How to Become Bengal Cat Club Certified
The Bengal Cat Club breeder certification is a prestigious title given to those who have shown that they are truly dedicated to their Bengal breeding program. Our primary goal here at Bengal Cat Club is focused on preserving the health and safety of the Bengal cat breed and those who are considered certified breeders share our ideals.
In order to become a Bengal Cat Club certified breeder, the information below is what you need to know.
1) Membership Price
To be a Bengal breed member certificate is important for the health, safe, and trust in our community; that is why we aim to get different features in our new platform that grant this.
When paying for the membership, you’ll have your own space inside the platform, which will help you get more visibility among the potential adopters. We want the best process, so this new site will include various tools to help you in your Bengal breeding program.
Our paid membership will provide the safety and regulations you’ll need to make your breeding program trustable.
2) Adhere to Our Bengal Breeder Agreement
We've taken the time to create a Bengal 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 Bengal cats. It review rules regarding the following factors; breeding, health, adoption, paperwork, rescue and re-adoption. Agreeing and adhering to our Bengal Breeding agreement shows that the breeder shares in our ideals and wants to the absolute best for the Bengal breed.
3) Having an Online Presence
We strongly believe that those who commit to their Bengal breeding program and the health and safety of the breeds should invest time and effort into an established online presence. Based on that, we’ve created a new platform that will make it easier for our breeders to have this online presence, in which there are tools required to get a professional and complete profile of your program.
Our breeders may also have a Facebook page, be involved regularly on other social media platforms such as Twitter or Instagram, create a "My Business" profile on Google, be a member of TIBCS or TICA, or have profiles on other websites that encourage reviews such as Yelp. When a breeder has a digital presence, they encourage third parties to learn more about them and, in many cases, allow reviews to be placed about their breeding program. This willingness and openness to reviews show that the breeder has nothing to hide and that it is trustable in their care and the safety of the Bengal breeds.
4) Show Your Support to Bengal Cat Club
Even though our community gets over 500,000 views a year, it would help to 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 and certificate of membership if you'd like an image to link with. We will give further details of this after our review once you have reached out to contact us. 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.
We are a team bonded by the love and passion for the Bengal cats, so let’s show us some support for each other. Doing so is easy to grow together, take care of together, and spread the Bengal Cat-Love to others. You can join our Facebook group and follow us on Instagram as @officialbengalcatclub, to be updated with interesting, fun facts and connect with other Bengal lovers.
This new paid subscription to our platform will make it safer for you, your process, and the community.
5) Start setting up your certified Bengal- Breeding program
If you agree to the requirements above, the last step of the process is applying and filling in the required information. Note that when doing this, it is important for you to set up the location (it doesn’t need to be the exact address but reference points). In this way, your breeding program will have visibility on the map.
We will complete a thorough review of your breeding program to confirm you have an established online presence and that your program is in good standing. Please note that if we do not accept you as a certified breeder, we will explain what the issue is and allow you to reapply after 30 days.