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Leo Dog

Breed Detection


Behind the Science

To provide accurate breed detection results you need three things: a large breed database, a sophisticated algorithm and a significant number of markers strategically placed across the genome. Wisdom Panel™ features the largest breed database of over 220+ breeds, types and varieties represented in more than 15,000 samples. We examine your dog’s DNA at 1800 points (markers) and send the data to a computer that evaluates them using an advanced algorithm and more than 18MM calculations. The algorithm uses information from our extensive sample database to analyse your dog’s potential pedigree trees going back three generations. After giving each of the millions of possible combinations a score based on how well it matches your dog’s data, the computer selects the tree with the overall best score and that is what is reported in your dog’s results.


Quality Control

The process by which we determine the breed ancestry of your dog is called genotyping and is conducted on a canine Illumina® Infinium® chip created specifically for our tests. The chips are processed and analysed at GeneSeek Laboratories in Lincoln, Nebraska. GeneSeek, a subsidiary of Neogen Corporation, is the world’s largest animal genomics testing facility, processing approximately 1.5 million samples a year from around the world. They are the most experienced laboratory in the world for canine DNA identification and their technology employs high-resolution DNA genotyping for identity and trait analysis in a variety of important agricultural plant and animal species. Geneseek is ISO 17025 certified, compliant with current AAHA guidelines and accredited by both A2LA and the USDA.

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