I submitted all 4 of my dogs swabs nearly a year ago and I have heard nothing at all. No one saying they won't be used or anything. Rather disappointing. Seems my effort was a waste of time answering all those questions for 4 dogs and doing the swabs.
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Same here! I submitted my dog's swab back in April/May 2016 and I have not seen the status of it. Hopefully we get a response by the end of 2017 :)
Me too! November 7th it will be a year ago.... I'd be curious to know how many people (if any) actually got their results?
You can check the status of your sample in the Personalized Feedback section of your profile. Log In --> Surveys --> Personalized Feedback. An explanation of the sample status codes is here.
3 weeks shy of 1 year also. I will wait another month or so (with very low expectations), and then since I have a fairly unusual mixed breed dog (part Canaan Dog, part small Shepard), I will probably buy a commercial doggie DNA kit to satisfy my curiosity.
Overall, DarwinsDogs.org has been disappointing for me - while it sounded promising a year ago, now the shine has worn off. It would seem that the researchers got the cart before the horse, or something like that. Consider yourself lucky that you're not one of the researchers, strapped to a project without funding for the data.
Me too! No results and it will be a year next month. Any news? Should I just stop waiting? Indeed, my dog ain't going to live forever :)
I am in the same boat. However, I do remember that the paperwork said that they may not even analyze all the DNA people submit. I, therefore, don't really rely on getting anything back. If I do, I'll be thrilled. If I don't, then it is ok too. They probably only have money for a certain number of samples and will pick those of breeds/mixes that are of particular interest and/or those dogs that have particular sets of behaviors or other traits.
Hi everyone, we fully understand your frustration and apologize for the wait. Please remember that this is research, not a business making money like many breed tests out there. With that said, please also know that this is NOT a breed test, but a study that is interested in correlating canine behavior and genetics. Funding is of course a part that is slowing things down as we did not expect such a huge number of participants (14,000!), but are so please that people are involved and supporting our research. We do want to sequence all dogs participating, but it will take time.
As for choosing the samples to be run, it is systematic yet random at the same time. We are prioritizing dogs that have filled out behavioral surveys that are grant funded, such as the allergy survey. Also, dogs with unique behavioral traits and morphology are prioritized. We need dogs on all ends of the spectrum though, dogs that can be our baseline.That is where the random sampling comes in. We are doing what we can afford right now without donations, which in the future we hope to be able to except.