Thanks for the numerous donations of ancient pedigrees by other Pyr Fanciers in the early years when I started to build my database  and to everyone who has submitted pedigrees and corrections.
How do I search for a dogs pedigree?
IMPORTANT FOR FINDING A DOG:
Due to the use of diacritics / accent marks and the posessive ending 's in the writing of some names you may not get a result when entering the complete name. Try to enter only part of the name then or omit the 's.
For example: JONRICKER JUBILEES GENIE - also written sometimes as JONRICKERS JUBILEE'S GENIE will not give any results when searched as in the 2nd writing.
If you search only for JONRICKER or JUBILEE or GENIE, you get a list with all possible names and you can choose the right dog.
Further I dropped the special caracters from the East European languages, as in Czech: Grizzly Farma Štěkot will be in the database as Grizzly Farma Stekot because these diacritics / accent marks sometimes give errors while reading from the database or when updating a pedigree record.
To view a pedigree follow these 4 simple steps keeping the above in mind:
- By logging in, using the Guest account, or create an account for yourself, you reach the Pedigree Search Page.
- Enter the number of generations you want to display.
- Enter the search criteria. This can be the dog's full name, part of a dog's name, or the kennel name.
- Click the Search Button.
A list of dogs will be displayed that matched your criteria. To view a pedigree, click on either [PEDIGREE w/ LINKS] or [PEDIGREE w/o LINKS] for the dog you want to view.
The calculations [8 gen.] of Wright's Coefficient of Inbreeding (COI) is displayed
in all Pedigrees.
The motivation and algorithm is provided by Klaus Holzmann.
What are the different types of Pedigrees I can display?
There are four basic types of pedigrees you can display. The pedigree with links, the pedigree without links, the trial pedigree and the reverse pedigree.
Pedigree With Links
The pedigree with links [PEDIGREE w/ LINKS] displays the pedigree of the dog selected, and each dog's name in the pedigree is in turn a link. If you click on any dog in the pedigree, the pedigree for that dog will be displayed.
Pedigree Without Links
The pedigree without links [PEDIGREE w/o LINKS] displays the pedigree of the dog selected. There are no links displayed on the pedigree, so this is a good choice if you want to print out the pedigree.
With the TRIAL PEDIGREE [only when you are logged in] you can make a breeding simulation. How would the pedigree look like if you bred a particular male to a particular female? The trial pedigree will show you the results. This is very useful for planning potential breedings.
The Reverse Pedigree [REVERSE PEDIGREE] will show you all the offspring, the offspring's offspring, etc. of the selected dog. Be careful how many generations you select for this. With some of the popular sires, this display can become quite large.
What other information is in the database ?
Besides a four different pedigrees, you can also find the breeding information [BREEDING INFO] of a selected dog. This information includes:
- The Parents
- Full Siblings
- Half-siblings on the sire's side
- Half-siblings on the dam's side
- Each breeding partner
- Offspring results of each breeding
Parent, offspring, and sibling information is limited to dogs entered in the database, and where the sire/dam information is known so that relationships can be determined. If there was a repeated breeding, same sire/dam, the offspring will belisted as separate litters.
How do I display breeding information?
To view breeding information, follow these 4 simple steps:
- Go to the Login Page.
- Log in, either as guest or with your account
- Enter the search criteria for a dog.
- Click the Search Button.
A list of dogs will be displayed that matched your criteria. To view breeding information, click on [BREEDING INFO] for the dog you want to display.
How do I find my dog's siblings and half siblings?
Select Breeding Info [BREEDING INFO] for the selected dog. Even if the dog has never been bred, it will still display information on the siblings and half siblings for that dog. Sibling information is limited to dogs entered in the database, and where the sire/dam information is known so that relationships can be determined.
What should I do if I find an error?
If you find an error in the database, please let me know. You can email me, or you can use the online form to submit a correction.
How do I submit a dog?
If you have a Great Pyrenees you would like included in the database, you can submit the information in one of two ways:
The information will then be included in the next update of the database.
Why doesn't the dog I submitted show up right away?
The database is not automatically updated once you submit the form. I have to manually update the database then upload it to the website before you will see the change.
How often do you update the database?
It depends, I try to update the database at least once a month. Sometimes I update it more often..
A dog's name is followed by numbers/letters/words in parentheses. What is this?
When a dog does not have a kennel name, the dog's name will usually be followed by either (country code of the registration number), (year of birth), or (owner's name). This helps to separate multiple dogs with the same name.
Where did you get all the information in the database?
To the best of my knowledge, none of the information contained within the Great Pyrenees Pedigree Database is proprietary or confidential. This information exists in the public domain. I'm just making it available in a different way. Here are my sources for the information in the Great Pedigree Database.
- Great Pyrenees breed clubs magazines from different countries.
- Dog show catalogs
- Titel holder books
- Studbooks (Dogs, Titles, Hip Rating, Color)
- The AKC Online Store(Pedigrees).
- The Pyrenean Mountain Dog Club of Great Britten.
- The Swedish Kennel Club (Dogs, Reg#s, DOB, Titles, Hip Rating, Color, Parentage).
- The Finnish Kennel Club (Dogs, Reg#s, DOB, Titles, Hip Rating, Color, Parentage).
- Public communication, including Great Pyrenees forums and e-mail lists.
- Great Pyrenees websites with pedigree information.
- ...and Great Pyrenees people worldwide who have submitted pedigrees and shared information with me.
There are no guarantees made as to the accuracy of the data published at this site. I strive to have correct information in the database, but the data is only as good as the sources from which it came.
If you find any errors, PLEASE let me know and send me the correct information so I can correct the database.
Please remember, when using information from the database, there CAN BE errors!