My experience with Paw Print Genetics. When you breed and you know the genetic clearances of the parents used for the breeding which are clear you know that the puppies will also be clear for those genetic tests. The genetic tests that you can do this with are DM (Degenerative Myelopathy), EIC (Exercise Induce Collapse), PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), Longcoat and Ectodermal Dysplasia. You can then say that the puppy from two clear dogs being bred together will turn out CBP (Clear By Parentage). You can get away with this so to speak with one generation but after that you should test the puppies to make sure things haven’t changed or by some odd reason the test was inaccurate. I knew that Riggs would be CBP for PRA, I also had his DM test done when he was a puppy but didn’t have the clearances for the other tests done on one or both parents so I decided to use Paw Print Genetics to have the genetic tests done on him.
On July 12, I went onto Paw Print Genetics website, registered as a new owner, picked out the genetic tests I wanted to run on Riggs, checked out and waited for the test kit to come in the mail. Paw Print Genetics offers sales on their tests so when the 50% off sale came around I took advantage of it. I ordered 4 tests that would of cost me normally $250.00 for $125.00. A week later I received my test kit.
The time has come to collect the samples from Riggs.
Riggs really isn’t playing dead, he must of thought this was going to be painful so he laid down when I was collecting the samples. There were three swabs that I needed to insert into his mouth against his cheek cavity and twirl around for 30 seconds.
After the sample was collected you put it back into the package to dry then into the hazard bag that came with the kit.
Once you put the swabs into the hazard bag you can then put it into the pre paid mailer.
I sent the samples off on July 21, 2017, I then got a email that Paw Print Genetics received the samples on July 24th.
You can go onto Paw Print Genetics website to track your order and to view your results. I got a email on August 4, 2017 that my order was complete and gave me a link to view Riggs results.
On your account you can add a breeder profile so people can look your breed up and see your results.
You can also add a my pedigree on your dog.
About Paw Print Genetics: ~website~
Highest Industry Standards and Accuracy
Our laboratory is staffed with expertly trained geneticists, veterinarians, and technicians. We are equipped with the latest testing technology and analyze each mutation with two independent methods to provide you the highest accuracy in the industry.
Paw Print Genetics is an approved genetic laboratory with OFA (Orthopedic Foundation For Animals) so the tests results can be entered into OFA’s genetic database for a fee, then anyone can look up your dogs clearances and see them as well as the parents and siblings information if submitted.
I was very please with my experience with Paw Print Genetics, I will definitely be using them in the future.
~I was not asked to share my experience with Paw Print Genetics, I was happy with my experience so wanted to share with others, I was not compensated on sharing my experience~