DNA Certification Program
Kotickee Kennel is proud to participate in the AKC DNA certification program. Through AKCís efforts in continuing the tradition of providing rigorous standards of registry, we are able to benefit by adding certified authenticity to our breeding program.
As with so many other species, DNA has been discovered which can uniquely identify dogs. They can be identified not only by breed, but by the individual dog as well. Its parents equally contribute each form of a dogís gene allele randomly. These combinations can be analyzed and with the DNA knowledge of one or more parents, proof of offspring can be determined.
DNA collection is noninvasive and painless for the dog. It does not require blood samples, but rather a collection is taken of cells using a cheek swab. AKC issues a certification with analysis of each dogís unique DNA profile. This profile will become forever part of the dogís permanent AKC record. The profile number will appear in future registration certificates.
DNA testing is the wave of the future. As databases grown and with increased knowledge of gene contribution, we will soon be able to identify potential disease and breed disorder carriers or producers. One can see the day of the elimination of genetic disorders which have plagued many breeds. We are very happy to be a part of this important step forward.
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