What is Parent Verification Test?
The DNA Parent Verification Tests is a tamper-proof way to prove biological relationship between dogs. As buyers mainly evaluate the parents' history in choosing a new puppy, the certainty of parentage is at most important. Meanwhile for breeders, offering a DNA-certified pedigree quickly gains the trust of any potential buyer. This also proves or rules out any possibility of multiple-sired litters.
So how does this work? Let's look at the science behind it.
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Each puppy inherits two copies of DNA-- one from the dam (mother) and one from the sire (father). The Parent Verification Test involves an analysis where it compares the DNA profile of the offspring to that of the sire and/or dam. If the DNA profile of the offspring matches to the DNA profile of the parents, then this verifies the parentage.