Top positive review
Awesome if you understand its limitations.
September 13, 2017
This was awesome, and I'm so glad we used it! We have a big, doofy looking dog that we adopted years back but never bothered to try to figure out what he was. He looks like a gigantic boxer with some other weird quirks thrown in. We originally thought maybe he was a Dogo Argentino, but when we started looking some more, we thought American Bulldog with some boxer thrown in. We got the test and gave him the ol' swab in the mouth - he didn't really like it too much, but fortunately only a couple seconds of swabbing between his cheek and gums was enough for the test. Sent it off, got the confirmation in a few days, then the results in about 2 weeks. Much to our amazement, he is 75% boxer, 12.5% American Bulldog, and 12.5% Standard Bulldog!
Here's where people get bent out of shape about this product: they think that it can magically discern everything in your dog's bloodline, and that your dogs looks have to comport with their genetics. Not so much. If you have a true mutt (e.g. a dog whose parents were mutts, and whose grandparents were also mutts), it's not going to help you. It's going to come back as a mixed breed. These DNA tests can't go back an infinite number of generations. It's testing DNA, not doing a genealogy project on your pupper. Similarly, I've seen several reviews were the reviewers say, "Oh this says my dog is part chihuahua but he's 50 pounds! It must be wrong!" Again, not quite. Just because your dog has the genetics of a certain breed does not mean that those genes are *expressed* in your dog's appearance. Just as with humans, just because we have certain genetics does not mean that we physically exhibit each of those genetic traits.
Thus, if you understand the product's limitations, this is a great tool to give you some insight into your furry friend.