The EBKC DNA Profiling Program brings cutting-edge parentage testing technology to EBKC customers. A cheek swab brush is used to collect the DNA sample from the dog, and returned to the EBKC. The sample is processed by EBKC’s DNA Partner Laboratories, and the resulting genotype is entered into the EBKC DNA Database. The information is used to verify parentage of EBKC dogs and for genetic identity purposes. EBKC DNA does not determine the breed of a dog or if a dog is a purebred. This technology allows breeders, dog owners, and the EBKC to ensure accuracy of the EBKC registry archives.

DNA Profiling is required for stud dogs whose semen is collected for fresh-extended or frozen use. EBKC DNA Profiling is also required for Frequently Used Sires, effective for litters whelped on or after July 1, 2020, and for imported breeding stock registered on or after March 1, 2006. If unknown parentage is indicated via DNA testing, the status of the registration will be downgraded to “conditional” until a three-generation pedigree is established.

The dog owner will receive an EBKC letter of DNA Analysis including the DNA profile for each dog sampled. Additionally, for dogs individually registered at the time the DNA sample is received by the EBKC, the DNA Profile Number and this will be indicated on dog’s registration record, and will appear on all Registration Certificates and Pedigrees issued in the future.

DNA Profiling may be used to determine the correct sire of a litter before registering that litter, such as in cases where the dam was exposed to more than one male during her season. Additionally, the EBKC can register litters with more than one sire.

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