from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A book registering the pedigrees of thoroughbred animals, especially horses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. In livestock breeding, a written record of the genealogy of animals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genealogical register of a particular breed or stud of horses, esp. thoroughbreds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The genealogical register of a stud, especially of horses; a book giving the pedigree of noted or thoroughbred animals, especially horses.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. official record of the pedigree of purebred animals especially horses


stud +‎ book (Wiktionary)


  • I just noticed that the book many law professors call the "studbook" -- the book we get each year that lists and gives a brief bio of every American law professor -- is called the "Directory of Law Teachers," and therefore really ought to be called "the DOLT."


  • I got offered blank checks for her by QH breeders studbook was still open; she had no papers.

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  • Test with NAVHDA, do obedience work w/ UKC you might have to do some footwork to gin up a registry and sit down with someone who manages a big cat studbook to figure out the genetics.


  • It has been suggested that a studbook be initiated for this species.

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  • The Berlin Zoo was assigned by the IUCN in cooperation with the lUDZG to keep the guar studbook records.

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  • It had been naïve to imagine that all it took to be a bloodstock agent was a thorough knowledge of horses, an intimate relationship with the studbook, hundreds of acquaintances in the racing industry, and a reasonable head for business.


  • International studbook keepers were historically zoo administrators with doctorates, working at bigger, more celebrated institutions -- not rubber-booted zookeepers tasked with feeding and cleaning up after animals. rss feed

  • Assigning the job is serious work; many studbook keepers hold onto their unpaid posts for decades. rss feed

  • She manages a studbook of 950 orangutans living at more than 200 institutions in 56 countries. rss feed

  • She has already proved to be a go-to source for staff members in those countries, said Lori Perkins, director of animal programs at Zoo Atlanta and former international orangutan studbook keeper. rss feed

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