This item arrived in a timely manner (I think like 3 days if I’m not mistaken but it was quicker then usual for sure!) and I activated it as soon as it arrived. I only imputed her name and DOB, no weight or breed or pictures just too see if it would pick up on her breed accurately and looks like it did. I ordered this for my Doberman so I could find out if she is a carrier or affected by vWD (a clotting disorder) before I fix her when she turns 2 in June of this year. I just got the results back yesterday and she was neither a carrier nor affected by this gene woohoo!! Still going to take necessary measures such as clotting times before the surgery but I really wanted this embark breed and health test just for that one thing. Everything else was a plus - for example, I found out she has low ALT for future bloodwork so I’m grateful to know that. We also found some relatives too. There is a lot of stuff that we found out from this product and I’m so grateful that chewy has it!
I sent my swab out on April 26th i got a email saying it was in transit on May 2nd it set in Boston for 5 days after contacting them they sad post office was suppose to forward the swabs to California and when they receved it they would scan it and email me they had the swabs todays is the 11of May and nothing. They said if I didnt hear from them by the 19th let them know and they will send me another kit. Really why send it to Boston and then forward it to California this is one screwed up company. They can shove their kit just refund me now I don’t trust them at all. Dont use Embark if you want your DOGS DNA.
Highly recommend for any Paw-rent that is curious about their pet's background. My vet recommended we do the Breed + Health DNA Test and for the extra money, it's worth knowing if your pet is predisposed to certain health conditions. Results include details about different breeds and even relatives that are in their database.
After sending in the sample, we got the DNA results back in less than 3 weeks, sooner than we expected. Very interesting and thorough report, nice to have confirmation of what we thought Sadie's breed was. IF YOU ARE GOING TO DO IT, ORDER IT NOW! YOU'LL SAVE $20 OVER WHAT I PAID FOR IT, JUST 4 WEEKS AGO! :-(
It comes with all the directions and was very simple to collect the sample. We got a notification when the envelope was scanned and were able to track it. Just got a notification that they have received the sample and now we wait 2-4 weeks to see all the information about our baby.
I recently adopted a new pup and was stumped as to what she was a mix of. So, I purchased the kit and did the swab. It was super easy. Embark kept me updated throughout the process and the results revealed she isn't a mix after all. Now I wish I had the opportunity to test some of my previous dogs.
They gave us the results based on the profile pics. Nala is a husky mix. She’s definitely mixed with smaller dog since her size is smaller than husky, 35 lb for her full size. But Embark said she’s Husky, German Shepherd, Alaskan Malamute, and Chow chow. In her pics she looks like them but there’s no way she’s that size. Scam. Do not waste your money.
I got the Embark DNA test done many years ago and overall I was surprised with the results but they did make sense as well, however half of my dogs genetics weren’t even identified labeled as super mutt, I guess she is just a mix of a little bit of many breeds. Her two top breed were blue heeler and German shepherd and I can definitely see traits in her from both of those breeds
The results came back almost 85% GSD, but the dog looks exactly like Belgium Shepherd/Malnois pictures you see, especially the head, ears, coloring. Makes me wonder of the test isn't sensitive enough to distinguish Shepherd breeds very well.
I absolutely loved the DNA test from Enbark. It's cool to get so much information on your pet