Breeding dogs is part art, part science. A responsible breeder keeps meticulous, detailed records of every dog involved in their program; past and present. But it can be easy to misplace information & loose track – especially if you are running a large, multi-dog operation.
The folks at Breeding Master have developed software to help dog breeders consolidate any and all information related to their dogs. It might seem a little daunting to those of you accustom to paper files, but once you spend the time inputting the information, you will find that the software has some very handy features.
The software organizes & tracks individual dogs, tracks pairings & resulting offspring, kennels you network with, show results & points, awards & photos – even vaccination records. It also has a section for “human” information, broken down into “breeders” and “owners”. Wouldn’t it be nice to track all your puppy buyers and business contacts in one place? Now it is quick & easy to find the phone number of the person who bought that potential show pup from you last year. With a few clicks, their contact information is displayed & you don’t have to rummage through stacks of contracts.
The pedigree generator for an individual dog goes back 5 generations (which users might want to see increased). But, the pedigree can also be easily printed – a nice thing to pass along to puppy buyers or other potential breeders.
The only thing we wish we saw was a back-up feature. We don’t recommend relying on any computer or software as their only repository for their important information. Computers & their parts sometimes break or, god forbid, a fire or flood takes out your home. Backing up computer information is important & it would be helpful to capture the information files to disc for back-up storage elsewhere.
Breeding Master uses the Windows Office® platform & was super easy to install. If you are familiar with Windows Office®, you will find using & navigating the software simple & intuitive. Even better, Breeding Master encourages customers to submit software upgrade suggestions for future version releases – a nice touch.
Bonus: Breeding Master has a 30 day free trial. But even so, it is very reasonably priced at $35.00 and upgrades are free. Give Breeding Master a try…what do you have to loose?
Link: Breeding Master