Puppy Talk: Bebe’s DNA Test

re you actually Asian, Mexican, French, African or whatever ethnicity you think you are? What if you are 1/8th Native American too or 1/16th Russian? Ever think about getting your DNA sequenced and discovering your true heritage and the secrets that are buried within it? I totally have, but today, I’m not going to be sharing the truth behind my DNA and heritage.

Hello everyone and welcome back!

Today I am going to be sharing with y’all the results to… (yes, the title gave it away by now) Bebe‘s DNA test, which reveals what type of breed or breeds of dogs that she is. I’ll also be showing you what I did to get these results, what other information is also revealed in the results and how you can get this done for your dog(s) too!

Earlier in the year, one of my favorite Youtubers/beauty influencer – LustreLux a.k.a. Katy, decided to do this DNA test on her recently adopted pup, Turbo and it revealed that it was actually part Chow Chow, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Chinese Shar-Pei and a whole bunch of other mixed breed groups. I thought it was so cool to find out what breeds your dog is actually made up of. Of course, I got a little self-conscious and thought it was a little weird and unnecessary that I wanted to do this for my pup and not myself. However, I quickly got over it and simply decided to just do it! Katy got her DNA test off of Amazon and so there I went to find what kind of options there were for dog DNA tests.

I found that the Mars Veterinary Wisdom Panel 3.0 Breed Identification DNA Test Kit had a combination of best reviews, #2 most reviews and a median price of $67.99. I bought it and with my Amazon Prime membership, I got it in the mail just two days after.


The instructions say to obtain cheek cells with the sterile swab provided, activate the DNA kit online for your own specific activation code, and then ship back the sealed swab in the already-paid-for-postage box and wait for results.

The instructions are easy to understand and illustrations for each step are also available inside the cover of of the postage box if you need more help. After sending the package back to the lab, I received an email when the lab received the specimen and when results were ready for viewing, which took exactly 18 days or 2.5 weeks.

The Results

It turns out that Bebe is…

  • 50% Maltese
  • 25% Shih Tzu
  • 12.5% Miniature Poodle
  • 12.5% Cocker Spaniel

Furthermore, it shows Bebe’s most probable family tree, an analysis of each breed that she is made of, and if she is negative or positive for the MDR1 gene mutation that causes dogs to have defective drug absorption and distribution, which is useful information for if and when your dog may need specific drugs & medications.

Lastly, it also gives you a “Statement of Authentication” that certifies the validity of Bebe’s genetic background. The certificate is signed by the R&D director of the lab.

I am so pleased by these results. I would never have guessed that Bebe is part cocker spaniel and I also didn’t know that so much additional information would be provided. I highly recommend using this test kit if you want to discover your dog’s pedigree.

Mars Veterinary was very generous and offered me a $15 off code for another kit! The code can only be used on the Wisdom Panel website and only for the 4.0 DNA test kit. The 4.0 DNA test kit includes additional testing and trait analysis. It costs $84.99 but with the code it is $69.99. Remember that I got the 3.0 DNA test kit for $67.99 from Amazon, but now it costs $73.99! So with this discount code, you’ll get a way better deal!

GIVEAWAY TIME: This discount code is a one-time use only and so if you are interested in receiving this code and performing this DNA test on your pup, comment below that you’re interested! You can also enter by liking and commenting on my most recent Instagram post of Bebe! The winner will be randomly selected – good luck!

***Giveaway is now closed.***

Have you ever wanted to get DNA testing done on yourself or your pup?

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  1. chloefromanotherplanet | 25th Jul 17

    This was so fascinating! I hear about people doing DNA tests, but never dogs. What a neat experience! 🐶

  2. Blondedlights | 25th Jul 17

    I would love to have this for my pup so please put me in! So exciting!

  3. Tigritsa | 27th Jul 17

    This is very cool! I love the little family tree that shows you how Bebe came to be!

    My dog is 50% Shih Tzu, 25% Miniature Poodle and 25% Miniature Schnauzer! I should suggest this to my mom’s partner because with his dogs, we only know they are some mix of Border Collie, Rottweiler and “hound dog.” So it would be very interesting to find out what type of hound and also the percentages!!

    • Linda Talks Beauty | 4th Aug 17

      So cool! Do you have pictures of your pup on the blog?! I would love to see!

      • Tigritsa | 4th Aug 17

        I don’t have any on my blog, no. I do have some on my Instagram but sadly, I have only used my phone to take pictures in the last few years and I can’t seem to capture good photos of him with it so when I do post a picture, it’s really not great. It’s very hard to get good lighting lol. He usually just looks like a hairy blob because you can’t see his eyes. XD He’ll be 18 in November. <3

        • Linda Talks Beauty | 14th Aug 17

          I can’t see that photo! BTW, I followed you on IG! I tried to stalk your IG to find that photo with that caption, but I found some dog pics, but not sure if it’s the dog you’re talking about. But 18?!?! Wow, he’s so old! Im glad he’s made it to such old age! Most dogs don’t make it past 12.

          • Tigritsa | 15th Aug 17

            That’s weird! My dog is a little black dog. The dogs you probably saw are my mom’s dogs! And yes, I feel very lucky he is still in good health!!

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