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How Much Does a Dog DNA Test Cost?

Jun 5, 2018 | Pets & Vets

How Much Does a Dog DNA Test Cost?

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.

Inherited 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 Pets & Vets pricing: $58 each, with 20% off for 2 or more tests


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 Pets & Vets pricing: $58 each, with 20% off for 2 or more tests     


                     

Dog Lineage & Parentage Verification: Screening for physical characteristics that are passed down from parents, such as coat color, coat curl, wooly-long coat, and more.

DDC Pets & Vets pricing: $38 each, with 20% off for 2 or more tests     


                        

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

DDC Pets & Vets pricing: $58 each, with 20% off for 2 or more tests


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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31 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

    Reply
    • DDC

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

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      • Cristina

        Never responded wow and its december

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        • DDC

          Hi, Cristina. The person who commented was helped via email.

          Reply
    • Jeff

      Someone wants to use my male Boykin spaniel for breeding but wants me to get him genetic test not sure which one to get

      Reply
      • DDC

        Hi, Jeff. Our Pets & Vets experts can help you with that. Call 800.625.0874 or email [email protected].

        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
    • Stephanie

      I found a puppy and took her in she was clearly abused. I then found out who she came from and I spoke to him He told me that he inbreeds his Dogs for dog fighting and makes money off it and it devastated me that this was his intentions with the puppy so I decided to keep her. Idk if maybe I’m wrong and she didn’t come from his house idk but he said she looks like the one that ran away. I just wanna know how I can test to see if she’s at risk for anything or truly inbred or not. I’ve fallen in love with her had her for 4 months her name is roxy and she appears to be a black lab mixed with pit bull puppy . She’s become part of my family and I’m really worried and want answers if anyone knows any information it’d be more than appreciated

      Reply
      • Glenda

        I need the Dna of my little Chichichua tested. I know she is a pureb. .reed but I want to be able to tell people that with 100 percent accuracy. As she has had pups, I want people to know they are getting a purebreed. She also carries the recessive gene to have blue Chichichua pups and so. does the site. But he is registered. How much will this test cost me please?

        Reply
        • DDC

          Hi, Glenda. Please contact us directly at 800-625-0874 or [email protected].

          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.

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  4. melissa

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

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    • 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
  5. Monique

    I am needing pricing on blood sample DNA tests for Dogs to determine breed.

    Reply
  6. Joan

    I’m interested in getting a DNA test done on 1 of my dogs, I’m not sure if she is a mix breed or not that’s why I want the test done. She is now 10 months & she is a rescue, the only thing I know about her is that she was dumped at a kill shelter with a note that simply said” we don’t want her” Sad I know, she is beautiful and looks like a lab but we aren’t sure IF she Is a full lab. Okay sorry for rambling , can you help direct me to the kit I would need? Thank you I’d appreciate it. Have a great day

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  7. Wendellyn

    We would like to know if our “pure bred” Sheltie is truly pure. All the paper work is at best sketchy and she is not like any of the other five Shelties She has very few traits of my past Shelties I have owned. I have a friend that says leave it alone. Any ideas?

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    • DDC

      Thanks for your interest in DDC Pets & Vets. We do not have a breed test, but I can recommend the Orivet breed test sold by HomeDNA.com. The product is called a mixed breed test, but it will also tell you if there is only 1 or 2 related breeds in the closest DNA history of the dog. Talking to someone at a Shetland Sheepdog registry would also be a good resource, to get an idea of varying traits within the breed, along different bloodlines. Some breeds are changing over our lifetimes, and may have some different current trends than were seen in the breed 30-50 years ago.

      https://homedna.com/product/mixed-breed-dog-identification-dna-test-and-life-plan

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  8. Corey

    I got a dog from a buddy he told me in the past he had registered dogs. I was wanting to know if I did a DNA test would that help me get my dog registered with the ADBA, or AKC

    Reply
    • DDC

      Hi, Corey. Here is the registry disclaimer on our website: REGISTRY DISCLAIMER:
      Are you testing for AKC or OFA? Please know we do not have any affiliations with breed registries, so these results are not guaranteed to meet their requirements. Please check with your registry to see what DNA testing they require and accept. We also cannot submit results to these agencies on your behalf. Your information with us is privacy-protected.

      Reply
  9. Karen

    I rescued a dog from the dog shelter. They said he was a golden retriever mix but his markings weren’t consistent and his tail curls over his back. After looking online I believe he is an Anatolian Shepard, maybe mixed. He’s 15 mos now and I’m interested in finding out what his breeding is.

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  10. BARBARA

    Hello there,
    I will like to register my dog with the AKC Club but I have no idea how to do it. I don’t have papers. Do I have to take him to the veterinary to have a DNA done to him.

    Thanks

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  11. BARBARA

    I don’t have papers, how can I register my puppies

    Reply
    • DDC

      Hi, Barbara. I edited out the email in your comment so that it wouldn’t be available to everyone publicly. For registration information, please contact the organization with whom you’d like to register. They are your best resource.

      Reply
  12. Helainna

    My dog got pregnant on accident- how and when can I tell what breed of dog she mated with?

    Reply
    • DDC

      Hi, Helainna. It is possible she may have become pregnant by multiple different dogs. You or the future owners can do a dog-breed identification test for each of the puppies once they are born. You should not assume the results would be the same for each puppy since they may have had different fathers.

      Reply

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