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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.

OFA Cardiac Testing
Breeder Tools

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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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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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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How do I create Punnett squares and use them to predict litter outcomes?

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Learn how to predict potential litter coat color genotypes as well as genetic health risks for a proposed breeding with Dr. Adam Boyko. How can I use Punnett squares to predict litter outcomes? Knowing the genotypes of two dogs that will potentially be bred can provide you with a wealth of information.  In this video,...

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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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Embark Holiday Gift Guide
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2021 Embark for Breeders Holiday Gift Guide

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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 dam’s puppies.                                                          Litter Announcement Bandana Show off your excitement about the arrival of puppies...

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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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Your Dog’s DNA Test: There’s More to the Story With Embark

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You know that DNA testing can help improve your dog’s life and breeding line. But did you know it can also help improve the vitality of the breed itself? Breeders who use Embark don’t just get a DNA report, they get their dog’s genetic raw data to share with researchers, health organizations, breed clubs and...

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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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Parentage Testing
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Perspectives on Canine Parentage Testing

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The Past 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...

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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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Matchmaker: A Tool for Breeders
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Matchmaker For Breeders: An Easier Way to Evaluate Potential Mates

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You’ve Embark-tested your dog and received the most informative DNA results available. Now, how do you use those results to help find potential mates to complement your breeding goals? Enter Matchmaker, Embark’s advanced, custom breeding tool that makes it easy to assess inherited disease mutations in potential mates and view predicted average litter COI. In response to overwhelmingly positive...

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