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Labrador TVD


Embark Veterinary’s mission is to end preventable disease in dogs. When our company was founded, we set out to build a database of canine genetic data that could be used for meaningful scientific research by inviting passionate scientists with expertise in population genetics and canine genomics to join our team. Since then we’ve added veterinarians,...

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Top Dog Training Tips and Techniques


Looking for advice on how to train your shelter dog or new puppy? Embark recently spoke with Carrie Weber of Good Dog Training to learn more about dog behavior and how DNA testing can help you and your trainer better assist your pup. Whether you have a puppy that’s still learning their manners or a...

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QUIZ: Which Famous Christmas Movie Dog Are You?


The weeks before Christmas are a perfect time to begin watching all your favorite holiday movies with your family and friends. No matter where you celebrate the holiday season, it’s a wonderful opportunity to revisit old favorites while visiting with parents, siblings, cousins, and grandparents. Even if we happen to discover a new holiday movie,...

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Make the Most of the Season With Your Pup


We believe the holidays are even more enjoyable when you share them with the furriest member of the family. That’s why we created a holiday guide that includes tips on making the most of this season with your pup! We’ve included gift ideas, safety tips, treat recommendations, and more. Activities Homemade Paw Ornaments Try these...

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A Gift Guide for Your Dog’s Birthday


Is your pup’s birthday right around the corner? Don’t forget to give them the celebration they deserve. At Embark we know that your furry family members’ birthdays are worth celebrating. We are here to guide you in the right direction when purchasing some puptastic birthday gifts for your dog’s birthday! 1. Pup-friendly cakes If you’re...

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Do Dogs Really Dream?


We only need to watch our dogs while they sleep, to see their little, running paws or hear their muffled barks to recognize when they are dreaming. Scientists studying dogs and dog dreams have recently confirmed floating theories on a dog’s sleeping reveries. Dr. Stanley Coren, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at the...

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Dog Breed Reveal Party Ideas


It’s almost time for the big reveal! Just a few short weeks ago, you sent in your swab from the Embark Dog DNA Kit. You’ve been dying to know if Gunner’s part Aussie or Border Collie or where Luna gets those cute webbed feet — and soon all your questions will be answered. Check Out...

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New Chat Feature to Reach Out to Other Embark Breeders


  Embark’s chat feature allows you to contact other Embark users to learn more about the dogs in their profile. We are excited to announce some fresh new improvements to Embark chat that make it much easier to use.   To connect with another breeder via chat: Go to the public profile of a dog...

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7 New Health Conditions Added to Embark Panel


DNA test results are used by breeders around the world to manage and improve the genetic health, inbreeding levels, and physical traits of their pedigrees. Given the importance of these test results to the health of each dog and that of future generations of dogs, Embark updates its platform regularly and continues to innovate with...

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Supporting Canine Health Research Helps Dogs Live Long, Healthy Lives


  Every dog owner wants their dog to live a long and healthy life. Every dog breeder wants to provide a healthy and happy puppy to its new family. Canine health depends on sound practices from purpose-bred dog breeders as well as cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs in genetic health from the research community. Working together breeders...

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Advice on How to Avoid Common Mistakes and Pitfalls in Dog Breeding from Canine Health Summit Panelists


Many breeders find the companionship of their purebred dog so rewarding that they feel they would like to mate their dog, to continue the bloodline or keep a puppy.  The Embark Canine Health Summit was a full two day virtual event where breeders, researchers, veterinarians and dog fanciers all came together to discuss how breeding...

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Everything You Need to Know About the Embark Canine Health Summit


On February 15th and 16th, 2021 we witnessed Embark’s inaugural canine health event. Until now, there has been no other major dog health conference focused on bringing dog breeders of all experience levels together with veterinarians and the research community. Through conversation between all these groups, researchers and veterinarians can get the insights only breeders...

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