Pure Bred

Why choose a Pedigree Cat?

The main advantages associated with opting for a pedigreed (purebred) cat are:

  • More predictable, breed specific appearance and temperament
  • Pedigree cats are typically very well-raised, making it likely that your cat will be healthy and well socialized
  • Purebred breeding stock is usually screened for possible genetic failings and diseases

Advantages for opting for a mix-breed cat, include:

  • Belief that they are more hardy
  • Less expensive than pedigreed cats to obtain
  • Easier to obtain

However, non-pedigreed cats have the following disadvantages:

  • Character traits of parents generally unknown
  • Uncertain how cat will turn out both in appearance and disposition
  • Hard to be sure the cat has received a healthy start and socialization
  • Health issues may lead to expensive vet bills

Breeders are at times blamed for homeless and feral cats.  The Animal Welfare department states that, “Fewer than 2 percent of cats in the United States are purebred and raised by breeders.”

As a Siberian breeder, we are committed to preserving the Siberian cat’s natural health and hardiness.  We continue to be impressed with this breed even by cats from completely different lineages.  We wish to preserve and if possible (!) improve the overall greatness of the Siberian Cat for future generations.

TICA’s tips on finding a great kitten: http://www.tica.org/members/publications/brochures/kitten.pdf



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