The next day the breeder called and said they had overcharged my credit card. I thought, "no big deal. It's probably just ten or twenty dollars." Then they admitted it was overcharged by about fifteen thousand dollars.
So, I paid about $15,550 for our first dog. (Hopefully they'll credit my card before the billing cycle concludes...)
The kids are happy playing with "Lexi" and I'm excited about extending her pedigree. She came with a five generation pedigree chart. I know nothing of canine research methodologies, but apparently, with the right conditions, they can be researched back into the 1800s.
Today I started my research quest by doing the same thing I would for anyone else - I entered the known information into a new Legacy family file. (File > New Family File) It was easiest to add the information from the pedigree view. In no time, I had her ancestors' information entered and performed the same four essential tasks that I perform when working with any new Legacy family file:
- Set the quick book-mark so I can always return to the home person easily.
- Set the direct line as preferred.
- Set the relationships.
- Make a backup. (File > Backup Family File)
Using Legacy Charting, I created a simple Ancestor Chart, and one with a tiled background. I don't know which I like best, nor do I know if I'll do any more with this (I've got too many of my own ancestors to find). I probably should - for the amount I paid for her she's probably got some royal blood....
Puppy Pedigree with tiled background: