Frequently Asked Questions
Why can't I delete a dog/person?
Due to security reasons the deletion of a whole record (dog or person) is only allowed to The Shar-Pei 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 Shar-Pei Archives Administrator.
What about kennels?
There's no kennel management provided by The Shar-Pei 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.
How to add sire or dam for a dog?
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.
How to manage persons, owners, breeders?
The management of persons in The Shar-Pei 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 Shar-Pei Archives Administrators! A person in The Shar-Pei 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 Shar-Pei Archives by clicking on the "Add Person" entry in the menu which you can find on top of each page, see Screenshot A:
As 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 Shar-Pei 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 Shar-Pei 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!