Introducing the expanded MyDogDNA® 2019 test content: What’s in it for my breed?

Researchers working within the canine genetics field have not been putting their feet up - and neither have we at MyDogDNA®. We are very proud to introduce a new expanded MyDogDNA® 2019 test content now including several new genetic tests based on recent discoveries made by researchers worldwide.

Even better: we have listened to what YOU want, and proudly announce the global availability of the Degenerative Myelopathy (DM; SOD1A) and Exercise-Induced Collapse (EIC) tests as a part of our basic MyDogDNA® 2019 panel content.

Need official OptiGen®prcd-PRA or OptiGen® Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA/CH) test results too? No problem - remember that these tests can be ordered as add-ons to the basic panel for only 20€ each (more information here)!


Highlights of the MyDogDNA 2019 test content

Please refer to our breed search page for up-to-date information on specific test content for your breed of interest. Residents of North America (United States, Canada) are referred to the Optimal Selection™ product web page for information on test availability.

Here are some key additions to MyDogDNA® 2019 summarized:



Relevant at least for

Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)

150+ breeds or breed varieties

Early-Onset Progressive Polyneuropathy


Exercise-Induced Collapse (EIC)

Cocker Spaniel, Bouvier des Flandres, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Clumber Spaniel, Curly Coated Retriever, Hungarian Short-Haired Pointer (Vizsla), Labrador Retriever, Old English Sheepdog, Welsh Corgi Pembroke

Familial Congenital Methemoglobinemia


Familial Nephropathy (FN)

English Cocker Spaniel, English Springer Spaniel

Golden Retriever Ichthyosis

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 2 (GR_PRA 2)

Golden Retriever

Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (HNPK)


Lethal Acrodermatitis (LAD)

Bull Terrier, Miniature Bull Terrier

Lundehund Syndrome (LS)

Norwegian Lundehund

Spongy Degeneration with Cerebellar Ataxia (SDCA2)

Belgian Shepherd Dog - Malinois

Von Willebrand's Disease (vWD) Type 2

German Wirehaired Pointer, German Shorthaired Pointer

Coat Color B locus (brown, liver): Updated test now including 4 four b alleles (bc, bd, bs, and novel b allele recently discovered in Australian Shepherds)

Australian Shepherd


From research discovery to action

Did you know that we partner with research organizations like the Animal Health Trust (United Kingdom), University of Helsinki Canine Genetics Research Group (Finland), and the University of Minnesota Canine Genetics Lab (United States) to facilitate new breed health discoveries and make genetic tests available to breeders worldwide? Here are some further recent additions to the MyDogDNA® panel made available to breeders thanks to the hard work of our partners:



Relevant at least for

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)


Amelogenesis Imperfecta (AI)

Parson Russell Terrier

Congenital Eye Disease

Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

Hereditary Ataxia

Norwegian Buhund

Juvenile encephalopathy

Parson Russell Terrier

Myotonia Congenita

Labrador Retriever

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA4)

Lhasa Apso

Shaking Puppy Spongiform LeucoEncephaloMyelopathy (SLEM)

Border Terrier

Skeletal Disease

Karelian Bear Dog

Xanthinuria Type 1a

Mixed breed dogs

Xanthinuria Type 2a

Toy Manchester Terrier

Xanthinuria Type 2b

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel


We’re not done yet!

Please visit our web site regularly and follow our Facebook page to be the first to hear about new research discoveries and disease or trait tests being introduced into the panel.


How do I order?

The MyDogDNA® 2019 test is available through our web shop. Residents of the United States and Canada should visit the Optimal Selection™ product web page for up-to-date information on orders and test availability in North America.