Pedigree and Non-Pedigree Dogs

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Pedigree Dogs

Pure breed dogs are more in-bred and hence some breeds are more susceptible to genetic diseases.

Each breed has its own set of genetic tests for which it can be screened. View List of conditions by breed.

DNA profiling is also required to confirm pedigree, help reduce in-breeding and maintain the integrity of official registries.

Participation in other schemes and programs are recommended but not compulsory.

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Non-Pedigree, mixed-breed Dogs

Although they are less likely to develop genetic diseases, they have certainly been reported to occur.

Mixed breed dogs require a DNA test that screens for a full suite of canine genetic disease because we don't know their exact genetic breed makeup