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Hello Anna, glad to hear you are thinking of testing your dog! A detailed comparison can be found here: https://embarkvet.com/dogdnatestcomparison. The Embark test is the only comprehensive test on the market, providing you results for over 160 genetic health conditions, the most accurate breed identification scientifi… see more Hello Anna, glad to hear you are thinking of testing your dog! A detailed comparison can be found here: https://embarkvet.com/dogdnatestcomparison. The Embark test is the only comprehensive test on the market, providing you results for over 160 genetic health conditions, the most accurate breed identification scientifically possible (based on more than 100 times as much genetic information as other tests), and so much more, all packaged to make it easy for you to understand, share, and use to improve your dog's health! see less Hello Anna, glad to hear you are thinking of testing your dog! A detailed comparison can be found here: https://embarkvet.com/dogdnatestcomparison. The Embark test is the only comprehensive test on the market, providing you results for over 160 genetic health conditions, the most accurate breed identification scientifically possible (based on more than 100 times as much genetic information as other tests), and so much more, all packaged to make it easy for you to understand, share, and use to improve your dog's health!
Embark Vet
Seller · May 29, 2016
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I did a lot of research prior to deciding to use Embark. I purchased my first kit for my Border Collie mix. I've had pure bred BC's for 15 + years and pure bred Samoyed's for 25+ years. My BC mix that I DNA tested with Embark looked like a Big BC but he also had traits like a lot of Nordic breeds like my Samoyed's.… see more I did a lot of research prior to deciding to use Embark. I purchased my first kit for my Border Collie mix. I've had pure bred BC's for 15 + years and pure bred Samoyed's for 25+ years. My BC mix that I DNA tested with Embark looked like a Big BC but he also had traits like a lot of Nordic breeds like my Samoyed's. I provided Embark nothing that might influence the results. The results came back 50% BC and 50% Siberian Husky all the way back to his Great Grandparents, Grandparents and parents. I also really like the 160 Health screening tests in conjunction with Cornell university. Since BC's can have multi drug sensitivity and inability to absorb certain B vitamins. I also had a question and their customers service department got back to me within 1 hour. Embark is more expansive than the other DNA test but in my mind well worth the extra cost. see less I did a lot of research prior to deciding to use Embark. I purchased my first kit for my Border Collie mix. I've had pure bred BC's for 15 + years and pure bred Samoyed's for 25+ years. My BC mix that I DNA tested with Embark looked like a Big BC but he also had traits like a lot of Nordic breeds like my Samoyed's. I provided Embark nothing that might influence the results. The results came back 50% BC and 50% Siberian Husky all the way back to his Great Grandparents, Grandparents and parents. I also really like the 160 Health screening tests in conjunction with Cornell university. Since BC's can have multi drug sensitivity and inability to absorb certain B vitamins. I also had a question and their customers service department got back to me within 1 hour. Embark is more expansive than the other DNA test but in my mind well worth the extra cost.
Victoria G. Cupps
· February 8, 2017
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Everything is included in the price! The shipping is already included to send the swab to their lab as well.
Emma
· November 27, 2018
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Embark now returns results in 2 to 4 weeks.
Amazon Customer
· November 14, 2018
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Hello Karen, we test for over 150 breeds - and even wolf, coyote, and village dog ancestry - together these breeds cover over 98% of dogs in America. This is the only test that can test for village dogs, and we can distinguish where village dogs come from! For more information see the full list of breeds that we test f… see more Hello Karen, we test for over 150 breeds - and even wolf, coyote, and village dog ancestry - together these breeds cover over 98% of dogs in America. This is the only test that can test for village dogs, and we can distinguish where village dogs come from! For more information see the full list of breeds that we test for here: https://embarkvet.com/breedlist. You can learn more about our breed and ancestry test on the Breed & Ancestry page: https://embarkvet.com/ancestry. Hope this helps! see less Hello Karen, we test for over 150 breeds - and even wolf, coyote, and village dog ancestry - together these breeds cover over 98% of dogs in America. This is the only test that can test for village dogs, and we can distinguish where village dogs come from! For more information see the full list of breeds that we test for here: https://embarkvet.com/breedlist. You can learn more about our breed and ancestry test on the Breed & Ancestry page: https://embarkvet.com/ancestry. Hope this helps!
Embark Vet
Seller · June 13, 2016
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Hello, good question. Some eye color is controlled by coat color genes, but not all of it has been worked out yet (would love to know why those husky eyes are so blue!). I can't speak at all about what the disqualifying eye colors are for pomeranians, but if it's not a pure pomeranian, we could tell what he would be ba… see more Hello, good question. Some eye color is controlled by coat color genes, but not all of it has been worked out yet (would love to know why those husky eyes are so blue!). I can't speak at all about what the disqualifying eye colors are for pomeranians, but if it's not a pure pomeranian, we could tell what he would be based on the other 200,000 markers we test form. If you have any more questions, please let us know. see less Hello, good question. Some eye color is controlled by coat color genes, but not all of it has been worked out yet (would love to know why those husky eyes are so blue!). I can't speak at all about what the disqualifying eye colors are for pomeranians, but if it's not a pure pomeranian, we could tell what he would be based on the other 200,000 markers we test form. If you have any more questions, please let us know.
Embark Vet
Seller · August 29, 2016
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Yes, they do. Xolo's are listed as part of a breed group that includes standard and mini xolo's, according to their website. Here's their breed listing: https://embarkvet.com/breed-list
Striving for Fair & Balanced
· April 15, 2017
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I haven't revived the results yet but did my research and they test for the most breeds and medical genetic markers
Veronica
· March 29, 2017
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The best way is to present them with food before hand so they start to drool, then when you see its working you take a Q tip and rub it between the gums and teeth to gather saliva. I held it in my dogs mouth for a bit then swished it around. You want as much saliva as possible.
Amazon Customer
· February 9, 2017
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they are teamed with Cornell University. Here is the quote from their FAQ page: Who is involved in Embark?
Embark is a research partner of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and we have a permanent Scientific Advisory Board. Embark is committed to working with the best veterinarians and dog research… see more
they are teamed with Cornell University. Here is the quote from their FAQ page: Who is involved in Embark?
Embark is a research partner of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and we have a permanent Scientific Advisory Board. Embark is committed to working with the best veterinarians and dog researchers in the world. see less
they are teamed with Cornell University. Here is the quote from their FAQ page: Who is involved in Embark?
Embark is a research partner of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and we have a permanent Scientific Advisory Board. Embark is committed to working with the best veterinarians and dog researchers in the world.

Dawn M.
· May 16, 2017