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It Takes a Village Dog


embark village dogs

What are village dogs, and how do they relate to today’s modern breeds?

Did you know that not all dogs have ancestry from breeds?

There are dogs all over the world, but not all of them have ancestry from purebreds. In fact, about 1% of Embark-tested dogs come from populations of free-ranging, free-breeding dogs called village dogs. Learn more about these special dogs with Dr. Adam Boyko.

Casey Ehrlich Scientist

Casey Ehrlich, MS is a Research Associate at Embark Veterinary, where she facilitates scientific discovery through research initiatives. After getting a bachelor's degree in Biology, she attended Syracuse University where she earned an M.S. in Biomedical Forensic Science. Her training in DNA analysis and pathology has served her well at Embark, and she loves working for a company that has her learning something new every day.

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