August 22 - August 26
AKC Parentage DNA: Tests will be available at a special discount rate of $20.00 per test. This test is normally $ 50.00 per test. Limit 5 dogs per household. The PWDCA will be covering the remainder of the cost of this test.
Please contact Jane Harding at [email protected] for the AKC swabs which will be mailed to you directly and you can swab your dogs at home and mail the swabs back to Jane Harding. Alternatively, you can pick them up from Jane Harding at the Specialty and swab your dogs on site. ALL swabs must be returned to Jane Harding either in hand or at her residence (41 Gilbert Hill Road, Chester, CT 06412) by August 26th, 2022 (the last day of the Specialty). Please note there will be no exceptions to this date.
PENNGEN JDCM & MOS: PENNGEN is offering JDCM and MOS ordered together for $110, or each test individually for $75. People should create a submission on PennGen, print out the submission form, putting the phrase “PWDCA 2022 Specialty” in the comments section, and bring the form to the specialty to be submitted with the cheek brush/swabs.
If you need swabs for this test, please email [email protected] and Jane will mail you two swabs which will need to be mailed back to her for submission to UPenn. For the samples collected at the specialty, please submit 2 swabs/dog, dried and put in a new paper envelope, which is then sealed and placed in a Ziplock bag that also contains the completed and signed submission form, folded so the information on the form is visible from the outside (one Ziplock bag/dog).
PENNGEN will also honor submissions directly from owner’s homes that are received between 8/19/2022 through 9/2/2022 with the phrase “PWDCA 2022 Specialty” in the comments section of the submission form.