About PawPeds

The domain name pawpeds.com was registered by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in 2000, for future use as a site for information about the genetic variation in the breeds and the history of the pedigreed cats, and to educate cat breeders about health issues and other issues of cat breeding.

Since then, PawPeds has become a non-profit organisation and has evolved into a useful tool, educational as well as informative for breeders. We are now publishing pedigree databases for different breeds and different species, with functions for calculating the inbreeding coefficient and pedigree analyses. We also publish articles related to these topics. Along the way, we are adding articles about other health issues and breeding issues as well, for the education of breeders. PawPeds also provide internet courses.


PawPeds' databases are maintained by people who are specializing in a particular breed (or breeds). We call them database maintainers and they work in a self-developed program that we call PawPedsClient. The program is connected to a central database which makes it possible to have more than one person entering data at the same time. Many of our databases also have significantly more than one database maintainer.

PawPeds' main focus are cats but we also have databases for other species like dogs and horses.

Internet Courses

PawPeds also give courses in cat breeding under the name PawAcademy.

The first courses was held in autumn 2007 and today we have courses at different levels and languages.

About the program

To present the pedigree databases on the web, we use a self-developed program that we call Netpedigree. The program is under constant development, and from time to time, updates are made to introduce new features, test new ideas, and correct problems.

Please send comments and error reports to Kjell Högström or Peter Olsson.