Many pet owners choose to adopt rather than shop, which means the breed (or breeds) of dog they bring home is often a mystery. Canine DNA testing is the most accurate way to identify your pooch’s genetics, but they don’t come cheap. Try this image-based search tool from Microsoft Bing for free, quick and fun guessing your dog’s breed.
All you need to know about using the dog breed identifier is a picture of your pup. After you’ve uploaded a photo or taken a new one through the website, Bing does a reverse image search to see which dogs are most similar to yours. Based on this data, the tool estimates what breed of dog your pet might belong to.
After I put a photo of my Chihuahua mix in the search engine, Bing told me it would match a Chihuahua, a Corgi, and a Dingo. It got its primary breed right, but the other two guesses were wrong. However, the tool does not purport to be an accurate method of identifying your dog. The breeds it produces are meant to be visual matches and not necessarily have anything to do with genetics. Uploading different pictures of your dog can also produce different results. You can play with the website here to find your pet’s doggie lookalikes.
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