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Will this test confirm that my cat is a pedigree cat?

Our breed testing is mainly geared towards mixed-breed, non-pedigree, domestic cats to determine the breeds that your cat is most similar to genetically. Please know that we are NOT a breed verification test, so we do not determine pedigree, and some breeders may mistake our breed test with confirmation of their cat’s pedigree. 

The report we offer allows you to see the breed breakdown within groups (Western, Eastern, Exotic, and Persian), and the likelihood of breed similarity. The list of breeds that we test for can be found here: https://basepaws.com/blogs/news/list-of-breeds-basepaws-report

The majority of the cats in the world are not pedigreed nor do they have an ancestor that’s pedigreed. We must stress that our genomic similarity analysis does not necessarily mean that there was a pedigreed cat in your cat’s ancestry.

Please read up on the concept of genetic similarity versus ancestry here in our blogs: https://basepaws.com/blogs/news/basepaws-cat-dna-test-genomic-similarity-versus-ancestry

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