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 of the dog, entered to the National stud book, then and only then it testifies to the purity of the lineage of ancestors.
In some countries the pedigrees are issued by the National Dog Association, such as in the United States by AKC, in Italy by ENCI,…
In countries where  stud books are kept by the Breed Clubs the pedigrees are issued by the respective Breed Club and certified by the National Dog Association, e.g. in Austria and in Germany. The pedigrees look slightly different, each Club uses its own design. Those breeds without a stud book keeping Breed Club are issued by the National Dog Association, all pedigrees look the same.

  1. Personal data of the dog (breed, name, sex, date of birth, coat color, microchip)
  2. Registration number of the relevant stud book
  3. Place and date of registration
  4. Ancestors (parents, grandparents, great-grandparent), optional with health results and titles, the sire on top, the mother at the bottom
  5. The data of the breeder, in some countries also the signature of the breeder

Some countries provide empty fields

  1. to enter the owner and his data respectively any different changes of ownership of the dog
  2. to enter litters sired/whelped by this dog
  3. to enter health results

Some help for understanding the many abbreviations you will find in the post Common Abbreviations in Pedigrees

Pedigree Examples:

Austria Czech Republic Netherlands      
issued by the Breed Club issued by CMKU issued by Raad van Beheer      

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