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Got a Mutt? Labs Will Test Your Dog's DNA

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Got a Mutt? Labs Will Test Your Dog's DNA

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Got a Mutt? Labs Will Test Your Dog's DNA

Got a Mutt? Labs Will Test Your Dog's DNA

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The days of freewheeling speculation regarding the genetic roots of the family mutt may be over. For a fee of about $80, several labs now offer DNA tests for mixed-breed dogs, promising to inform curious families just what breeds of dog make up Fido's heritage. Vets say these pedigree tests are accurate and they're becoming more popular.

Sean Corcoran reports for member station WCAI.