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ID tags. Most everybody knows to get a collar and tag for a dog. The classic dog ID tag is a simple and inexpensive way for your dog to carry your name and phone number. However, the collar-and-tags form of identification does have its drawbacks. The collar can come off or be removed deliberately by an unscrupulous person who finds the dog and wants to pass it off as an unidentified stray. Tags must also be updated when addresses or phone numbers change -- something that often gets relegated to the "one of these days" list during the hustle and bustle of a move. (And, unfortunately, a move is a prime time for pets to get out and get lost.) Tags with outdated information may be of just as little help as no tags at all. To top it all off, tags jingling on a collar can be annoyingly noisy, especially in the middle of the night.
There are three types of identification for who fit this bill: tags, , and . Each has its advantages and disadvantages, but no one method offers complete protection. Used together, however, they provide the best chance of a happy reunion with a lost dog.
Figure 7. The Entered Identifier for the Dog
Dog Breed Identification: What kind of dog is that
Katie Lytle, a veterinarian with Wisdom Panel, went over their results for Addie with me, pointing out how her traits were a good visual mix of the four breeds they found. In terms of the discrepancy between brands, she said that all of Addie’s Wisdom Panel results were also breeds that DNA My Dog tests for, but ventured that since Addie has two breeds in her that were raised to hunt waterfowl (Lab and English springer spaniel) "if you think about ancestral groups, English setters were in that class as well, so it’s likely that they [DNA My Dog] were identifying the evidence of the group.”If you want to know the real truth about your dog’s identify, your only real option is to use a dog breed finder DNA test. These tests are completely painless – all you need is a cheek swab DNA sample from your dog’s mouth. Dog breed finder DNA kits are available for consumer purchase – you can even order them off Amazon!While some dog breed finder tools use physical characteristics and attributes to attempt dog breed identification, these are often no more than mere guesses, as a dog’s physical appearance can be very misleading. In fact, visual identification of dog breeds is only accurate 25% of the time.Few places in the United States have already adopted dog nose printing as a common way of identifying lost , however the Canadian Kennel Club has been accepting dog nose prints as proof of identity since 1938. The general consensus is that nose printing is a more reliable way of matching identity, as dog tags can easily be lost or even stolen.