DNA Testing for Breed Type

A Bird’s and Dog’s Eye View

Bentley:  Leo, I’m so excited to tell you that I’m having my DNA tested to find out what dog breed mix that I might be. I’ve been told that I am a mixture of Poodle and Maltese, but personally, I don’t think that’s correct.

Leo: Your DNA test results should be very illuminating, Bentley. Please do share your results with me and our readers when you get them.

I recently read an article about DNA testing done on an unusual looking and sounding bird, and it revealed three species and two genera in a single bird. It’s the first record of an interspecies hybrid reproducing with a bird from a different genus. Because we live in a world of polarity and opposites, breed mixtures tend to move naturally from being pure to mixed, and then cycle back to pure again. This cycling of breeds, from pure to mixed and mixed to pure, has nothing to do with evolution, but rather is a survival mechanism. Though sometimes, the gene pool becomes such a disaster that the creation cannot survive and it goes extinct.

Bentley: Right. I did hear that over time, a single breed can become so specific that it is weakened. And mixed breeds with a blending of different genetic pools within that species, whether that is occurring in the animal or plant world, can be made mentally and physically stronger and healthier. That’s why humans like tampering with creating designer dogs, intentionally crossbreeding dogs from two or more recognized dog breeds, to create a superior dog or a dog without any specific weakness, like hip dysplasia that happens in shepherd dogs.

Leo:  So naturally–accidentally or on purpose–gene pool mixing supports survival and the unpredictability in the environment of one’s existence, whether in animals, plants or minerals–and humans as well. I have to admit, Bentley, Creation is fascinating to observe in its many manifestations on the Earth.

 

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