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Bonding With Your Dog

How to Throw a Dog Breed Reveal Party

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You got an Embark Dog DNA Test, sent in your dog’s sample, and waited to find out their mystery breed mix—and now it’s time for the big reveal! Share the joy by inviting friends and family to join the celebration with a dog breed reveal party. Here are our tips to help make your dog’s...

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Breeder Tools

New Chat Feature to Reach Out to Other Embark Breeders

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  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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About Our Research

Supporting Canine Health Research Helps Dogs Live Long, Healthy Lives

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  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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Genetic Health Education

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

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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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Preventive Care

Tips for Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth

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Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links, meaning that Embark may receive a small commission if you make a purchase. All linked products have been reviewed by a veterinarian. When’s the last time you brushed your dog’s teeth? While February is National Pet Dental Health Month, good oral hygiene is important all year round. Brushing your...

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Puppy

How to Train a Puppy

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It’s never too early to start training your puppy. Puppies may have short attention spans, but they’re able to learn cues at very young ages. It’s a good idea to start training your puppy with skills like potty training and basic obedience as soon as they come home.  Top 5 puppy training tips We spoke...

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Genetic Health Education

Bearded Collie Genetics: Health, Traits, and COI

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Learn how Embark is helping Bearded Collie breeders better understand genetic health, coat color traits, and inbreeding. What does Embark test for in Bearded Collie? Genetic health tests offered by Embark for Bearded Collies: Collie Eye Anomaly, Choroidal Hypoplasia, CEA (NHEJ1) Degenerative Myelopathy, DM (SOD1A) Learn more about these health conditions on our health page....

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Breeder Tools

Punnett Squares and Predicting Litter Outcomes

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Learn how to predict potential litter genetic health risks and coat color genotypes with Dr. Adam Boyko. How can I use Punnett squares to predict litter outcomes? Knowing the genotypes of two dogs that might be bred can provide you with a wealth of information.  In this video, Embark’s Chief Science Officer explains how to...

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Dog Breeds

Best of Breed Minute: Australian Shepherd

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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

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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

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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

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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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