How do I collect a swab sample from my dog?

Using a cheek (buccal) swab to collect cheek cells from your dog is one of the easiest ways to collect DNA; it is pain free, can be completed quickly and can be done by anyone, anywhere (you do not need to get a veterinarian to collect the samples).

Poor samples (swabs that do contain enough material) are much more likely to result in failed tests and therefore delays to testing. Please read our detailed guide on Taking Good Swab Samples.