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

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...

5 Breed Traits in Dogs Explained by Genetics

As dog breeds populate over generations, they start to pick up distinct behaviors and characteristics. These breed traits can develop as a response to both genetic and environmental factors. We’ll explain this process with a review of 6 specific breed traits as well as the conditions that caused them. Norwegian...

Advancing Canine Health: It Takes a Village

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...

Breeder Spotlight: Laura Reeves

Laura Reeves is an AKC Breeder of Merit*, AKC Judge, podcast host, and a retired zone representative for the Professional Handler Association. Laura is a second-generation breeder of German Wirehaired Pointers (GWP) under the Scotia Kennel banner. #1 German Wirehaired Pointer by Breed Points in the Country in 2014 As...

How to Introduce a Second Dog to Your Home

When it comes to dogs, sometimes one just isn’t enough. If you’re ready to bring a second pup into your home, it’s important to make sure your current dog is on board with the plan. Here are some tips from our veterinary team to keep your dogs happy and safe...