Take a deep dive into your dog’s genetics with Embark Breed & Ancestry Identification, Trait & Health Detection Dog DNA Test Kit! With a simple and painless cheek swab, this DNA test can analyze over 200,000 genetic markers, providing you with detailed information about your dog, including breed type and family trees going back to great grandparents. This DNA test kit can even help you find his relatives! Embark also offers important information about your furry friend’s health as it screens for over 170 genetic health conditions, allowing you to prepare and give him the paw-sonalized care he needs. After you send the sample in, you will receive the results through a personalized dashboard in just 2-4 weeks and you can share them with friends and family or print them for your next vet visit. Embark on a journey that can help you learn more about your pet’s genetics and overall health, so you can make the best choices for him and his future!
This test uses a research-grade genotyping platform that was created with Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. It screens more than 250 dog breeds, helping you find your pup’s genetic makeup.
Tests for over 170 genetic diseases like glaucoma, MDR1 drug sensitivity, degenerative myelopathy, and common adult-onset diseases.
Maps your pup’s family tree back to great grandparents and pairs your dog with similar breed mixes. Check out the profiles and photos of closely related breeds on the dashboard to see the resemblance between them and your furry friend!
Helps you find and connect with other canine companions that share your dog’s DNA, including close and distance relatives.
Embark is trusted by veterinary hospitals and partners with Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Receive your results between 2-4 weeks!
Got this for our shelter puppy to see if he is likely to have any medication sensitivities or health issues down the line, and to figure out just what the heck he is. We had a pretty good guess which we confirmed, and there were a few breeds that surprised us!
I read some skeptical reviews saying that the testing company just guesses based on what pictures you post and what information you fill out, which I can confirm is not the case, because we did not fill out any information on the site other than our location before we got our results.
Total time to get the results was a little over two weeks from putting the swab in the mail to getting our dog's profile by email.
on Mar 3, 2020
Our test came back with 100% American Bully. The American Bully is comprised of 14 different breeds. I think they could narrow down the breed of our dog for the price we paid. Our dog looks nothing like an American Bully typically looks. They said he would only be 63lbs, he is 60lbs now at 7 months old. You tell me what he is, pic included.
Phenotype ≠ Genotype
on Dec 29, 2019
Embark is the most accurate DNA test available for dogs at this point in time, they're constantly expanding their database of breeds and health screenings. It's important to realizing that Phenotype ≠ Genotype- phenotype is the appearance and genotype is the genetics that determine breed. With that said, I didn't expect my dog to come back over 30% APBT, but I know the area she was found in and I know her mother was an ACD (found with her). I would say these tests are fairly accurate and reliable. It's also super helpful getting health results and knowing what to look for.
Surprised by results!
on Feb 2, 2020
We got this for our supposed Husky maybe GSD mix. Imagine our shock when he came back as 100% GSD! Embark has great customer service and went through the test again to double check and talked to me about the results. I highly recommend this product. A feature I didn't know it had was a relative finder and we found lots of somewhat close relatives to Hachi!
Comprehensive, Informative & prompt
on Dec 29, 2019
A Great test kit with unequaled customer support by Embark! I submitted the sample and fro the time they received the kit, I was informed about the step by step process which I found very fascinating as it was a peak into the process of extracting the DNA of my lovely pooch (Cooper).
Within couple of weeks they analysed his DNA and shared the Health results (that i signed up in addition to the DNA kit)whereby they run some tests (150 plus) to see if Coop has some genetic diseases etc. The results were ecstatic as my pooch is a perfectly normal kiddo. And in the next week, EMBARK shared the DNA results of my kiddo, who happens to be a mix of 5 breeds. They shared comprehensive information of A Great test kit with unequaled customer support by Embark! I submitted the sample and fro the time they received the kit, I was informed about the step by step process which I found very fascinating as it was a peak into the process of extracting the DNA of my lovely pooch (Cooper).
Within couple of weeks they analysed his DNA and shared the Health results (that i signed up in addition to the DNA kit)whereby they run some tests (150 plus) to see if Coop has some genetic diseases etc. The results were ecstatic as my pooch is a perfectly normal kiddo. And in the next week, EMBARK shared the DNA results of my kiddo, who happens to be a mix of 5 breeds. They shared comprehensive information of the breeds and interestingly also found other dogs who happens to share his DNA with an option to chat with other dos (incase I would like to setup a play date). Overall, very nice experience with EMBARK.… more
had so much fun with this!
on Jan 26, 2020
Splurged over the holidays when it was 45% off. We have a mixed breed and had such a great time getting her results - it confirmed some breeds that seemed obvious to us but also revealed a few surprises! The health tests give peace of mind, too, and are explained in everyday language. The breed results are revealed with a fun guessing game and cute video. Very well done!
Learning what makes up an ancient beast
on Jan 14, 2020
My dog is about to be 17 years and I figured it's about time I found out what he was. Ordering on Chewy was, as always, simple and easy to use. The product came quickly and was super easy to use (kudos EmbarkVet) and send back out to them.
on Dec 16, 2019
This is by far the most accurate breed and health testing for dogs. I am a veterinarian and have had access to results by many of the companies out there - this is the one I will always recommend to my clients.
You tell me
on Sep 17, 2019
A friend purchased this kit as a gift because we rescued a dog. I was so excited and sent it off right away.
So looking at the picture of this 21 pound, long legged, pointed and floppy eared dog would you believe she is
26% Siberian Husky, 24% Labrador, 16% Lhasa Apso, 15% Jack Russell “type” 12% Boston terrier and 7% super mutt. The only thing I see is possibly Jack Russell and definitely super mutt. I simply cannot believe these results. The father is supposed to be pure Husky! Her fur is so thin, she shivers in 65 degrees. Now, I am even skeptical that the great health report is accurate.
Great for any pup!
on Jan 20, 2020Top 250 Contributor
The results came back in less than 3 weeks. The health results can be quite helpful.