Reading a pedigree can be a daunting and even a confusing task at first. Rest assured, there is a pattern to the pedigree that once understood, it becomes much more straightforward. Knowing how to read the pedigree can provide you with valuable information on the dog and their lineage. You can find various information on a dog’s pedigree, such as names, parents, grandparents, date of birth, and titles. Below you will find a Canine Extreme pedigree that has been broken into sections to help read and understand a pedigree:
Nova Canine Extreme Pedigree
Box 1: Picture of the dog whos pedigree this belongs
This section of the pedigree, box 1 provides you with a picture of the dog who this pedigree belongs to. In this instance, we can see a stacked photo of Nova Canine Extreme on the left with a photo of her face on the right. This will be known as the main dog for this article.
Box 1A: Name, Titles, Date of Birth
In box 1A you can find the name, titles, and date of birth of the dog in the photo above. Here we can see that the dog’s name is Nova Canine Extreme. She holds her SG2 rating, BH, AD, and WB. We can also see that her date of birth is December 29th, 2017. This format is the same for all dogs on the pedigree, except only the date of birth will be shown for the main dog (box 1).
Box 2: Father to the main dog
Located in box 2 is the father to the main dog on the pedigree. This is the starting point of what is called the father’s line. When reading this pedigree, you would see that Nova’s father is Fight vom Holtkamper Hof who is located in this box. We can also see the titles that Fight holds which are VA2 (USA), V11 (BSZS16), IPO3, KKL.
Box 3: Mother to the main dog
Located in box 3 will be the mother to the main dog on the pedigree. Just like on number 2, this is the start of what is called the mother’s line. In this instance, we see that Zariha vd Frieheit Westetholt is the mother of Nova. Below Zariha’s name, we will see the titles that she has achieved which are V, IPO3 and KKL.
Box 4: Grandfather to the main dog on the father side
Box 4 shows Fight’s father who is named Peik vom Holtkamper Hof and his titles. Since he is the father to Fight, he is also known as Nova’s grandfather on the father’s side. This means the box 4 is the location of the grandfather on the fathers side of the main dog in box 1.
Box 5: Grandmother to the main dog on the father side
Box 5 shows Fight’s mother who is named Liselotte vom Holtkamper Hof and her titles. Since she is the mother to Fight, she is also known as Nova’s grandmother on the father’s side. This means that box 5 is the location of the grandmother on the fathers side of the main dog in box 1.
Box 6: Grandfather to the main dog on the mother side
In box 6, we can see the father to Zariha, who is also the grandfather to Nova on the mother’s side named Marlo von Baccara. As you work you way down the tree, you can see it goes Nova, Zariha and then Marlo. This means that box 6 is the location of the grandfather on the mothers side of the main dog in box 1.
Box 7: Grandmother to the main dog on the mother side
Finally, in box 7, you can find the mother to Zariha whos name is Hanyara von Arenaris. Since Hanyara is the mother to Zariha then she is also the grandmother to Nova on the mother’s side. That being said, box 7 shows the grandmother on the mother’s side to the main dog as well as her titles.