Frequently Asked Questions
You have to create an account with The Cardigan Archives to be able to update or add a dog.
Go to the Login
page and click
onto "Create an Account".
Due to security reasons the deletion of a whole record (dog or person) is only allowed to The Cardigan Archives 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
The Cardigan Archives Administrator
There's no kennel management provided by The Cardigan Archives. 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.
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.
The management of persons in The Cardigan Archives 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 The Cardigan Archives Administrators!
A person in The Cardigan Archives can (but does not need to) have the role of "breeder" or/and the role of "owner".
In principle persons are added to The Cardigan Archives by clicking on the "Add Person" entry in the menu which you
can find on top of each page, see Screenshot A:
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
The Cardigan Archives.
When you are choosing a person from the list of available persons (see Screenshot C2) you are using a person
already existing in The Cardigan Archives. 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!