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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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Inbreeding, Genetic COI, and Why They Matter to Your Breeding Program
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Measuring Inbreeding and How Genetic COI Can Help Your Breeding Program

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Learn about genetic COI (coefficient of inbreeding) and how it can be used to inform breeding decisions with Aaron Sams, PhD. Many factors are considered when choosing which dogs to use in breeding programs including conformation, temperament, genetic disease mutations, and much more. Assessing the impact of inbreeding is another factor to consider. In this...

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Science Corner: Coat Color Genetics 101

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Coat color genetics can be fun and interesting at the same time. This is because there seems to be an exception to every rule, and the veterinary genetics community still has a lot to discover about coat color. Learning about the inheritance of coat colors can be incredibly rewarding as it is an opportunity to...

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Responsible Breeding Practices

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Dr. Jenna Dockweiler, MS, DVM, DACT, CCRT, CVAT Veterinary Geneticist at Embark Veterinary, presented her session Responsible Breeding Practices at the second annual 2022 Embark Canine Health Summit.  This informative discussion reviews the breeding candidacy of the dog and responsible breeding as well as Brucella canis, and its management in a breeding setting. You’ll also...

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Genetic Health Testing for French Bulldogs

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Embark for Breeders offers four breed-specific genetic health tests for the French Bulldog among the 215+ genetic health conditions for which Embark tests. Breeders can easily share breed-specific DNA test results on parents or puppies with the one-page DNA Health Summary report offered with Embark test results.   Genetic health testing is an integral part of...

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Genetic Health Testing for German Shepherd Dogs

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Embark for Breeders offers 10 breed-specific genetic health tests for the German Shepherd Dog among the 215+ genetic health conditions Embark tests for. Breeders can easily share breed-specific DNA test results on parents or puppies with the one-page DNA Health Summary report offered with Embark test results.   Genetic health testing is an integral part of...

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Genetic Health Testing for Golden Retrievers

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Embark for Breeders offers nine breed-specific genetic health tests for the Golden Retriever among Embark’s 215+ genetic health conditions. Breeders can easily share breed-specific DNA test results on parents or puppies with the one-page DNA Health Summary report offered with Embark test results.   Genetic health testing is an integral part of a responsible dog breeding...

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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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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 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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Genetic Health Education

Planning Ahead for DNA Health Testing

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  Sometimes planning for litters just before or during the holiday season happens depending on when your dam decides to go into season. Savvy breeders, especially those who like to plan ahead, take advantage of setting up a health testing timeline to keep breeding goals on track by buying Embark for Breeders Dog DNA Kits...

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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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Top 5 Reasons to DNA Test Before You Breed

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Educating yourself about canine health is one of the best ways to learn about dog breeding. There are many health screenings and genetic test results to consider when making responsible decisions while planning a litter. Let’s explore the top five reasons why knowing the genetic health risk of your dog can improve the way you...

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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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For Breeders

Dog DNA testing is an important part of a responsible breeding program when it comes to genetic health, traits, and the coefficient of inbreeding (COI). Embark offers educational content about genetic conditions by breed, the science behind DNA testing, and product updates to help breeders navigate all the information they need.

At Embark for Breeders, we know how important it is to have accurate science behind the DNA test you use to plan the next generation. Our scientists are making genetic discoveries to help reduce inherited genetic diseases and to increase the longevity of your dogs and puppies.

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