In addition to offering genetic testing for disease genes as well as genes for coat traits, VetGen offers other valuable services.

Breed Testing

Mixed breed dog – discover what breeds make up your dog

Purebred dog – verify purebred status

Hybrid dog – verify continued hybrid genetic status (Labradoodles etc)

Over 230 breeds are now tested for including 175 on the AKC list. Place an order in the shopping cart for any breed for one of the three test types listed above and an oral cheek swab sample collection kit will be mailed to you. Testing takes at least four weeks from receipt of the DNA sample then an email attachment of an extensive result report is sent to you. Cost is $85.

Pit Bull – Please select the mixed breed test. All of the breeds that make up the typically understood designation of “Pit Bull” (not an official breed) are included in this test. It would then be up to the individuals involved in a given situation to decide what breed designation fits for their purposes once they have received the results of testing.

DNA Storage

Store your animal's DNA with us for 10 years for $35. Place an order in the shopping cart of any breed and an oral cheek swab sample collection kit will be mailed to you.

DNA Profile

A DNA "fingerprint" to tell one dog from another which is commonly required by various registries. It is also useful to compare to a previous profile of a recovered dog that has been lost or stolen.

This service takes at least four weeks from receipt of DNA sample. Place an order in the shopping cart for any breed and an oral cheek swab sample collection kit will be sent to you. A DNA Profile is $40 per test.

DNA Parentage

DNA Profiles of dam, sire(s) and pup(s) are compared to include or exclude possible parents. A parentage test involves oral cheek swab DNA collected from dam, sire(s) and any pups you would like a result for. Testing takes a minimum of four weeks from our receipt of the samples. When the process is finished we make a phone call or send an email of the results (a “verbal”) which is followed up with mailing of the parentage comparison report and the DNA Profile certificates.

Cost is $50.00 per animal involved in the comparison unless AKC (or VetGen) profile certificates already exist for any of the animals. If so, the cost for that animal to be included in the group is $10.

If no profile certificates exist for any animals in the group you may place an order in the shopping cart of any breed on our site. Otherwise please phone us between 9 and 3 eastern time at 800-483-8436 to order.

If it is possible to compare only one parent and the offspring please contact us for instructions.

Commonly asked question: HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT TO TAKE THE SAMPLE AFTER THE PUPS ARE BORN? Since the DNA is the same from birth, as soon as you are comfortable putting the swab into the mouth. We do recommend isolating each animal from any other possible source of DNA for at least one hour before swabbing – food, mom, siblings, toys etc. A fresh bowl of water is fine. Be sure to scrub as briskly as you dare to collect live cheek cells.