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My Embark for Breeders Pair Predictor Launches

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

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Genetic Health Testing for Labrador Retrievers

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The Labrador Retriever is a large, double-coated breed with a weather-resistant coat that comes in three colors — black, yellow, and chocolate, according to the AKC breed standard. From English fishing and hunting stock, this active, hearty breed was developed in Canada. Easily trained and a great swimmer, this breed excels in a variety of...

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Celebrating Irish Dog Breeds on St. Patrick’s Day

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Top o’ the mornin’ to the Irish dog breeds on St. Patrick’s Day. A variety of stunning breeds hail from the Emerald Isle. Many of the Irish breeds have breed-specific genetic conditions that Embark tests for among the 210+ genetic health conditions on the full panel. Let’s take a jaunt across the pond to meet...

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A woman holds an Embark DNA test and a book title Adventure Dogs while sitting next to her brown-and-white dog.
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Adventure Dogs Author Gets Surprising Embark Results

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Looking for fun activities to do with your dog that range from ordinary to extraordinary? Maybe your dog is an adventurous mountain climber, like Mason Mason. Or maybe they are more of a homebody, and you’re looking for ideas about how to entertain your dog indoors. No matter what kind of dog you have, writer...

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Black Legacy in Veterinary Medicine: The Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine

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Here at Embark, we’re on a mission to improve the life and longevity of all dogs through science and technology. We’re jazzed up to celebrate the unique contributions that have made an impact on veterinary medicine. After all, it‘s in our DNA. So in honor of Black History Month, we’re spotlighting one of the most...

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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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Inaugural Embark Breeder Advisory Board

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Embark launched its inaugural Breeder Advisory Board with seven dedicated members from diverse breeding programs to provide input and feedback on a variety of Embark products including the My Embark for Breeders online experience.  Decades of breeding experience  The vast and varied dog breeding experience behind the Embark Breeder Advisory Board proves they care about...

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Embark Test Reveals Diego and Companion Dixie Are Siblings

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What would you do if you found out your beloved pup would eventually become blind? When Jane Flanders Salazar did an Embark dog DNA test for her dog Diego, she learned that he had two copies of a genetic variant that meant he would eventually lose his eyesight.  As reported in Newsweek, Jane rescued a...

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How to Entertain Your Dog on a Cold Winter Day

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Dogs need regular exercise, whether that’s a daily walk or playing with friends at the dog park. But when the weather is too cold for long walks, it can be challenging to find ways to keep your dog entertained indoors. A mix of activities your dog can do on their own and games you can...

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The Science Behind Why We Love Our Dogs

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Do you ever look into your dog’s eyes… and wonder if they love you as much as you love them? Science has some clues about that. Animals can imprint on humans In the early 1930s, an Austrian scientist named Konrad Lorenz kept a collection of goose eggs and waited until they hatched. When they emerged,...

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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 eye screenings explained

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Genetics is part of the puzzle when it comes to canine health testing prior to breeding. An eye screening exam is one of the most common physical (phenotype) health tests for dogs. Responsible breeders aiming to produce healthy puppies will conduct annual eye testing on both parents prior to breeding. Testing both parents is a...

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