Embark Breed Identification & Health Condition Identification DNA Test for Dogs

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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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Breed SizeSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
Health FeatureFirst Aid

Questions & Answers

62 Customer Questions


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

Will this test verify pure breeds?

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.


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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Amanda on Nov 1, 2023

Quick and Easy

Bought my kit elsewhere but wanted to leave a review on the product itself. Received my kit pretty quickly, swab was easy, even on my senior dog that will chew anything you put near her mouth. I received continuous emails with updates on the process and the result came very fast. I don’t know why other’s have problems with receiving results, I was pleasantly surprised how fast they came in. It was a shock to find out my dog’s true mix, but what most people don’t understand is the way DNA works. Your dog can look completely different than what you picture from the results, that doesn’t mean it’s wrong. The detailed report gives much more information and after doing lots of research on WHY my dog got those results and the dominant traits with those, it all makes sense. Don’t be shocked and immediately run to saying the results are wrong if you’re holding (what you believe is) a chihuahua or terrier in your hands and it says they’re a poodle mix. It’s all in the genes. Glad I got this for my senior pup! I’ve always wondered.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Elise on Nov 10, 2023

Results questionable

We were interested in learning the breed mix for our out-of-state rescue pooch, but were puzzled by the results. The report listed all large breeds in addition to a healthy percentage of supermutt, and estimated our dog's weight at 49 lbs. She's actually 28 lbs and is definitely an adult. This discrepancy made us question the other details on the report.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By John on Oct 31, 2023

Great purchase!

The Embark DNA test results were fascinating. I loved learned about my dog's mix of breeds, and I greatly appreciated their flagging certain potential health issues. The lab processed my dog's sample quickly and had the results sooner than I expected.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By DONTLIE on Sep 6, 2023

So slow

They email you saying it will take 1-2 Weeks to analyze the results. After the second week going on the site they say 1-3weeks for results and now that's its been 3 weeks, I emailed them asking for my results they say 1-4weeks. Well what is it? Use another brand if you want to actually get the results


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Buz on Sep 2, 2023

I have not had a chance to use the kit yet I'm hoping to get that done tomorrow. But as far as receiving the product it was arrived on time and it looks like it's good to go as soon as I am ready. I'll keep this and see if I can do a review after I've actually used the product thank you


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Rupert on Aug 16, 2023

Takes an incredibly long time

Wow this is a slow process, wish they would have put the lead times in the description. Be ready to wait about 2 months from the time you mail your dogs spit in till the time that you get your results. If I do another doggy DNA test kit it will be with one of the cheaper brands.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Julie on Oct 25, 2023

Embark Breed Identification & Health Condition Identification DNA Test for Dogs

Very smooth process from start to finish. Embark and Chewy are great to work with. Do watch for sales before ordering.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Linda on Sep 28, 2023

So easy to use

Very clear instructions. Easy to use. Company sends updates on the progress of the swab sent in. Cannot wait for the results.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Gina on Jul 1, 2023

Do not spend this money

I am so disappointed that I spent all of this money. The results came back at 100% pure breed Great Pyreneese. My dog has golden eyes, does not have a double coat or the white fluffy fur of a 100% Great Pyr. I wanted to know what was mixed in, and I am pretty sure that this was just a waste. She is NOT 100% anything. How disappointing. Every breed dna description says generic. SAD and feeling swindled


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By PercysPicks on Aug 8, 2023

Did it’s Job

I wasn’t sure what to expect from a DNA reader. But this definitely met my expectations and more. Showed me other dogs like mine. And provided me with a lot of info I found interesting.