Breed Mate was developed by our company, Wild Systems back in 1994. We got started because we are also dog breeders, Border Collies actually, and we got involved in tracking hereditary diseases. One of the members on our committee came up with a seven generation hand drawn family tree... well, we thought a computer program could make that task a lot easier ... and the rest as they say is history.
We started selling our first version, V1.0 on 8 Oct 1994 and since then we have released V1.5, V2.0, V2.1, V2.5 and V2.6, V3.0, V4.0, V4.1, V4.5 and, in August 2001, V4.6. The V5 series started its release in May 2005 and continued with many releases through to 2007. In Nov 2007 we released V6.0 and followed that up with many more releases taking us to V6.6 in Jun 2017.
Times have changed though and starting six years ago we began parallel development of a totally new program we call Pedigree Publisher. It is written in a modern language called C# and uses an industry standard database called SQLite. Unfortunately it has required a complete re-write and hence that's the reason it's taken so long to deliver.
As a further sign of our commitment to pedigree software we also started development, in 2005, of a free open source web pedigree program we call PedigreePoint. We are still releasing new versions of that software now in 2017 based on user requests. You can find out more and see a live demo at www.pedigreepoint.com.
In summary, our policy is to deliver the world's best pedigree software and provide great support to our users. We think we have done just that. Breed Mate is the only program that allows users to create their own tables, and fields and design their own forms. It comes standard with many pedigree certificates in varying styles - all of them designed using Breed Mate itself. There is no other pedigree program that delivers so much power and flexibility to the user.
Gillian Bartlett - www.teraustralis.com Breedmate is most accurate, as the program makes it hard to misspell the a dog's name by mistyping (it asks if you want to add a new entry when it is spelt differently, thus alerting you to a variation in the name). It can be used to plan litters by checking the inbreeding co-efficients, duplicated ancestors, colours of coats in the ancestors - so much information to be seen.
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