Tag: pedigree

A pedigreed animal is one that has its ancestry recorded. Often this is tracked by a major registry. The number of generations required varies from breed to breed, but all pedigreed animals have papers from the registering body that attest to their ancestry.

Sometimes purebred is used synonymously with pedigreed, but not all purebreds have their lineage recorded. Although all pedigreed animals are purebred, not all purebreds are pedigreed.