According to the UKC, "Purple Ribbon" is a distinction UKC gives to a dog if all 14 ancestors within a dog's three generation pedigree (parents, grandparents, great grandparents) are each registered with United Kennel Club.
Purple Ribbon is indicated by the letters “PR” at the beginning of a dog’s name and also by a comma (,) instead of a dash (-) within the dog’s UKC number.
In order to receive a complete Seven Generation pedigree (showing 254 ancestors), the dog’s parents must both be registered as Purple Ribbon. A Six Generation pedigree for the dog that was not produced by Purple Ribbon parents may have some “Open” entries depending on the availability of pedigree information on record with UKC."
My parents were breeders and trainers during the 80's and late 90's. I only mentioned this in my introduction to the forum to explain where my obsession began. I have self-taught knowledge on the breed and cannot wait to learn more about genetics and dog behavior in general. I am in the process of becoming a Humane Officer in Monterey County. I do not plan on breeding but I do plan on owning a play mate for Remy by mid-2014, and in the future, adding to my bully family.