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The Breed Archive for Greyhounds is exclusively for provably pure-bred Greyhounds registered with internationally recognised registries of purebred Greyhounds. To keep our archive clear and reliable we cannot allow lurchers or other mixes.

For most of the world this means that the dogs must be registered with their national registry, ie with participating members of the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale). Exceptions to this are the United Kingdom and its territories, the United States of America, Canada and Australia. In the UK, the Kennel Club (KC) is one acceptable registry for purebred Greyhounds, The Greyhound Stud Book of The National Coursing Club (NCC) is another.

Dogs bred in the Republic of Ireland, and several of the Channel Islands may be registered with the authorities in those locations that are linked by agreement with either the Kennel Club or the FCI or with the Stud Book of the Irish Coursing Club.

Canadian dogs must be registered with the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC).

The USA employs a different approach, breeders not being required to register the full litter or each individual dog. In accordance with the American Kennel Club's 'eligible for registration' requirement, we take the position that if any one dog in a litter is registerable, every dog in the litter is registerable. Even if a breeder, or the new owner choose not to register a particular dog, the dog in question remains a purebred Greyhound and is therefore eligible for inclusion on the Breed Archive. Another possible registration is with the The National Greyhound Association.

Greyhounds living in Australia should be registered either with the Australian National Kennel Council or with the Studbook of Greyhounds Australasia.

Pedigree analysis

We offer an extensive pedigree analysis page for each animal stored in the TBA database. This analysis contains the inbreeding coefficient (Wright's formula), ancestor loss, the partial inbreeding coefficient, the blood quota and more.

Please note: The pedigree analysis is based on the information in the database and is only accurate to that extent.

You can find a link to the pedigree analysis page on each animal's detail page and on the testmating page.

The pedigree analysis page calculates the inbreeding coefficient, ancestor loss, blood quota and the partical inbreeding coefficient (only up to the 5th generation) for a particular animal or testmating.

For details on the calculations study the tooltip information on the pedigree analysis page.

You can also follow these links for more details on genetics and inbreeding: