EMBARK Breed Identification & Health Condition Identification DNA Test for Dogs - Chewy.com

Embark Breed Identification & Health Condition Identification DNA Test for Dogs

By Embark
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$159.00Chewy Price
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  • Several Embark Dog DNA packages were printed with the text "Please use and activate by 9/1/2022” in error. These kits are not expired; please check the date directly printed on the swab for accurate expiration dates.The swabs and solution inside these mislabeled packages are completely safe to use and will remain fully effective for at least two years from purchase.
  • This test uses a research-grade genotyping platform that was created with Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. It screens more than 350 dog breeds, helping you find your pup’s genetic makeup.
  • Tests for over 230 genetic health risks including glaucoma, MDR1 drug sensitivity, degenerative myelopathy, and other common adult-onset canine illnesses.
  • 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!
  • Embark is trusted by veterinary hospitals and partners with Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Receive your results between 2-4 weeks!

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Questions & Answers

60 Customer Questions

Can I use this on my 11 week old puppy?
Answer by CountMay 01, 2023
Yes the DNA doesn’t change

Will your test show if a dog is part coyote?
Answer by ChewyJun 14, 2018
The Embark Dog DNA Test Kit tests for over 200 dog breeds, even wolf, coyote, and village dog ancestry. You can find a full list of breeds on the manufacturer's website.

Im looking to find out not only what breed my pup is but also if she is inbred. Will it tell me if shes inbred?
Answer by ChewySep 27, 2019
Embark also provides insights into inbreeding and genetic diversity. Inbreeding is a measure of how closely related your dog’s parents were. The higher the inbreeding coefficient, the more closely related the parents. In general, higher inbreeding coefficients are associated with increased incidence of genetically inherited conditions.

Is MDR1 included in this test?
Answer by ChewyMar 01, 2018
The MDR1 Test is included.

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554 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sarina on May 13, 2023


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!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Birdie on May 11, 2023

dont trust them

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Pawrenthood on Apr 19, 2023

Exceeded Expectations

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bill on Apr 21, 2023

Confirms what we thought...

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! :-(

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Aeroangel801 on Apr 12, 2023

Easy to use!

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kristi on Apr 6, 2023

When you just need to know

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.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Nala on Mar 24, 2023

They give you the results based on the profile pic

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.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Stephanie on Mar 7, 2023

Blue Heeler/German Shepherd Mix

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

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Eremite on Mar 5, 2023

Not too sure...

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Donna on Jun 7, 2023

Embark DNA

I absolutely loved the DNA test from Enbark. It's cool to get so much information on your pet