UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Genetics Laboratory
Dog DNA Tests

The UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory offers canine DNA tests that verify parentage, identify genetic diversity within dog breeds, assess traits of interest, and determine genetic predisposition to health conditions.

Dog tests are carried out using cells brushed from your dog's cheeks and gums, and results are emailed to you in 5-10 working days. The preferred, cytology brushes are sent to you by mail, or you may provide your own interdental/gum brushes.

DNA Sampling Instructions and Video
Interdental/Gum Brush Information

Coat Color Panel - All Breeds, French Bulldog, Bulldog, Great Dane, Havanese

For breed specific tests click breed below:
Akita | Alaskan Husky | Alaskan Klee Kai | Alaskan Malamute | American Hairless Terrier | American Pitbull Terrier | American Staffordshire Terrier | Beagle | Belgian Malinois | Biewer | Biewer Terrier | Biewer Yorkshire Terrier | Black Russian Terrier | Border Collie | Dachshund | Doberman Pinscher | Golden Retriever | Great Dane | Havanese | Irish Setter | Irish Red & White Setter | Italian Greyhound | Kooikerhondje | Labrador Retriever | Miniature Poodle | Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever | Pug | Samoyed | Sloughi | Standard Poodle | Weimaraner | West Highland White Terrier

Tests Info Form Price Sample

Parentage/Genetic Marker Report

WILL NOT DETERMINE A DOG'S BREED

information MyVGL

$40 per animal

6 or more puppies $220

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Canine Genetic Diversity

Test available for:
Akita
Alaskan Klee Kai
Black Russian Terrier
Doberman Pinscher
Flat-Coated Retriever
Giant Schnauzers
Golden Retriever
Havanese
Italian Greyhound
Labrador Retriever
Miniature Poodle
Samoyed
Shiloh Shepherd
Standard Poodle
Swedish Vallhund
Toy Poodle

Phase 1 - Research:
Barbet
Borzoi
Boxer
English Mastiff
Great Dane
Irish Red & White Setter
Irish Wolfhound
Jack Russell Terrier
Lakeland Terrier
Llewellin Setter
Magyar Agar
Mi-Ki
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Rat Terrier
Parson Russell Terrier
Russell Terrier
Shiba Inu
Shikoku
Weimaraner

Phase 2 - Preliminary results:
Biewer
Biewer Terrier
Biewer Yorkshire Terrier

information MyVGL

 

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy 1 (CMR1)

information MyVGL

$50 per animal single test

$30 as additional test, same animal

Additional $5 discount on 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy 2 (CMR2) information MyVGL

$50 per animal single test

$30 as additional test, same animal

Additional $5 discount on 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy 3 (CMR3) information MyVGL

$50 per animal single test

$30 as additional test, same animal

Additional $5 discount on 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Chondrodystrophy
(CDDY and IVDD Risk) and Chondrodysplasia (CDPA)
email MyVGL

$50 per animal

$45 for 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Coat Color
Coat Length
Curl
Furnishings/Improper Coat Natural Bobtail

Coat Color Panel & Pricing

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$45 per animal first test

$65 per animal two tests same animal

$85 per animal three tests same animal

$15 each additional test same animal

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Cone Degeneration
German Shorthaired Pointer
Alaskan Malamute
Siberian Husky
Miniature Australian Shepherd
Alaskan Sled Dogs
Australian Shepherds
and related breeds

email MyVGL

$50 per animal

$45 for 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) - United States Only email MyVGL

$50 per animal

$45 for 3 or more dogs

$30 as additional test, same animal

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Exercise-Induced
Collapse (EIC)
email MyVGL

$50 per animal

$45 for 3 or more dogs

$30 as additional test, same animal

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Factor VII (FVII) Deficiency

email MyVGL

$50 per animal

$45 for 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Hereditary Cataracts (HC)
Australian Shepherd
email MyVGL

$50 per animal

$45 for 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (HNPK)*
Labradoodles
Australian Labradoodles
Labrador Crosses
email MyVGL *$65 HNPK per dog
(No additional discounts applied)

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Hyperuricosuria (HUU) email MyVGL

$50 per animal

$45 for 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Juvenile Hereditary
Cataract (JHC)
Boston Terriers
Staffordshire Bull Terriers
French Bulldog
email MyVGL

$50 per animal

$45 for 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures (NEWS) Standard Poodles - Labradoodles - Goldendoodles - email MyVGL

$50 per animal

$45 for 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Primary Lens Luxation (PLL) Terriers and other breeds

email MyVGL

$50 per animal

$45 for 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Polyneuropathy with Ocular Abnormalities and Neuronal Vacuolation (POANV)

Black Russian
Terriers (JLPP)

Rottweilers (NVSD)

email MyVGL

$50 per animal

$45 for 3 or more dogs

$30 as additional test, same animal

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Von Willebrand Disease (vWD)

email MyVGL

$50 per animal single test

$30 as additional test, same animal

Additional $5 discount on 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Alaskan Husky Test

Cone Degeneration

Encephalopathy (AHE)

email MyVGL

$50 per animal single test

$80 per animal two tests same animal

Additional $5 discount on 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Alaskan Malamute Tests

Cone Degeneration

Polyneuropathy (AMPN)

email MyVGL

$50 per animal single test

$80 per animal two tests same animal

Additional $5 discount on 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

American Staffordshire, American Pit Bull Terrier

Cone Rod Dystrophy 1 & 2

Hyperuricosuria (HUU)

email MyVGL

$50 per animal single test

$80 per animal both tests same animal

Additional $5 discount on 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

American Hairless Terrier

Hairlessness in Terriers

email MyVGL

$50 per animal

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Beagle Tests

Imerslund-Gräsbeck Syndrome (IGS)

Factor VII (FVII) Deficiency

Musladin-Lueke Syndrome (MLS)

Neonatal Cerebellar Cortical Degeneration (NCCD)

Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG)

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKDef)

 

 

email MyVGL

$50 per animal single test

$70 per animal two tests same animal

$90 per animal three tests same animal

$110 per animal four tests same animal

$130 per animal five tests same animal

$150 per animal six tests same animal

Additional $5 discount on 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Belgian Malinois

Behavior Propensity

email MyVGL

$50 per animal

$45 for 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Border Collie Tests

Imerslund-Gräsbeck Syndrome (IGS)

Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome (TNS)

email MyVGL

$50 per animal

$70 per animal two tests same animal

Additional $5 discount on 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Dachshund Test

Osteogenesis Imperfecta(OI)

email MyVGL

$50 per animal

$45 for 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

French Bulldog Health Panel

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy1 (CMR1)

Chondrodystrophy
(CDDY and IVDD Risk) and Chondrodysplasia (CDPA)

Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) - United States Only

Hyperuricosuria (HUU)

Juvenile Hereditary
Cataract (JHC)


email MyVGL $170 per animal

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Golden Retriever Test

Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy (GR_PRA1 and GR_PRA2)

(Due to licensing, VGL is unable to offer this test in Europe)

Separate test:
Canine Genetic Diversity

email MyVGL

$50 per animal

$80 per animal two tests same animal

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Great Dane Test

Inherited Myopathy of Great Danes (IMGD)

Separate test:
Canine Genetic Diversity

email MyVGL

$50 per animal

$45 for 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Havanese Health Panel

Chondrodystrophy
(CDDY and IVDD Risk) and Chondrodysplasia (CDPA)

Canine Multifocal Retinopathy 1 (CMR1)

Von Willebrand's Disease (vWD)

Separate test:
Canine Genetic Diversity

email MyVGL $110 per animal

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Irish Setter, Irish Red & White Setter & Sloughi Test

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (Rod-Cone Dysplasia, rcd1)

email MyVGL

$50 per animal

$45 for 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Italian Greyhound Test

Familial Enamel Hypoplasia (FEH)

Susceptibility to Primary Closed Angle Glaucoma (PCAG)

Susceptibility to PRA

Separate test:
Canine Genetic Diversity

email MyVGL

$50 per animal single test

$80 per animal two tests same animal

$110 per animal three tests same animal

Additional $5 discount on 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Labrador Retriever Tests

Centronuclear Myopathy(CNM)

Exercise-Induced
Collapse (EIC)

Hyperuricosuria (HUU)

Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis (HNPK)*
Labradoodles
Australian Labradoodles
Labrador Crosses

Separate tests:
Canine Genetic Diversity
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (GR_PRA2)

email MyVGL

$50 per animal single test

$80 per animal two tests same animal

$110 per animal three tests same animal

Additional $5 discount on 3 or more dogs for CNM and/or HUU tests

*$65 HNPK per dog
(No additional discounts applied)

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VG

Miniature Poodle Test

Osteochondrodysplasia(OCD)

email MyVGL

$50 per animal

$45 for 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (NSDTR) Tests

Chondrodystrophy and Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)

Cleft Lip/Palate and Syndactyly (CLPS)

Cleft Palate (CP1)

Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) - United States Only

Dilute (Buff)

Juvenile Addison's Disease (JADD)

email MyVGL

$50 per animal single test

$80 per animal two tests same animal

$110 per animal three tests same animal

$140 per animal four tests same animal

$170 per animal five tests same animal

$200 per animal six tests same animal

Additional $5 discount on 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Pug Dog Tests

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKDef)

Susceptibility to Pug Dog Encephalitis (PDE)

email MyVGL

$50 per animal

$70 per animal both tests same animal

Additional $5 discount on 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Samoyed Test

Familial Enamel Hypoplasia (FEH)

Separate test:
Canine Genetic Diversity

email MyVGL

$50 per animal

$45 for 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Shiba Inu

GM1 Gangliosidosis

email MyVGL

$50 per animal

$45 for 3 or more dogs

$30 as additional test, same animal

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

Weimaraner Tests

Weimaraner Hyperuricosuria (HUU)

Weimaraner Hypomyelination (HYM)

Weimaraner Spinal Dysraphism (SD)
*View sample requirements and pricing*

Separate test:
Canine Genetic Diversity

email MyVGL

$50 per animal single test

$80 per animal two tests same animal

$110 per animal three tests same animal

Additional $5 discount on 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

West Highland White Terrier Test

Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKDef)

email MyVGL

$50 per animal

$45 for 3 or more dogs

Interdental/GUM brushes supplied by owner

Cytology Brush-supplied by VGL

* If animal is deceased, please call for pricing & instructions.

 
Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, Tel 530-752-2211, Email VGL