Starting December 1, 2022, the AKC DNA Profile platform will switch from an STR panel of 14 markers to a SNP panel with 201 markers. Because these profiles come from different technologies, STR DNA Profiles are not compatible for parentage evaluation with the SNP DNA Profiles. The AKC can run compatible profiles when needed. The AKC Parentage Evaluation Service provides parentage assessments for $50, which will include comparing sires, dams, and offspring across different panels. Please expect 4-6 weeks for processing. Please plan accordingly.
The American Kennel Club’s DNA Profile Program has always offered DNA Profiles, displaying your dog’s actual genotype. The Profiles include an explanatory worksheet that shows how the DNA genotypes displayed can be used to verify the parentage of offspring using the genotypes of the sire and dam.
AKC DNA Operations staff will evaluate that parentage for you! This service is offered for $50. The AKC will evaluate the parentage and provide you with a written report for the litter. The evaluation must, of course, be based upon genotypes on file with the American Kennel Club, from either the Parent Breed Club Program or DNA Profile Program.
To request this service, simply complete the Parentage Evaluation Request Form including all required signatures and return the form with payment to AKC DNA Operations Raleigh NC.