So What's Your Mutt's Story?
November 19, 2016
Hosted by Lorien Clemens
November is Family Stories Month, and Doggie DNA can tell the tale of your pup's past! Everyone knows the game: you meet a mutt at the dog park and start the guessing game. "Is he a border collie - lab?" "No, we think he's probably an Aussie - Golden mix?" "Really, cuz he looks more like a dog we once had who was a German - Pointer - Poodle blend." Bets are taken, and you all leave the dog park knowing you've hit the "Guess the Mix" jackpot. But did you know that only a fraction of DNA code actually affect the a dog's physical traits, and recognizable traits from dominate breeds mightn't reveal themselves at all? Likely, nobody will nail the "Guess the Mix" lottery. We'll chat with the chief veterinary geneticist at Mars Vet's Wisdom Panel about the complex science behind discovering a dog's breed heritage, learn how DNA testing helps keep dog breeds healthy and viable through the generations, and we'll do a live-reveal of the breed heritage of the lovable mutt, Ullr the Dog.
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Lorien Clemens serves as Director of Marketing at PetHub, Inc. Lorien joined PetHub, Inc., in June 2011 as the little start-up was just a wee pup. Since her joining PetHub, the lost pet recovery software service has become a respected industry leader. She has guided PetHub to its wins of multiple pet industry awards, including two Dog Fancy Magazine Editors' Choice Awards, the PetAGE Magazine Retailer Silver Select Award, and two Pet Business Magazine Product of the Year Awards for its unique digital ID tags and online services. Most recently, PetHub was named one of Business Insider Magazine's 50 Coolest New Businesses in America.
Individually, Lorien was named the Pet Industry Network’s 2014 Pet Industry Woman of the Year and was a keynote speaker at their national conference in 2015. In early 2016, Lorien was also honored by PetAGE Magazine as one the pet industry's Women of Influence.
Nestled in the woods outside of the tech-mecca of Seattle, Washington, Lorien lives with a Boston Terrier, a Border Collie Lab mix, two cats and her husband, a true nerd in his own right. An avid fan of science fiction and die hard technophile, she loves investigating new, exciting tech trends and all things geeky and pet related.