It's been well over a year since my dog's DNA was submitted. Still no extraction and genotype. You guys tell people you'll do this but don't. I don't expect it to get done in a day or anything but waiting over a year is just plain ridiculous. I wish I'd never submitted the sample and will not be coming back. This is nothing but deceptive on your part and falsely getting people's hopes up.
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I'm just another participant here, but this is a research project that relies largely on grant funding as available. How much did you pay to receive and submit a kit? If you want guaranteed quick results, maybe you should check out one of the paid options available.
I agree with Maren. This is a research project and it is not part of the project to give you breed results but to use your dog's fluid to find disease correlations, the promise is a perk to get a large variaty of samples.
Randy,I would like to remind you that you donated your dogs sample and paid nothing for it. Many people have not receive their results. We kindly ask for your patience as this is research that has never been done before; trying to correlate behavior and genetics.This is not your first post, we have answered before regarding your concerns. As Maren mentioned, we do rely only on grant funded money right. We are however, making Darwin's Dogs into a non-profit so people will be able to donate in order to help speed up the process.
If you want to know more about your dog, specifically breed, we suggest you look into business run DNA testing or talk to your vet.
This is not a "hopeless project" this is new ground breaking research, with the support of thousands of dog owners.
I found that EmbarkVet (just my personal opinion) gives a wealth of knowledge and yes, you have to pay for it. And you can share the results back to these good folks.
Brittney, very well said. I think it's awful that people are complaining. I love this project and would love to contribute for no other reason than that I love dogs and mutts! I'm so excited to see mutts being studied. The DNA test is a definite perk, but I was participating regardless! Who doesn't love to talk about their dogs!?!?!