What makes Embark the best dog DNA test?

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Discover your dog’s relatives

Embark is the world’s first canine relative finder. Using our Doggy DNA Relative Finder, we connect you with other Embark dogs that are related to your pup based on the percentage of DNA they share!

We’re on a mission others haven’t even tried to sniff

Embark is the only canine genetics company that uses a research-grade DNA genotyping platform, which our industry-leading scientists spent years developing at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. That not only means that we can give you the most accurate results, but it gives us the greatest potential to make future genetic discoveries. Every dog in our database brings us closer to realizing our goal of ending preventable disease in dogs.

We’re the most accurate on the market

We have invested in the most advanced canine microarray. Founded by leading canine geneticist Dr. Adam Boyko of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Embark developed a custom extension of the Illumina Canine HD genotyping array capturing over 200,000 genetic markers. That’s 100x more genetic data than Wisdom Panel.

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  • Most accurate breed identification
  • Tests for over 165 health conditions
  • More than 12 trait tests
  • Uses 100 times as much genetic information to accurately determine your dog's breeds
  • The world's only canine relative finder
  • Developed by Dr. Adam Boyko, leading dog geneticist and professor at Cornell University
  • Contribute to scientific discovery to help end preventable disease in dogs
  • Updates to results whenever possible
  • Highest rated test on the market
  • Highly specialized veterinarians and canine geneticists on-staff to answer questions


  • Inaccurate or incomplete breed identification
  • Generally 0-2 health tests
  • Generally no trait tests, only generic information about the breed
  • Uses 1% as much genetic information to assess your dog's breed

Embark is the most endorsed Dog DNA test

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The Bottom Line

Embark offers the most accurate test on the market, analyzing over 100 times more genetic information than the competition. Join our community of dog lovers who have rated Embark higher than any other dog DNA test available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Embark the most accurate?

Embark offers the most accurate breed identification available by testing over 200,000 genetic markers. We also have 100 times more genetic information than any other test, which gives us a paw up on the competition. Embark is an official research partner of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and has geneticists and veterinarians on staff to ensure accuracy.

Does every Embark test include all of the features?

Yes! Every Embark test comes with all of the features including insights on breed, health, ancestry, traits, and more.

What is in the trait section of the results?

Trait results include information on coat color, other coat traits, body features, body size, performance, coefficient of inbreeding (COI), and genetic diversity.

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