ACA Dogs - Pedigree Research Center

Official American Canine Association information system for ACA registered dogs

Record keeping and compliance application for Pet Professionals


• ACA Dog 3, 4, & 5 generation pedigrees
• Online integration with other industry providers
• View pedigree (family tree) registered names, registered numbers, colors, and much more.

Additional information for dogs registered with ACA, ICA, AKC, UKC, CKC, APRI, APR, and many of the 80+ dog registries in the United States.



noun  ped·i·gree \ˈpe-də-ˌgrē\

 Definition of a dog's pedigree

  1     :  a register recording a line of ancestors <The pedigree traces the family back to the 18th century.>

  2     a:  an ancestral line:  lineage <That dog has an impressive  pedigree.>

         b:  the origin and the history of something <Democracy's pedigree stretches back to ancient Greece.>; broadly background, history

  3     a:  a distinguished ancestry <actions spoke louder than 


Examples of pedigree in a sentence

    That dog has an impressive pedigree.

    What is the dog's pedigree?

    The puppy came with papers proving its pedigree.

    Democracy is an idea with a pedigree stretching back to ancient Greece.

    The company has an excellent pedigree with over a century in the business.


Origin and Etymology of pedigree

    Middle English pedegru, from Anglo-French pé de grue, literally, crane's foot. from the shape made by the lines of a genealogical chart.

    First Know Use: 15th century.

pedigree Synonyms
   birth, blood, bloodline, breeding, descent, extraction, family tree, genealogy, line, lineage, origin, parentage, ancestry, stock, strain
   issue, posterity, progeny, seed
 Related Words
   heredity, succession; family, house; kin, kindred, relations, relatives; race
 Near Antonyms
   offspring; child, heir, inheritor, son, successor



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