My concern is that too often, people are so fixed in their ideas about what breed behavior is, that they make mistakes in socialization, handling, and training or they fail to diagnose or take seriously problematic behavior in stereotypically “good”dogs — the golden who snaps at children, the great dane with the “strong-eye” and high prey-drive, the beagle who greets said great danes with a lunge and a serious bite to the face. So when the DNA breed testing became available a few years ago, I decided I would have him tested. Which means that I am going to observe and evaluate not only your dog but you as well. Most well-bred labs are good with children because the same set of traits that makes them not flinch when a winged duck flaps and squawks in their faces means they tolerate screaming, grabbing children. I’d say that boils down to a lot of people failing their dogs by failing to educate themselves in order to understand their behaviour, what they are trying to communicate and placing unrealistic expectations on them. Chesapeake Bay Retriever 14.5% My PC at work is a lot easier to work with than my iPad. What is a “purebred” dog, anyway? I think that Leo looks like a sweet, happy dog. The downside to this is that many of us who choose to buy puppies have experienced, directly or indirectly, a very large amount of judgement. I know of a number of people who use Corgis on cattle ranches and feed lots, or to help with the stock on small hobby farms. It’s fun for me to know about. Guess My Dog's Breed vs Wisdom Panel Results Discussion in 'General Dog Forum' started by eam, Apr 19, 2018. I have a new client who has a shelter dog who had been picked up as a stray. Since he had a short attention span (being a tiny puppy) he would get bored quickly as soon as I stood still. I know four Australian Shepherds from the same breeder. Are the northern breeds included in the “Ancient”? If you retake the test and receive the same results, it might be about time to start reconsidering how you see your dog. Cocker Spaniel. ». On the one hand, you have people saying that too much emphasis is being put on looks in the breeding world, and that breeds are losing the working characteristics that they are meant to have. That is why I love them so much. Wisdom Panel handles refund requests on a case-by-case basis. How many border collies for obsessive behaviors due to lack of stimulation or confusing owner signals? Anyway, it left me a little skeptical of the process. And even more important, my eyes that had been looking at my dog for years before the DNA test and seeing a German Shepherd were right. The breeds that were detected are all quite believable, in my opinion. < I love it when my dog does this - | You cant please all the people all the time. Others haven’t. I needed to train my little herders to recall, of course, but they are extremely unlikely to follow a rabbit into the next town. I find the incident with the woman during the ‘Sit for Petting’ training kind of funny. He’s also deeply suspicious of anything “new” or “different” so I’m fairly sure he would not have been such a lover of dogs had we not made him think that meeting everyone was a social obligation that he had. I expect if the DdB’s came in as pups people would have reacted exactly the same way. With regard to ‘real problems’. In our case, dog parks are definitely essential. For those who are not, it IS a matter of finding the right dog, & I would argue that all information is potentially useful. However, we’ll see! What is a “breed”? He had maybe a couple of cows and some fowl and a goat or two. I’m just trying to make a complementary point. I wonder what this organisation had communicated to your friend with regard to this individual dog and breed/ type? Finnish Spitz 5.63% There is a myth attached to pedigree dogs – that they are superior to mutts, by their selective breeding. The data, as I understand it, is that “mastiff-type” dogs eventually resulted in a mix of large, muscled breeds used for a variety of purposes, just as “European” dogs, vary from pointers to hounds. What a pleasure to see the cuteness of Leo’s mom! He was temperment tested regarding children using a “dummy” doll and his response was fine. Walking and playing with my dogs and watching them and other dogs play and interact is like my heaven on earth. Another thing is some people have genuinely come to see discussion of breed traits as something akin to racism. Quite honestly, I think it’s about time we stop red flagging particular dog breeds and start red flagging the irresponsible breeders, owners and handlers instead! But their bags are hard as rocks, poor things, and they are giving almost no milk at all. Breed Percentages. I think it’s a valid point personally as there is no doubt about it, size matters when it comes to aggression. His Wisdom results came back as: primarily Border Collie, followed by Boston Terrier and Bulldog. Here are some of the things I learned: First off, the test done by Mars is best described as a pattern recognition test. “Needed” a prong collar to control it. Very informative. But this is not a game we would normally have played, no. They both have double coats that shed a ridiculous amount. And it IS enforced. This was alot of fun! Large, predatory dogs and inexperienced human owners can be worrying when out and about. I have heard of Danes actually taking down deer, for instance. then, my young niece grew into a three-year-old and when I wasn’t around to stop it, began to chase Marlin about the house and pull his tail. My vet told me to give my puppy what he could eat in 15 minutes, 3x a day. Perhaps “cautious” is the better word. I’m glad to hear it’s not just me that can be easily distracted. If you have questions on Wisdom Panel results, you can get support via email at [email protected] or by calling 888-597-3883 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Time. Kat, I think the reason I may have some frustration creeping into my posts is that in my opinion (and in the opinion of a lot of behaviorists who have actually done randomized studies of such things), your statements 1 and 2 above are BOTH true. This is not a “dog” trait. Unlike the Wisdom Panel, this test didn’t include any “unspecified breed groups.” The breed breakdown by percentage was also a little different from the Wisdom Panel. Mine is a shelter dog too and looks/behaves like a cattle dog, but definitely has something else mixed in. Some of the traditional fierce breeds have had most of that bred out of them. And that got the author wondering about whether we should expect/accept certain behaviors as “normal for the breed” or not. 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