Cat Breeding

    Many cat lovers have the idea of buying a pedigree kitten and becoming a breeder but has little knowledge of what is involved. Firstly, the kitten, whether male or female, should be chosen with breeding in mind, not bought before breeding has been decided on, although with luck this may be successful. If bought purely as a pet, it is quite possible that the kitten might have bad faults, such as having a kink in the tail, or small eyes. In this section, you will find a number of articles that will hopefully allow you to make an informed choice as to what to consider when breeding cats.

    Cat Breeds

    Over the past 140 years, many pedigreed cat varieties have been developed via artificial selection. This development of pedigreed cats has increased in popularity since the first cat show in London in 1871, which showcased only five breeds. In the USA, the Cat Fanciers' Association currently recognizes 41 breeds for competition, and The International Cat Association accepts 57 breeds. A majority of the breeds acknowledged by these two large registries are also typical breeds around the world; however, each breed registry has specific nuances for breed standards and breeding practices. In our cat breeds section, we will guide you to find the right cat for your budget and lifestyle. Our cat breed information will guide you to find the right cat for your budget and lifestyle. You will learn if a cat is good with children, a heavy or light shedding cat as well as their exercise needs.

    Cat Diseases

    Your cat's health depends on various factors, including a proper vaccination program, comprehensive parasite control, grooming and training. Kittens are usually born with some immunity which soon wanes, which is why vaccinations are necessary. It is also important to note that some diseases are hereditary and cannot be detected early. Any change in your cat's behavior patterns should be carefully observed. Observe whether a symptom persists or if there is more than one symptom present.

    Cat Hair

    Most cats have a coat patterning that reflects to some extent the natural tabby marking of their wild ancestors. Breeders have refined these markings, develping to conform to precise standards. An element of luck is required to produce a cat with an ideal coat pattern.