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Famous Dogs

From history to the present day, dogs have been in the spotlight almost as much as people have. Read stories about famous dogs, including canine celebrities who have tested with Embark.

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Famous Dogs

Famous Presidential Dogs in the White House

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Presidential dogs have played an important role in history. The dogs in the White House offer a glimpse into the lives of the First Family of the United States. They have also been instrumental in shaping the presidential image and making presidents more relatable to the public. Many US presidents since George Washington were animal...

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2 ‘Game of Thrones’ Dire Wolves Take Embark DNA Test

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When Will Mulhall brought his two 7-week-old pups home several years ago, he had no idea they would become celebrities and garner a fan base bigger than some of their human colleagues. “I just got them to take walks on the beach and the forest near our house,” Will said. That house, where Will lives...

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Fastest Westminster All-American Agility Dog Tests With Embark

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Are you a fan of Agility and its superstars? If so, you may have seen lightning-fast competitor Plop on the Masters Agility Championship finals broadcasts, who twice captured the title of Top All-American Dog at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club event in 2021 and 2019. Let’s get to know this smart, talented mixed-breed guy who...

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Embark Tests Multi-Talented Celebrity Dogs

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Embark customer Trudy Wisner breeds Bearded Collies with a hunger for the spotlight. She has her very own family of dogs, including an 11-year-old Bearded Collie named Poppet who was the runner-up in the agility competition at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. But her pack’s claim to fame doesn’t stop there. Trudy has seven...

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The History of Dire Wolves

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Today, many people recognize dire wolves as the wolf-like animals that star in the popular fantasy television series Game of Thrones. But dire wolves were actually real. These majestic animals once roamed the New World. Dire wolves, also known as Canis dirus, lived during the Pleistocene becoming extinct roughly 10,000 years ago. These animals are...

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Real Housewife, Flight Hero Uses Embark Test on Pups Rescued from Yulin

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Tinsley Mortimer, socialite and television personality (you may recognize her from The Real Housewives of New York), is also a dog lover and flight hero. When she’s not housewiving, working or traveling, she’s doing her best to help dogs in need. Where it all began Tinsley always had pups and other small animals while growing...

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