EMBARK Breed Identification DNA Test for Dogs - Chewy.com

Embark Breed Identification DNA Test for Dogs

By Embark
Rated 4.2735 out of 5 stars
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$109.00Chewy Price
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About This Item


  • DNA test kit that lets you learn all there is to know about your furry friend.
  • Reveals your paw-tner’s breed, ancestry, relatives and more with a simple cheek swab.
  • Analyzes over 230,000 genetic markers and screens for over 350 breeds.
  • Helps identify your pup’s family tree and reveals his ancestry all the way back to his great-grandparents.
  • Results are usually delivered in 2-4 weeks so you can connect with his relatives.

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Questions & Answers

24 Customer Questions

How well does this work to breakdown mixed breeds with no purebred relatives? Does it break down into actual breeds or just type? What percentage of DNA for a specific breed does a dog need for it to register?
Answer by ChewyApr 12, 2020
This DNA test kit is able to trace back 3 generations. Please click on the attached photo for a visual reference of test examples. To locate all current breeds that may be identified, please visit the manufacturer site at https://embarkvet.com/resources/dog-breeds/

Is this a one time fee or do you have to send payment also when you send the test in?
Answer by ChewyMar 18, 2020
Once you purchase the kit, simply swab the inside of your dog's mouth, activate your kit, and send the sample in a prepaid envelope to the company's lab.

Can this test help with figuring out skin conditions your dog has?
Answer by ChewyDec 23, 2020
While Embark can detect over 190 genetic variants associated with increased disease risk, they cannot provide medical diagnoses. You should talk to your vet if you are worried about specific medical conditions in your dog.

I have a wolf hybrid that I believe is at least 50% wolf, will this test be able to tell me what else he has and how much wolf?
Answer by ChewyOct 25, 2021
This test can detect wolf ancestry as well as over 350 other dog breeds that may be present.

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Thea on Feb 2, 2023

seems fake

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Rocketsmom on Jan 20, 2023

Wonderfully useful

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.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By DogDNA on Feb 2, 2023

mystery unsolved

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.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Boston on Jan 25, 2023

waste of $100

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By BennieK on Dec 26, 2022

Excellent Gift Idea

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! : )

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Gabby on Dec 11, 2022

I Love Embark!

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)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Gretchen on Feb 2, 2023

Great, easy to use, informative!

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!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By muttdad on Jan 14, 2023

trash product

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.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Teddy on Dec 26, 2022

Not worth it

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Owlet on Jan 9, 2023

This was super great to have!

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!