• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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.