On The Farm |
Jubilee Family |
| Titleholders |
Planned Breedings |
Created by Chris Clement
What is PEDIGREE?
is a Windows 95/98 based program for producing high-quality pedigree
printouts (several users have indicated that it also works under ME and
XP). Although PEDIGREE has been designed with show dogs in mind, it can
(and has) been used for cats, goats, horses, other animals and even
people! Users enter name, title and pedigree information only once for
each animal, no matter how many times it appears in pedigrees. Names,
title and ancestry information will appear consistently across all
pedigrees. Two to six generation pedigrees can be displayed on screen and
printed to any windows-compatible printer. Many aspects of how pedigrees
are displayed and printed are user adjustable including American vs.
Canadian title style, the font style and colour of champions and
non-champions, and others. Information on multiple breeds can be kept in
separate databases, and the size of each database is limited only by
available disk space.
Ease of use is a primary
consideration. The main interface is centered around a displayed pedigree.
The user interacts with the program either by clicking on the names shown
on the pedigree, or through the main menu. Left-clicking on an animal's
name (or a blank) allows the user to place another animal in that location
in the pedigree, bringing all it's ancestors with it. Right-clicking on an
animal's name brings up a pop-up menu to perform other actions on the
animal such as editing it's information, pruning it from the displayed
pedigree, or deleting it completely from the database.
Besides displaying and
printing high-quality pedigrees, PEDIGREE can be used to perform
inbreeding and relationship analyses. Take a look at a
Inbreeding and Relationship Analysis Report.
Any number of databases can be
maintained, one for each breed. This is particularly useful for those who
would like to track more than one breed. Databases can also be merged, so
that you can share pedigree information with other users.
WORKS IN MS VISTA!!!!
Vista has a
new security feature that helps users avoid installing spyware and other
dangerous programs. During the install it opens a window and asks/warns
you. This interrupts the installation of some programs, causing
installation to abort. This feature is referred to as "UAC" - "User
this you must disable UAC. There are a lot of references on the web to do
this simple fix- here is one example:
aware this is a security feature, and once disabled, and Pedigree is
installed, you must then go back and ENABLE UAC to maintain security, once
the download is complete.
This software is "shareware".
That means you may distribute UNREGISTERED versions freely as long as you
do not charge for it. This does not mean you may distribute your
registration number freely. Your unique registration number is for your
copy of PEDIGREE. You may use the software unregistered (i.e. for free)
for a reasonable length of time for evaluation purposes. If you find it
useful, and would like to continue using it, you must register it. Please
encourage continued updates and support by registering your version of
You can receive the PEDIGREE
software by downloading it from the internet. Downloaded copies are not
registered - they can be registered later if you wish.
full PEDIGREE v4.0.6 installation package (12 Mb). This will download
an unregistered version of PEDIGREE v4.0.6. The program is almost fully
functional. However, printouts from an unregistered copy will print with a
watermark saying "UNREGISTERED".
Pedigree registration costs US
$40, and entitles you to any future updates of Pedigree version 4. When
they become available, these updates will be available for download from
this web page.
to use PayPal to register your copy of PEDIGREE. Once
registered, you will be directed to a web page with your registration
number (PRINT IT OUT!). You will be able to enter this registration
number in your downloaded copy of PEDIGREE to remove the "UNREGISTERED"
watermark from the screen and your printouts.
Update to PEDIGREE 4.0.6
If you have PEDIGREE v4.0.0 through v4.0.5,
you can update your version to 4.0.6 by
downloading PED40.ZIP FOR FREE. This zipped file contains a single
file, PED40.EXE, which must be copied over the existing file of the same
name in your Pedigree directory (probably C:\Program Files\Pedigree).
Version 4.0.6 fixes a few bugs found in
earlier versions and also adds a few minor features. Apologies to all of
you who have been inconvenienced.
Known Issues in Version 4.0.6
Invalid Use of Nul Error
Blank (or Nul) records (records with no dog
name) are somehow sneaking into Pedigree databases. I still haven't quite
figured out how. If you see this error, you have one or more Nul records.
If you have Microsoft Access, you can try
deleting the Nul records yourself. The best method is to find entries with
blank names, enter a unique name (like xxxxx, yyyyy, zzzzz, etc.) for
each, then go back to using Pedigree to delete these entries. This is
safer than simply deleting the record in Access.
WARNING: Always work on a
COPY of your database, in case things go wrong.
WARNING: Do not let Access
"convert" your file - Pedigree will not be able to read it afterwards.
WARNING: If you mess up
your database using Access, it cannot be fixed!
Windows XP and Landscape Printing
Although I have not tried it myself, I have
heard from several users that the latest version of Pedigree works well
under the various version of Windows XP. However, one problem is
difficulty with printing in landscape mode. Selecting landscape
orientation does not seem to have any effect.
The work-around for this problem is to set
the print orientation to landscape prior to running Pedigree. You can do
this by selecting "properties" on your default printer through windows. (I
don't have XP, so I can't give you more detailed instructions. Under
Win98, you can click on the Windows "Start" button, choose "Settings",
then "Printers", then right-click on the default printer and select
"Properties". It's probably pretty similar under XP.)
It may even be possible to change the print
orientation through windows while running Pedigree,
but I haven't heard of anyone trying this yet.
About PEDIGREE Databases
When you register this software you are
paying for the use of the program itself. (More importantly, you are
encouraging continued improvements to this program and to the development
of similar programs in the future.) The database(s) included with this
software, or downloaded from the PEDIGREE web site, are included for free.
Didn't anyone ever warn you about free stuff?
The database(s) are probably mostly right,
but there are no guarantees. The database(s) included with this software
or downloaded from the PEDIGREE web site are based on many hours of work
by many PEDIGREE users. People make mistakes. The only "verification"
performed on the information in these databases is the double-checking
performed all too infrequently by the many users of PEDIGREE. Some users
will report errors in the database, and others don't bother. Also remember
that dog information can change, particularly when it comes to titles. If
you find what appears to be an error or omission, check your sources to
satisfy yourself as to what is correct, then e-mail a note to me at
liz@Jubileeshelties.com. Better yet, send me an updated version of the
database to the same e-mail address.
Some effort will be made to fix errors
found in the databases, but there is absolutely no guarantee that any of
the information is absolutely correct. If the information you are
interested in is important, such as when you are providing a pedigree with
a puppy sale, double-check your pedigrees to make sure they are right.
It is possible that databases may be made
available (free or for a charge) from other sources for use with this
software. I have no problem with this. In fact, I think it would be a
great idea if people were to make available some relatively complete, well
verified, breed specific databases for a fee. You can always enter your
own information or use one of the free databases if you don't want to pay
the extra fee for a better database, but I expect many people would find a
good database well worth the money. (However, I cannot be responsible for
any inaccuracies or other problems with using databases obtained from here
or someone else.)
If you have a Pedigree database that you
would like to share with other Pedigree users, please e-mail it to me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. It can be an updated version of one of the
databases already available below, or it can be an entirely new database.
Either way, I'll make it available through this web page.
What About my PEDIGREE v3 Database?
You can import your PEDIGREE v3 database
(called PEDIGREE.DAT) into PEDIGREE v4 quite easily. Simply copy the
PEDIGREE.DAT file into your pedigree folder (probably "C:\program
files\pedigree") then run PEDIGREE. The program will automatically notice
the file, and ask you if you want to import it. After a few minutes, a new
file called "Imported Data.mdb" with your old data will be created.
Note that PEDIGREE v4.0.0 through v4.0.4
had a bug in it that resulted in some names appearing as blanks after
importing a v3 database. Version 4.0.5 fixed this bug.
Download PEDIGREE v4 Databases for Free:
The following PEDIGREE v4 databases,
generously supplied by PEDIGREE users, are available for free download.
Please be sure to read About PEDIGREE Databases before downloading any of
these files. To use these files, you will have to download them and then
unzip them. Each zip file contains a single pedigree database. Be sure to
put the pedigree database (not the zip file) into your PEDIGREE folder
(probably "C:\program files\pedigree") or some other convenient location.
Remember that these files are databases ONLY, not full software packages.
An installation of PEDIGREE v4 is required to use them.
Airedale Terrier (1095 dogs) [zip file 72 kb]
Shepherd (5,236 dogs) [zip file 356 kb]
Tervuren (882 dogs) [zip file 115 kb]
(4,344 dogs) [zip file 1178 kb]
Cocker Spaniel (3,406 dogs) [zip file 183 kb]
Shelties (8,598 dogs) [zip file 493 kb] (e-mail
Barbara Huth with errors &
Shepherd (11,378 dogs) [zip file 669 kb]
(412 dogs) [zip file 39 kb]
Pinscher (117 dogs) [zip file 16 kb]
Schnauzer (17 dogs) [zip file 12 kb]
[ zip file 66 kb]
Sheepdog (21,392 dogs) [zip file 1.2 Mb]
Tzu (162 dogs) [zip file 25 kb]
Terrier (526 dogs) [zip file 41 kb]
Copyright Jubilee Shelties :: All Rights Reserved :: Website by Skyehaven