DNA-based genetic profiling gives vets, breeders and pet owners an easy means of verifying parentage, managing disease and determining the likelihood that puppies will display other important traits.

By Cyndi Tebbel

Every puppy is precious, and the best way to help them be healthy is to enlist expert help with conception, supporting the pregnancy and throughout the birth, writes Dr Grant Poolman.

In the pedigree dog world, producing the best of the best is the ultimate target for breeders – welcome to the world of AI.

How do you produce that perfect pup? Before you plan your litter, gather all the pieces of the genetic puzzle.