Knowing the breeds present in your mixed breed dog is a wonderful experience - it's a pedigree of a different kind!

The common breeds have all been bred for specific behaviours and looks. Once you know the breeds in your mutt, you'll be able to pick out some of the distinctive characteristics of those breeds in your best friend. This can help you choose the right nutrition, pick the right exercises and train your dog better. Unfortunately, years of targeted breeding have also introduced breed-specific healthcare issues such as hip dysplasia. MuttMix will alert you to the types of health risks for your mutt's ancestors so you can better manage your dog's health.

We get a lot of questions about the Africanis. The Africanis isn't actually a breed, but a "landrace" of dogs, which has developed over many years of interbreeding. DNA testing can't tell you your dog is an Africanis, but it can tell you a little about some of the ancestor breeds.

Below is the list of breeds that we can currently detect in mutts - click on the names to find out more about them. We're constantly working to add more breeds to the database.

Afghan Hound Airedale Terrier Akita
American Eskimo Dog American Staffordshire Terrier Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Shepherd Basenji Basset Hound
Beagle Bearded Collie New!Belgian Malinois
Belgian Tervuren Bernese Mountain Dog Bichon Frise
New!Black and Tan Coonhound Bloodhound Border Collie
Border Terrier Borzoi Boston Terrier
Boxer Brittany New!Brussels Griffon
Bullmastiff Bull Terrier Bulldog
New!Cairn Terrier Catahoula Leopard Dog Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Chihuahua Chinese Crested Chow Chow
Cocker Spaniel Collie New!Coton de Tulear
Coyote Dachshund Dalmatian
Doberman Pinscher Mastiff English Setter
English Springer Spaniel Flat-Coated Retriever Fox
French Bulldog German Shepherd Dog German Shorthaired Pointer
Golden Retriever Great Dane Great Pyrenees
Greyhound Ibizan Hound Irish Setter
New!Irish Wolfhound Italian Greyhound Keeshond
Labrador Retriever Lhasa Apso Maltese
Miniature Pinscher New!Neapolitan Mastiff Newfoundland
Norwegian Elkhound Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Papillon
Parson Russell Terrier Pekingese Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Pomeranian Poodle Pug
Rat Terrier New!Redbone Coonhound Rhodesian Ridgeback
Rottweiler New!Samoyed Schnauzer
Scottish Terrier Chinese Shar-Pei Shetland Sheepdog
New!Shiba Inu Shih Tzu Siberian Husky
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Saint Bernard Saluki
Staffordshire Bull Terrier New!Tibetan Spaniel New!Vizsla
Weimaraner West Highland White Terrier Whippet
Yorkshire Terrier New!Wolf