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PEDIGREE, descents. A succession of degrees from the origin; it is the state of the family as far as regards the relationship of the different members, their births, marriages and deaths; this term is applied to persons or families, who trace their origin or descent.
     2. On account of the difficulty of proving in the ordinary manner by living witnesses, facts which occurred in remote times, hearsay evidence (q.v.) has been admitted to prove a pedigree. 1 Phil. Ev. 186; 1 Stark. Ev. 55; 10 Serg. & Rawle, 383; 2 Supp. to Ves. jr. 110; 8 Com. Dig. 583 1 Pet. 337; 6 Pet., 81; 13 Pet. 209 1 Wheat. 6; 3 Wash. C. C. R. 243; 4 Wash.C.C.R.186; 3Bouv.Inst.n. 3067. Vide Descent; Line.

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With his incredible Championship pedigree, there would be no shortage of clubs in that division who would love to sign Rhodes, particularly those relegated teams who have parachute cash in the bank.
05 am and the categories include: any variety pedigree puppy, (four months old minimum and must have up to date vaccinations), Cyprus poodle, pedigree bull breeds, prettiest bitch, pedigree hound, most handsome dog, pedigree working breeds, open class pedigree and non-pedigree, non-pedigree puppy, pedigree gundog, disabled class, veteran class and best in show.
The Welsh County Shows league is designed to boost the number of pedigree animals being exhibited at the country's agricultural shows.
I had predicted beforehand that the event would represent a showcase for the pedigree beef champions of tomorrow, and given the views expressed by the judges, who were busy from 10am until 5.
At the Pedigree brand, we live to make the world a better place for all dogs and their owners, and we know that pet enjoyment is key to pet parents' dog food choice," says Merritt Gilbert, brand manager, Mars Petcare, the McLean, Va.
In response, Pedigree has launched a free app that helps people understand their dog's needs with a personalised feeding guide based on breed, age and weight.
This is the only event in Bahrain where animals compete with their owners, and we give the same prizes for both pedigree and non-pedigree dogs," said organiser and Canine Association of Bahrain manager Hana Kanoo.
Pedigree offered to provide food during December, but has now carried on this generosity.
Pedigrees were found to be notably more amiable, and the friendliest of all was the hairless sphynx cat, which was even happy to visit the vet and be bathed.
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