What makes your dog, your dog?
Genetic traits can determine the appearance, behavior, and development of your canine companion. Know Your Pet DNA by Ancestry® can help you identify your dog’s genetic traits and make sense of them.
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What Determines Traits
A trait is any characteristic a dog inherits from their bloodline. Because of selective breeding, each breed has its own set of commonly shared traits. Think Collie intelligence, Bulldog stubborness, Frenchie perky ears...
Know Your Pet DNA reveals insights into the unique genetic makeup of your pup, to help you understand them even better.
Types of Traits
Which quirks did they inherit from their ancestors? And which are because they're just... quirky? (We're looking at you, singing huskies). Know Your Pet DNA experts can assess your dog’s DNA for 30+ traits. So you can see how they combine to make your pet one of a kind.
Behavior and Wellbeing
How much will your pet miss you when you're not at home? Are they likely to bark at the mailman? We'll reveal the behavioral traits they have in their DNA.
Body Size and Shape
From how big their muscles might get, to the floppiness of their ears, find out what characteristics they've inherited from their genes.
Fur Look and Feel
Understand why your pup's fur is soft or wiry, curly or straight, short or long. Or something a bit more unusual…
The Science Behind Traits
The Know Your Pet DNA scientists can measure the genetic likelihood that your dog has certain behavioral and appearance traits.
Your dog's traits are based on inherited genetics, as well as environmental factors like diet.
There are genetic variants that are known to be responsible for various traits.
We can identify these variants in their DNA and let you know which your pup may have.
Discover your dog's DNA story.
An at-home pet DNA test kit with a prepaid returns box sent straight to your door—with everything you need to collect a sample, pack it up, and send it back.