WISDOM PANEL Breed Discovery Breed Identification DNA Test for Dogs - Chewy.com

Wisdom Panel Breed Discovery Breed Identification DNA Test for Dogs

By Wisdom Panel
Rated 4.0358 out of 5 stars
$79.99Chewy Price

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About This Item


  • Tests for medication sensitivities (MDR1 test).
  • You can track down your canine companion’s family using the relative feature.
  • You can trace your pup’s ancestry back 3 generations to learn how her breed mix came to be.
  • It’s easy to use—simply swab your dog’s cheek, send the kit to Wisdom Panel’s lab using the provided pre-paid shipping and receive your results within 2-4 weeks!
  • Delivers breed reporting down to 1%.

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Questions & Answers

71 Customer Questions

I don't know if my dog is mixed or purebred. That's why I want a DNA kit. Why do I have to choose either mixed breed, purebred, or designer?
Answer by ChewySep 17, 2018
This test does not required for you to pre- select your dogs breed. Simply swab and mail in and they will provide the results for you.

Does this test only pick up traces of purebred breeds? Like if my dog is mixed and her parents and grandparents are all mixed, will the whole test come back just as "mixed breed"?
Answer by ChewyNov 27, 2018
Not only does the computer analyze a dog's DNA for the ancestral breeds and their likely proportions in the dog's ancestry, but it also models which side of the dog's tree each breed likely belongs to (bearing in mind, we cannot ascertain which side is the mother, and which side is the father.) It is important to note that there may be ancestors who were mixed beyond the third generation; these ancestors will show as "Breed Groups" on the ancestral tree. In the case of ancestors who were too mixed to possess any recently pure breeds, we can still be fairly certain about the breed groups that are present there. Those breed groups can be seen on the "Breed Groups" page of your report.

I have a rescue. Will this test let me know what is his mixed breeds for example15% Terrier,20% Lab or will it just say, mixed breed
Answer by ChewySep 27, 2019
This DNA kit will provide you with an easy-to-understand breed percentage pie chart outlining the breeds or breed groups found in your dog's ancestry.

What happens to the DNA after the results are provided to me? Are they owned by a company who can then do whatever they please with that DNA?
Answer by ChewyJan 18, 2018
All DNA test samples are processed by a proprietary computer algorithm. The complex statistical algorithm scans the 1,800 genetic markers collected and looks for matches to breed signatures. The computer then provides a complex numerical score for each breed (how good the match to the breed was at each marker) as well as a prediction of the relative amount of each breed detected. It then selects the single best combination of breeds and relative amounts of breeds detected that best match the tested DNA sample from this comparison with the extensive database of purebred dog breed signatures. The breed database of 250+ breed, types and varieties are represented in more than 12,000 samples and was developed using genetic markers from American Kennel Club (AKC) breeds and some breeds from the Kennel Club in the UK.

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By DoggyMommy on Nov 2, 2022

Adds extra breeds, Embark more accurate

One of my dogs is 3/4 chihuahua 1/4 jack russell. Embark reflected that saying chihuahua and parson type terrier with the right percents, but Wisdom panel percent of chihuahua was too high and added a bunch of extra dogs with common ancestors. Also said American Eskimo just like Wisdom did with my other dog. I thought it was more detailed adding 3 more breeds to the 8 embark showed for him, but now I don't believe the extra 3. Embark Health and traits has more accurate body color, size, and weight descriptions than Wisdom panel premium (this one is just breed, but i got the premium for second dog.) Also Embark health has more relatives and neat extras than wisdom panel premium. This product shown is limited to breeds which have extra that is not right.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By JasonM on Dec 10, 2022

don’t waste your money

Seems like randomly generated breeds this is a joke don’t waste your money on this product. We know our dog as basset golden mix and they said he is 30% Chihuahua it’s a complete joke.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By JenD1 on Sep 1, 2022

Terrible. Don't waste your money with this company.

Rescued a puppy to be my new Emotional Support Animal after losing my Esa of almost 13 years. For fun & out of curiosity I ordered the Wisdompanel dna test. Not the "premium" test that allegedly gives you health info too. I was happy just knowing his basic breed information. The animal control center had tagged my puppy as a Jack Russell (mix). I knew he was a terrier mix because I have extensive knowledge of Rat Terriers, Toy Fox Terriers & Jack Russell's. 3 different breeds of Terrier that can look similar. So imagine my surprise when the dna test came back at 33% chihuahua, some Rottweiler, Pit Bull & various other breeds. About 15 of them. I felt that the test had to have been contaminated. I contacted the company directly. I got the run around & they said to get my money back from chewy. Lousy customer service.lousy product.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Chris on Oct 1, 2022

Thorough Evaluation

Another DNA test was unsatisfactory. We used Wisdom Panel and the results were exciting and just what we expected. Our dog looks like a Dingo, and, sure enough, she has a little of 22 different breeds.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Laly on Aug 4, 2022

Don’t Bother Buying

Purchased this DNA breed test and ended up being a waste of money. Results told me that my dog was 100% Pekingese but I knew that was false because he has different features than a purebred Pekingese. Decided to purchase the Embark one (although pricier) and found out he’s actually a Cockinese (Pekingese and Cocker Spaniel mix) which seems much more accurate. Should’ve just bought the Embark one in the first place and I would’ve saved my money.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Weight on Aug 20, 2021

It’s was exciting to see the family history!!!!

I got Rome knowing his mom was a papered purebred American Staffordshire Terrier but his dad was from the shelter and said to be Am Staff mix. (That story was a little foggy because shelter dogs are typically fixed.) The only disappointment was the breed group is vague and I was told other DNA tests show American Pittbull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier as being two different breeds on DNA. On this test it only shows American Staffordshire Terrier. I wasn't expecting my dog to be a purebred so there was no disappointment to get the results. It was so fun to know his breed because he has the personality of a docile Bulldog but looks like an Am Staff except his head is much bigger than a purebred. I would still recommend this and don’t get disappointed when your dog it not what you want them to be just love them for who they are:)

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Anna on Sep 5, 2021

Do not recommend

My dog is clearly a pit bull and they said she was a German Shepard and some small dog. Not impressed

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By SonicsMom on Feb 20, 2021

Sonic says Whut?

I recently adopted a dog from the shelter. He is clearly some sort of Doxie mix. The shelter said Dachshund/Chi but I don't really see much Chihuahua in him so I bought this test. Honestly, I picked this one because it was the cheapest and I had really low expectations. I just thought it would be fun to argue with my friends over the results. We all guessed beforehand and our guesses included 7 different breeds, all reasonable guesses. Today I got my results and ..... drum roll ... Sonic is 37.5% "Who Knows". That's right. They couldn't identity almost 40% of his breeds. They call it "Breed group(s)" but it's basically "we don't know" since the majority of his DNA is supposedly from FOUR different breed "groups" which together encompass 153 different possible breeds. This is more than half the breeds they test against, by the way. If you can't tell what breeds a dog is better than that, you have no business selling DNA kits IMO. I'm kind of sorry I didn't buy the Embark brand since, even if it wasn't more accurate, they will tell you about possible relatives and that would be fun. This was not fun.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Emilie on Aug 4, 2021

Love it! great customer service as well

These results are very accurate and love how much information they give!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Addie on Mar 8, 2021

Breeders Lie

What is so disappointing are breeders stating that the puppy is Labrador Retriever pure bred. They promise to send AKA papers to show the breed, but you wait and never arrives. Wisdom allowed us to identify she is 75% Labrador and the remainder Golden Retriever. Both with a great history of longevity and health. Both easy to train, a both very smart. That she does display.