Embark dog DNA kits tell us everything we need to know about our pups

Embark Dog DNA Test. Image courtesy Embark
Embark Dog DNA Test. Image courtesy Embark /

Whether you are looking for a unique gift this holiday season or just want to know more about your pup, dog DNA kits from Embark may be the answer.

One of the highest rated DNA tests on the market for dogs right now, Embark is not just about determining your dogs exact breed. These tests can also give you insight into possible genetic health risks and physical traits associated with your pup.

The fact that they offer more than one test to choose from, also means that you can pick the kit that is right for you.

So what are the dog DNA kits that Embark has to offer? And what do they cost (just in case you are thinking of making these a gift to a new dog owner this year)?

Embark DNA kits help give pet owners a unique insight into their dogs

Embark Dog DNA Test. Image courtesy Embark /

There are three kits available on the Embark website:

  • The Breed & Health Kit: Health & Happiness + Breed ID (which is typically $199, but at the time of this writing had a coupon code to bring it down to $149)
  • The Purebred Kit: Health, family, and so much more (this kit has a price of $199, with a code to reduce it to $149 at time of writing)
  • The Breed ID Kit: Breed ID and Beyond (originally $129, but current coupon code drops the price to $99)

What makes Embark DNA kits for dogs so interesting, and why we are thinking of snagging one for ourselves (and yes they are available on Amazon), is the fact that these kits,

"Test for over 350 breeds and more than 200 genetic health risks, delivering 2x more information than any other dog DNA test on the market."

And that is not the only thing we can appreciate from these kits. Another thing that makes them stand out from the crowd when it comes to other dog DNA kits on the market is the fact that they have their own unique feature in that,

"Unique to Embark, the Dogs Like Mine feature allows users to figure out which dogs in the database have a similar breed mix. Embark’s DNA Relative Finder also connects dog owners with other Embark dogs that are related to their dog based on the percentage of DNA they share."

When it comes to doing a dog DNA test, we never really thought that this was something we would be spending the money on. But, thanks to the fact that this particular brand also offers information that can be vital to our dog’s health, we might just have to change our minds and get one to see just what our staff pup really is.

Next. WashBar of New Zealand is the sustainable pet care line our pets will love. dark

Have you ever used a dog DNA kit? Would you test your dog’s DNA to learn more about their breed and health history based on genetics? We want to know your thoughts on these tests.