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Genetic Health Testing for French Bulldogs

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Embark for Breeders offers six breed-specific genetic health tests for the French Bulldog among the 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 with Embark test results.   Genetic health testing is an integral part of a responsible...

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Genetic Health Testing for German Shepherd Dogs

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Embark for Breeders offers 12 breed-specific genetic health tests for the German Shepherd Dog among the 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 with Embark test results.   Genetic health testing is an integral part of a sound...

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Genetic Health Testing for Golden Retrievers

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Embark for Breeders offers 11 breed-specific genetic health tests for the Golden Retriever among Embark’s genetic health conditions. Breeders can easily share breed-specific DNA test results on parents or puppies with the one-page DNA Health Summary report with Embark test results.   Genetic health testing is an integral part of a responsible dog breeding program. When...

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Embark for Breeders Pair Predictor

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

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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 for Puppies

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The Embark for Breeders DNA Health Summary highlights a puppy’s breed-specific genetic health risks in a one-page, downloadable PDF. Puppy DNA testing is the new standard of care. This easy-to-read snapshot of breed-specific genetic health risks is proof of DNA testing and the perfect addition to a new puppy’s information packet to give their owners...

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Donating to Research and Discovery Means Good Will to Dogs

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  This holiday season, give the gift of discovery with an Embark for Breeders DNA Kit for your breeder friends and new puppy owners. Each dog is tested across genetic markers and helps contribute to expanding Embark’s fast-growing database. This amount of data will lead to more novel discoveries sooner to help dogs live healthier,...

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Planning Ahead for DNA Health Testing

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  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 in quantity and even purchasing gift cards to help budget costs throughout the year.   Genetic Health Testing  The beauty of DNA testing...

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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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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.