DNA profiling is carried out by taking a cotton swab from the dog's mouth to collect cells. This is sent away to a laboratory who analyse the sample and can tell us everything about a dog's genetics. Some of the things breeders will use DNA profiling for include testing for colours, traits and diseases.
We can also assess how much inbreeding has occurred historically and this helps us find unrelated mates to keep our dogs genetics fresh
Some of the main things we look for from a DNA profile are:
Long Coat Carrier