American Kennel Club (AKC) DNA Facts and Figures
Through December 31, 2008, the AKC collected over 475,000 DNA
profiles in its database.
AKC DNA database has samples from 208 AKC and FSS breeds.
The top ten breeds that are AKC DNA Profiled are:
Labrador Retriever (30,599)
Yorkshire Terrier (30,128)
Shepherd Dog (15,637)
genotyping can be used to establish the identity of a dog and to
verify parentage. As each generation is DNA Profiled by the AKC,
pedigrees will carry that extra measure of confidence.
Compliance Audit Program (Kennel Inspections) -
has been collected at over 10,000 kennels.
17,500 litters have been DNA tested.
100,000 DNA samples have been tested to verify parentage.
• In 2008, 95% of litters tested in the Compliance Audit Program
have correct parentage. This is improved from 89% in 1998.
Parent Club Program
1998 to 2000, AKC DNA Operations staff collected samples on a
voluntary basis at 107 Parent Breed Club National Specialties.
These samples were processed at no cost to the owner.
There are approximately 10,000 genotypes on file from this program.
spent over half a million dollars to collect and process DNA for
350,000 samples have been submitted to date.
Samples are submitted on a voluntary basis and/or to satisfy AKC DNA
Frequently Used Sires (FUS) Requirement
FUS Requirement was implemented to obtain DNA profiles from the dogs
with the greatest impact
AKC stud book.
Almost 90,000 samples were submitted during the first year of the
of the litters registered during this period were sired by FUS.
Multiple-Sired Litters Requirement
multiple-sired litters were registered in 2008.