Frequently Asked Questions
How can I add or update a dog?
You have to create an account with Giant Schnauzer Pedigrees to be able to update or add a dog. Go to the Login page and click onto "Create an Account". You will then be sent an email to confirm your account before you can login.
Why can I not delete a photo?
As of now we are not allowing people to delete photos, but you can request one be removed. Please contact the Giant Schnauzer Pedigrees Administrator with the dogs name and a description of picture you would like removed or attach the image you want removed to your email along with a reason for removal.
The following terms apply:
- If there is a copyright issue it will be removed as soon as possible
- If it is the only picture we may not remove until another suitable picture is available unless it is for reason above
- If another picture exists chances are better for removal (as we only really need one of each dog)
Why can't I delete a dog/person?
Due to security reasons the deletion of a whole record (dog or person) is only allowed to Giant Schnauzer Pedigrees administrators. Therefore please always check the list of available dogs/persons presented to you during the add-process, before adding a new dog/person. Anyhow, if you happen to create a wrong new dog/person entry or have found a record you would like to delete, please contact the Giant Schnauzer Pedigrees Administrator.
Any place you see these heads it gives you a tool tip that show the meaning (Try it above).
What about kennels?
There's no kennel management provided by Giant Schnauzer Pedigrees. The kennel information is only stored as simple value in a dog's record. On the dog's update page you can choose from the existing list of kennels (in the textfield type the first letters and you will receive a list to choose from - be patient this may take a while depending on bandwidth and database size) or type in a new kennel name.
How to add sire or dam for a dog?
Adding the sire or dam to a dog is best done by using the pedigree's "Add Dog"-links on the detail page. If you know, that your dog's father or mother is already available in the database you could also use the input fields on the update-page. There you would have to enter the first three letters of the sire's or dam's registered name and you will receive all sires/dams in the database starting with these letters. Please be aware that retrieving this list may last long depending on bandwidth and database size. We therefore encourage you to use the "Add Dog"-links on the pedigree of your particular dog.
What do all those abbreviations in front of the name mean?
There are many different prefixes and suffixes that a dog can achieve. The most common prefix is "Ch." which represents that the dog has completed it's AKC Championship, but there are many others.
This is a comprehensive list of all AKC prefixes and suffixes.
How to manage persons, owners, breeders?
The management of persons in Giant Schnauzer Pedigrees allows to add persons, browse persons, view and change details of a person. Please be aware that the deletion of persons is only allowed to Giant Schnauzer Pedigrees Administrators! A person in Giant Schnauzer Pedigrees can (but does not need to) have the role of "breeder" or/and the role of "owner". In principle persons are added to Giant Schnauzer Pedigrees by clicking on the "Add Person" entry in the menu which you can find on top of each page, see Screenshot A:
As we found it a common use case that adding persons (that are not yet in the database) should be
possible during the "dog creation"-workflow (when adding breeder or owner to a dog), we are providing
the possibility of adding a new person also there.
On the update-dog screen after clicking either on the "Add breeder" or on the "Add owner" button (see Screenshot B)
you can create a new person if no person with your specified last name (and possibly first name) could be
found in the database. In this case (when choosing the checkbox marked on Screenshot C1) you are adding a new person to
Giant Schnauzer Pedigrees.
When you are choosing a person from the list of available persons (see Screenshot C2) you are using a person
already existing in Giant Schnauzer Pedigrees. In both cases you are adding the role "breeder" and "owner" respectively.
Please note: It is possible to enter more than one breeder or owner for a dog. Moreover clicking on the symbol next to a name, does only remove this person as breeder or owner of a dog but does not delete the person from the database!
How do I register so I can add information?
Currently we offer you to register for an account, but an admin needs to authorize it. This is so we can eliminate any arbitrary users from abusing the database by erasing or corrupting the data as well as eliminate spam.
Here is a link to the registration page. The admin will activate as soon as it is verifyied to not be a spammer. Make sure to respond with "Giant Schnauzer" in the "What is your favorite Breed?:" question.
Register for an Account