If you’ve ever wondered about the breed of your dog, the Wisdom Panel 3.0 Breed Identification Dog DNA Test Kit makes it easy to find out. With this simple kit, you can swab your dog’s cheek, send it off in a postage-paid box and discover your dog’s genetic background in just 2-3 weeks. It’s traced back to the great-grandparent level with over 250 breeds detected, including almost all of those recognized by the AKC. You decide whether you want the test to be run for mixed-breed, designer or purebred. All of the tests include a predicted weight profile and will check for the multi-drug resistance 1 (MDR1) genetic mutation that may cause severe adverse reactions to commonly prescribed drugs. The purebred and designer dog tests will also provide a chart that compares your dog with others of the same breed, and the purebred test adds a Homozygosity Profile that measures genetic markers.
Detects over 250 breeds, types and varieties including 99% of AKC-recognized breeds. Traces 3 generations revealing your dog’s genetic background.
Provides adult weight prediction to help with lifelong nutritional choices for you dog.
Includes MDR1 genetic mutation test to check for multi-drug resistance that may cause severe adverse reactions to commonly prescribed drugs.
No need for blood testing at the vet, DNA cheek swab identifies dog’s ancestry so you better understand your dog’s unique appearance, training needs, behaviors, and health/wellness needs. Perfect for use on rescues.
Customized report provides family tree going back to the great-grandparents and will detect whether it is a purebred, mixed-breed or designer dog. Check your results online in 2-3 weeks.
OPEN SWAB SLEEVE – Peel back the edges of the swab sleeve about 1 inch (not all the way) and remove swab by holding its handle. Do not touch the bristles. Save the sleeve to place the swabs in for mailing.
COLLECT CHEEK CELLS – Firmly roll the swab’s bristles between the inner surface of the cheek and gums for about 15 seconds for each swab. NOTE: DO NOT let your dog eat anything or share a water dish with other dogs for about an hour before you do the test.
AIR DRY SWABS – Insert swab handle in the hole of the carton insert and allow swabs to dry for about five minutes. Repeat steps 1-3 for the second swab.
ACTIVATE YOUR KIT –Activate your kit online. Fill out all the information, check it for accuracy and submit. You will receive an Activation Code Number that you need to write on the back of your Sample ID Sticker.
REINSERT DRY SWABS – Reinsert both dry swabs into the protective sleeve they came in. DO NOT reseal as this can cause bacterial growth.
SEAL THE CARTON – Place the sleeve with the swabs back into the carton it came in and seal.
MAIL TEST TO LAB – Pre-paid shipping label has already been placed on the carton. Simply seal and place with the outgoing mail. See your report online in approximately 2-3 weeks
I adopted my dog from a family who was re-homing him. I’d always know that I wanted an Irish Setter, and he was actually the first google result for “Irish Setter rescues near me.” He was advertised as an Irish Setter/Border Collie mix. After having him for a couple of years, that mix seemed pretty accurate, given his personality and appearance. I was still curious though, so I ordered this test. Turns out he doesn’t have any Irish Setter OR Border collie in him - he is mostly American Staffordshire Terrier, Rottweiler, and German Shepherd. I never noticed how much of an Am Staff looking head he has until now, and I can definitely see the German Shepherd markings now. Very cool to be able to I adopted my dog from a family who was re-homing him. I’d always know that I wanted an Irish Setter, and he was actually the first google result for “Irish Setter rescues near me.” He was advertised as an Irish Setter/Border Collie mix. After having him for a couple of years, that mix seemed pretty accurate, given his personality and appearance. I was still curious though, so I ordered this test. Turns out he doesn’t have any Irish Setter OR Border collie in him - he is mostly American Staffordshire Terrier, Rottweiler, and German Shepherd. I never noticed how much of an Am Staff looking head he has until now, and I can definitely see the German Shepherd markings now. Very cool to be able to learn more about him!… more
62% breed group? MAJORITY OF DNA NOT SPECIFIED
on Jan 13, 2021
We have a 26 lb. 1 1/2 year old Jack Russell Terrier mix. Our results came back with 62% Breed Group, 12.5% NEWFOUNDLAND, 12.5% LABRADOR RETRIEVER AND 12.5% GERMAN SHORTHAIR POINTER. No specifics on more than half of the DNA?
They said her projected weight should be 41 - 63 lbs. Emailed my disappointment more than a week ago and still have only received a canned response. Don't waste your money!!
It settled my curiosity on what my dog is
on Jan 5, 2021
My dog is a unique looking mixed breed dog that I adopted from a dog rescue. They thought he was a Shepherd/Collie mix. He has the personality of a herding dog, talks like a husky and has a very unique tail.
I got my answers although I was hoping for more specific results. The following results came back in equal 12.5% percentages: American Bulldog, Great Pyrenees, Labrador, Papillon (his tail) and Siberian Husky. 37.5% were 4 breed groups.
on Jan 16, 2021
I purchased a puppy and it doesn't look like what I paid for. I did the test which was super easy. You receive two brushes. Once the swabs are done, you let them dry and ship. The company has contacted me twice to let me know how its progressing. I'm hoping it comes out that the breed I waited a year and a half is what I have.
Did just as it stated it would
on Jan 17, 2021
Took about 3 weeks, gave us 68 percent positive breed (actually 2 breed) identification the other 32% was more general (2 breed- companion breed and sporting). Was amazed at one of the positive breeds. Feel it was very accurate as we were guessing pretty on spot. Did everything it said it would do and was easy to use.
Not as much info as they advertise
on Dec 8, 2020
This panel test advertises more than what you actually receive and then they bombard you with upsell offers to pay more to get complete information. You don't get all breed information. For example, our test results included 12.5% are "breed groups".
Additionally, the only health information you get is a weight recommendation which you already get from your vet and 1 gene mutation test (MDR1 genetic mutation test).
I purchased this test with the impression that you get more info (including health info) than other basic DNA tests but that's not the case. Might as well purchase a competitor's test that is less expensive and you'll get about the same information.
Do not buy this bs product
on Jan 9, 2021
Literally complete BS. Didn't submit any photos of my dog or anything before so I knew they just gathered the data based on DNA. My vet said the results were impossible. Also told me my 75 pound dog (which my vet says is underweight) should be in the 40 pound range. Ridiculous. Want my money back!
Disappointed with the Wisdom panel...
on Nov 18, 2020
We have a little Yorkie mix and we’re hoping for a more detailed description of her parentage. Unfortunately, it came back with what we already suspected: 62% Yorkie, 13% Chihuahua. It was the other 25% we were interested in. We used another company for DNA testing and it was much more detailed in regard to breed identification. However, that test was about $150. and this was half of that, but we were only interested in breed identical ion and thought this would be fine. Wrong.
Two Thumbs Up
on Nov 7, 2020
I believe people have preconceived notions about what their pets are. I certainly did. But I believe most of the reasons for the bad reviews of this product are because people are convinced their mutt is one thing and when they hear it’s another....
I feel the results for my Jerry are accurate. I’m glad I paid the money for this and I’d definitely do it again someday if needed. It was easy to collect the samples, easy to mail, and the results were quicker than advertised.
Jerry is mostly chihuahua, followed by rat terrier, toy fox terrier, and a little Pomeranian...but 100% handsome.
TBD need more time.
on Dec 18, 2020
I mailed in two kits over three weeks ago and they said they never received them. When I contacted about it they said they are back-up because of Christmas. I am willing to give them more time. Let’s see what happens before I give a final rating.