Discover your dog's DNA story.

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Discover your dog's DNA story.

Our dog DNA test kit will be delivered straight to your door—with everything you need to easily (and gently) collect a saliva sample, plus a secure prepaid box
to send it back to us. The scientists at Ancestry® will get to work using our cutting-edge DNA science to provide you with a full report on your best friend.

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It’s easy to get started

1

Register

When your Know Your Pet DNA kit arrives, simply create an account on our website and register your kit.

All done in just a few clicks.

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Mobile app register step one scan Pet DNA kit QR code
Mobile app register step two About your pet
Mobile app Sign in view
Mobile app register step one scan Pet DNA kit QR code
Mobile app register step two About your pet
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Rhodesian Ridgeback sits on the road with woman

2

Swab

Your kit will have a step-by-step guide to taking a sample from your pup. Just wait 30 minutes after your dog has had food or water, then gently swab your dog's inner cheek
for 30 seconds. Put the swab in
the tube and shake it 10 times.
It’s as simple as that.

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3

Return

When you're done, place the tube into the collection bag, put the bag in the prepaid return box, and seal it up. Your dog's test is now safe and secure, ready to mail back to us.

  • Sent
  • In Transit
  • Sample Arrived at Lab
  • DNA Analyzed
  • Results Ready
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PetDNA pie chart 46% best match Labrador Retriever

Best match

Labrador Retriever

46% Labrador Retriever

25% Poodle

13% Golden Retriever

10% Chow Chow

6% Other

4

Results

There'll be a paws of a few weeks while we process your dog's DNA. We'll let you know when your online results are in. You’ll get an easy-to-read dashboard that reveals your dog’s breed mix, inherited traits, and matches with other dogs.

Ready? It's time to start digging...

Ancestry® knows DNA

Know Your Pet DNA is powered by Ancestry®, who have extensive experience in DNA science. 

When our scientists receive a sample from your dog, they get to work straight away.

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Discover your dog's DNA story.

An at-home pet DNA test kit with a prepaid returns box sent straight to your door—with everything you need to collect a sample, pack it up, and send it back.

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