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Dog Breeds

Best of Breed Minute: Australian Shepherd


In the Westminster Best of Breed Minute series sponsored by Embark, Gail Miller Bisher tells us what judges are looking for when examining the Australian Shepherd. Learn about the Australian Shepherd Since 1994 the Australian Shepherd has been a popular breed at Westminster. Join The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and Embark to learn something...

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Genetic Health Education

Wobbler Syndrome in Dogs


Wobbler Syndrome in dogs—also known as cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM)—is a common disease of the cervical spine in large and giant breed dogs. Currently, the genetic basis for Wobbler Syndrome is unknown.  Although the condition mostly affects Doberman Pinschers (~5%) and Great Danes (~4%), it can also occur in Mastiffs, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Borzoi, and Poodles,...

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Dog DNA Testing

Intro to Genetics Quiz


Current science geek, future genetics whiz?   Keep watching for more boredom busters from Embark, including word searches, crosswords, and more quizzes. You can also follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. 

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Training & Behavior

Tips for Training a Rescue Dog


If you just adopted a rescue dog from a shelter, congratulations! As you welcome your new dog into your home, you’ll likely be thinking about how to train them. Training a rescue dog is a rewarding experience and an important responsibility. It requires being mindful of a dog’s unique needs, history, and previous homes they...

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The Most Popular Breed in Mixed Breed Dogs by State


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Health Conditions

Genetic Testing for Type I IVDD in Dogs


Genetic health screening with Embark includes testing for the variant associated with Type I Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), often referred to as a slipped or herniated disc. Type I IVDD is most common in “long and low” breeds like Dachshunds, Corgis, and Basset Hounds. However, many dogs of all shapes and sizes can be at...

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Customer Stories

Gracie: Service Dog and Best Friend


 Gracie and Christopher Gracie was adopted in November 2017 at only 6 weeks old. Christopher had just experienced severe health complications and was looking for a light in his life when he found her. Someone had posted online about a litter of puppies that needed homes, so Christopher went to meet the pups. As soon...

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Customer Stories

Senior Pup Siblings Reunite


Meet 12-year-old siblings, Allie and Cooper. These two gorgeous pups have lived their whole lives only an hour away from each other in Michigan…but their parents had no idea until Allie and Cooper used Embark dog DNA tests and explored our Relative Finder tool, revealing their nearby family members. Meet Allie Allie got her Embark...

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Dog Breeds

A Guide to Great Danes


Are you thinking of bringing a Great Dane home? There’s so much to learn about this gentle giant, and we’re here to help. We’ll explore this breed’s physical characteristics, nutritional needs, playtime tips, and much more. At the bottom of this guide, look for our comprehensive list of all the health conditions we test for...

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Customer Stories

Pup Sisters Wiley and Kaylee Reunited


Meet Kaylee and Wiley, two pup sisters from California who were reunited after their parents learned about the connection with Embark’s Doggy DNA Relative Finder! Kaylee When Ryan and Kristen first went to the animal shelter in Oakland, Calif., they were sure they’d be meeting a pup they had read about on the shelter’s website;...

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Dog Decoded

10 Things to Know About Military Dogs


Military working dogs have a long history that dates back to ancient times. They are trained in combat to become scouts, sentries, trackers, and more. Military working dogs are typically, but not always, Belgian Malinois, German Shepherds, and Dutch Shepherds. Here are 10 things to know about military working dogs: The first official military working...

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Bonding With Your Dog

Top Dog-Friendly Beaches on the East Coast


Are you and your furry friend planning a trip to Maine, Delaware, or another state along the East Coast? Perhaps you’re looking for beaches in your own home state and hidden gems you’ve yet to explore with your pup. We’ve got you covered. Check out our dog-friendly guide to East Coast beaches, including the best...

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