You can find the ISWS Pedigree Database below.

The purpose of the ISWS Registry is to preserve the integrity of the Silken Windhound breeding records and to establish a canine DNA database with DNA profiles for the purposes of parent verification, individual genetic identity, and to identify dogs that may contribute chromosomal abnormalities to their offspring and to document the results in the ISWS Health Registry.

Breeders must DNA test every dog to verify its parentage prior to breeding.  If the breeder disregards this DNA testing requirement, the offspring will not be eligible for registration until the breeder complies with the regulation.

Sadly, all unregistered offspring will not only be lost to the breed, but the ISWS will also not consider them purebred Silkens.

Since it’s establishment in 1999, all recognized Silken Windhounds have been registered worldwide by the original Silken Windhound registry, owned and operated by the International Silken Windhound Society (ISWS).

Many Silken Windhounds are also dual registered with the United Kennel Club (UKC), the American Rare Breed Association (ARBA), and in Europe to date, the Slovenian Kennel Club, and the Swiss Kennel Club.

Organizations outside of those listed here are not regarded by the breed club as legitimate registries for the breed.

For any questions about registries, please email