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Breeder Tools

Learn about Embark’s breeder tools including pair predictor for health and eCOI, DNA Health Summary Report for puppy buyers, assessing a breeding pair, vet verification process, and Matchmaker.

Labrador Retriever puppies with their parents
Breeder Tools

My Embark for Breeders Pair Predictor Launches

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Knowing which breeding pairs will produce the genetically healthiest puppies just got a whole lot easier with Pair Predictor. This new tool, located in the breeder tools section of your My Embark for Breeders account, takes the guesswork out of assessing potential matings, and the predicted litter outcomes. Pair Predictor for health conditions will work...

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OFA Cardiac Testing
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Canine Cardiac Testing Explained

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Heart disease can affect many dogs, but in some breeds early testing is critical. Genetics is part of the puzzle when it comes to canine health testing prior to breeding. A cardiac exam is an important physical (phenotype) health test for dogs. Responsible breeders aiming to produce healthy puppies will conduct cardiac testing on both...

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Canine Hip Dysplasia Testing Explained

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Genetics is part of the puzzle when it comes to canine health testing prior to breeding. Testing both parents is a must in order to produce the healthiest puppies possible. There are genotype (DNA tests) for certain diseases and also phenotype (physical examinations) for others that make up the whole health testing protocol. One of...

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DNA Health Summary Report
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DNA Health Summary Report for Breeders

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Embark now offers a handy DNA Health Summary report which highlights a dog’s breed-specific genetic health condition results in a one-page, downloadable PDF. The DNA Health Summary is available for dogs tested with any Embark DNA Kit. This new tool for breeders is an easy-to-read, snapshot report showing the risk of developing breed-specific conditions. It...

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lab puppies on snow
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2022 Embark for Breeders Holiday Gift Guide

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Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links, meaning that Embark may receive a small commission if you make a purchase. Looking for holiday gift ideas for the active dog breeder in your life? Whether a first-time breeder or a well-established one, Embark for Breeders offers these practical and fun gift suggestions for both breeder and her...

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Enhanced My Embark for Breeders Page Highlights Breeder Tools

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  When breeders log in to their my.embarkvet.com account today they will experience the new look and enhanced functionality of their My Embark for Breeders page. Breeder tools, including available Matchmaker breeds, will now be front and center as well as new search functions that will make finding dogs easier, especially for those with multiple...

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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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Parentage Testing
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Perspectives on Canine Parentage Testing

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The Past DNA testing and profiling came of age less than 50 years ago – providing for a myriad of opportunities, including forensics, screening for predisposition to disease, and paternity testing. Paternity testing, by common definition: Typically, a DNA-based test to determine whether a given male could be the biological parent of a given offspring....

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Tested by Embark Logos for Breeders
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Tested by Embark Logos for Breeders

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You’ve tested and verified your dog’s genetic health with Embark for Breeders’ DNA testing: now set them apart with new “Tested by Embark” logos. Health testing for genetic risk factors and managing diversity are two of the many important steps breeders take to manage and improve the overall health and vitality of their breeding programs....

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Vet-Verify Your Dog’s DNA Sample
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Provide Extra Peace of Mind: Vet-Verify Your Dog’s DNA Sample

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More and more registries and breed organizations require it with your dog’s DNA results submission: Veterinary verification of identity. Of course, Embark’s DNA Test already includes multiple verification checks: We confirm that the genetic sex matches the owner-reported sex for a dog. We conduct a review of genetic breed ancestry. If needed, we even compare...

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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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Trumpet the bloodhound wins Westminster Best in Show
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Westminster and Embark: Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future

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Embark Veterinary is proud to sponsor the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show for the fourth consecutive year as the official dog DNA test of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The 146th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Presented by Purina Pro Plan® was held on June 20-22 at the historic Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown,...

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