some further notes for using the MDB

As I'm not able nor willing to list all titles I've build up my own MDB ranking:

Junior Club Champion JCCH
(national) Junior Champion JCH
Multi Junior Champion MJCH
Club Champion CCH
(national) Champion CH
(national) Veteran Champion VCH
Grand Champion GCH
Super Champion SCH
Nordic Champion nord CH
PanamericanChampion panam CH
International Champion ICH
Multi Champion (multiple, at least two, different national Champion titles) MCH
Master Agility Champion MACH

For the suffixes I've selected only some in my opinion relevant data:

Junior Club Winner (yyyy) JCW
Club Winner (yyyy) CW
Multi Club Winner MCW
(national) Junior Winner (yyyy) JW
(national) Winner (yyyy) W
Multi Winner MW
Junior Asia Winner (yyyy) JAW
Asia Winner (yyyy) AW
Junior Europe Winner (yyyy) JEW
Europe Winner (yyyy) EW
Junior World Winner (yyyy) JWW
World Winner (yyyy) WW

Some additional info:

ranking on a yearly base TOP#1 to 3 [country code] YYYY
for Maltese who are BestInSpecialtyShow winners of AKC-AMA BISS yyyy
AMA: Register Of Merit for 5 (D) or 3 (B) CH within their offsprings ROM
for Maltese who have produced BIS or BISS winners ROMX
Companian Dog (novice level) CD
Companian Dog eXcellent (open level) CDX
If there's only a year YYYY for the whelped date than it's my private estimation based on i.e. show classes etc.!
If it's actually not like mentioned above it should become in the future.

Coefficient Of Inbreeding

The COI can theoretically range from 0 to 100%, and indicates the probability that the two alleles for any gene are identical by descent. The inbreeding coefficient is a function of the number and location of the common ancestors in a pedigree. It is not a function, except indirectly, of the inbreeding of the parents. Thus, one can mate two highly inbred individuals who share little common ancestry and produce a litter with a very low COI. Conversely, it is possible to mate two closely related dogs, both of which have low COIs, and boost the COI substantially.

Ancestor Loss Coefficient

Unfortunately, in the average pedigree, there are a large number of shared ancestors. Calculating inbreeding for only the first few generations is not particularly useful. If there are more than one or two common ancestors in four or five generation pedigree, the inbreeding is probably already higher than desirable. Unfortunately, having none is no guarantee that common ancestors will not occur in abundance further back, and some pedigrees of this type still achieve moderately high inbreeding coefficients. Neither can be number of shared ancestors be used as a reliable guide, as the inbreeding coefficient is very sensitive to when and where they occur in a pedigree.