Scientists and dog owners throughout the United States have recently begun
using DNA testing to study diseases and determine dogs' genetic
DNA testing is also being used to confirm dogs' pedigrees, as a dog's value
to a breeder depends heavily on its pedigree, according to The Los Angeles
Times. With the cost of DNA testing coming down, dog owners who are curious
about their dogs' behavior or about certain illnesses are finding answers
through sequencing technology.
About half a dozen dog DNA testing
facilities exist in the United States, the newspaper said, often peddling their
services at dog shows and on the Internet.
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