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Lesson #14: Inheritance

Inheritance is the process by which one class takes on the attributes and methods of another. Newly formed classes are called child classes, and the classes that child classes are derived from are called parent classes.

Create The First Parent Class

Create a class named Dog, with name and breed properties, and a printname method:

class Dog:
  def __init__(self, name, breed):
    self.name = name
    self.breed = breed

  def printname(self):
    print(self.name)

dog = Dog(“Boxi”, “Boxer”)
dog.printname()

Create The First Child Class

Create a class named Boxer, which will inherit the properties and methods from the Dog class:

class Boxer(Dog):
  pass

ūüí° Note: you can use the pass keyword when you do not want to add anything else to the class.

Now, we can use the class Boxer to create an object and execute the methods.

Example

dog_1 = Boxer(“Gina”, “Boxer”)
dog_1.printname()