For so many pet owners with rescues or mutts, their dog’s heritage is a complete mystery. That means they’re missing out on insights about their dog’s temperament, size and even health. Being researchers and scientists, we believe the more information we can uncover and share, the better the care that pet owners can provide for their pets.
At Wisdom Health, we have tested more than 1,000,000 mixed breed dogs and provided important health information to their owners. We also conducted a study based on 100,000 dogs and discovered that while mixed breed dogs are generally less likely to develop genetic health problems than purebreds, they are still susceptible to genetic conditions. That’s why DNA testing is so valuable. In honor of mutts everywhere, we wanted to share some of our insights about mixed breed dogs.