What is a genetic pedigree?
A traditional pedigree shows the parentage back through three or more generations. If you take a traditional pedigree and begin filling in the rest of the close relatives (siblings, half-sibs, offspring, multiple matings, etc.), you’ve got the beginnings of a genetic pedigree. The genetic pedigree can include 75-100 or more dogs and shows the relationships among them as graphical chart. If enough closely related dogs are registered, the genped provides a comprehensive picture of the location of affected and carrier dogs in a family. With that information breeders can make risk assessments about breeding any two dogs.