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2014-01-12: A new dog database for the Cesky Terrier is now available. Please send in corrections and pedigree information to the database maintainer!

2013-09-07: A new dog database for the Chart Polski is now available. Please send in corrections and pedigree information to the database maintainer!

2013-08-07: A new dog database has been started for the breed Shetland Sheepdog. Please send in corrections and pedigree information to the database maintainer!

2013-05-10: The two other articles by Dr Bell have now also been translated into Dutch: Using Relative Risk Pedigree Analysis and Open Health Registries to Plan Matings and A look at pedigree analysis and the closest common ancestor.

2013-05-06: The "Maneuvering the Maze of Genetic Tests: Interpretation and Utilization" article is translated into Dutch.

2013-03-22: A new addition is placed in the History section of the PawAcademy: Practical Dog Breeding, written in 1915 by Williams Haynes.

2013-03-02: We placed three new articles in the Genetics section of the PawAcademy: A look at pedigree analysis and the closest common ancestor (also available in French), Maneuvering the Maze of Genetic Tests: Interpretation and Utilization and Using Relative Risk Pedigree Analysis and Open Health Registries to Plan Matings. All three articles were written by Jerold S Bell.

2013-01-06: Two new books were added to the History section of the PawAcademy: Cats and all about them by Frances Simpson, and Concerning cats, My Own and Some Others by Helen M. Winslow.

2012-12-27: A new article is published in the PawAcademy: The immune system and its functions. This article is also available in Dutch.

2012-12-02: The Bad Genes, Babies and Bath Water article is translated to French.

2012-11-24: A new dog database for the English Toy Terrier is now available. Please send in corrections and pedigree information to the database maintainers!

2012-11-18: A database for the Alaskan Malamute is now available. Please send in corrections and pedigree information to the database maintainer!

2012-08-26: A new dog database for the Polski Owczarek Nizinny is now available. Please send in corrections and pedigree information to the database maintainers!

2012-07-17: The new article Bad Genes, Babies and Bath Water is now available in a Dutch translation.

2012-07-14: A new Greek translation is added today: the Birman History article.

2012-07-03: The Embryology article is translated into Spanish.

2012-06-24: A new article is published in the Genetics section of PawPeds: Bad Genes, Babies and Bath Water.

2012-04-07: A new dog database for the Ibizan Hound is now available.

2012-03-04: A new cat database has been started for the breed Australian Mist. Please send in corrections and pedigree information to the database maintainer!

2012-02-15: A new Greek translation was added: the Inbreeding And Its Effect On The Immune System article. And a Dutch translation is available: the Feline Cardiomyopathy Consortium (FCC) article.

2012-02-13: The Catrun article is translated into Greek and the Feline Cardiomyopathy Consortium (FCC) article is translated into Portuguese.

2012-01-18: We received our first Greek translation! The PKD article is the first one to be translated into Greek.

2012-01-15: Oci Cat Club has joined the PRA Health Programme and the Ocicat database has been opened for registration of PRA test results. Please read more about PRA here. To register the PRA status of your Ocicat please find the contact info here.

2011-12-27: Paolo Savi is a new database maintainer for the British Shorthair. He would like to invite all the UK British Shorthair cat breeders to join the British Shorthair Database with their cats and kittens pedigrees.

2011-12-03: A new cat database has been started for the breed Kurilean Bobtail. This database has been started from scratch, so please send in pedigree information to the database maintainer!

2011-11-20: We now have information from the Feline Cardiomyopathy Consortium (FCC) regarding their planned studies to find the genetic background of HCM in cats. With better knowledge about the genetics behind HCM the researchers could not only develop new gene tests to help the breeders, but also to develop better medications and other treatment for the affected cats. We hope many breeders and other cat owners will participate in this important project!

2011-11-12: The article about Tube Feeding kittens is translated in German.

2011-11-03: The SMA pages of the health programmes are translated in German.

2011-09-11: We received the Czech translation of the Bordetella article.

2011-09-11: Several pages from the Health Programmes have been translated in Icelandic.

2011-07-19: A new cat database has been started for the breed Burmilla. This database has been started from scratch, so please send in pedigree information to the database maintainer!

2011-05-29: The FIP article by Niels Pedersen is translated in Italian.

2011-03-15: The health programme against PRA has been expanded and slightly changed. It now also has a section for Siamese and related breeds.

2011-01-21: A new dog database for the Italian Greyhounds is now available.

2011-01-10: A few new translations were added: Dutch versions of the MyBPC3 article and DNA sampling and storage, Taiwanese translations of Breed to Avoid Genetic Diseases and Health Programmes: what is it all about?.

2011-01-07: The first new database published at PawPeds in 2011 is for the cat breed Munchkin.

2011-01-01: The British Shorthair database has now been moved to version 2 of NetPedigree. We also have a new database maintainer who takes over from Hanny Olsen. Therefore we welcome Carolina Björn (S*Qtcat) and send many thanks to Hanny Olsen (S*Wi'nte Sams) for providing us with the initial database and for working with the British Shorthair database for so many years.

2010-11-24: We received a Dutch translation for the Ringworm article.

2010-11-18: A new article was added to PawPeds: Ringworm, Trial and tribulation. This article is also available in German.

2010-11-17: The article about FIP by Niels C. Pedersen was translated into Dutch.

2010-11-14: A cat database for Khao Manee has been published.

2010-07-18: We are now introducing the possibilty to create a free account at PawPeds. See register an account in the user guide for more information on how to do it. When you are registered as a PawPeds user you will get some additional functionality. For example, mark individuals that occurs more than once in a pedigree. We plan to introduce more functions of which some will cost money. Note that we will not restrict access to data or the existing functionality, not even via a free account.

2010-05-09: Today two translations were added: first a Czech translation, the second part of the interview with Don Shaw. The other translation is Polyps - FAQ in Russian.

2010-05-06: We received a new French translation: Embryology of the domestic cat.

2010-04-24: The health results of tested animals are now shown in a different order. As of now they are ordered by type of test, and then by date. And behind the testresult it now also displays how old the animal was at the moment the test was performed. Click on the "[h]" link behind an animal in the pedigree and see what has changed!
Then we also added two links above the Search pages in the pedigree databases. They are "Recent Additions" and "Recent Updates".

2010-03-27: A new database has been started for the cat breed La Perm. This database has been started from scratch, so please send in pedigree information to the database maintainers!

2010-03-16: Note that the price for HD evaluation in the health programme has been raised!

2010-03-12: You can now sign up to the FIRST G1 course in GERMAN! Read more!

2010-02-14: One of the articles about vaccinations was translated into Czech.

2010-02-13: A new page about catruns was was added to PawPeds.

2010-01-25: Embryology of the domestic cat was translated into German.

2010-01-21: The first new database at PawPeds this year is for the cat breed Snowshoe.

2009-12-31: On the last day of this year, we added two new Portuguese translations: Indications for vaccination against feline leukaemia virus and Test Breeding new Maine Coon Foundation Lines.

2009-11-22: The new article, Embryology of the domestic cat, is now available in English.

2009-11-15: "Eliminating Mutation: The Impossible Dream" is added to the PawAcademy in Traditional Chinese and Simple Chinese.

2009-10-25: We added a new article to Pawpeds, about Embryology in cats. Unfortunately, until now it is only available in Dutch. There are also two new translations available: the Genetics course in Traditional Chinese and Simple Chinese.

2009-10-25: As of today you can search for American Hairless Terriers at PawPeds.

2009-10-16: The Flat Chest Kitten Syndrome article was translated into Dutch.

2009-09-29: A new French translation was added to the PawAcademy; Siberian Cat: How Long The Isolation Is?

2009-09-11: The page about our Internet courses has been a bit rearranged. And the G1 course is now available in Dutch/Flemish!

2009-09-11: The Genetics article, which used to be in the course section of the PawAcademy, has been transfered to the genetics section, as a normal article.

2009-09-09: Siberian Cat: How Long The Isolation Is?, is translated again; this time in Bulgarian.

2009-09-08: We added a new Czech translation: Mouth- and teethproblems in Cats.

2009-09-01: A new dog database was added today: the Welsh Springer Spaniel database. And the Genetics course is translated into Portuguese.

2009-08-23: A "Siberian Exile" for Siberians is our first Bulgarian translation to be added to PawPeds.

2009-08-17: The Siberian Cat: How Long The Isolation Is? article is now available in Italian.

2009-08-15: We are very happy to have added the first Chinese translations to PawPeds! The Breeding A Litter article is translated into Simple Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

2009-08-05: A report on Drs Meurs & Kittleson works on MyBPC3 mutation was translated into Czech.

2009-07-16: A Czech translation was added to the Heritage site: The Effects of Inbreeding Depression on the Immune System.

2009-06-05: The Mouth- and teethproblems in Cats article was translated into Portuguese.

2009-05-31: A new Portuguese translations was added: the summary of Dr. Meurs & Dr. Kittleson's seminar.

2009-05-09: Two new dog databases were added today, for the Chinese Shar-Pei and the Thai Ridgeback.

2009-04-26: Czech translations for the Burmese GM2 and the HD health programmes were added.

2009-04-15: A new health programme has been started, for GM2 in Burmeses.

2009-03-30: Natural Protection of Genetic Variation is translated into Czech.

2009-03-16: We received another Czech translation: The Maine Cats.

2009-03-09: Several articles were translated into Czech: THE SIBERIAN CAT - The history of love and public recognition, The Russian Long-Haired Cat, and Siberian Cat: Without a Masquerade..

2009-03-07: We added the Portuguese translation of the article The Maine Cats.

2009-03-03: The Czech translation of Health Programmes: what is it all about? was added to the PawAcademy.

2009-03-02: We again received some new translations: The Russian Long-Haired Cat in Dutch, and Blue Short-Haired Cats in Danish.

2009-02-28: A new German translation was added to the healthprogramme: FAQ for the HCM Health Programme, and new Czech translations were added for the SMA and GSD IV healthprogrammes.

2009-02-25: Four articles about Siberian cats were translated into Dutch: THE SIBERIAN CAT - The history of love and public recognition, A "Siberian Exile" for Siberians: Will They Ever Be Back?, Siberian Cat: How Long The Isolation Is? and Siberian Cat: Without a Masquerade.

2009-02-22: Two new Portuguese translations were added: first the Natural Protection of Genetic Variation article, and the second is the DNA Storage page.

2009-02-18: Today we received some German translations: for the DNA Storage page, and for the GSD IV health programme.

2009-02-17: Two translations of the article "DNA Storage" were added: in Danish and in Norwegian.

2009-02-16: We added a new article about DNA Storage.

2009-02-15: As of today there is a new dog database available. This time it is the Saluki.

2009-02-07: New Czech translations of a few pages of the Health Programmes were added: HCM, DNA test for HCM, FAQ for the HCM Health Programme. Also Test Breeding new Maine Coon Foundation Lines? was translated.
And we have a new Portuguese translation: Breed to Avoid Genetic Diseases.

2009-01-25: We received a Portuguese translation of Eliminating Mutation: The Impossible Dream.

2009-01-20: Dr. Kolesnikov's second article, "Siberian Cat: How Long The Isolation Is?", was translated into Czech.

2009-01-15: A new Portuguese translation was added today: HCM, The Silent Killer.

2009-01-13: "A schedule for vaccination of cats" is translated in French.

2009-01-07: More Dutch translations were added: the SMA, GSD IV, PK Deficiency and the PRA healthprogramme.
Also the article DNA test for HCM and FAQ for the HCM Health Programme were translated into Dutch!

2009-01-03: Health Programmes: what is it all about? was translated into Dutch.

2008-12-31: Two new Czech translations were added: the Siberian Exile article, and the Eliminating Mutation article.

2008-12-26: Several translations have been added to PawPeds: the Portuguese version of the HCM Screening Form, the Danish version of the GSD healthprogramme, the Italian version of the article about Bordatella, and our first Polish translation: of Breeding a Litter!

2008-12-24: Just in time for Christmas Eve a new database is available. This time it is the dog breed Barbet!

2008-12-14: We added the Danish translation of the SMA healthprogramme, and the Portuguese translation of the HD healthprogramme.

2008-11-30: Another new health programme was started: against SMA. And for the SMA health programme we already have a Portuguese and a French translation available.

2008-11-19: A new article about the history of Siberian cats was added today: The Siberian Cat - The history of love and public recognition, written by Dr. Irina Sadovnikova.

2008-11-09: As of today there is a new horse database for the Friesian horses available!

2008-10-22: A new health programme was started, against GSD IV in Norwegian Forest Cats.

2008-10-18: Two new articles were added to the PawAcademy: Siberian Cat: How Long The Isolation Is?, and Siberian Cat: Without a Masquerade by Alex Kolesnikov.

2008-10-16: We received another Czech translation; HCM, The Silent Killer.

2008-10-11: We added our first Czech translation to PawPeds: Breed to Avoid Genetic Diseases!

2008-10-08: A new database for Ural Rex cats is now available!

2008-10-01: A new Swedish translation was added: Mouth- and teethproblems in Cats.

2008-09-21: HCM, The Silent Killer was translated into Swedish.

2008-09-16: Another Swedish translation was added: Polyps - Frequently asked questions.

2008-09-14: A new article is placed in the PawAcademy: Manual on how to treat a cat. It is an old article, dating from 1934. The original text was written in Dutch.

2008-09-13: We added the Swedish translation of Eliminating Mutation: The Impossible Dream.

2008-08-23: There is a new French translation: HCM, The Silent Killer.

2008-07-22: You can now subscribe to PawPeds's first internetbased course in English about cats! It is planned to start 3 September 2008. Read more about the course.

2008-07-06: A new database is available, for Castillonnais horses!

2008-06-24: Today we added two French translations: The User Guide and the article about the BAER Test. Besides, we added a Dutch translation of HCM, The Silent Killer.

2008-06-14: The Genetics course is translated again, this time into Dutch.

2008-05-25: We received a new Norwegian translation, of the The Genetics course.

2008-05-11: Today we added a new article about FIP: An Overview of Feline Enteric Coronavirus and Infectious Peritonitis Virus Infections, by Niels C. Pedersen.

2008-05-01: We added the Norwegian translation of Eliminating Mutation: The Impossible Dream, and the Portuguese translation of Feline vaccination.

2008-04-28: Today we received the Danish translation of OMERTA: The Breeders' Code of Silence.

2008-04-26: Norwegian translations of the Introduction page of the Heritage site, and of the Test Breeding new Maine Coon Foundation Lines? article were added today.

2008-04-14: We have now made an update of NetPedigree 2. The major changes are a new search algorithm and more settings in User Preferences. For example, you can set the preferred search method and which, if any, health info to be shown directly in the pedigree. More information about the changes can be found in the updated user guide.

2008-03-29: Another new article was added today: a photo story about the BAER test, both in English and Dutch.

2008-03-18: There is a new article on PawPeds: Canine Hip Displasia by Susan Thorpe-Vargas and John Cargill.

2008-03-09: We added two translations of the "Glossary of terms" at the Heritage site: the Norwegian and the Portuguese version.

2008-01-30: We added a new French translation: the Breeding a litter article.

2008-01-30: As of today there is also a database for Hollandse Smoushonden!

2008-01-13: A new database is available now, for Burmese cats!

2008-01-05: The version 2 of NetPedigree is now in use at PawPeds. To learn more about this version have a look at the user guide. We also have a special page where we try to explain the most common questions about the new version.

2007-12-28: The next round of the internetbased course about cats, in Swedish, is being started 6 February 2008. Read more about the course in English or in Swedish.

2007-12-23: The Bloodgroup article is translated in Portuguese.

2007-12-09: And yet another version of the Siberian Exile article is added: this time the Spanish translation.

2007-12-08: A German translation was added today, of the Siberian Exile article.

2007-12-06: The Tube Feeding article is now translated into Portuguese.

2007-12-05: The article about Siamese cats was translated into Croatian.

2007-10-31: A Dutch translation was added, for the Test Breeding new Maine Coon Foundation Lines article.

2007-10-29: A Tonkinese database is now published!

2007-10-21: New databases have been started for the dog breeds Kirgiz Sighthound Taigan and Kazakh Tazh! Both these databases are being started from scratch, so please send in pedigree info to the database maintainer!

2007-09-23: An internetbased course about cats is being started in the PawAcademy. Eventually we plan to have the same course in different languages, but the first course will be held in Swedish. Read more about it in English or in Swedish.

2007-09-23: Test results from the DNA test for one HCM mutation, found by Dr. Kathryn Muers and her team in Maine Coons, is now being shown in the Maine Coon database. You can read more about how to test for this mutation and how to get it registered with the health programme here.

2007-09-05: A new French translation is available: of the Observations of Feline Polydactyly article.

2007-08-08: There is now a French translation of the Bordetella in cats article.

2007-08-06: The recommendations for the HCM DNA test were translated into Danish.

2007-08-06: A Croatian translation of the article about Maine Cats was added.

2007-07-24: A new function, for reverse pedigrees, was added to the version 2 to the database program. Read more about that in the User Guide for version 2!

2007-07-10: A database for Korat cats has been planned and worked on for a looooong time. And for a loooong time it has been "almost ready" to be published. Today the time has come to really do publish it. ;-)

2007-07-08: A database for Sokoke cats has been published today.

2007-06-28: The Health Programmes: what is it all about? article is now available in French.

2007-06-24: The new version of our pedigree program is now available in parallel with version 1. Try the new version by clicking on "try version 2" in the database listing here beside.

2007-06-14: The Bordetella in cats article was translated into Dutch.

2007-05-31: Bordetella is a disease that does not only occur in dogs, but it also occurs in cats. A new article about Bordetella in cats was added to the PawAcademy.

2007-05-28: A new database is now available. This time for the dog breed Tosa Inu. This database has been started from scratch, so please contribute with more pedigree information.

2007-05-16: The chapter about Siamese Cats in Francis Simpson's The Book Of The Cat from 1903 was published in the history section of the PawAcademy.

2007-05-03: There are new recommendations for the DNA test for HCM.

2007-05-02: The Health Programmes: what is it all about? article is now translated in Norwegian.

2007-05-01: We added a Norwegian translation of the Breeding a litter article.

2007-04-22: The "Observations of Feline Polydactyly" article was translated in Dutch by Karin Sandbergen.

2007-04-20: The chapter about Silver or Chinchilla Persians in Francis Simpson's The Book Of The Cat from 1903 was published in the history section of the PawAcademy.

2007-04-19: An e-book has been converted into HTML and published in the PawAcademy. It is named Genetics And Breeding Strategies: Essays For The Dog Breeder, and was written by Dr. Susan Thorpe-Vargas.

2007-04-19: Several Italian translations were added to the website: Natural Protection of Genetic Variation, Maine Coon Cats Maine Origin Authenticated and A Cat Tale.

2007-04-16: The 'Natural Protection of Genetic Variation' article is now also available in Spanish and French.

2007-04-13: We added a new article to the PawAcademy: Purebred Dog Breeds into the Twenty-First Century - Achieving Genetic Health for Our Dogs by J. Jeffrey Bragg.

2007-04-10: And now the 4th vaccination article is also available in Dutch.

2007-04-09: The third vaccination article was translated in Dutch and the PRA healthprogramme was translated into Danish.

2007-04-07: Two Dutch translations were added today: Feline vaccination and A schedule for vaccination of cats, of the vaccin serie. And, we received a French translation of the Birman History article.

2007-04-04: Another three chapters from The Book of The Cat were added: Blue Persians, Orange (= Red) Persians, Tortoiseshell Persians

2007-04-01: The PKD article and the Health Programmes are translated in Norwegian.

2007-03-25: We received a new article today, called Observations of Feline Polydactyly. The article is a literature research, carried out by Sheila Curtis and Lucinda King.

2007-03-23: There is a Dutch translation available now, for the Natural Protection of Genetic Variation article.

2007-03-22: We have two new articles on the Heritage site. They are: A Cat Tale, an article from a magazine from 1921, and an article about Sonya Stanislow from the Tati Tan cattery. The last article is at this moment only available in German, but hopefully soon also in English.

2007-03-21: Four new articles about vaccinations were added to the PawAcademy.

2007-03-09: A new article has been published in the PawAcademy. The article's name is Natural Protection of Genetic Variation, and we strongly recommend all breeders to read it. The author of the article is Per-Erik Sundgren, (Dr. Agric.).

2007-03-05: The article about black Persians and the article about tortoiseshell and white Persians from Francis Simpson's old book The Book of The Cat has been translated to Croatian.

2007-03-05: The Outcross Cattery List on the Maine Coon Heritage Site has been Updated. We have also added a Spanish translation of the article "Breed To Avoid genetic Diseases" and a Danish translation of the article "Health Programmes: What is it all about?".

2007-02-10: The article about smoke Persians from Francis Simpson's old book The Book of The Cat has been translated to Croatian.

2007-02-02: Four chapters were added from Francis Simpson's old book The Book of The Cat: Black Persians, Silver Tabby Persians, Smoke Persians, and Tortoiseshell-And-White Persians.

2007-01-21: Another three chapters were added from Harrison Weir's book Our Cats: White Cats, Various Colours, and The Cat of Shakespeare.

2007-01-20: Two more chapters were added from Harrison Weir's book Our Cats. Now you can read about The Brown Tabby Cat and The Spotted Tabby. A few days ago the English version of the article on Flat Chest Kitten Syndrome was updated with some more information and pictures. The translated versions have not yet been updated though.

2006-12-23: Another Dutch translation was added to the PawAcademy: the Polyps article was translated by Karin Sandbergen.

2006-12-20: Today we received two translations of the Omerta article, one in Dutch and one in Norwegian.

2006-12-10: A Dutch translation was added to the PawAcademy: the article of Dr. John Armstrong, Eliminating Mutation was translated by Kathy Ruyssers.

2006-12-02: A new article was added about a cattery that had to deal with HCM in a very hard way: the story of Francesca Doria and her Ragdoll cats. It is called "HCM, The Silent Killer."

2006-11-22: We added a Dutch translation for the recommendations for the DNA test to the healthprogramme.

2006-11-21: A Spanish translation for the Genetics course was added.

2006-11-16: A database for Siamese & Oriental has been published today.

2006-11-08: A new database was added, this time for a horse breed: Mérens.

2006-10-27: The German version of the Heritage site has been updated. The layout and articles are now the same as in the French and English version. Not all pages are translated yet, but our translators are working hard to get the job done! We also received the Spanish translation of the Eliminating Mutation article.

2006-10-26: We received the first Portuguese translations for the Healthprogramme.

2006-10-18: About a week ago we started publishing the results from the HCM health programme in the British Shorthair database.

2006-10-09: Our team of translators has been quite busy lately: they send us a Danish translation of the PK Deficiency health programme, an Italian and a German translation of the "Health Programmes: what is it all about?" article, and a German translation of the "Mouth- and teethproblems" article.

2006-10-04: The results in the health programmes for Aby and Somali (PRA and PK deficiency) are now showing directly in the PawPeds database.

2006-09-03: A Swedish translation of the article Health Programmes: what is it all about? was added.

2006-09-03: We added a Spanish translation of the Polycystic Kidney Disease article to the PawAcademy.

2006-09-02: Four new chapters were added from Harrison Weir's book Our Cats, published in 1889.

2006-08-30: Another two new databases are now available: American Curl and Berger Picard.

2006-08-30: Two new databases are published: the Singapura database and the Griffon database.

2006-08-24: A new article was added to the PawAcademy. It is called "Health Programmes: what is it all about?", and it explains what a health programme is and how it should be designed in order to reach the best possible effect.

2006-08-02: The article by Dr. Heather E. Lorimer, "Inbreeding And Its Effect On The Immune System", has been translated into French!

2006-07-25: Again a new dog database: Neapolitan Mastiff!

2006-07-16: A new dog database was started today! The breed is Braque du Bourbonnais.

2006-06-29: Three new translations have been added to the PawPeds website: an Italian translation of the Eliminating Mutation article, and an Italian and a French translation of the Building a Catrun article.

2006-06-06: The PawPeds project has expanded a lot over the years, and the costs for PawPeds have increased in the same way. Therefore we decided to place Google ads on the pages of PawPeds, hoping this will cover our expenses.
Also, we added a new article: Building a Catrun. It has lots of pictures and will be a great inspiration to everybody who wants to build a secure outdoor room for their cats.

2006-06-05: Today we received our first Russian translation! The Breeding A Litter article was translated into Russian, and it was also translated in Italian. And the userguide is translated in Portuguese.

2006-05-13: We added the Italian translation of the article about Mouth- and teethproblems.

2006-05-12: The article about Flat Chest Kitten Syndrome is translated in German, and the Test Breeding new Maine Coon Foundation Lines article is translated in Italian.

2006-05-11: Today we added a French translation of the PRA Health programme.

2006-04-30: A few of the Health Programmes pages are translated into Swedish, and we added Italian translations of the articles about polyps, Flat Chest Kitten Syndrome, PKD and bloodgroups.

2006-04-26: Today we added a French translation of the Eliminating Mutation article by Dr. John Armstrong, and an Italian translation of the Siberian Exile article.

2006-04-10: After receiving several requests for this, we made printer friendly versions of the genetics course. Just click on the picture of the printer to find the file!

2006-04-02: We now have an Italian translation of the Omerta article, a French version of the article about Flat chested kittens, and one new article: The revival of the German Rex.

2006-03-31: The Tube Feeding article is now translated into Italian. And another French translation is available: Cats In Thailand in the 1960s'.

2006-03-28: We added 2 more French translations: the articles Mexican Hairless Cats and Tube Feeding kittens have been translated by Elizabeth Morcel into French.

2006-03-27: We've had a few very busy days at PawPeds: we added a French translation of the Siberian Exile article, and Italian translations of the summary of Dr. Meurs & Dr. Kittleson's seminar and of the recommendations for the DNA test.
There are also a few new articles. One is about mouth- and teethproblems in cats and three are reprints of an interview with the late judge Don Shaw. This interview was earlier printed in the Summer, Fall and Winter edition of "The Scratch Sheet", in the year 1976.
A big thank you to the translators for all their work and to the people from The Scratch Sheet for allowing us to publish this interview on the PawPeds website!

2006-03-23: There is now a French translation of the article about Polyps available.

2006-03-22: The recommendations for the DNA test are now also available in French!

2006-03-19: We added German translations of the explanation of the HCM form, and of the recommendations for the DNA test.

2006-03-17: The health programme against HCM now has info on the new DNA test for MyBPC3, and recommendations regarding this test.

2006-03-13: New databases have been started for Bombay and Bichon Frise! Both these databases are being started from scratch, so please send in pedigree info to the database maintainers!

2006-03-13: We have for quite some time been working on adding two health programmes for Abyssinian and Somali to PawPeds. Now finally we are ready to publish those, although there are still many test results left to be entered. The health programmes are against PK deficiency and PRA, and they are run by the breed club Aby & Somaliringen.

2006-03-13: We added a French translation of the article about the Flat Chest Kitten Syndrome.

2006-03-07: We now have French, Danish and Dutch translations of the explanation of the HCM form, as it is used in the Health Programme.

2006-02-27: A French translation of the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) in Persians and other breeds was added to the PawAcademy.

2006-02-26: Cream or Fawn Persians from 'The Book Of the Cat' was translated in Danish by Anne Jensen.

2006-02-18: There is now a French version of the Breed To Avoid Genetic Diseases article available.

2006-02-18: The genetics course was translated into French by Catherine Muller-Sautreau, and into Italian by Sonia Campa and Salvo Rinzivillo.

2006-02-17: A summary of Dr. Meurs & Dr. Kittleson's seminar about the MyBPC3 mutation, written by Catherine Muller-Sautreau, was added to the PawAcademy today. The article is available in English and French!

2006-02-16: An explanation of the HCM form was added to the Health Programmes section.

2006-02-08: The new Russian Blue & Nebelung database was published today!

2006-02-03: The Scandinavian Ragdoll Club has decided to join the health programme against HCM , that we are promoting.

2006-01-24: The first Portuguese translations are added to PawPeds! The following articles have been translated: Siberian Exile, Breeding A Litter and OMERTA: The Breeders' Code of Silence.

2006-01-15: An Italian translation of the Breed to Avoid Genetic Diseases article was added today. Thank you Sonia for the translation!

2005-12-31: New forms for the HCM health programme was uploaded.

2005-11-06: A new database was published today. This time the turn has come to the Manx & Cymric!

2005-10-31: German, Swedish, and Spanish translations of the article OMERTA: The Breeders' Code of Silence were added!

2005-10-28: A French translation of the article OMERTA: The Breeders' Code of Silence was added!

2005-10-28: Two new databases were published today: Cairn Terrier and Ferrets!

2005-10-16: Breed specific pages were published for Ragdoll and Norwegian Forest Cat! Thank you Yvonne for your links tips!

2005-10-16: A database for Selkirk Rex was published today!

2005-10-09: The vet list for the HCM health programme has been updated with several new vets!

2005-10-08: A database for European Shorthairs has been started!

2005-09-25: A new database has been started, with Pixie-Bobs!

2005-07-30: Six more chapters from Harrison Weir's book "Our Cats", from 1889, were added to the history section of the PawAcademy

2005-07-26: A chapter from an old German cat book was added to the history section of the PawAcademy! The name of the book is Illustriertes Katzenbuch, and it was printed in Berlin 1896. Author is Jean Bungartz, who also made the drawings in the book. The chapter we now publish is about the different breeds and varieties, and these are in many cases very odd ones! The Scottish Fold breeders might be particulary interested in the Chinese longhaired cat with hanging ears, for instance. So far this article is only available in German, which is the original language of the book of course. Hopefully translations will come with time!

2005-06-13: Our first course is now available in the PawAcademy! The subject of the course is Genetics.

2005-06-01: A Persian & Exotic database is now included in the PawPeds site. The database maintainer is Emil Adén, S*Eminel's cattery. We have also added three more vets to the vet list of the HCM health programme.

2005-03-31: French and German translations of the Health Programmes section have finally been finished! Many thanks all who helped!

2005-03-25: Several new German translations were added to the pawpeds website! The German versions of Breeding A Litter, Archangel Cats, Cream Persians Before 1903 and Birman History were made by Jutta Veit (Amarycoon cattery), Petra Hartmann (Helkenberg cattery) and Susanne Chotty (Av tomfjorden cattery). Thank you ladies!

2005-03-13: 3 More interviews were added to the Cattery Presentations on the Maine Coon Heritage Site.

2005-03-01: A new section with Cattery Presentations was added to the Maine Coon Heritage Site.

2004-12-10: A new Breed Specific page, for the Ocicat was added.

2004-12-09: Sierra Milton kindly agreed to let us publish her thought-provoking article OMERTA: The Breeders' Code of Silence. Read it in the PawAcademy section!

2004-12-04: As of today we have a new addition to the PawPeds databases: the Norwegian Lundehund. Aficionados of the Lundehund can now consult their database here.

2004-11-17: Today we are proud to announce several new projects on the PawPeds website, thanks to the work of several friends of ours! Please, check out the brand new Paw Academy including two new projects called Beginners Corner and Cat Breeders Education Network, CBEN. Also you will have to visit the Breed Specific site, where particularly the Maine Coon section contains some new additions! And then you should really check out the Translations page and the About PawPeds page, to meet and read about a lot of new people who are involved in the PawPeds projects!

2004-10-03: Today the German Rex database was started.

2004-08-26: We now have an Italian version of the User Guide. Many thanks to Stefano Atzeni, Alienfactory cattery!

2004-08-22: The article "Breed To Avoid Genetic Diseases" has been slightly changed, and it is now also available in Danish and Swedish!

2004-06-06: The User Guide is now available in two more languages - Spanish and Catalan. Many thanks to Xavi Alavedra de la Gaterķa, Els Quatre Gats, for the translations! All in all the User Guide is now available in nine languages!

2003-10-20: Two new articles, Blue Shorthairs Before 1903 and Hairless cats, 1902, were added.

2003-10-15: The Sphynx database was started. Many thanks to Jerrie E. Wolfe, Rose Croft Terriers and Rose Crest Chinese Cresteds, for the initial database!

2003-10-14: A third dog database was added today. See the Galgo Español database.

2003-10-11: An article, Birman History, written by Nora & Ron Thayer (Taron Birmans) was added.

2003-10-10: The Siberian database was started.

2003-10-07: The British Shorthair database was started.

2003-06-28: Today the Bengal database was started.

2003-06-24: Our second dog database is now available. See the Sloughi database.

2003-06-12: The Abyssinian & Somali database was started. Many thanks to Hanny Olsen, S*Wi'nte Sams cattery, for providing us with the initial database.

2003-05-18: A Finnish version of the article Breed to Avoid Genetic Diseases was added. Many thanks to Outi Kuisma-Parwar!

2003-05-06: A new article, Test Breeding new Maine Coon Foundation Lines?, by Judith Schulz (Prairiebaby cattery) was added. Note that this article can be applied to other breeds as well.

2003-04-14: We now have a Finnish version of the User Guide. Many thanks to Tuija Peura and Outi Kuisma-Parwar, The Finnish Ragdoll Fanciers' Association!

2003-03-30: Two new articles about White Persians and Cream Persians before 1903!

2003-03-25: A Swedish and a Norwegian version of the user guide was added. Many thanks to Yvonne Karlsson, Karin Sicheritz, and Tom Are Endresen, for the translations of it!

2003-03-24: A German version of the article Breed to Avoid Genetic Diseases was added. Many thanks to Petra Hartmann, Helkenberg cattery, for the translation of it!

2003-03-21: Our first dog database was started. See the Azawakh database.

2003-03-20: An article about cats, mostly Korats, in Thailand in the 1960s' was published with kind permission from the writer Mrs. Daphne Negus, Si Sawat cattery.

2003-03-18: Four new articles with abstracts from old books was added. The articles are: Russian Longhaired Cats In The 19th Century, About Maine Coons in 1903, Archangel Cats, and Manx Cats In The 19th Century.

2003-03-18: A new analysis function, called "Chevy Analysis", was added to the Ocicat database.

2003-03-14: A German version of the user guide was added. Many thanks to Petra Hartmann, Helkenberg cattery, for the translation of it!

2003-03-11: A French version of the user guide was added. Many thanks to Florence Walbaum-Davy, Alsciaukat cattery, for the translation of it!

2002-11-05: The Cornish Rex database was started.

2002-10-26: The article Eliminating Mutation: The Impossible Dream was added. Written by Dr. John Armstrong.

2002-10-16: The Norwegian Forest Cat database was started.

2002-10-06: The Devon Rex database was started.

2002-09-08: The Ragdoll database was started.

2002-02-03: The Ocicat database was started.

2001-08-03: The Birman database was started.

2000-12-29: The article Breed to avoid genetic diseases was added.

2000-12-06: The domain name pawpeds.com was registred and the first step towards this pedigree site was taken.