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Embark dog DNA test kits

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A dog's health isn't solely a product of genetics, but of diet, environment, and lifestyle. We'll help you give your dog the best of everything. Decode breed mix, screen for health conditions, find relatives — all this and more with Embark!

For example, did you know some dogs have a genetic mutation that makes them sensitive to many commonly used drugs, including some anesthetics? Drug-sensitive dogs can experience symptoms ranging from diarrhea, lethargy, seizures — even a coma. With Embark, you'll know if your dog has drug sensitivities so you can avoid potentially dangerous medications.

Customize your DNA kit

See exactly what we test for:
Looking for specialized tests?

All tests include:

  • Breed breakdown and confirmation
  • Ancestry and geographic origin
  • World's first canine relative finder
  • Support from genetic specialists

Health tests also include:

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  • Genetic health screening
  • Personalized recommendations *if applicable
  • Trait insights
  • Genetic diversity measurement
  • Predicted adult weight
  • Send results directly to your veterinarian

Why Embark

  • Research partners of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Developed by veterinarians
  • 99% breed ancestry accuracy

What you’ll learn

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Embark's results in action

How did a simple cheek swab give a dog owner invaluable health and breed insights... and unite a family?

Dog with floppy ears, white snout with black nose looks forward to the camera with his brown eyes, tilting his head to the left slightly
diego's breed breakdown: 22.6% American Pit Bull Terrier, 22.2% Australian Cattle Dog, 11.6% Chow Chow, 11.4% Pug, 6.1% German Shepherd Dog, 5.9% Shetland Sheepdog, 5.2% Beagle, 15% Supermutt

Can you guess Diego's breed mix?

Embark tests for 350+ breeds

A heads up on Diego's health

Jane discovered that Diego had inherited a genetic health condition that meant it was very likely he would become blind as he got older.

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, PCRD

PRA is a retinal disease that causes progressive, non-painful vision loss. This type of PRA leads to difficulty seeing at nighttime, before eventually affecting daytime vision as well.

218 variants not detected

Embark tests for 250+ health conditions

A veterinarian's recommendation

While there’s no cure for Diego’s condition, a vet suggested that a companion dog could help him through it. So they adopted Dixie. But when she saw Dixie’s Embark results, Jane found the biggest surprise yet…

Dog with floppy ears, a black snout with white on the end and a black nose looks upward to the camera with her brown eyes.

Share your dog's report directly with your vet

A long-lost sister!

Embark’s Relative Finder revealed that Diego and Dixie are actually full siblings! Though they may be from different litters, Diego and Dixie have the same mom and dad.

Dogs-like-mine page screenshot of Dixie and Diego. They are 77% Alike.

90% of dogs find at least one relative

Woman using her embark spab to swab her dog

Every swab tells a story. Discover your dog's

Test your dog's DNA

How it works

  1. 1. Swab

    Gently swab the inside of your dog’s cheek pouch and under the tongue to collect saliva for at least 30 seconds.

  2. 2. Activate & mail

    Activate each kit online and send samples to our lab in their prepaid envelopes. Note: Samples remain stable for at least 6 months. However, kits expire two years after purchase, so please plan accordingly.

  3. 3. Results in 2-4 weeks

    We’ll do the rest and notify you by email when your results are ready. Log in to your account to learn all about your pup!

Compare Embark's DNA tests

Current Item Breed ID DNA Test Current Item Breed + Health DNA Test
$129  $99
$199  $127

The best DNA kit for dog owners who want their dog’s breed breakdown

The best kit for dog owners who want to get their dog’s breed breakdown and genetic health screening

Breed breakdown
Relative finder
Talk with a vet geneticist
Predicted adult weight
Health screening
Trait insights
Measure genetic diversity

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Breed Identification DNA Test

Breed Identification DNA Test

$129 $109 with code
Breed and Health DNA Test boxes with a comprehensive badge

Breed + Health DNA Tests

$199 $159 with code
Breed identification
Ancestry and geographic origin
Family tree*
Relative finder
Support from genetic specialists
Genetic health screening
Trait insights
Predicted adult weight
Genetic diversity measurement
Send results to your veterinarian
*Results for purebred dogs do not include a family tree (because their ancestors all share the same breed!)

A better DNA test for happier dogs

Breed ID

"Our dog found her passion"

“We have been able to tailor Bandit’s training and exercise regime much better to suit her needs now that we know she is composed of primarily working breeds. Our dog found her passion in scent work and has been much happier since.”
– Loki K. Verified Buyer
Breed + Health

"So grateful"

"One of my dogs has a hereditary issue. Embark notified me immediately before completing the rest of the tests. I took Allie to the vet, unknown health issues were fixed and she is now on preventative treatment (prescription dog food). So grateful!"
– Vicky Y. Verified Buyer


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