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The top line in a dog's pedigree is called the Tail Male Line, and consists of the dog's sire, grand-sire, great-grandsire, etc. The bottom line is called the Female Family, and consists of the dog's dam, grandam, great-grandam, etc. In animal breeding, these are the lines that are kept for record purposes. I have traced these lines back to the first import to America.
The title Ch may appear before the registered name of the dog. Ch = Champion of Record (the dog has won 15 points or more in conformation judging, including two mayor wins of 3, 4 or 5 points each under at least two different judges). The names of those champions are printed in red.
ROM = a title given by the American Shetland Sheepdog Association recognizing a dog which has sired 10 or more Champions, or a bitch who has produced 5 or more Champions. The names of the non Champion dogs who did however produce the amount of Champion Offspring needed for the ROM title are printed in bold.
Ch. Halstors Peter Pumpkin ROM is the most influential sable Sheltie of all times. His final standing is 160 champions including 10 ROM's! The most influential tricolor is Ch. Banchory High Born ROM, He sired 82 Champions before his death at age 16. It is not even certain that this record is complete, as he has frozen semen in the bank, and posthumous offspring still in the show ring. It is impossible for bitches to produce those amount of champions, but the most influential blue merle is the female Ch. Larkspur of Pocono CDX ROM who produced 16 champions!