A. Identity. Every dog has a unique genetic pattern. This is what we call the DNA Profile. Once a dog has been profiled, this evidence of its identity can never be changed. Your dogs DNA profile is absolutely unchangeable.
B. Parentage. Each dog inherits his genetic profile from his parents and cannot have any pattern that is not inherited from his Sire or his Dam. Genes come in pairs with each parent contributing one of the genes in each pair.
B| AB | JB
K| AK | JK
Since AB appears in the above list, there is a match. Just one match is not enough to be certain that this Sire and Dam produced this dog, but each time there is a match, the odds increase that these two are the parents of the dog. Suppose now, that the Sire had tested JM and the Dam BK. It is immediately obvious that neither parent could have contributed an A gene to your dog. The Sire is excluded as a possible parent but the Dam is still included as a possible parent.
a) Establish a permanent record of identity for any dog.
b) Determine individual paternity for separately sired siblings.
c) Provide bitch owners with guaranteed stud service.
d) Verify artificial insemination.
e) Resolve breeding disputes.
f) Guarantee puppy buyers a verifiable pedigree.
requested and paid for by the owner. All subsequent pedigrees issued by the Business Office will include the DNA designation for that dog (including ancestors, if applicable).
DNA Request forms are available on the forms page . Print out a copy and either fax it with your credit card number or mail it with a check or money order for the correct amount. Members without e-mail may request a form from the Business Office by phone at 979-778-1082 or fax 979-778-1898.
For the “Adjusted by Therion” notation, the lab calibrates the ImmGen results for the litter’s Sire and Dam to correspond to the output Therions equipment generates. This is a standard adjustment that EVERY ImmGen result receives when it is compared to a Therion result.