Get to know your pup like never before with the Embark Dog DNA Test Kit. This easy-to-use DNA test tells you more than you ever thought possible about your dog, like a complete breakdown of the breed mix that makes him unique, and over 160 genetic conditions he may be at risk for. Not only will you know what makes your pup look, shed, and play the way he does, but it will also help you provide targeted care by knowing his specific health needs. Designed by experts in partnership with Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, it’s backed by research, proven accurate and examines 100 times more genetic markers than other dog DNA tests. Plus, it even generates a Vet Report you can take to the vet to help you stay ahead of any health risks and provide better care to keep your pooch happy and healthy.
Accurately screens for over 165 genetic conditions; and provides genetic ancestry back to great-grandparents.
With a simple cheek swab, Embark uses the most accurate breed identification scientifically possible. The Embark Dog DNA Test Kit tests for over 200 dog breeds, even wolf, coyote, and village dog ancestry. Together these breeds cover over 98% of canines in America.
Examines over 200,000 genetic markers to provide an accurate breed mix, genetic disease risk, and heritable traits so you can provide personalized care.
Easy to use by just activating online, swabbing your pooch’s mouth, and simply mailing back in the same box it came in, with pre-paid postage included.
Built in partnership with Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine and trusted by professional dog breeders & veterinary hospitals; accepted by Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.
Embark results will tell you information on traits that range from coat color to altitude adaptation. Where other tests just tell you the breeds in your dog, Embark looks at the genetic basis of appearance to explain why your dog looks the way it does.
I just got my dog DNA results back, and at first I was confused, so I emailed Embark, and just got off the phone with one of their reps who helped walk me through the entire report. It was really helpful. Now I understand the report much better and can see that it's very comprehensive. Some of the test results like maternal and paternal Haplotypes are just interesting, and there are some other results particularly the health ones that are truly meaningful. It's a big relief to know that my dog is clear of all the 167 diseases they tested for.
Great for genetic health testing; worthless for breed
on Dec 17, 2018
Love the results for the 170 or so genetic defect marker or gene testing. Interesting on the size, appearance, health and temperament testing. Absolutely worthless for testing breed - we submitted two verified unrelated purebred registered dogs, well documented history and phenotype, and got that one was a two breed mix and the other a supermutt - and the results are public so be sure to immediately change your privacy settings. They print the "alleged" breed all over the genetic test results so if you show it to anyone they think your dog is a mixed breed. They dont think that is a problem.
Worth the Price - Great Insights
on Jan 31, 2019
This is by far the best tool for a dog owner who wants to understand their canine companion - more. The health results and breed results etc are thorough. We were surprised by our dog's results. Very interesting. Highly recommend.
This was great!!!
on Dec 14, 2018
This was so informative and great, it does take a bit longer to get back but so worth the wait. The health screening that it give you is huge, even if you know the breed of your dog, the health screening is invaluable. I have a rescue and was told his mom was full chow and they had know idea on the father, everyone guessed Golden. He came back as 43.2% chow and 10% lab, 10% Akita and 10% GSD, there is Rotweiller, Brittany and Cocker Spaniel to make up the difference! Never would of guessed!
Extremely informative and super customer service
on Nov 26, 2018
I purchased 6 kits for my 6 dogs. I do not yet have all the results but I am very impressed by the frequent follow-up and detailed communication about the testing procedure and potential results. I previously used another test company, which was good, but it didn’t provide the significant information provided by Cornell. Having also been a client many years ago at their vet campus in NY (I used to drive 200 miles to bring my dogs there) I can confirm the same level of excellence and service I experienced in person is evident with Embark via email. I highly recommend this test and I look forward to receiving all my dogs’ results.
very interesting though expensive
on Jan 7, 2019
It's pricey but I think it was worth for my puppy. we were glad to find out our puppy was free from 180 some genetic diseases and his family tree was very interesting. Our result came in one month considering it was a holiday season I am very satisfied with the lead time.
on Jan 3, 2019
I used another DNA test in the past and liked this one much better. We adopted our Molly from a shelter and I was curious what her breed mix was. The results are very interesting and very in-depth it seems. Very easy to activate the kit and use the swap. I would use this test again
Love but expensive!
on Jan 1, 2019
This product is awesome but if your just wanting to know your dogs breed then I recommend ‘Wisdom Panel’ instead. ‘Wisdom Panel’ is half the price. This product is meant more for breeders. Either way a great product and highly recommend!
on Oct 29, 2018Top 1000 Contributor
Ok so looking at this product it is the best test of it's kind on the market currently. It distinguishes between bully breeds more then any other test does. Since we suspected our girl was a bully mix we chose this test. Got the test the day after I ordered it. Got my results about 3 weeks later. Come to find out our girl is 100% American pitbull terrier! Never did I expect that coming from the place she was born. Anyhow. I would hands down recommend this test to anyone. Kept me in the loop the whole time and chewy delivered super fast. I placed my order the night before it arrived. Highly recommend!
on Oct 12, 2018
If you are curious about your dog's true breeds, this is the test!!! I rescued my pup at 8 weeks of age and was told she was german shepherd/lab. She looks german shepherd lab to me! However, many commented that she did not look like a german shepherd. I got many compliments on my "boxer". At 6 months of age, she hit 65 lbs!!! So, I knew there had to be some other breeds in there and Embark got it! If you are debating between this and Wisdom Panel, I would suggest this one as I am on a facebook page where people have done both but Embark is usually better and is more detailed. Do you seen the hidden breeds? Boxer was not on the list!