When a dog is sold abroad, the National Canine Organization must issue a certified export pedigree. The concerned dog must be identified by a tattoo […]
What is a pedigree, what kinds of pedigrees do we have and how to read pedigrees
The Pedigree of your dog
The pedigree is the “birth certificate” which builds a family tree over three or more generations. Among other info it must contain the Studbook Number […]
Common Abbreviations in Pedigrees
The abundance of abbreviations before or after a dog’s name in a pedigree are likely to confuse the new dog owner or prospective puppy buyer. […]
Some Pedigree Forms
A very simple 4 generations pedigree form to be filled in by hand… A very simple 5 generations pedigree form to be filled in by […]
COI – Coefficient of Inbreeding
Studying pedigrees sooner or later you will stumble upon the expression “COI”. Without getting too academic I will try to explain what the Coefficient of […]
What is a Reverse Pedigree?
The Reverse Pedigree shows from the selected dog its offspring, grand-offspring, great-grand-offspring, etc. in a graphical manner. You see immediately which of the offspring is […]
The pedigrees issued by the American Field do have some special features I want to explain here on an example: “with wins”: 3 numbers separated […]
What is an Inbreeding Pedigree?
The Inbreeding Pedigree displays ancestors which appear more than once in a pedigree, each in a different color. The example below shows for better demonstration […]
What is a Vertical Pedigree?
A vertical pedigree lists the full siblings of each dog in a pedigree. They may be from the same litter or from another breeding of […]