4.3 – Preventing Duplicates
IWDR is a collaborative database that relies on the users to enter accurate data. It is essential that data is not duplicated within the system. Duplication or inaccurate data will reduce the effectiveness of the Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs), coefficients of inbreeding and summaries that are reported and may result in incorrect breeding decisions
- First verify the dog is not already in IWDR. Search in the All Fields Search in All Dogs. Enter only the name without your school abbreviation, school ID, etc.
- Enter only dogs that are not already in IWDR. This can be done one dog at a time in AllDogs or MyDogs. Or the entire litter can be entered is Estrus & Whelps provided you are 100% confident that you will not enter a puppy that is already in IWDR.
- If your dogs are in IWDR but you are not the owner, provide the list of dogs to firstname.lastname@example.org and once verified the owner will be changed.