a brown coat too. One in 5 have hair. Also she is 27 lbs. full grown.

 

We have asked if they sent the wrong results and are waiting an answer.

 

Jeff :)

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My wife (showed, bred, raised, trained and foster dogs for over 30 years) said that most of the dog genetic testing companies are a rip-off. There are some, especially associated with veterinarians, that offer dependable service. Most of those genetic tests are for markers for genetic health problems.

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We got an answer back. Basically they say since she was born in Mexico they can not do the test. They want two pictures of her. A body and face shots then they will see what their computer comes up with and get back to us.

 

Jeff :)

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I don't recall which companies were checked, but awhile back one of the investigative reporters did a piece on pet DNA testing offers, and among other incorrect results, none identified the pure wolf blood sample correctly. It came back variously as either German Shepard or various mixes.

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Basically they say since she was born in Mexico they can not do the test.

 

But I thought you said they'd already done the test? And what does being born in Mexico have to do with it...do Mexican dogs have different DNA that American dogs? :rolleyes:

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But I thought you said they'd already done the test? And what does being born in Mexico have to do with it...do Mexican dogs have different DNA that American dogs? :rolleyes:

 

To clarify...she was found/rescued in Baja Sur about 50 miles south of Guerrero Negro. The test was done and the results were really strange so we questioned it. But yes, there are different bloodlines in other countries. This test only compared her DNA to AKC (American Kennel Club) breeds. They don't have a database of bloodlines other than the AKC breeds so they don't have accurate data to evaluate her. They might have mentioned this is the fine print that I didn't read <_<. My bad. They are now reviewing the results and we should hear back in a week.

 

In the final paragraph of the link below it says there are unregistered bloodlines of the breed we think she is. If we had seen this before we did the test, maybe we wouldn't have done it.

 

http://www.amorosoxolo.com/xolobreed.html

 

Jeff :)

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So we finally got the reviewed response from the company that did Cali's DNA test. In a nutshell, they restated that they cannot guarantee that all breed lines from Mexico are represented in their database. So, "Cali is a highly mixed dog with no purebred ancestors detected in the first 2 generations (although this could also be due to unrecognizable Mexican breeds being present)". They saw no signs of the AKC XOLO bloodline.

 

So, she's a Mexican dog with no AKC purebred anything for generations. Not really surprising I guess since we found/rescued her in Baja Sur Mexico.

 

Jeff :)

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