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Old 04-27-2007, 11:22 PM
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Exclamation Mix owners! New DNA test!

Mixed breed owners will not have to guess anymore! I found out from my friend who is a vet that there will be a DNA test available to determine the actual breeds a mixed dog is made of! The test is coming this summer and is vet administered!

Here is more info! http://www.marsveterinary.com/about.aspx
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:28 PM
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I would love to have that done.....
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:32 PM
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I would love to have that done.....
I know! I think it's great news and I am thrilled that the source I heard it from is actually reliable!
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:33 PM
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I know! I think it's great news and I am thrilled that the source I heard it from is actually reliable!
I wonder if all veterinarians will offer it??

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Old 04-27-2007, 11:40 PM
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wow, thats pretty interesting. for all out dogs would be intersting to know
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Old 04-30-2007, 11:07 PM
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Hmm...the letters BSL just popped into my head.

I can see it now..."they" will be able to prove that the dog is 1***37; pit/staffy/whatever the hell they want, and the dog will vanish.

As a lab something owner, I would love to know for sure what else is in my boy, but this makes me nervous.
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:16 AM
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Maybe I'm just a skeptic (and heck, I don't know anything much about genetics), but I think the whole thing is a load of crap. A way to scam money from hopeful mutt owners.

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Old 05-01-2007, 07:28 AM
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Yes, isn't that nice?

Now imagine that you live in a community where certain breeds are outlawed. (more and more common these days). Imagine also that this testing and microchips are mandatory. (along with spay neuter, of course, thank you, State of California's lawmakers)

What a great way to make SURE you are eliminating certain breeds.

This is a double edged sword for sure.....
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:58 AM
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Hmm...the letters BSL just popped into my head.

I can see it now..."they" will be able to prove that the dog is 1% pit/staffy/whatever the hell they want, and the dog will vanish.

As a lab something owner, I would love to know for sure what else is in my boy, but this makes me nervous.
Ditto. ^


It would be fun to see what my boys really are, but really, there is no need. They are my dogs and they are the loves of my life, I don't need to know anything else. I cringe at the thought that people will be able to use this to further BSL or something just as detrimental to the dog loving world.
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:25 AM
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Hmm...the letters BSL just popped into my head.

I can see it now..."they" will be able to prove that the dog is 1% pit/staffy/whatever the hell they want, and the dog will vanish.

As a lab something owner, I would love to know for sure what else is in my boy, but this makes me nervous.
You too, huh? If this is legit, I agree, it makes me very uncomfortable. We argue that on a genetic level, all dogs are essentially the same. (I'm not talking about breeds here, I'm just talking about the basic structure of canine DNA.) But here is a test which claims to be able to pick breeds. So now there will be irrefutable "proof" that some breeds are genetically different. Of course, the one thing I read on something similar to this only was able to identify a handfull of breeds, and the APBT thankfully wasn't one of them. We'll have to wait and see, I suppose.
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