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DNA testing: Embark experts answer top breeder questions
For Breeders

DNA testing: Embark experts answer top breeder questions

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Genetic health variant testing—for breeding dogs and puppies—has become more common among breeders: Our experts are increasingly asked about various health conditions and traits, breed-specific impacts, and how the science behind Embark’s testing works to provide this information. As a science-first company, we’re committed to providing you with the education and expert advice you need...

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Is your dog at risk for DM? What the latest genetic research can tell you
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Is your dog at risk for DM? What the latest genetic research can tell you

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How do you best apply an Embark health variant test result to your breeding program or to an individual dog’s health care? When our veterinary geneticists and professional services team at Embark field questions like these, our answers are always based on the scientific research behind the health variant in question, as well as the...

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How Testing for 175+ Genetic Health Conditions Helps Purebred Dogs
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How Testing for 190+ Genetic Health 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...

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Your Dog has a High Chance of Low ALT. Should You Worry?
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Your Dog has a High Chance of Low ALT. Should You Worry?

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Every Embark test screens ALT activity (via a GPT genetic variant) —one of several values your veterinarian measures on routine blood work to gauge your dog’s liver health. To best leverage your dog’s GPT result in his or her health care, it’s important to understand how your vet can use this clinical tool to establish...

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Breeder Spotlight Stacy Miller
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Breeder Spotlight: Stacy Miller Talks Litter Testing with Laura Reeves

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Meet Stacy Miller: highly respected Standard Poodle breeder, show dog owner—and an outspoken advocate of litter testing.  As a company dedicated to improving the lives of purebred dogs, Embark is always looking for opportunities to showcase insights from responsible breeders. So we were delighted when Laura Reeves, host of the popular podcast, Pure Dog Talk,...

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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, 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 when...

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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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DNA Day 2020
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DNA Day 2020: Celebrating a Revolution in Canine Health

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April 25th is National DNA Day—the day that marks the discovery of DNA’s double helix by James Watson, Francis Crick and Rosalind Franklin in 1953, as well as the completion of the Human Genome Project—nature’s first genetic blueprint—just 50 years later. It’s a watershed day in the field of molecular science. And as the world’s...

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Breeder Spotlight
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Breeder Spotlight: Judy Descutner’s Journey with the Rare Barbet Breed

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On a 200-acre family farm in Hickory, Pennsylvania, Judy Descutner has bred, raised, and shown quality purebred dogs and horses for more than 40 years. She is an AKC Breeder of Merit, a title given by the American Kennel Club to “responsible breeders who have gone above and beyond on health issues, temperament, and genetic...

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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...

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Vizsla dog in autumn in the field
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Available Now: Announcing Easier Access to the Breed-Relevant Information You Need

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Embark is pleased to announce a highly requested update to how we display genetic health results for tested dogs on our platform. This change will better highlight the health conditions known to impact your dog’s breed, and clearly differentiate between breed relevant and broad screening “on-breed” and “off-breed” health results. As part of this change,...

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It takes a village!
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Advancing Canine Health: It Takes a Village

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As the world’s leading dog DNA testing service we’re committed to ending preventable diseases in dogs. But that doesn’t happen in isolation: It takes a village. So when you partner with Embark, you become part of a dynamic, intricately linked ecosystem of  breeders, researchers, veterinarians, breed clubs, and global health organizations, all building upon each...

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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.