Wisdom Panel Essential Breed Identification DNA Test for Dogs

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  • Find out which breeds are represented in your dog’s genes and trace her ancestry back to her great-grandparents through comparison to a dog DNA database built from samples of over 1.7 million other dogs.
  • Learn about potential medical complications and adverse reactions to medications with over 25 medical complication tests, including the MDR1 medication sensitivity test, which only Wisdom Panel is licensed to provide.
  • Discover her ideal weight range based on her DNA so you can help her maintain a healthy weight.
  • See what physical traits she’s likely to possess in adulthood and why—all due to her genetic makeup.
  • Testing is easy and fast using a simple swab of the insides of her cheeks, and results typically arrive in as few as 3 weeks.

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About Wisdom Panel Essential DNA Test

Know More. Care Better.

Science has a lot to say about your pup. The Wisdom Panel Essential DNA test helps decode your dog’s genetic data to reveal vital insights about his breed ancestry, traits and health. Because the more you know about your dog, the better you can tailor training, nutrition and health care to meet his unique needs!

Breed Mix Reported Down to 1%

Lab mix? Designer dog? Wonder no more. The Wisdom Panel Essential test screens for over 350 breeds, types and varieties and reports breed mix down to 1%. The test references one of the largest breed databases—a key factor in DNA test accuracy—so you’ll finally be able to confidently answer the question: “What kind of dog is that?”

35+ Trait Tests

From a short snout to a bushy tail, every dog displays traits that are uniquely him. Unravel the mysteries of your pup’s appearance and dig into the “why” behind his coat type, eye color, body shape, ideal weight and more. Your furry companion is fascinating and deserves to be known and understood on a deeper level!

Over 25 Health Tests, Too

What if you could anticipate health risks before they become a problem? The Wisdom Panel Essential dog DNA test helps detect key genetic disorders and medical complications like multi-drug sensitivity (MDR1), so you can proactively plan for your pup’s well-being and see what may lie ahead.

About Wisdom Panel

Many pet parents choose Wisdom Panel for their doggie DNA needs. Why? Because after more than 20 years of research and genotyping over two million dogs, Wisdom Panel has experience they can rely on for the genetic knowledge they need. Get ready to plan better, care smarter, love longer and make the best choices at every stage of life with this revolutionary dog DNA service!
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Questions & Answers

38 Customer Questions

I would like to know exactly what my mixed breed puppy is down to percentages, will this test good be me a breakdown of all his breeds?
Answer by ChewyMar 10, 2021
This Wisdom Panel Essential test includes breed detection down to 1%.

I have four dogs in one house. Does this test require the dog being tested drink from a separate water bowl than the rest of the dogs? And if so, for how long will I need to keep her separate from drinking after them to make sure her sample isn’t contaminated?
Answer by ChewyAug 02, 2020
We recommend waiting at least an hour after the pup has eaten, shared a water bowl, or shared a toy with another dog before swabbing, in order to ensure that the sample is not contaminated. Additionally, we advise separating the dogs during this time.

Can I test two dogs with one DNA test purchase or do I need to buy two test kits?
Answer by ChewyAug 18, 2021
The two swabs included are intended to be used for one dog only. Wisdom Panel would like to have both swabs in case there is not enough DNA material on one swab for them to test.

Can I get a written version of the results sent to me
Answer by ChewyApr 07, 2021
Reports are generally delivered to your wisdompanel.com account within 2-3 weeks of arrival at the lab. Wisdom Panel sends an email alerting you when the report is ready to be viewed. Due to the online nature of the product, no printed report is sent but you can print a report summary from within the report itself.

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Cynthia on Aug 31, 2023


My daughter-in-law had wisdom panel run the DNA test on their dog. The findings were 99% wrong. The 1% is chihuahua. She could have 1% chihuahua. I know dog breeds and this little (less than 20") is not pit bull, boxer, staf. terrior, dobbie, GSD, great pyr, collie, lab, golden or chow. Basinji is the closest we could come up with but they don't agree.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DawnMarie on Jul 7, 2023

Very pleased with this test

After reading countless reviews on Wisdom and Embark, I chose the Wisdom Essential kit. I tested at 4:00 am after my puppy had been crated all night. I made sure that she hadn't had access to food, shared toys or shared water bowl since 9:00 the night before. I didn't want to risk her sample being contaminated by my three Chihuahuas. The kit was easy to use despite my rambunctious, teething puppy wanting to chew the swabs. I mailed it on a Wednesday and USPS showed the kit as being delivered to the Wisdom PO box on Saturday. Monday morning I received an email from Wisdom stating that they had received her kit. From there it took 7 business days to receive the results. After reading so many mixed reviews, I was a little unsure that the results would be accurate. When registering the kit, I only gave her age, sex and that she was spayed. I did not include a photo. She was from a litter of 9 puppies born to a purebred German Shepherd. She and her litter mates were surrendered to animal control at 8 weeks old. That's all that we knew about her background when adopting her. The Wisdom panel accurately listed her coat color and length, her eye color, her ears being erect and that she has furnishings. She does indeed have small wiry hairs around her lips! It listed two of her siblings with nearly identical ancestry results! We were fairly certain that she was mostly German Shepherd with some retriever of some sort and possibly terrier. The results showed about 60% German Shepherd and about 15% Golden Retriever followed by 10% American Staffordshire Terrier and 8% Standard Poodle. The remaining percentages were small amounts of other herding breeds. Based on her appearance, what knowledge we have of her mother and her behaviors, we feel that this test was spot on! We're quite satisfied with the results and happy that we spent the money to learn more about our sweet girl!

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By inaccurate on Aug 3, 2023

Not Accurate

They said my dog is 50% australian shepherd he's 10lb max looks nothing like a aussie nor acts like one at all We took a Embark test and it showed all Terrier breeds and small breeds no mention of Australian Shepherd

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By 11 on Aug 20, 2023

Annoyingly Decent Product

Overall a good product. But after you get your results make sure you unsubscribe from the email list. They non stop spam emails trying to get you to upgrade. On a daily basis!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By JB on Jun 10, 2023

worth it

Loved getting the results just now that my 16 year old dog is mostly pug. That’s a shock. Ordered the test on Wednesday morning got it Friday afternoon back in the mail the same day. The following Wednesday they got her dna and just got the results now. Neat to read all of the different findings. You can sign up to see relatives of your dog and that is neat. Worth the $86.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By TiffC on Aug 11, 2023

Pretty accurate results for our 2 Shepnees! Described them to a T without ever seeing a photo of them. We found their sibling close by with the same results. :)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dom on Sep 1, 2023


Love this test. So easy to use. We have used it on all three of our dogs. Love that they provide the shipping box and postage.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By sburgest on Jul 4, 2023

worked awesome, makes sense !

very accurate results, even showed me dogs related to her and a breakdown of the breeds! screened for 30 genetic health risks and helped me understand her better. i 100% recommend for anyone on the fence !!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Susan on Apr 30, 2023

Loved the test and the information.

I have seen both positive and negative reviews. We were super happy with the results of our test. The results were here super quick and I feel they are accurate. German Shepherd and Collie Mix with a tiny bit of another shepherd chow and husky....he does have a few spots of black on his tongue.....but 56 percent GS and 36 percent Collie seems right on...also we found out he has the collie sensitivity to some medications. So I will check with my vet.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By KathrynJ on Apr 30, 2023

So fun and informative

We adopted a rescue girl who looks like a large Yorkie - 11 Pounds. Turns out, she’s 60% Yorkie with Chihuahua, Maltese, Biewer Terrier and Havanese mixed in, AND has a full brother in our city! Her brother’s photo looks more like a Morkie. She tested negative for a number of potential illnesses. It’s such a fun thing to do. Two of our other dogs were tested by Wisdom Panel. With no back story for these rescue dogs, it gives you some insight. And it’s exciting to know who you’re living with:-)