How to Become Cat Kingpin Certified

The Cat Kingpin breeder certification is a prestigious title given to those who have shown that they are truly dedicated to their breeding program.  Our primary goal here at Cat Kingpin is focused on preserving the health and safety of the all cat breeds and those who are considered certified breeders share our ideals.  

When a breeder becomes certified with us they'll be more trusted by our website visitors, their breeder listing will be near the top of the page, and they'll get more leads for their breeding program - this is all 100% FREE and we never charge a fee.

In order to become a Cat Kingpin certified breeder, the information below is what you need to know.

1) ​BREEDER CERTIFICATION PRICE

There is absolutely no cost involved with our breeder certification program.  We do not require monthly or yearly fees to be a certified breeder.  The goal of the CatKingpin.com isn't to make money, it's primary focus is, and always will be, to ensure the well-being of all cat breeds.

2)  ADHERE TO OUR CERTIFIED BREEDER AGREEMENT

We've taken the time to create a certified breeder agreement which is an important document that we require our certified breeders to adhere to.  This agreement outlines the best practices and rules of breeding cats.  It reviews best practices regarding the following factors; breeding, health, adoption, paperwork, rescue and re-adoption.  Agreeing and adhering to our Certified Breeder agreement shows that the breeder shares in our ideals and wants the absolute best for the breed.

3)  H​AVING AN ONLINE PRESENCE

We strongly believe that those who are serious about their breeding program should invest time and effort into an established online presence.  What this means is that the breeder has created a website at a bare minimum.  In addition to a website, our certified breeders may also have a Facebook page, be involved regularly on other social media platforms such as Twitter or Instagram, created a "My Business" profile in Google, be a member of TICA or CFA, or have profiles on other websites that encourage reviews such as Yelp.  When a breeder has a digital presence, they are encouraging third-parties to learn more about them and, in many cases, allowing reviews to be placed about their breeding program.  This willingness and openness to reviews shows that the breeder has nothing to hide or be ashamed of with their program.

4)  S​HOW YOUR SUPPORT TO CAT KINGPIN

Though we don't request any fees from our certified breeders, we do require that they show us some support.  Doing so is easy and all that it required is a link from your website to our own.  This can be in the form of text, but we also provide you with a digital certified breeder badge (please don't use that badge on your website, it's just an example) if you'd like to link to us using that instead.

We will give further details about this once you have contacted us and we've reviewed your program.

Please DO NOT state you are "certified" on your website if you are not.  We have monitoring tools in place and reserve the right to take legal action against those who purposely misinform or try to "trick" potential adopters with our breeder certification.

5)  C​ONTACT US DIRECTLY

If you agree to the requirements above, the last step of the process is to contact us directly and apply.  Once you contact us, we will complete a thorough review of your breeding program to confirm you have an established online presence and your program is in good standing.  

Please note, in the event that we do not accept you as a certified breeder, we will explain what the issue is and allow you to reapply after 30 days.