Are you a breeder who wants to understand the Matchmaker tool better? This article will introduce Matchmaker to you - your essential tool for informed breeding decisions!
Matchmaker is an online tool that enables breeders to easily evaluate and predict inherited disease variants, genetic COI, and traits of a future litter between two intact dogs available in the Embark database. We encourage all users with Breeder profiles to unlock their dog’s profiles in the interest of transparency and to enable best practices for informed breeding decisions.
The “Matchmaker” button is located in the Breeder Tools section of your MyEmbark account. The Matchmaker tool allows you to see breeding dogs of the same breed, along with their results (when unlocked) for the health conditions and traits that matter most for your breed.
Matchmaker will also display the average estimated litter genetic COI (Coefficient of Inbreeding) for each potential pair. Different methods of sorting results can be toggled on and off using filters. You can also contact other breeders through the tool. While we recognize that conformation and other factors are involved in making breeding decisions, you can think of Matchmaker as one more tool in your belt!
- You must have a Breeder Profile
- Your breed must be available in Matchmaker
- Your dog must have opted in to the Matchmaker tool
- Your dog must be listed as intact/not spayed or neutered in their profile
If your dog isn’t appearing in Matchmaker, try these steps: My Dog Isn't Showing Up In Matchmaker.
Should you need further assistance, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you!