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Do you ever wonder about your dog’s family history? How about which breeds make up your dog’s genetic heritage? Now you can find out using Embark, a DNA test for dogs.

Embark will test for over 150 breeds, and even tell you how closely related your pooch is to its wolf ancestors! No more wondering what combination of breeds made your amazing dog; Embark can give you that answer.

Your pooch’s smooch can save his life.

It’s not just about breed identification. It’s also about identifying future or existing health problems. In addition to mapping your dog’s family tree, Embark is the only test that also screens for genetic diseases. With over 160 different tests and counting, early diagnosis or detection could help prolong the life of your best friend.

Your pup's DNA can save future puppy stars

Embark's mission is to help dogs live the happiest, healthiest lives they can. Common diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and hip dysplasia reduce the quality of life for millions of dogs every year. When you buy an Embark test, your dog's data helps Embark find the genes that cause these diseases. That helps scientists and vets find new ways to treat and prevent them. The cure for cancer might lie in your dog's drool!

How it Works

Just buy a test kit, swab your dog’s mouth, activate your kit, send it back, and get your results. It’s just a few easy steps to finding out more about your dog’s DNA and his health.

The world leader in dog genetics

Embark is a research partner for Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Co-founder Adam Boyko is assistant professor in Biomedical Sciences at the university. He is focused on the genomic investigation of dogs. Adam’s research has addressed fundamental questions of dog evolution and history, disease and trait mapping, and advancing genomic tools for canine research. His brother, and other co-founder, Ryan Boyko, has spent a decade using Big Data to tackle tough questions in public health, ecology, Big Data, and industry. Together, their expertise has combined to create a product to learn more about man’s best friend. Embark is an official research partner of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.