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Breeding (Advanced Short course, Level 2)
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Course Summary:

An in-depth knowledge and awareness of the issues surrounding animal breeding ensures all animals involved are in the best health. On this course, you’ll learn about genetics and the concepts of hereditability, dominant, recessive and threshold characteristics, inbreeding, line breeding and out crossing.

This is a short course, made up of two units, designed to deliver the most important information, in the least amount of time.

This Advanced Short Course is perfect for learners who want to delve deeper into this area, as well as those already working in the animal care sector looking to further their professional development.

You’ll receive your first unit as soon as you enrol, so you can start whenever you want, and progress through the course at your own pace, studying when and where you choose.

Our Support Promise:

You can phone or email your tutor at any point during your course – to ask questions, for advice, encouragement or to draw on their wealth of

You can also contact the support team who are here to help you Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

What you will Learn

Unit 1 

  • Size, shape and genetics
  • Breeding for quality

Unit 2 

  • Caring for animals used for breeding
  • A sound and healthy female
  • A sound and healthy male
  • Environment
  • Mating
  • Feeding the pregnant and lactating bitch
  • Feeding the pregnant and lactating queen
  • Puppies and kittens – birth to one year
  • Birth and the early weeks
  • Vaccination
  • Socialisation
  • Learning the language