GSD WinSIS-X Database - Over 275,000 German Shepherd Pedigrees
GSD Pedigree Search - one of the largest collection of pedigrees of German shepherds on the Internet on the Internet
GSD Online - Over 160,000 German Shepherd Pedigrees
Czech GSDs - over 60,000 pedigrees of German Shepherds (mainly from the Czech Republic)
Rhosyn German Shepherds is an Australian database containing over 50,000 German Shepherd pedigrees from around the world
Finnish GSDs - Finnish database (select "Sukutaulu" on the main page)
Working-dog.eu - working line of German shepherds
VDH - Dutch database
Databaza SUCHNO - Slovak database
German Shepherd Dog Breed Betterment Registry - Advanced Search Database
Grumpa's Shepherds - over 2500 pedigrees (USA, Canada, Mexico)
German Shepherd Dog Pedigrees - small database (has not been updated for a long time)
Pedigree as a merchant
If we consider the concept itself, then the pedigree is a kind of genealogical tree of the dog, which includes the nicknames of its ancestors (at least up to the fourth knee). Therefore, when buying a puppy, you should try to find out as much as possible from the breeder or owner of the animal about the origin of the pet you have chosen. By itself, this paper does not say anything to a person who does not understand the canine subtleties and dogs listed in it. This information is needed only for those owners who are equal to the breed standards, plan to continue to participate with the pet in exhibitions or breed offspring. Choosing a four-legged friend without striving to achieve ideal parameters, these papers can not be taken into account.
First, all the puppies that were born belong to the breeder - the person who owns or rents a lactating female. The owner of the offspring, giving or selling a dog of any age, is obliged to officially record the fact of changing the owner of the animal. This event must certainly be reflected in the most important document - the pedigree. In the generally accepted form of RKNO (as well as in the German version) on the 4th page there is a column “change of ownership”.
There, the breeder must indicate the date of sale (or simple donation), enter the name and initials of the new owner and confirm the transaction with his own signature. After completing the required items, the final finished version becomes a full-fledged document attesting to the ownership of a certain person regarding the dog.
Important! It should be borne in mind that veterinary passports per dog are allowed to have more than one copy at a time (if the four-legged is registered in all existing stations in the city). But the pedigree differs in a single form, and this paper is issued exclusively by the organization in which the pet in question was born as a result of breeding.
An equally important paper for an animal is a veterinary passport. This is a kind of secondary document, where the filling requirements are less stringent. There, all the information in the columns fits only with the words of the person who wants to put her pet on the standard record, and is not fixed by the signature, therefore she cannot be compared in importance to the pedigree. The veterinary passport also has the item “dog owner”, only the main difference is that its design does not make a person the official owner of the dog.
Certificate of pure breed
On the territory of Russia there are many dog training clubs that specialize in professional breeding of German shepherds in accordance with the country's standards. Their total number changes periodically: new groups are created or old groups are closed. Each of them has the right to issue pedigree documents to dog owners on personally designed forms. Such types of papers from existing cynological organizations have equal legal force: such a form is considered genuine if the organization that submitted it had the necessary conditions to do this (based on the provision in the charter). In this case, the pedigree itself must be certified by an authorized person and a seal.
Controversial situations often arise when the content of this document raises additional questions: the owner of the pedigree dog’s refusal to accept the data of a pedigree, stating that there was no mating at all. In this case, a person who has identified discrepancies in information or doubts the veracity of the document may sue for recognition of the paper as fake.
By accepting the application, the court submits an official request to the dog organization for further verification. If the document really turns out to be fake, it can be recognized that the origin of a particular shepherd does not have official confirmation. Also, the owners of the dog, which has lost paper confirmation, also have the right to apply to the court, but to those people who sold them a dog with a fake pedigree.
Important! No public organization in the Russian Federation has the same authority to declare the pedigree data of another cynological group fake. In turn, an organization whose papers are declared “unrecognized” can apply with the same response to a local court to protect its business reputation and will easily win the process if the required evidence is available.
Focusing on the generally accepted law of Russia, no public organization has the authority in the course of its activities to impede the work of similar firms. In the event of repeated violations, a suspicious club can easily forever lose registration in a judicial proceeding through the judicial authority. Even such a harmless statement as the fact that only their papers are the only authentic in the state, and all the rest are not, means that the leaders deceive the owner of the dogs and violate Russian law.
To avoid problems, first of all, when acquaintance with the pedigree of the future pet, you need to see which club issued this document. Usually this information is indicated on the cover page or first page. The dog’s stigma is also located there - an indispensable mechanism for guaranteed identification of both the dog and the pedigree itself. When there is no branding in official paper, it is not possible to determine whether or not the pet matches the recorded data.
Pedigrees are not handed out just like that, but solely on the basis of clearly established conditions. In some kennel clubs, German shepherds are bred on the basis of the breeding position, so for the registration of puppies, the owners of the animal must comply with a specific list of requirements. In RKNO, the German breed first passes a special selection or receives conditional admission to breeding. To obtain permission to a kerung dog, the following criteria must be observed:
- age limits from 2 to 5 years,
- current pedigree form,
- participation in at least 3 exhibitions with a verdict of at least “very good”,
- Successfully passed exams (special training and endurance),
- active owner membership in SV,
- dog x-rays (dysplasia of the elbow and hip joints),
- documents confirming hemophilia testing and identification for a male,
- the consent of the owner (in writing) that he does not hide the hidden flaws in the dog.
The club should always have ready documents on the origin of the ancestors of the pet (at least paper confirmation that the parents are also shepherd dogs). Additionally, the form should indicate the following information:
- mating act (which dogs were tied to each other, which is certified by the signatures of the owner of the dog and the owner of the bitch, sometimes even a mating instructor),
Important! It happens that after mating, the mask does not produce offspring: sometimes it remains “empty”, that is, unfertilized. But it is also worth noting in the corresponding column and not leaving the form blank.
- inspection report of the litter (it is a special commission when checking puppies on the 45th day after birth and branding, noting their weight, number and gender of each, color and especially noticeable flaws, if any),
Important! The puppy’s pedigree indicates only his origin, and not that he is a vivid representative of his breed.
- general litter card (a document that reflects the nicknames of all puppies, their brand numbers and colors, based on the standard of the German Shepherd breed).
Prepared documents must be stored indefinitely in the archive of the cynological organization. The absence of at least one of the listed forms makes it legal to further register the offspring in the official studbook and to issue other pedigrees based on this. The procedure for restoring securities only from the words of the owner of the animal is unacceptable and subsequently often challenged in court.
A similar principle applies when exchanging a pedigree: it is also necessary either to have a completed certificate from the archive of the cynological club that issued it, or to have good guarantees that it is considered an authentic copy. An organization whose pedigree form was updated in this way, at any time, has the right to declare that the document was issued as a result of an internal error (theft, forgery, etc.).
In this case, the court automatically recognizes the pedigree in question as a document that has lost its force. Therefore, the only right decision will be an official request to the selected organization, whose form they are going to exchange, with the clarification whether they will agree with the genuine version of the pedigree or whether they have any complaints or doubts. And in the new version you should definitely reflect that it was issued on the basis of an earlier copy.
The data of the primary pedigree registration of the pet is entered in the factory book, and from there the information about the pet is already received in the state pedigree book. Specific specialists (dog handlers, livestock specialists, accountants and other professionals) are responsible for the processing and systematization of data using computer technology and German breed standards.
Important! For a knowledgeable person, such a book is an excellent source of valuable information about the shepherd. The most interesting in this regard were the well-known pedigrees of RKNO. On the main pages of papers, it is usually reflected how many specific puppies were born and died before being activated, what nicknames the owners gave them (write in the original language), colors and the inbreeding was completely painted.
On the subsequent spreads (2nd and 3rd pages), four tribes of the dog’s relatives are clearly shown with detailed numbers of their pedigrees, accurate information and results about the training, and confirmation of selection. Data on the closest ancestors (first and second knee) are provided additionally and include a detailed description of the pets in the selection, coat color and basic information about littermates. At the end, there is a designated place for affixing a stamp on the examination for hip dysplasia.
Important! Making the correct description on the selection is an extremely informative line of the pedigree. This allows dog owners to read about the pros and cons of the dog’s parents and the puppy’s relatives, to trace their relationship with each other.
As for dogs brought from other countries, but still owned by Russian citizens - despite the availability of confirmation of primary körung abroad, these pets should still be registered with VERK RKF. They are inspected in accordance with the standard provision and upon successful passing the necessary tests, they also receive a corresponding document for a period of 2 years.
All the information that is most fully reflected in the pedigree allows a person with a single document to make a preliminary idea of the dog he is interested in. Therefore, it is important to know in advance about all the advantages of this paper: it will not only allow you to choose a puppy according to the breed standards, but also confirm the origin of your German shepherd. The main thing in this case is only to correctly collect and officially document all the necessary information about the ancestors of your pet, so that they will have legal force in the future.