Paw Print Genetics ~ Riggs DNA Tests

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My experience with Paw Print Genetics. When you breed and you know the genetic clearances of the parents used for the breeding which are clear you know that the puppies will also be clear for those genetic tests. The genetic tests that you can do this with are DM (Degenerative Myelopathy), EIC (Exercise Induce Collapse), PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), Longcoat and Ectodermal Dysplasia. You can then say that the puppy from two clear dogs being bred together will turn out CBP (Clear By Parentage). You can get away with this so to speak with one generation but after that you should test the puppies to make sure things haven’t changed or by some odd reason the test was inaccurate. I knew that Riggs would be CBP for PRA, I also had his DM test done when he was a puppy but didn’t have the clearances for the other tests done on one or both parents so I decided to use Paw Print Genetics to have the genetic tests done on him.

On July 12, I went onto Paw Print Genetics website, registered as a new owner, picked out the genetic tests I wanted to run on Riggs, checked out and waited for the test kit to come in the mail. Paw Print Genetics offers sales on their tests so when the 50% off sale came around I took advantage of it. I ordered 4 tests that would of cost me normally $250.00 for $125.00. A week later I received my test kit.

The test kit came with instructions, submission form, pen and paper for me.

The submission form that had all my information on it that I needed to sign.

The instructions.

Helpful tips.

The time has come to collect the samples from Riggs.

Collect samples??? Is this going to hurt???

Riggs is not dead, he is just playing dead.

Riggs really isn’t playing dead, he must of thought this was going to be painful so he laid down when I was collecting the samples. There were three swabs that I needed to insert into his mouth against his cheek cavity and twirl around for 30 seconds.

Put sample swabs into the hazard bag.

After the sample was collected you put it back into the package to dry then into the hazard bag that came with the kit.

Put hazard bag into the pre paid mailer.

Once you put the swabs into the hazard bag you can then put it into the pre paid mailer.

Off it goes into the mail box.

I sent the samples off on July 21, 2017, I then got a email that Paw Print Genetics received the samples on July 24th.

You can go on their site and track your order.

You can go onto Paw Print Genetics website to track your order and to view your results. I got a email on August 4, 2017 that my order was complete and gave me a link to view Riggs results.

My account to check on the tests being run.

Riggs result page.

The report page.

On your account you can add a breeder profile so people can look your breed up and see your results.

Create a breeder profile.

You can add a description on your kennel and add a profile picture.

Sand Spring Chesapeakes breeder profile.

You can also add a my pedigree on your dog.

Adding information on Riggs and a photo of him.

Riggs pedigree of tests.

The test results when printed off.

About Paw Print Genetics: ~website~

Highest Industry Standards and Accuracy

Our laboratory is staffed with expertly trained geneticists, veterinarians, and technicians. We are equipped with the latest testing technology and analyze each mutation with two independent methods to provide you the highest accuracy in the industry.

  • All mutations offered are based on the published, medical literature
  • Board-certified geneticist by the American Board of Medical Genetics on staff
  • Each mutation is tested twice, with two independent methods
  • All results are reviewed and reported by both a PhD geneticist and a veterinarian
  • Majority of test results accepted by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
  • Diagnostic-grade DNA extracted from a variety of accepted sample types

Paw Print Genetics is an approved genetic laboratory with OFA (Orthopedic Foundation For Animals) so the tests results can be entered into OFA’s genetic database for a fee, then anyone can look up your dogs clearances and see them as well as the parents and siblings information if submitted.

I was very please with my experience with Paw Print Genetics, I will definitely be using them in the future.

~I was not asked to share my experience with Paw Print Genetics, I was happy with my experience so wanted to share with others, I was not compensated on sharing my experience~


6 Replies to “Paw Print Genetics ~ Riggs DNA Tests”

  1. Emmadog

    Sounds great if you need something like that. We know our roots as far back as needed and don’t breed, so no need. I think if we were a mixed breed or rescue it would be fun to try.

  2. easyweimaraner

    it is great how much things are pawsible on your side of the pond… we always need the vet for nearly efurrything, either we are not trustworthy or the companies here think we are not clever enough to take a spit-sample LOL

  3. Jodi Stone

    I like that you do this, and more importantly, I like that you can share the lab results right on their website. I think that’s so important when choosing a reputable breeder.

  4. Jan K

    It’s so great how easy and convenient they make this. And that you do it, so that potential buyers can get even more information to know they are getting a quality puppy from you!