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About Ancestry

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Every dog has a unique story. Find out yours.

What exactly is "ancestry"? When it comes to appearance, dogs are one of the most diverse species on the planet. In the 15,000 years that have passed since humans and dogs became BFFs, we’ve come to recognize over 350 unique dog breeds, types, and varieties worldwide. But looks can be deceiving. For instance, a Yorkie and Great Dane are actually almost identical on a genetic level. Through DNA testing, we can map your dog’s ancestry, from their breed breakdown to a multi-generational family tree.

Wisdom Dog DNA

By the Numbers To accurately detect a dog’s ancestry, you need three things: a large breed database, a sophisticated algorithm, and a significant number of markers strategically placed across the genome. Thanks to 15 years of dog DNA research, we’ve got all three. Our breed database is the largest on the market, built from a library of more than one million dogs. And that allows us to screen for over 350 breeds, types, and varieties.

Wisdom Dog DNA

Insights Abound Leveraging our extensive sample database, our algorithm compares your dog’s raw genetic results to over 17 million possible family trees to determine the most likely breed background and ancestry of your pup. Ancestry is just one of many insights your dog’s DNA can reveal. In the Traits and Health sections of your pup’s results, you’ll also find important information about your dog’s ideal weight range, as well as factors that could impact their long-term health and wellness.

Wisdom Dog DNA

Find the best dog DNA test for you and your pup.