Pedigree Central
Your Internet portal for pedigrees.

"My philosophy is that the fact that we make the data freely available is what gives us the power to do good: to find genetic cures, to expose puppy mills, to allow wise breeders to make wise breeding decisions ..."


Pedigree Central


Dogs: click one of the (AKC) groups below...

Jump to Herding Group

Jump to Non-Sporting Group

Jump to Terrier Group

Jump to Working Group

Jump to Hound Group

Jump to Sporting Group

Jump to Toy Group

Jump to Miscellaneous Class




You can also find more cat pedigrees at Cat





·         American Morgan

·         Appaloosa

·         Arabians

·         Irish Cob (also in Dutch)

·         Multi-breed  

·         Paso Fino  


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Goats & Sheep:


What is Pedigree Central?

Pedigree Central is your Internet portal for pedigrees. Just click on your favorite breed, and you will be transported directly to the website where you can get pedigrees.

What does it cost?

It costs nothing to use. The breeders who sponsor their breed through Pedigree Central do it because they care about their breed. This is a service by breeders for breeders.

My breed doesn't have a sponsor. I have the breeding records, can I be a sponsor?

Yes, you can.

What do I need to do?

You must have (or obtain) your own website with CGI capability. Then you can install the pedigree database software on your website, and upload your breeding records database.

I don't have a website with CGI capability. How do I get one?

If you have a "static" website, you can ask your Internet Service Provider (ISP) if they can upgrade you to CGI capability. There is usually an additional monthly fee for this privilege. If you do not have a website now, or your ISP cannot upgrade you to CGI capability, try contacting one of the following ISPs:

  • $10.00/month or $100.00/year, SETS UP YOUR PEDIGREE DATABASE WEBSITE FOR YOU! If you don't know anything about setting up a web site, this may be the choice you're looking for.
  •, also has skills for installing and hosting the Pedigree Website Package starting at $6.95/month.
  • Parcom Internet Web Hosting $5.95/month.
  • Virtual Avenue by InfoSpace FREE with ads, $10.00/month without ads.
  • Earthlink Webhosting 1-800-955-0186 $14.95/month
  • ValueWeb 1-800-934-6788 $19.95/month
  • Verio Webhosting 1-800-GET-VERIO $24.95/month
  • Advanced Internet Technologies 1-800-878-4084 $14.95/month

How do I get the pedigree database software for my website?

Send an e-mail to the Pedigree Central Webmaster requesting the pedigree website package. The package is free so long as you leave the copyright messages intact.

·         Detailed instructions for installing and operating the package can be found here.

·         Answers to FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS are here.

·         A list of all the changes that have been made to the package from version to version are here.

All this web site stuff is a bit beyond me. Can I get help?

Please read the online instructions and FAQ. If you have a short question that is not answered by them, contact me and I'll try to answer. If you need extensive help, please consult a web design professional.

Why are you doing this for free?  Doesn’t it cost you money?

In 1985, my mother and I started compiling the database for our own breed-of-interest (Belgian Sheepdogs). Our motivation was to collect and cross-reference real breeding records to counteract a lot of disinformation spread by some breeders who are motivated mostly by profit.  I am a computer programmer by training, so I thought that computerizing the data would make it easier to maintain.  Over the course of the last 20+ years, that software has gone through various incarnations, with its first debut on the web in 1998.  Suggestions from other breeders encouraged me to make it more widely available. I have done this even though the webserver costs me about $50 per month, not to mention the time I spend helping others get their own websites up and running.  It is my intention to continue to make this website and the software available for free to promote the spread of good information. To defray my costs, I am now hosting advertisements.  I also welcome donations from anyone feeling so inclined.

Dogs: Herding Group

Australian Cattle Dog

Border Collie

Old English Sheepdog

Australian Shepherd

Bouvier Des Flandres

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Bearded Collie


Polish Lowland

Canaan Dog


Belgian Malinois (Europe, in French)

Belgian Malinois (Switzerland, in French)

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Pyrenean Shepherd

Belgian Sheepdog (USA)
Berger Belges (Europe, in French)


Shetland Sheepdog

Belgian Tervuren

German Shepherd Dog

Swedish Vallhund

Dogs: Hound Group

Afghan Hound


Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen

American Foxhound

English Foxhound

Pharaoh Hound



Plott Hound

Basset Hound


Rhodesian Ridgeback


Ibizan Hound


Black and Tan Coonhound

Irish Wolfhound

Scottish Deerhound


Norwegian Elkhound





Dogs: Non-Sporting Group

American Eskimo Dog



Bichon Frise

Finnish Spitz

Schipperke (USA)
Schipperke (Denmark)
Schipperke (in German)

Boston Terrier

French Bulldog

Shiba Inu

Bulldog (UK)

Bulldog (Lithuania)


Tibetan Spaniel

Chinese Shar-pei (USA)
Chinese Shar-pei (Poland)

Lhasa Apso

Tibetan Terrier

Chow Chow (USA)

Chow Chow (Finland)



Dogs: Sporting Group

American Water Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel (USA)
English Springer Spaniel (UK)

Labrador Retriever

Braque du Bourbonnais

Field Spaniel

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever


Flat-Coated Retriever

Flat-Coated Retriever (in Dutch)


Chesapeake Bay Retriever

German Shorthaired Pointer
German Shorthaired Pointer

Spinone Italiano

Clumber Spaniel

German Wirehaired Pointer

Sussex Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel

Golden Retriever


Curly-Coated Retriever

Gordon Setter


English Cocker Spaniel

Irish Setter

Welsh Springer Spaniel

English Setter

Irish Water Spaniel

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Dogs: Terrier Group

Airedale Terrier

Irish Terrier (in German)
Irish Terrier (Netherlands)

Sealyham Terrier

American Pit Bull Terrier

Kerry Blue Terrier

Skye Terrier

American Staffordshire Terrier

Lakeland Terrier

Smooth Fox Terrier

Australian Terrier

Manchester Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Bedlington Terrier

Miniature Bull Terrier (USA)

Miniature Bull Terrier (Europe)

Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier (UK)

Border Terrier

Miniature Schnauzer

Welsh Terrier

Bull Terrier (USA)

Bull Terrier (Europe)

Norfolk Terrier

West Highland White Terrier

Cairn Terrier

Norwich Terrier

Wire Fox Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Parson Russell Terrier  

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Scottish Terrier  

Dogs: Toy Group


Italian Greyhound

Pomeranian (Worldwide)
Pomeranian (USA 1)

Pomeranian (USA 2)

Brussels Griffon

Japanese Chin

Poodle (Toy)

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (USA)
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (French)




Manchester Terrier

Shih Tzu

Chinese Crested

Miniature Pinscher

Silky Terrier

English Toy Spaniel


Toy Fox Terrier (1)

Toy Fox Terrier (2)



Yorkshire Terrier

Dogs: Working Group


Giant Schnauzer

Portuguese Water Dog

Alaskan Malamute

Great Dane (USA)
Great Dane (Australia, etc.)


Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Great Pyrenees

Saint Bernard

Bernese Mountain Dog

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog


Black Russian Terrier


Siberian Husky



Standard Schnauzer



Tibetan Mastiff

Dobermann Pinscher

Neapolitan Mastiff  
German Pinscher



Dogs: Miscellaneous Class

AKC Recognized

Dogue de Bordeaux Norwegian Buhund Redbone Coonhound
Irish Red and White Setter Pyrenean Shepherd  

Others (may be recognized by CKC, FCI, etc.)

Appenzeller Sennenhund

Icelandic Sheepdog

Pyrenean Mastiff


Australian Kelpie

Jack Russell Terrier

Schapendoes (in Dutch)

Azawakh Sighthound


Spanish Water Dog

Dogo Argentino
Dogo Argentino (Netherlands)


Sloughi (in German)

Estrela Mountain Dog

Llewellin Setter

White Shepherd

German Mittel Spitz

Norwegian Lundehund

Hanging Tree Cowdog Polish Tatra Mountain Sheepdog  

Cats: Shorthair Breeds


Egyptian Mau

Oriental Shorthair

American Curl

European Shorthair

Russian Blue

American Shorthair

Exotic Shorthair

Scottish Fold

American Wirehair

German Rex



Havana Brown


British Shorthair

Japanese Bobtail





Chartreaux / British Blue



Colorpoint Shorthair



Cornish Rex



Cats: Longhair Breeds

Balinese (USA)
Balinese (UK, Europe)




Maine Coon Cat



Norwegian Forest Cat


Himalayan / Colorpoint Longhair

Oriental Longhair

Turkish Angora


Persian / Exotic

Turkish Van Cat

Here's what people are saying about Pedigree Central!

"One sign of the great benefit that you have provided to our breed is that through your efforts in making this program available to me, that Dr. Goldstein, a researcher at Cornell, was able to trace his Keeshond genetic testing and develop at test for the PHPT gene in Keeshond... He made extensive use of my website Keeshond database in his research." -- Steve Dworkin, Greykees Keeshonden


"Pedigree Central is nothing short of absolutely wonderful.  After typing out far too many pedigrees, I went looking for a way of putting a pedigree database together and getting it onto my web site.   I was stunned to find what it would cost for a web developer to do the work for me.   With Jim's help, I now have a pedigree look up that is much, much better than what I originally had in mind.   It looks terrific, it's very easy for visitors to my site to use and incredibly easy for me to maintain.   Not only was it free, Jim patiently helped me get it up and running.  I would happily recommend this service to anyone; thank you once again." -- Petra Davidson, Sparkling Acres Appaloosas:   New Zealand


"The wirehaired pointing griffon is small gene pool and it is essential for breeders to share pedigree and testing information. The lifetime work of the foundation wirehaired pointing griffon breeder in the United States can now be shared for the benefit of the whole breed.  Our deepest appreciation to Jim Trethewey for making a lifelong dream a reality with his pedigree program.  Jim went far above and beyond the call of duty to help us get this database available on the website."  -- Carol Ptak, Herrenhausen Sporting Dogs webmaster


"On the web, we are using your free Pedigree Central application for this facility.  The pedigrees are maintained by BreedMate's Ped/X, which then generates the data files for your web application.  [...]  I'm very pleased with this combination.  As a developer, I've found the Pedigree Central Perl code easy to follow.  It certainly worked 100% "out of the box," and my customizations for our club's special needs have been easy to do.  [...]  As a non-profit organization supported by donations and run entirely by volunteers, we very much appreciate your making the Pedigree database application available at no cost.  It allows us to continue our traditional Book of Titleholders at very little cost to the club's members." -- Jim Moen, Puli Club of America Webmaster


"Thanks for making such a great easy-to-use web interface!" -- Melissa Sworab


"I spent days manually creating dozens of HTML pedigrees, with no hyperlinks, and discovered to my horror what a nightmare it was to keep track of updates and modifications when even one related dog was added to the database. I knew there had to be a better way and I found it in Alfirin Technologies Dynamic Pedigree Generator. In short order my entire database was online, upgraded on the fly and with dynamic hyperlinks. This software would be a bargain at any price. But at FREE it is an amazing gift. Many thanks." -- Mike Davidson:


"It has been a dream of mine to put the South African Arabian Database on line and after a few years our Database is finally complete. I bought a program from Breeders assistant which is phenomenal and contacted Jim. His response time was that of an employee of mine in hot water and went all the way to help. I think his great success is his passion and desire to help others, as he has been there before. He Even refused financial assistance! Jim has answered all our email and even spent time making changes to scripts, THANK YOU. In a short while we be online with our database, take a look." -- Greg Miles


"I just wanted to let you know, that the "Pedigree Software" you wrote is excellent and I daily use a site that uses it. :) I am so thankful you made the software. :) Thank you sooooo much !!" -- Kristi Thayer


"Hey just wanted to let you know, Jim, that the software used to create the Online Pedigree Database for Australian Shepherds, located at, is outstanding as has provided the community of Australian Shepherd breeders and owners with an invaluable resource. Indirectly, your work has helped the breed in general and I just wanted to say THANKS. You probably have no idea how much this means, and to how many people! Great job." -- Lisa Giroux


"Thank you so very much for helping me with this!! You are terriffic!!" -- Helen Park


"I've been looking at pedigrees and indulging in doggy stuff. It is a great service for us Belgian folks! THANK YOU!!!" -- Lorra Miller


"PERFECT! Thanks a million." -- Kris Willison


"It's all working wonderfully!!! Jim, I'm copying Kris on this. You two should be very thrilled with what you have done! You have created a masterpiece!! I appreciate the effort that you must have put into this and I know that there are many, many pedigree lovers out there that will just be blown away by this!!" -- Roxy Hayes


"I have recieved many excellent comments on the site. Several have asked about the script that I used. I have referred them to your site." -- Ray Plummer


"You're a wonder!!!!!" -- Martha Ryan


"I want to thank you for providing this wonderful software. The Irish Water Spaniel community all over the world is very satisfied with it." -- Michael Roeterdink


"Wow, excellent work!" -- Brad LaBroad


"Thanks again for this wonderful database Claire, and thank Jim for us too!" -- Annabelle Cambier


"Thank you very much for your Pedigree Website Package." -- Tiina Räsänen


"Thank you so much! Your generosity is deeply appreciated!" -- Patricia Hampton


"Wow, thanks!" -- Anne McCulloch & Denise Clark


"I have been using your package for nearly two years having tried similar ones, I can honestly say yours is the best by a mile, and the service and help I get from you is brilliant. Thank you for a very professional service, and best of luck for the future." -- Rex Orrin, Nirrochex Akitas UK


"Very nice work, well written and easy to work with. Spent some time customizing it to match the appearance and layout of our site. Very much enjoyed working with the program. I also spent some time looking at alternatives to BreedMate. I actually downloaded and worked with six other demos. In the end BreedMate won out, and one big reason is the integration possible with your program. I really couldn't find anything else that could beat the combination. And the Pedigree with links makes a fantastic research tool that I know a lot of people will benefit from. It is so much better than the sites that only generate a pedigree for one dog at a time and then emails it to you." -- Mike Murray


"I had an idea one day and thought, it would be neat to have a web based pedigree database. As I thought more about it, I realized that it was well beyond my reach, so to speak. Since the idea lingered, I emailed Jim Seltzer, whose selfless generosity made his pedigree program available and free. I asked Jim Seltzer if my idea could be done with his program. His response was, 'Rather than trying to adapt the pedigree program to your needs I suggest you take a look at Jim Trethewey's free software at It might be better suited to what you have in mind. Take a look at several of the linked pedigree database web pages. Some collect the database information directly from an e-form.' I have found Jim Tretheway to be equally generous and selfless, this experience has bolstered my joy in being an American. Thank you Jim more than I can express." -- Rustler, River, Swamp and Flatwoods Sacred Fraternal Order of the Society of Professional hog Doggers (PhD)


"It's not surprising that Alfirin's system is the most popular web pedigree database. Good work, well documented and very rapid responses from Jim when needed. Very professional. And its free." -- Colin Manning, Breeders Assistant Software


"Great software. Working with Jim Trethewey was a pleasure. Responses both quick and helpful. He even provided changes to allow multiple breeds on a single host. His simple, straight forward database formats made it easy to include a function in K9-Ped to output the required pedigree and breeding files." -- Jim Andrews, K9-Ped


"There are a number of Web Pedigree Generators available on the net and most are free. One of the best is from Alfirin Technologies." -- Breed Mate


Changes last made on: Sat 11 Apr 2009 8:17 AM PDT.