BREEDING SCIENCE

HOW TO READ A PEDIGREE

 

The definitive source of pedigree information worldwide.

Grandsire (grandfather of the dog on the father's side)

Sire

(father of the dog)

Granddam (Grandmother of the dog on the father's side)

Greyhound

Grandsire (grandfather of the dog on the mother's side)

Dam (mother of the dog)

Granddam (grandmother of the dog on the mother's side)

The pedigree shows 5 generations and you can scroll through the pedigree by clicking at the sire and dam.  Inbred dogs are marked in bright red.  All ancestors of these bright red dogs are colored dark red.  Bright red dogs embedded among dark red ones shows that there is additional inbreeding to these dogs. Please note that the pedigree shows five generations but six generations are considered for the inbreeding marking. So it may be that a dog is marked as inbred but only showed once on the screen.

THE RASMUSSEN FACTOR

The Rasmussen Factor is a theory established by the famous US thoroughbred writer Leon Rasmussen. As a service to those interested in the Rasmussen Factor, we use italicized letters to mark the Rasmussen dams.

 

On the left side of the pedigree and below the greyhound name is the following information:

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