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How Much Does a Dog DNA Test Cost?

Jun 5, 2018 | Blog, Pets & Vets

As a trusted provider of dog DNA tests, one of the first questions we get asked is, “How much does a dog DNA test cost?” When ordering an analysis for your pet or litter, of course you want to get the best possible price, but cost is not the only consideration. You should also ask the following:

  • Are test results accurate?
  • Do you stand behind your services?
  • Are results posted quickly?
  • Do you provide customer service?
  • Would your customers recommend you to their friends and family?

These questions are just as important as the cost of a DNA dog test, and if you test with DDC Veterinary, the answer to all of the questions is an enthusiastic “YES.” Here’s what you can expect to spend, so you can know going into the process how much a dog DNA test costs.

How Much Does a Dog DNA Test Cost?

Costs for high-quality dog DNA tests for a single animal range from $60 to $170 (and up, depending on the lab) when ordering directly from an accredited laboratory. A visit to the vet is not required since cheek-swab DNA sampling can be done at home, and discounts are generally offered when testing multiple dogs.

Here is a more detailed breakdown.

Disease Screening: Testing for genetic predisposition to diseases that are common to certain breeds, such as Degenerative Myelopathy, Exercise Induced Collapse, von Willebrand’s Disease Type 1, and more.

DDC Veterinary pricing: $58 each, for 1-4 samples

                                            $48 each, for 5 or more samples

Inherited Trait Testing: Screening for physical characteristics that are passed down from parents, such as coat color, coat curl, wooly-long coat, and more.

DDC Veterinary pricing: $58 each, for 1-4 samples

                                            $48 each, for 5 or more samples

DNA Panels: Combinations of genetic tests bundled together, many of which are breed specific, such as Poodle Panel, Labrador Panel, and more.

DDC Veterinary pricing: $68-$168 each, for 1-4 samples

                                            $58-$158 each for 5 or more samples

Parentage/DNA Profiles: To verify offspring are registered to the correct dam and sire.

DDC Veterinary pricing: $38 per sample

Dog Breed DNA Test: Do you ever get asked, “What breed is this dog?” DNA for pets with unknown histories can be analyzed against a database of DNA genotypes for hundreds of breeds, effectively identifying your pet’s ancestry going back several generations.

DDC Veterinary pricing: $89 per dog

In addition to offering everyday low-pricing, DDC Veterinary also runs monthly promotions for extra savings.

Cost of Dog DNA Test | Yellow Lab Puppy

The Tip of the Tail

Keep in mind that ordering a DNA test through your veterinarian will most likely have added costs baked into the price, so it makes sense to test directly through the laboratory whenever possible. Be wary of prices from laboratories that appear “too low.” Sometimes that unrealistically-reduced price comes at the expense of the other important parts of testing listed at the top of this article. Remember, cost is important, but it’s not the only consideration when choosing a provider you can trust.

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8 Comments

  1. Lana

    I would like to have both Dame and Sire Tibetan Terriers tested. How much is the cost? Should I have more test done other than what is expressed in your article? I want to be sure they are both up to breeding-

    Much thanks for any help here.

    Lana

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    • DDC

      Thanks for your question! Our team will respond by email to help you.

      Reply
  2. Desirae

    I have 3 dogs, 2 of which im sure of the breed. However, my oldest dog has us guessing. Im just curious what shes mixed with. How can I go about getting that kit and what’s it going to cost?

    Reply
  3. Clair

    Hi I’m Clair and my Beautiful dog is Major, I bought him and was told he was a boxer..I was tricked. But I Love him and would really like to know his DNA. He is a very loyal and at times way over the top with his security issues goes crazy at people dogs cats just walking past.. how to train him his diet, comunication anxiety health wise he is a big dog. I would really like to know how we can get along so much better for he Loves cuddles.

    Reply
  4. melissa

    I need to get my Cavoodle DNA deceise tested before planning to breed her with a pure bred toy poodle

    Reply
    • DDC

      Hi, Melissa. If you’re unsure which tests your dog needs, contact us directly for help at 800-625-0874, M-F, 8 – 5 PM Eastern.

      Reply

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