PHR Database Frequently Asked Questions

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 Database.

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 databases.

When I search for dogs with SA, why do I only get dogs with SA in their name?
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 dogs?
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 Addison's Registry?
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 wrong?
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 generations specified.


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% Wycliffe.


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 them?
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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