Cat Breeders

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Cats are amazing creatures. They entertain us with their aloof humor and never cease to amaze us with their dexterity. Buying a kitten is an experience in and of itself. While you may be able to find a mixed breed kitten cheaply, the best way to know what you will get as an adult in size, looks and temperament is to go to a reliable breeder.

The Role of Cat Breeders

While indiscriminate breeding is always a downfall for any breed in any species, good breeders are worth their weight in gold as a means to keep breeds alive and healthy. Backyard breeders is a term used often to describe individuals who breed occasional litters from two parents that might be registered but are not judged based on quality prior to mating. Too often those types of litters result in animals that barely resemble the type and temperament of the true breed they represent.

Cat mills, just like puppy mills, are the exaggeration of a backyard breeder. Also often taking place in private homes, farms or other spacious areas, these breeders do the most damage to breeds of cats. A true cat breeder will take great care in choosing the parents of a litter. They often operate out of their homes, but their animals are clean, healthy, well-tested for hereditary diseases, and most of them attend and compete in cat shows to help them better judge the animals they are using in their programs.

Cat shows are more than just glorified beauty contests. It is easy for a cat owner to be blind to the faults of their pets. It's not really a lack of desire to produce good animals, it's just that they simply do not know what is good, and are often unable to see it because of their love for their pet.

Identifying Reputable Cat Breeders

There are many breeds of cats, but knowing any good breeder, such as Siamese cat breeders or Bengal cat breeders, is basically going to use the same method of deduction. Do they keep clean kennels or house their animals as a part of the family in clean surroundings? Do they have regular records of veterinary care? Do their animals look like a good representation of the breed, and have show results to back it up?

For a more specific example, say you're looking for ragdoll cat breeders – you should expect to see the slack body type typical of the ragdoll breed when you see their cats. Most of all, their animals should look happy, respond well to them and be accepting of strangers without showing fear or aggression.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

When you look for a breeder, whether you are seeking Maine coon cat breeders or Burmese cat breeders, remember that there are scammers out there who do not care about the welfare or quality of life of their animals. Never purchase a kitten without being able to see the premises in which they are bred, and make sure there is a healthy guarantee that covers all major illnesses that may appear over time, not just a few days from purchase.

A good breeder will care about the home their kittens are going to as well so do not be put off by a lot of questions about who you use as a veterinarian, other pets, family members and such. They are not trying to point out shortcomings; they just want to be sure you are fully aware of the type of commitment required, and that you have the information you need to have a long and happy life with your new pet.

Good cat breeders will always be available to you after the purchase of your pet to answer questions regarding health, training and incorporating your new kitten into your family. They should provide you with contact information so that you can easily get a hold of them if any questions arise.

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Posted by Kimberly on June 13,2012 at 01:01 PM
Hi Folks! I have 10 kittens 8 weeks old that my husband and I have nursed when mama left them in our back yard. I have long hair mixed black, tabby, all grey and gray and white and black and white males kitten. All checked out by the Vet in good health and ready to be loved!! Please contact me at I want to find GOOD LOVING homes for each one. Close to Allentowna ns Reading PA. Help me help these loving babies!!
Posted by Bianca on June 29,2011 at 03:28 PM
a manx kitten was left in my garage and we are 30-40 miles from the nearest vet. H e has a bowel problem. I wash the dried poop off and since he ate he either constantly drips or a large piece partially comes out and gets stuck. For lack of ant thing better we have been feeding him Friskies tuna and egg. Our bigger cats food. He seems to be about 5-6 weeks old. I will get him to a vet but it will be tomorrow before I can. Unfortunatly he wants to run around, screams in cage, or will be held for awhile wrapped in a towel. Makes it hard to get anything done. Help me know what I can do to help and what kind of kitten food i need that will be good for him and help. He is smooth ended. No stump at all. Thank you. Bianca
Posted by George on June 27,2011 at 07:42 PM
We saw the TV show about cats (Cats101??) and happened to see the Serengeti breed. We love them!!! I'm searching for more information and breeders. Sure wuld appreciate being pointed in the right direction. We live in McDonough, GA.
Posted by Dustin Henery on December 09,2010 at 08:49 PM
I am trying to find a persian kitten for my Mom. I live in the missoula, Mt area. She lost her kitten to the highway, I promised i would find her one for christmas, please email me asap
Posted by jIMMY lEA on September 22,2010 at 07:36 PM
I watch the cat show a lot when I am home,I saw the egptian Mau a few days ago and I said thats the cat for me>I am strictly a cat personI live in Greenville SC and If not to far I can come abd get the cat,Please drop me a line to let me know the closest place to buy one and please furnish me with all the information,,Thanks For all your help.........JR
Posted by brian armstrong on August 20,2010 at 10:05 AM
I would like to know what breed of cat do I have
Posted by sherry spies on May 15,2010 at 09:17 AM
very good info. thank you
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