The “Call Name” Pedigree

June 23, 2009

I’m pretty new to Cardis and so I do not know everyone’s pet name for his or her dog.  There is nothing more frustrating than standing around listening to a conversation and having no idea who “Bozo” is.  “Bozo” is the dog, apparently, that contributed masking (I’m making this up).  I can’t keep interrupting to ask, “who is  . . . . .”

So, I concocted a plan.  From now on, when I prepare a pedigree, it will have call names on it.  I did this one for Chase.  Once I have the last three names (4th generation, sire, at the top), this will be on Chase’s site.  If you click on the pedigree, it will get big enough to read.



  1. Janet says:

    I recently did the same thing with Scout’s pedigree. also included hyperlinks to photos on the web.

  2. Le'o says:

    I wholeheartedly endorse this and the photos too. Those of us who haven’t been ringside for the last 20 years could really benefit.

  3. Baledwr says:

    I’d imagine that Peter Clifton would know those 3 – he’s Joseter.

  4. Dawn says:

    That is a good idea. I did a picture pedigree with testing history for hips and pra, but never thought of call names. I might have to try to add that. (or copy it from Scouts!)

  5. MyEye says:

    Copy! Always copy!

  6. Kathy says:

    As one who spends much more of her time working with dog rescue than with the “showing” end of things, this is a much-appreciated addition. It isn’t that I am not interested in hearing about the history, but since I’m not plugged into the show circuit, there is no way for me to know who these dogs are without some clues! This is perfect – thanks! This gives me Sage’s maternal line and is much appreciated! Now, I need Wally’s side.

  7. Sandy says:

    What a cool and generous thing to do! I had the same dilemma when I had English and Gordon Setters…..just stood there dumbfounded while folks talked about their dogs, my dog’s ancestors….not a clue!

  8. Carol says:

    That’s a great idea Penni! As I am also new to cardis I can appreciate the “who’s that” dilemma.

  9. If we did this for Tucker, his entry would have at least half a dozen pet names on it … 😉

  10. Count me in as someone else who may know some of the registered names but who has no idea who Bozo and Fluffy are…..

    Excellent idea.