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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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Trumpet the bloodhound wins Westminster Best in Show
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 Embark’s Principal Scientist, 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...

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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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What do puppy buyers look for in a breeder?
Genetic Health Education

What do puppy buyers look for in a breeder?

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You’re committed to being a responsible breeder: Your dog’s health and vitality are your highest priorities. But how do you assure potential puppy buyers that they can have complete confidence in their purchase?  According to the AKC’s “Tips for Finding and Working With a Responsible Breeder” transparency, genetic insight and documentation are the keys to...

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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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Bearded Collie
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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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Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy
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Pembroke Welsh Corgi Genetics: Health, Traits, and COI

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Learn how Embark is helping Pembroke Welsh Corgi breeders better understand genetic health, coat color traits, and inbreeding What does Embark test for in Pembroke Welsh Corgis? Genetic health tests offered by Embark for Pembroke Welsh Corgis: Degenerative Myelopathy, DM (SOD1A) Exercise-Induced Collapse (DNM1) Progressive Retinal Atrophy, rcd3 (PDE6A) Von Willebrand Disease Type I (VWF)...

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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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Genetic Health Education

Assessing a potential mate? Start with a COI request.

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Responsible breeders know the value of genetic COI (coefficient of inbreeding) in making breeding decisions: Not only is it correlated to overall canine health and lifespan, it can be extremely useful in assessing potential breeding mates for your dog. In fact, it’s one of the reasons so many breeders choose Embark for their DNA testing: Only Embark...

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Meet Embark’s Veterinary Geneticist Service Team

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Embark was founded with the mission to end preventable diseases in dogs. To help achieve this, Embark’s dog DNA tests use a research-grade microarray. This allows us to provide the most accurate and comprehensive results on the market, as well as to conduct ongoing research and make new genetic discoveries to further canine health. Meet...

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Bring the Family: Why You Should DNA Test Your Litters
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Bring the Family: Why You Should DNA Test Your Litters

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As a responsible breeder, you’re already invested in the health of your dogs: You’ve DNA-tested your breeding stock, received expert consultations on results, and made adjustments. So when your next litter arrives, you may wonder, why test all the puppies? At Embark, we understand the cost of testing an entire litter may seem challenging, especially...

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Science Corner: Genetics 101

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Embark’s Professional Team strives to provide you with the most useful, most actionable test results. To best leverage these results, it’s useful to understand the basics of genetics and what factors need to be considered when applying test results to a breeding program. Genetics can be simple or complex, and both are actual scientific terms...

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Canine Health Summit Panel
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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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Genetic Health Education

How Testing for 215+ Genetic Conditions Helps Purebred Dogs

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A common and important question – why does Embark test for health conditions that are not known to impact my breed? First, it is essential to know that Embark prioritizes health conditions that are known to impact your breed.  Embark clearly highlights these breed-relevant genetic health conditions at the top of the health summary on each dog’s...

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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.