Canine STR Parentage

Item No.  408

Generating a genetic profile for the offspring, mother and all possible sires of a litter can enable comparison of DNA markers to confirm pedigree relationships. Each animal must have a profile in order to compare between pup and sire or "trio" of mother, father and offspring.

Parentage analysis enables breeders to confirm which sire fathered a pup and can be especially useful in cases of dual-sired litters. Testing can also be used by kennel clubs and breed registries to help maintain accurate pedigree records.

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Neogen's STR Parentage test targets 15 short tandem repeat (STR) markers. 14 of these markers are used to create a unique DNA profile or "fingerprint" for the dog and an additional marker will confirm the animal's gender. There are two STR platforms used globally in dogs; profiling done at Neogen is the most common test done in the USA and used by the American Kennel Club.

An individual animal will have two copies of each DNA, or alleles, at each marker site; one from their mother and the other from the father. Comparing the profiles of offspring to their mother as well as potential sires enables confirmation that those individuals "qualify" or are "excluded" as a possible parent.

Species Canine
Data Results

Identification profile available for each individual tested.

Sire and/or Dam must be tested to generate a parentage report.

Submission Information

Recommended sample type is bristle or cotton tip swabs used to collect cheek cells. Blood samples in EDTA (purple top) tubes are also accepted.

Atypical sample types (semen, tissue) may be accepted for an additional fee. Contact us for details.

Turnaround Time Approximately 3-4 weeks

Additional Information

Samples may be submitted independently by an animal's owner to Neogen, but typically breeders submit samples through their kennel club as a requirement for registration or regulatory purposes. Please note that data belongs to the organization, club or individual that submits the sample to Neogen, canine genetic profiles are not part of a public database for parent discovery. This test does not determine breed.


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