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DNA Health Summary Report
For Breeders

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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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 220,000 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...

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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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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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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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Which Breeder DNA Kit Should I Buy?

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  Embark has several products to assist breeders when it comes to DNA testing. Embark for Breeders Dog DNA Kits come bundled in a variety of ways to match your purebred breeding program. If you breed designer mixes, there’s a kit for you, too.  The Standard Kit The Standard Kit can screen adult purebred dogs...

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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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UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory Pausing New Clients

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The UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory is pausing new clients until at least October 15, 2021. This leaves many dog breeders who may be new to genetics and wanting comprehensive DNA testing unable to use UC Davis VGL, known as a pioneer in genetics since the 1950s. In the meantime, let the Embark for Breeders...

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Embark to School: Border Collie Coat Colors

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  Embark to School: Border Collie Coat Colors Follow along in this video as we decode the DNA results of an Embark-tested Border Collie to discover Jazz’s coat color.  Learn more about Coat Color Genetics and Embark for Breeders DNA Kits.    

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Decoding Coat Color Modifiers: White Spotting, Roaning, Saddle Tan, and Merle

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A number of genes are known to affect coat color in dogs. It is important to note that in some cases a dog’s  genetic and environmental factors may also influence color and pattern. Research on coat color and its modifiers is ongoing. In reference to the infographic above, take a look at four coat color...

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Is My Dog Right- or Left-Pawed?

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    Did you know that, just like humans, dogs can have limb dominance or paw preference when doing simple tasks like walking or reaching for something? Many owners may observe their dogs starting a variety of activities without realizing that they have a limb preference. Just like when a human always takes their first...

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When Should I Order My DNA Test Kit?

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Embark Veterinary is focused on providing comprehensive results in an efficient manner. Did you know over 95% of breeders receive their results less than 21 days after we receive their DNA kits? Still, we encourage breeders to plan ahead and order kits as soon as they know how many puppies or potential breeding dogs they...

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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.