A Web Database from...
 

 

The Doberman Pinscher Club of America
 
 



TIPS FOR DATA ENTRY
 

• Fill in as much information as possible for each category (dog, breeder, owner or kennel) that you enter into the database.
• Check to see if the dog, breeder, owner or kennel is in the database before entering the information again. Look for spelling variances!
• Enter your information carefully. Check your spelling. Even the presence or absence of a space or an apostrophe or a dash will affect the way the information is stored in the database.
• The database will prevent dogs from being entered twice BUT if the registered name is misspelled it will NOT recognize this as a duplicate. Same with owners and breeders and kennels. Check your spelling!
• DO NOT USE ALL CAPITAL LETTERS or all lower case letters. Please follow proper internet etiquette and enter your information in mixed case.
• Read what the questions are asking and answer appropriately. For example, do not answer the question "cause of death" as "still alive". If the question doesn't pertain to your dog, leave it blank. If you need to let people know information that's not asked, you can put it in the "Notes" section.
• Enter your information in the format asked, for example 01 instead of January when entering dates. There are "help" icons to assist you if you're unsure.
• Regarding titles - enter them in the "titles" section on the data entry page and not as a part of your dogs registered name.
• More about titles - please use the most common SHORT abbreviation. While "American and Canadian Champion" look goods to you, it will prevent your dogs name from fitting on its profile and pedigree pages without wrapping. "Am/Can Ch." relays the same information while using less space. "Ch." is assumed to be an American Champion so you don't need to include the country.
• If your dog has multiple owners and/or breeders, enter them separately. You can choose "Add owner" or "Add breeder" on the data entry page as many times as you need to. The rule of thumb is "if they live in the same house they can be put together on the same breeder or owner profile page". A husband and wife team is the most common example of this. If you have co-bred or co-own a dog with someone other than your spouse, it's best to put each person on their own profile page.