I am trying to find reputable breeders for short hair (black) Orientals. Any suggestions?
on Dec 14th 2011
in Breeds J-Z
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A good way to find breeders is your area, strangely enough, is to google "rescue groups" for that particular breed, indicating in your search what city you live in. You can also purchase "Cat Fancy" magazine that has a list of breeders in the back of every issue. You can also write to them if Orientals are not listed. You can also write to the Cat Fancier's Association (www.cfainc.org) and ask if they know of any. And, there is also www.petfinder.com which is accessible through this website as well under "adoption". Purebred cats do turn up occasionally in shelters and at rescues.
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 12/14/11. Helpful? / 0
Try the CFA breeder referral search. secure.cfa.org
and the ACFA breeer directory. www.acfacat.com
If there are any cat shows coming up in your area, cat shows are a good place to meet breeders.
Be sure to do your homework, and choose a reputable breeder. ACFA has some nice article you might find helpful.
Good luck finding your kitten!
Linus (Dreamboat #72a) answered on 12/14/11. Helpful? / 0
I like the idea of going to shows to check out breeders. Shows also educate you on breed standards. Your relationship with your breeder should last the lifetime of your cat. A truly good breeder will recognize that. If you do not like breeder, look elsewhere. Of course, a clean cattery and health certifications are important. But they are a given. The CFA can give you a list of breeders, but I am not sure that all top breeders are on that list. Japan produces highly ranked cats, but few breeders, at least of Maine Coons, are listed with the CFA. A fancy website is no guarantee of excellence. Many good breeders have none or one that is not well maintained. Breeders tend to breed for other breeders. What is important is to establish a personal relationship. This can be done by going to shows. Go to shows, educate yourself on breed standards, meet exhibitors and breeders, and take your time.
Lola answered on 12/14/11. Helpful? / 0