Embark Dog DNA Test
From Approx. £100 (US$129) with results in 1-3 weeks
The Embark Dog DNA Test was developed by veterinarians. It analyses over 200,000 genetic markers and covers more than 250 breeds, types and varieties, more than 190 health conditions, 30 traits and even offers the world’s only canine relative finder.
Starting with your dog, Embark unfolds a story that started over 15,000 years ago when dog and human became friends.
Embark Dog DNA Breed Ancestry – Where Your Dog’s Ancestors Came From
Your dog has taken a long trip to get to your lap. There are over 250 unique dog breeds. And while we know all dogs are related, some are more closely related than others.
Through your dog’s Y-Chromosome we can trace his ancestry back to where dogs and humans first became friends. Each different ancient group – or haplogroup – tells a different story of creation, migration, struggle and ultimately survival.
Through his Mitochondrial DNA we can trace his ancestry as it relates to his mother. Mitochondrial DNA or mtDNA is inherited only from a dog’s mother.
There are over 250 breeds we look for in your dog, click here to view the full breed list.
Health – (P)rethinking Canine Health
What if caring for your dog was proactive instead of reactive? The Embark breed and health kit tests for 190+ health conditions — more than any other dog DNA test on the market.
Our health report makes it easy to send your pup’s results to their vet to make a care plan for all their years to come.
Get ahead of canine diseases that occur later in life including glaucoma, degenerative myelopathy, and dilated cardiomyopathy, three of the most common adult-onset diseases in dogs. Knowing that your dog is predisposed as early as possible means starting prevention or treatment early too.
Click here to view all 190+ health conditions.
Embark Dog DNA Traits
Learn why your dog is unique, from the tip of the nose to the shape of the toes—plus everything in between.
Where other tests just tell you the breeds in your dog, Embark actually looks at the genetic basis of appearance to explain why your dog looks like your dog. See how closely your pup resembles other Embark dogs with the same trait genes, even if their breed mix is different! These traits can even help you guess what your dog’s offspring might look like.
For example, a number of genetic loci are known to affect coat colour in dogs—they all interact and, in some cases, other unknown genetic effects may also influence colour and pattern.
The Embark Dog DNA Test reports coat colour, other coat traits, body feature and size, performance and genetic diversity.
Click here to view the full traits test list.
Doggy DNA Relative Finder
Family reunions just got yappier. Only Embark offers the ability to find your dog’s relatives – from close to distant. We will tell you, based on science, how much DNA your dog shares with other Embark dogs in our database and offer you the ability to connect directly with them.
Ordering Your Embark Dog DNA Test from the UK
Your order will be placed directly with Embark Veterinary, Inc. and will be subject to their Terms of Service which can be viewed on their website before ordering.
Orders are fulfilled by Embark Veterinary, Inc. and will be dispatched from the United States. The prepaid reply envelope included in the kit is valid within the United States only. Return postage must be paid for samples being submitted to Embark from outside the United States.
All correspondence regarding your order must be directed to Embark Veterinary, Inc.
Other Canine Allergy and Inherited Disease DNA Tests from AffinityDNA
- Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) DNA Test
- Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) DNA Test
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration (PRA-prcd) DNA Test
Please click on the links above for more information.