FAQs for Wisdom Panel Test – (page down for Proof of Parentage)

What is Wisdom Panel 4.0?

Knowing your dog’s ancestry can help you create a tailored wellness program to fit their one-of-a-kind needs. Wisdom Panel 4.0 is a simple DNA test that helps reveal the breeds in your dog’s ancestry. The test incorporates the ancestry analysis, as well as, the purebred and designer dog (first generation cross between two purebred dogs) tools previously found in the Wisdom Panel Purebred and Wisdom Panel Designer Dog tests.  Therefore, you can answer a number of different questions with one simple kit.

If you think your dog is a mixed-breed, Wisdom Panel 4.0 will analyze the DNA data using our computer program and breed database to identify the breed(s) present in their recent ancestry.  If you think your dog is one or two specific breeds, you can indicate these during kit activation and the DNA sample will be analyzed with the breed identification computer program, as well as, examine the specific breed(s) indicated to determine how closely your dog’s DNA profile matches.

In the case of a mixed breed dog, your dog has inherited traits from his ancestors just like you and your family. But do you look exactly like your grandparents? The same is true for your lovable mutt. When you combine the DNA from different purebreds, you create a one-of-a-kind mixed-breed dog like yours.  As it can be difficult to identify ancestral breeds by visual identification, using your dog’s DNA to determine the ancestral breeds is quite a bit more accurate.

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How soon after my puppy is born can I collect DNA?

A puppy is born with its DNA fully formed so you can collect DNA as soon as is practical after it is born.

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Is shopping with Happy Dog DNA Safe?

Yes!  We use PayPal to process your transaction so your personal account and credit card remain safe and secure.

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Do I have to have a PayPal account to make a purchase?

No.  You can purchase securely using your credit card (MC, Visa, Amex, Disc) or using PayPal – your choice.

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Can you confirm that my dog is pure bred?

Wisdom Panel: Yes. Wisdom Panel 2.0 incorporates the ancestry analysis, as well as, the purebred and designer dog (first generation cross between two purebred dogs) tools previously found in the Wisdom Panel Purebred andWisdom Panel Designer Dog tests.  Therefore, you can answer a number of different questions with one simple kit.

Proof of Parentage:  No. The Proof of Parentage DNA test is to provide certification between a pup, dam, and sire. No breed specific information is provided.

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Can I collect the DNA myself?

Yes, the collection process is very simple and can be performed at home by following the enclosed instructions. Simplified dog DNA test instructions.

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Does DNA collection hurt my pet?

No, the DNA collection is painless. The gentle swab gently removes skin cells from your dog’s cheek which  minimizes any chance for infection or irritation.

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How do I send the DNA back to the lab?

Once you have collected your DNA sample, simply put the swab back in the paper sleeve and place it and the Customer Information Card in the enclosed prepaid envelope.  It typically takes about one week for the DNA samples to arrive at the lab.

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Can Wisdom Panel® 4.0 certify a purebred or designer dog?

Yes. Wisdom Panel® 4.0 incorporates the ancestry analysis, as well as, the purebred and designer dog (first generation cross between two purebred dogs) tools previously found in the Wisdom Panel Purebred andWisdom Panel Designer Dog tests.  Therefore, you can answer a number of different questions with one simple kit.

If you think your dog is a mixed-breed, Wisdom Panel 4.0 will analyze the DNA data using our computer program and breed database to identify the breed(s) present in their recent ancestry.  If you think your dog is one or two specific breeds, you can indicate these during kit activation and the DNA sample will be analyzed with the breed identification computer program, as well as, looking at the specific breed(s) indicated to determine how closely your dog’s DNA profile matches. Note that the DNA profiles for some breeds may vary depending on the family line or specific geographic origin of that family line.  For example, we have observed different DNA patterns for some purebred dogs in the US and the UK or Australia.

The Wisdom Panel test does not allow you to register your dog with the AKC. For information on how to register your dog with the American Kennel Club (AKC) please visit http://www.akc.org/reg/index.cfm?nav_area=registration

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FAQs for Proof of Parentage

How soon after my puppy is born can I collect DNA?

A puppy is born with its DNA fully formed so you can collect DNA as soon as is practical after it is born.

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Is shopping with Happy Dog DNA Safe?

Yes!  We use PayPal to process your transaction so your personal account and credit card remain safe and secure.

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Do I have to have a PayPal account to make a purchase?

No.  You can purchase securely using your credit card (MC, Visa, Amex, Disc) or using PayPal – your choice.

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Can you confirm that my dog is pure bred?

Wisdom Panel: Yes. Wisdom Panel 2.0 incorporates the ancestry analysis, as well as, the purebred and designer dog (first generation cross between two purebred dogs) tools previously found in the Wisdom Panel Purebred andWisdom Panel Designer Dog tests.  Therefore, you can answer a number of different questions with one simple kit.

Proof of Parentage:  No. The Proof of Parentage DNA test is to provide certification between a pup, dam, and sire. No breed specific information is provided.

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Can I collect the DNA myself?

Yes, the collection process is very simple and can be performed at home by following the enclosed instructions. Simplified dog DNA test instructions.

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Does DNA collection hurt my pet?

No, the DNA collection is painless. The gentle swab gently removes skin cells from your dog’s cheek which  minimizes any chance for infection or irritation.

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How do I send the DNA back to the lab?

Once you have collected your DNA sample, simply put the swab back in the paper sleeve and place it and the Customer Information Card in the enclosed prepaid envelope.  It typically takes about one week for the DNA samples to arrive at the lab.

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How long does it take to get the results?

Happy Dog DNA offers super-fast USPS Priority Mail to ship your Proof of Parentage tests which means your test is delivered in 2-6 days (depending on shipping method). Most orders placed by 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time will be shipped the same day.  Typically, once the sample arrives at the lab in Knoxville, TN, results are mailed in about two weeks.  Please allow about one week for return mail.

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What are the benefits of DNA parentage testing?

DNA parentage testing provides lifetime certification that will set your breeding program apart. The longer DNA testing is in place, the more value is created for each dog by longer tracing of your breeding program. Confirm pedigrees with the confidence that only an unalterable DNA based report can provide.

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What if my pup fails to certify in the parentage analysis?

Please contact us with any questions concerning disqualifications of pups. We offer an extended testing panel to eliminate the possibility of point site mutations. Remember, one litter may have more than one sire making it important to test all pups, the dam, and all potential sires.

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