I wonder if my Shadow isn't part> at times. Has anyone done this on their Havanese? If so, which one and what did it tell you?
I don't know if it has improved, but in the beginning, they didn't... not because the Havanese tested were NOT purebred Havanese, but because the testing companies didn't have enough Havanese samples in their database for comparison. So they came back with some WILD combinations as computers tried to match things up. The fact is that ALL dog breeds share an awful lot of DNA.He's registered but I wondered exactly what information they give. Someone I know did DNA testing for their dog that gave the genetic predispositions for diseases/cancer based on the dog's DNA. They were vague on the details but it sparked my curiosity. Curious what it would say about the breed...if it would say 100% Havanese or something else?
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Not sure why it would take so long... Panda's litter's DNA was all sorted out long before the puppies were ready to leave the breeder, so their registration papers were ready to be sent in changing ownership to the new owners (or in my case adding me as a co-owner then, although I own her outright now) as soon as the puppies went home. As many breeders do, Panda's breeder sent all the regitrations in herself, to make sure all puppies got registered properly.@krandall We had to do the DNA test on Denver as he was also a purposeful dual-sire litter and with colouring, etc we were very wrong on the guesses for parentage . But it was definitely a fun wait for those test results to come in. And now with everything else, we are STILL waiting for his papers (and his sisters who my breeder kept to show).
Which DNA testing did you do? Embark by any chance? Some DNA testing is known for getting some breeds, and particularly Havanese wrong. As long as your breeder is a reputable one, I would not worry about it. Many Havanese puppies have puffy undercoats. Their hair SHOULD continue to grow longer and longer however, NOT at all like a Pomeranian.Sooo, Edie, same thing happened to us a week ago! Our vet plan covers DNA testing and Picasso's came back as 75% Havanese, 12.5% Maltese and 12.5% Pomeranian! Huh? Wow!! His breeder is a reputable one that (supposedly?) breeds only purebred, AKC registered, Havanese. I have to say, the most important thing on the report was he had zero markers for and is clear from 159 genetic disease mutations.
Picasso is going to be pretty small (4 months, 4 pounds) and is puffy and fluffy similar to a Pomeranian. He's a sable and cream colored chocolate Hav. Our 7-year-old was a much larger puppy and currently weighs 18+ pounds (Frisco's tall, black and white and very active.) Point being, they will have very different features about them, and after all, that's the very nature of Havanese, I suppose.
Thanks for the quick response! Our vet plan uses Wisdom Panel. Do you know which DNA testing gets it right or comes close? Now I'm wondering what would happen if we did another one. Just for the fun of it.Which DNA testing did you do? Embark by any chance? Some DNA testing is known for getting some breeds, and particularly Havanese wrong. As long as your breeder is a reputable one, I would not worry about it. Many Havanese puppies have puffy undercoats. Their hair SHOULD continue to grow longer and longer however, NOT at all like a Pomeranian.