MyDogDNA is a simple and easy-to-use testing service that helps you understand your dog’s health and increase its well-being.

Canine geneticists and veterinarians are unanimous that inbreeding, and consequently a too uniform gene pool, is a tangible risk for the health of a dog breed. Whilst dog breeding aims at reproducing in a breed genes that are associated with the breed standard and desired traits, it often accidentally enriches also genes associated with undesired inherited diseases and disorders. Therefore, for each and every breed, measuring and monitoring of genetic diversity needs to go hand in hand with the genetic disease testing.

On this page, you will find the introduction to MyDogDNA test content divided in following sections: DNA Identification Profile, Disorders, Traits, and Genetic Diversity and Relationships. Click on the headlines and read more about what's included in each section. See the exact genetic markers used for DNA profiling according to different standards, full lists of the tested disorders and traits, and also the visualized information on genetic diversity and relationships, measured from over 7000 markers covering each of the 39 chromosome pairs in the dog genome.

MyDogDNA provides the most comprehensive genomic analysis of your dog in the market. See below what’s included in the MyDogDNA PASS as well as samples of the reports offered for your breed in the MyDogDNA database

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DNA Identification Profile

Each dog has a unique genetic "DNA fingerprint", which consists of the genetic material inherited from the parents. The DNA profile can be used, for example, for dog identification. Dog's DNA variation can also be compared to its assumed parents' DNA to determine its parentage.
With MyDogDNA, you will get a DNA identification profile for your dog, including internationally approved markers. You can choose with which standard you want to have for your dog identified: ISAG (International Society for Animal Genetics) or AKC (American Kennel Club). The markers for each standard have been listed below.

Name
Description
ISAG

ISAG markers

AHT121
AHTK211
AHTh171
AHTh260
AHTk253
CXX279
FH2054
INRA21
REN162C04
REN54P11
AHT137
Amelogenin
FH2848
INU005
INU030
INU055
REN169D01
REN169O18
REN247M23

AKC

AKC markers

FHC2010
FHC2054
FHC2079
GENDER
PEZ01
PEZ03
PEZ05
PEZ06
PEZ08
PEZ12
PEZ16
PEZ17
PEZ20
PEZ21

Disorders

Known disorders in the breed

The disorders listed below have been scientifically established in the selected breed. Genetic research continuously identifies new mutations underlying inherited disorders. Most of the currently known mutations can still be considered breed-specific, while others are more ancient and widespread across breeds. Please note that mutations in the "Pharmacogenetics" category have not necessarily yet been encountered in the selected breed. They are shown here because they may be of immediate relevance for the dog's medical treatment if present.

There aren’t currently any single-gene disease tests for your breed in the MyDogDNA Test List.

Traits

Genetic Diversity and Relationships