How many Poodles are in the PHR database?
As of December 2014 there are more than 229,000 Standard
Poodles and more than 104,000 Miniature and Toy Poodles in the PHR
Where does the health information come from?
Dogs registered with the Poodle Health Registry have
their health information in the database. These dogs, as with other
registries, are submitted by their owners with the necessary paperwork. We
have also included the SA and / or Addisons dogs
from several Poodle club registries, including the UK Standard Poodle Club
SA and AD registries, marked with [SPC], the Swedish Poodle club [SPK], the
Finnish Poodle Club [FPK], the Norwegian Poodle Club [NPK], and the Danish
Poodle Club [DPK]. Also included are the dogs from the old Genetic Disease
Control in Animals SA Registry, they are marked with a [GDC]. Additionally
dogs from OFA's SA registry (affecteds and subclinicals only) have been added. The OFA VWD affecteds and carriers have been added, and we are in
the process of adding the dogs tested clear of VWD via a DNA test. The OFA
dogs are marked with [OFA]. Some hip status information from the Norwegian
Kennel Club (NKK), the Swedish Kennel Club (SKK), the Finnish Kennel Club (KoiraNet), and the Danish Kennel Club (DKK) is also
included The details about each dog (when diagnosed, etc)
are available from the registry designated. The details on PHR registered
dogs are available here.
How do the OFA hip results compare to the FCI hip results?
Excellent = A-1
Good = A-2
Fair = B-1
Borderline = B-2
Mild = C
Moderate = D
Severe = E
Normal = ua (older designation)
Does the PHR Database include only affected dogs?
No, for tests that can designate a dog free of the
problem for life - for example a DNA test - we will register a dog as Tested
Clear. Likewise we will register a dog as a Tested Carrier based
on a DNA test.
Where does the pedigree data come from?
The Standard Poodle pedigree information is a subset of
data from the Standard
Poodle Database. (The SPD is a standalone Windows database that is
available from the PCA Foundation for a $50 donation for poodle health
research. A new version is available every year at the national specialty.)
The Miniature and Toy Database was provided by Eva Mitchell. Her toy/mini
database is available online here. It
began with data entered by her (the first 40,000 dogs) and many others into
the Poodle Pedigree Database.
At this point we do not have health information included in the Mini/Toy
database. But it is available here.
The Poodle Health Registry is grateful for the use of these pedigree
When I search for dogs with SA, why do I only get dogs with SA in their
The default In Step 3, Field to search is Name. You will
need to change the Step 3, Field to search to Affected as well as using SA
for the Search String in Step 4.
What are the standard color designations used?
The Standard Poodle data uses b = black, br = brown, bl = blue, cr = cream, w = white, cal =
cafe au lait, sb =
silver beige, s = silver, a = apricot, r = red, ch
= chocolate, cha = champagne, g = gray, and brd =
brindle. Plus there are combinations of these colors, e.g. b&w, br&a, etc.
When I search on b for color, I also get b, br,
bl, br&w, etc dogs as well as black. How do I get just the black
If you search on b for color, select "Exact Matches
Only" in Step 4 to just get dogs with a color of b (black).
Why can’t I find my dog by his registration number?
If your dog is AKC registered, you will need to include
the “/” between the litter number and the dog number. AKC uses it both with and without, and we
have standardized on including the slash.
It makes the numbers easier to read.
So search for PR123456/07 instead of PR12345607. Or if you want the entire litter search
on PR123456. For some registries
there may be variations on spaces, dashes or slashes. Try searching on part of the number.
How can see all the dogs from the UK Standard Poodle Club SA and
In Step 3, select Affected. In Step 4, type in [SPC].
Then click on the search now button. You can do the same for all non-PHR
registry data. To see all GDC registry data use [GDC], to see the Norwegian
Poodle Club registry data use [NPK], etc.
I'm having trouble finding the dogs I am looking for. What am I doing
Make sure that Step 3 is set to Name, if you are search
for a name. In Step Four select the Anywhere in Field radio button unless
you want to restrict the search. The searches are looking for exact matches
of what you enter in Step 4. Instead of typing the whole name, try part of
the name. Suppose you are looking for Whisperwind
On a Carousel. It could be spelled Whisperwind or
Whisperwinds or Whisperwind's.
It may be faster to search for On A Carousel. (The AKC registered name is
actually Whisperwind's On A Carousel.) Or change
Step 3 to CallName and search for Peter (his callname).
I want to see all the brown & white male dogs born in 2006. Can I
search on multiple fields?
In Step 3, there is a link to a multiple field advanced
search page. On that page there four fields in Step 3 you can search on.
Leave blank any you don't want to use. To see all brown & white males
born in 2006, enter M in the Sex field, br&w
in the Coat Color field, and 2006 in the Birthdate field, leave the Dog
Name field blank. Then click on the search now button.
What does COI = 17.2%[10G,10F,400U,100%C] mean?
COI is Wright's Coefficient of Inbreeding. It is a
measure of how related the parents of the dog were. What is considered high
or low varies with breed. Dr Armstrong's work
showed that for Standard Poodles the average 10 generation was around 15%.
That means that for Standard Poodles low would be under 15% and high would
be above. In general it is considered "safer" to have lower than
average COIs, but that is no guarantee against inherited diseases. The
codes after the COI are G - number of generations in computation, F -
number of full generations found in the pedigree, U - number of unique dogs
in the pedigree, and C – the completeness of the pedigree for the number of
What does % Wycliffe mean?
Wycliffe was a famous kennel in western Canada (beginning
in the 1950s) that exported dogs around the world. Wycliffe followed the common practice of
close line-breeding to establish type.
This was the common practice at the time, and Wycliffe was very successful
at it. Five dogs make up the core of
the Wycliffe ancestry and %Wycliffe is a relationship coefficient based on
these 5 dogs. These 5 dogs are Annsown Gay Knight of Arhill,
Carillon Michelle, Petitcote Domino, Carillon
Dilemma, and Sedberght Mitzi. When John Armstrong did his research, the
average black Standard Poodle was %Wycliffe and the average white was 40%
What does % MCB mean?
Standard Poodles experienced a bottleneck in the mid-20th
century (MCB), of which Wycliffe was only a part. There were numerous contributors to this,
including the loss of old European Standard lines when the FCI lowered the
upper size limit on Standards (which was later restored, but not until the
old lines were gone from the FCI countries), the widespread importing and exporting
of dogs, and the transportation improvements that made breeding to far-away
sires easier. In the USA and Canada
the rise of very successful kennels impacted the breed. Famous kennels like Carillon, Lowmont, Puttencove, Bel Tor
and Wycliffe. The Mid-Century Bottleneck (MCB) is a relationship
coefficient based on the influence of 10 dogs born in the late 1940s or
early 1950s. These 10 dogs are Annsown Sir Gay, Beltore
Bright Star, Canorwoll of Thee I Sing, Carillon
Michelle, Clairedge Cinderella, Bel Tor Hosanna, Petitcote Domino, Robin Hill of Carillon, Lowmont Lady Cadette, and Petitcote Bubbling Over. The %MCB is a measure of how much this
bottleneck influenced a dog’s pedigree.
What does % OEA mean?
Standard Poodles that mostly avoided the heavy influence
of the Mid-Century Bottleneck, tended to be the red and apricot lines. But these lines had a bottleneck of their
own in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Their heavy influence was from the Old English Apricot lines. So %OEA is a measure of the impact of 7
English dogs on a pedigree. Theses 7
are Vulcan Golden Light, Alpenden Owstonferry Golden Orial, Pinetum Shantung Tatters, Frenches The Golden Horn,
Tangerine of Whittens, Vulcan Merry Sonatina, and Vulcan Champagne Tansy.
Can I add a Dog to the database?
If you want to add health information you can register
your dog here. If you
just want to add pedigree information you can request the addition of a dog
here. Your dog will
not be automatically added, but after verification should be included in
the next update.
There are missing dogs in a pedigree of interest to me. Can you add
If you have the missing information you can submit it to
us here. If you
don't have the info, we may have access to it, there are many more dogs
than time to enter them! Let us know what you are looking for here and we will see if
we can find it.
Is there a way to provide a link to a pedigree that I can email to
someone or put on a website?
Yes. Instructions can be found here.
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