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Puppy DNA testing brochure for new owners


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Congratulations on your new puppy! Your puppy’s breeder believes puppy DNA testing with Embark is important in producing happy, healthy puppies. As their new owner, you received a one-page Embark DNA Health Summary with your puppy’s genetic breed-relevant results.  

The proof is in the puppy 

Responsible breeders know that puppy DNA testing is the new standard of care. You should feel confident you can ask your breeder questions about your puppy’s DNA test results. A puppy’s DNA results are unique to your new puppy and the foundation of health care for the puppy’s life. It’s the first health screening a puppy can receive as early as two weeks old. Having the Embark DNA Health Summary with you when you bring your new puppy home will ensure their first health test, a genetic screening, is among their essential papers. 

What are the advantages of the one-page DNA Health Summary?

You know what you are getting with an Embark DNA Health Summary. Breed-specific genetic health risks – the most important tests for the breed or breeds in your puppy – are included in this one-page summary that can be easily added to your puppy’s medical records. 

How does a breeder stand out from the crowd? 

Your breeder cares deeply about their puppies when they take the time to swab each one to ensure every new owner has an accurate record of the puppy’s genetic health results. 

In addition to testing their puppies with Embark, responsible breeders continue their education about canine genetics that affect their breed and stay connected to a community of breed experts for the latest canine health information. 

Litter testing includes the latest DNA tests available by Embark 

New health conditions and traits are added to puppy DNA testing regularly, and testing each puppy in the litter is the standard of care to ensure they have the most up-to-date results in their DNA Health Summary. 


Lisa Peterson Contributor

Award-winning writer, journalist, and podcast host Lisa Peterson is a canine subject matter expert and Content Strategy Lead at Embark Veterinary. She served as the American Kennel Club director of communications and club communications for 10 years before becoming a Westminster Kennel Club public relations consultant from 2016 to 2021. Lisa began owning, breeding, and handling Norwegian Elkhounds more than 35 years ago, and today is an AKC judge and AKC Breeder of Merit.

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