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Fun with DNA on Rachel Ray

What breeds are in Bernadette Peters’ dog, Kramer, may not be a question that’s keeping you awake nights, but you can learn the answer on the Rachel Ray Show today.

The segment, titled “Who’s Your Daddy,” features the story of two mixed-breed dogs — one from a local NY shelter and the second belonging to film and Broadway star Bernadette Peters. Both were tested prior to the taping using Wisdom Panel MX, the new breed identification test made by Mars Veterinary.

Peters and Kramer appear on the show for the “reveal.”

As you regular readers know, we’re doing our own DNA test on two dogs, including mine. Ace was originally tested a year ago — and determined to be chow and Rottweiler — using the Canine Heritage test. Last month, we tested him with the upgraded Canine Heritage XL test, as well as the new Mars Wisdom Panel MX, which detects more than 150 breeds, and we’re awaiting verdicts on both. Also tested was Elliott, the winner of our What’s In Your Mutt contest.

We’ll be having our own “reveal” at a time to be announced.

On today’s Rachel Ray Show, you’ll also get the chance to see the shelter dog’s trip to the vet, and the results announced on air by Dr. Ernie Ward, the show’s resident veterinarian.

Bernadette Peters is a long-time advocate for dogs. With Mary Tyler Moore, she hosts Broadway Barks, a dog and cat adopt-a-thon benefiting New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Peters also put out a children’s book and CD of the same name.

(Update: Bernadette’s one-eyed dog — Kramer had a tumor in his eye when she adopted him — dog turned out to be predominantly Chow and Golden Retriever.)


Comment from JoeRuttman
Time January 13, 2009 at 11:15 am

We’ve used all the different places that do this and we now refer all our clients to the DNA Diagnostics Center. They are the ones you see on TV doing the human DNA but they also have a Pet DNA site http://www.vetdnacenter.com/