The emergence of the Canis familiaris species, the dog for friends, comes from the domestication of a species of wolf, the ancestor of the current wolf, making them sister species. The first dogs were domesticated 15,000 years ago, BEFORE THE DEVELOPMENT OF AGRICULTURE. This means that they became the first species to accompany humans.For thousands of years, dogs have existed all over the world alongside humans. In different environments and with different populations, they were selected and adapted for functions according to the needs of their companions. The result is a species with hundreds of breeds and representatives. With that history, how could you not be interested in knowing what lineage your companion has?Thanks to the combination of advances in genetics and technology, at Koko Genetics, we offer you an economical, easy, and simple way to discover it. And all while staying at the forefront of genetics to offer you the best service and attention in the dog breed DNA test.
To determine the breed, in our DNA test for dogs, we analyze the genetic variants that occur in the autosomal region of DNA, commonly known as SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms). SNPs are very practical genetic markers when it comes to establishing your pets breed since each group has unique genetic variants.Once we have the sample and verify its quality, we perform the analyses. The key is to compare the SNPs presented by your pet to a large database that includes thousands of reference dogs belonging to more than 400 different dog breeds. Yes, there are hundreds of dog breeds, its as amazing as it sounds.As a result of this entire process, we provide you with a complete report with the breeds that your dog has, expressed in percentages, thanks to the combination of its genetic markers and those previously registered by multiple studies and research.Knowing your dogs breed is more useful than satisfying curiosity or being proud that your miniature Schnauzer has had a St. Bernard ancestor. Many dog breeds present predispositions to diseases that are different from other dogs. Knowing your friends breeds gives you greater control over their health.Another important point is behavior. Dogs have been bred and trained to fulfill multiple functions. Perhaps your Scooby sleeps in front of the door because it comes from breeds whose function was to watch and protect homes. Maybe Snoopy is always sniffing when you take him for a walk because his ancestors were tracking dogs during hunting expeditions. Your dog has hundreds of years in its past, why not take a look?
In our results, we also offer you the genealogical tree of your dogs. By analyzing your dog's genetic material, we can discover its lineage and ancestors. A breed family tree. We will tell you the breeds of its parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents in a tree so detailed that you'll be tempted to hang it above your canine companion's bed.
We will present between one and four breeds of each of your pet's ancestors. This way, you won't just know the breeds of your friend; you'll know the breeds that led to this point. A glance at the past, courtesy of the genes of the present.
What breeds are included in our DNA test for dogs?
In order to make our DNA test for dogs one of the most complete on the market, the Koko Genetics database has thousands of individuals belonging to more than 400 dog breeds.
It is classified into two sections: sheepdogs and cattledogs, except Swiss. This group includes dog breeds that have been traditionally bred for herding and protecting livestock. They are strong, agile, and very intelligent dogs.
It is classified into three sections: Pinschers and Schnauzers, Molossoids (named after Molossia, a region in Greece famous in the past for its dogs), and Swiss Mountain- and Cattledogs. This group includes molosser dog breeds, which are characterized by muscular bodies and large heads. Many of these breeds have been historically used as guard and protection dogs.
It is classified into four sections: medium and large-sized terriers, small-sized terriers, bull-type terriers, and companion or toy terriers. This group includes dog breeds that were originally bred for hunting small animals, such as mice and foxes. They are brave, energetic, and very lively dogs.
This group has a single section, the dachshund, and is divided into three based on their size and function. They are colloquially known as "sausage dogs".
It is classified into seven sections: Nordic sledge dogs, Nordic hunting dogs, Nordic watchdogs and herders, European spitz, Asian spitz and related breeds, primitive type, primitive type hunting dogs. These breeds of dogs have primitive characteristics, such as pointed ears and thick fur. Some of these breeds are still used today for various jobs.
It is classified into three sections: scent hounds, leash (scent) dogs, and related breeds. This group includes dog breeds that stand out for their sense of smell, used since ancient times for hunting (mainly to track prey) and search and rescue, from missing persons to escaped prisoners.
This group is classified into two sections: continental pointing dogs, and British and Irish pointers and setters. This group includes breeds of dogs that were bred to show hunters where birds were in the field. They are very obedient dogs and accustomed to training.
It is classified into three sections: retrievers, flushing dogs, and water dogs. This group includes breeds of dogs that are very good at and have been trained in the past to retrieve game, both on land and in water. They are very active and energetic dogs.
This group is divided into 11 sections and is the most varied group: bichon and related breeds, poodle (only one species), small Belgian dogs, hairless dogs (currently only one registered species), Tibetan breeds, English companion or toy spaniels, Japanese chin and Pekingese, small molossian type dogs, Chihuahueno (only one species, the Chihuahua), continental toy spaniel and others, and the Kromfohrländer (only one species). This group includes dog breeds that were bred to be companion and family pets. They are usually small and affectionate dogs.
They are classified into three sections: long-haired or wavy-coated or fringed sighthounds, rough-haired sighthounds, and short-haired sighthounds. This group includes breeds of dogs that are very fast, with a slender physique, and have traditionally been used for hunting hares and other similar animals.
In this group, we classify those breeds of dogs that have not been accepted, at least for the moment, by the FCI. These are breeds that the FCI considers to be variants that are not heterogeneous enough from the original breed to be considered independent.
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