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Animal Hospital of Woodstock

Genetic Screening

We recommend following the breeding guidelines from the American Kennel Club and the Canine Health Information Center to determine the recommended health tests for your dog's specific breed.

Below is a list of diagnostic laboratories that provide DNA testing and services for screening genetic diseases of dogs. DNA testing pinpoints dogs that are carriers of specific genetic diseases. It is important to screen prior to breeding to better inform your breeding decisions and reduce the incidence of undesired genes in your stock.

To screen for genetic diseases before breeding dogs, many diagnostic laboratories provide DNA testing. This testing identifies dogs that are carriers of specific genetic diseases. Screening prior to breeding enables informed breeding decisions that reduce the incidence of undesirable genes in your breeding stock.


vetGen (Veterinary Genetic Services)

University of Pennsylvania

UC Davis (Dog DNA Collection)