Question: What is a Pedigree?
Answer: A dog's pedigree is a list of its ancestors. In its usual sense, a pedigreed dog means a purebred dog, but with the recent popularity of designer mixes, pedigrees may now be kept for some crossbred or mixed breed dogs as well.
Does a Pedigree = Quality?
Unfortunately, the presence of a pedigree doesnot ensure a quality dog, although lack of one certainly indicates negligence on the part of the breeder. A proper pedigreed dog from a responsible breeder should list at least three generations back, and should have at least one titled dog in your puppy's ancestry.