G2 - General Course 2 - Cat breeding for beginners
The G2 course has the following contents:
- Responsibilities of the breeder
- Housing and care - laws, permissions and regulations
- Breeding plan
- Choosing your breeding cats
- Owning a stud
- Owning a breeding female
- Birth control pills
- Basic genetics
- Color genetics
- Genetic diseases and defects
- Infectious diseases
- Delivery of the kittens
- Determining the sex of the kittens
- Defects in the kittens
- Hand-feeding kittens
- Color determination
- Registration and certificates
- Development of the kittens
- Evaluating and selecting the kittens
- Selling the kittens
This course is running over ten weeks. Also at this course, the students will read articles, do tests, write, and solve problems related to the articles, in groups as well as individually. Note that some group work is obligatory!
Please note that the courses require quite some time from the participants! Most students use over 4 hours per week for the G2 course, but it varies depending on background knowledge and how used they are to studying.
Entering the course
The course fee is presently approximately €140/€145 (plus bank fees for transferring the money). The price might change over time. You will not have to pay until we can offer you a place in the course and you have accepted. If you will not get a place in the next planned courses, you will be placed on a waiting list and will be offered a place later on.
Cat owners and breeders who participate in and pass the exams of this course will be listed on a specific page on PawPeds. They will also have the right to use the banner shown above on their websites, to show that they have taken this course.
G2 in English: New courses will start beginning next year, Invitations will be send out before end of 2022. Currently on the waiting list there are 195 people.
G2 in Dutch: Translation is ongoing. Hopefully before end of 2022 this will be finised so that we can start courses in beginning of 2023. There are 59 people on the waiting list.
Translations to other languages will follow. No time frame known at this point .