We rescued a puppy last year, her name is Thea and we weren’t sure what she would be. Once she grew up (about a year old) he got a dna test. But she looks identical to an Irish wolf hound but she’s small so we assumed miniature Irish wolf hound. She has all the characteristics of this breed and we were almost positive. But she can back 50% standard poodle then tho she has no traits, no curls, and wire hair. 42% pit bull terrier which again she has zero traits of this other then larger teeth and muscle definition but those both match wolfhounds also. Then 7% boxer which has zero traits that Thea Carrie’s. I will put comparison pictures of her and ones off of google (puppy and now) and you can decide.
From the first day we adopted Rocket, no one has been able to guess what kind of dog he is. People have guessed 6 or 7 different choices! We were thrilled with this test. Easy to do, results came quickly with lots more information than I expected, and now we know Rocket's half Jack Russell and half rat terrier. Next time somebody asks "what kind of dog is that?" I can tell them for sure! Glad I did this.
We bought this kit as our rescue is very clearly a German shepherd mix but wanted to know what other breeds he was mixed with. Results showed 86% German shepherd but the remainder “unknown” which was very disappointing. They gave us a few options of what he could be but overall waste of money IMO.
Our dog looks mostly Boston terrier with a few strange traits, such as a long tail and huge pointy ears. We’ve always wondered what he could possibly be mixed with. We sent in our test and received the results a week later. 89% Boston terrier, 11% unresolved. Wonderful. I could have gotten the same response asking anyone off the street.
I got this for my girlfriend for Christmas, she has a Black Lab but he has a big head and is really built as well so she always wondered what he was. I swabbed his mouth for 30 seconds and then had the results back before Christmas and she was extremely excited to see what he was. Very easy process and they let you know where your sample is in transit as well as the lab. The "Reveal Video" was perfect in holding suspense and delivery - would Highly recommend! : )
While it’s pricey, I’m so glad I made the purchase. I rescued my first dog 6 years ago and purchased Embark 3 years ago. I was so excited to get the results as I was told he was a “hound mix” but wasn’t sold on this idea. Come to find out he is Chow, Pit Bull, Shepherd, and a whole other variety with no hound! This has helped me figure out some of his issues, like his random moodiness which I now know is common in Chow. I regularly check Embark to see if we have any new relatives and it’s so fun to compare pictures of relatives with how my pup looks now (at 8)
We found out our dog's breeds for certain - and we were surprised! Embark has a great online platform and it's definitely worth it. Super easy instructions and we got results much faster than expected!
Bought 2 for my 2 fur kids. Both are known mix breeds, I bought these tests to satisfy my curiosity. The test has zero accuracy OR the lab did not run the test but randomly assigned a report. Waste of money, time and effort.
Embark said I was *100%* Native American Village Dog which is a German Shepard & wolf-like mix, 80+ pounds, straight up ears, long narrow snout, thick shedding hair, etc. I'm a 19 lb dog with the floppiest ears, little snout, non-shedding hair, curly tail, etc. They either mixed up my swab with that of a big dog, or just completely messed up. I submitted my DNA to their competitor and got results that actually make sense: largely toy poodle, chihuahua, & spaniel mix, with just enough Chow to explain my spotted tongue and curly tail.
I know now my dogs mix (rather surprising!)! It's helped me get a better idea of why he acts the way he does (he's a Russel mix so of course he has a prey drive). I even now know more about his coat type!