Hunter was recently adopted and his new owners were interested in what kind of breeds may be in his background. He was tall and leggy like a Great Dane, but a little soft and fluffy like a lab. Both breeds come with a few mobility and heart related health conditions, and for size planning alone, his owners elected to find out more about his genetic makeup and came to us to have a Genetic Health Analysis test! Before we share his results, check out his pics and make your guess! Then, scroll down to see his full report!
We drew a small sample of blood from Hunter's front leg (while giving him lots of treats of course) and packaged it with a barcode unique to him and sent as part of a Royal Canin Genetic Health Analysis test. In about two weeks, Hunter's owner and our office both received and email with the full report!
So, what breeds make up Hunter's family tree?
This test goes back all the way to Hunter's great-grandparents! He has labs, boxers, German Shepherds and even Siberian Husky in his background!
More importantly, we also found out that Hunter does not carry the MDR1 (Multi-Drug Resistance Gene) or any other genetic diseases that we should worry about!
Using this information, we went over the results with Hunter's family, added a copy to his medical record, and recommended a quality large-breed puppy food.
We are thrilled we could give them more information on his genetic breed background and some extra peace of mind knowing he is shaping up to be one healthy pup!
To learn more about the Genetic Health Analysis testing, check out our blog here, or click here to make an appointment!