Like most breeders, I broke down and cried like a baby when I read that K9Info was shutting down.
K9Info, the on line repository of all things pedigree and record related, for almost all AKC registered breeds of dog, was invaluable to pedigree research. You could search for offspring of record, by partial kennel name, by sire or dam, or numerous other search strings. Barely a day went by that I didn’t end up checking it for one thing or another.
I’d noticed the comment on their site that they were closing down operations, but held out hope that they’d change their minds, or be bought out. Alas, this statement showed up in June in place of their index page –
June 30, 2007
Dear K9INFO.COM Customers:
We have officially concluded our service to the purebred dog community.
We wish to thank all of our supporters for their business, assistance, and suggestions that helped to make K9INFO.COM such a popular resource.
Our data assets are available for sale with pricing starting at $295. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any interest in making a purchase. Serious inquiries only.
The K9INFO.COM Team
I emailed them repeatedly about purchasing their database, but got no reply. I heard through the grapevine that someone else had beaten me to it, but no sign of the information appeared on line, until this
For all your French Bulldog Pedigree Needs
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
It’s back, and I plan to put it to good use in the near future, just as I did in the past.