Buying a kitten from a breeder

Buying a kitten from a breeder

Buying a kitten from a breeder

Buying a kitten from a breeder

Buying a kitten from a breeder

Buying a kitten from a breeder
February 22, 2018

What to look out for when buying a kitten

Buying a kitten from a breeder

If you’d prefer to purchase a kitten from a breeder, have a good think about the breed that would best suit your family and, remember, pure breeds don’t come cheap! There are a number of things to thinking about when deciding where to buy a kitten.

The first thing to do is to contact breed-club secretaries for the breed you’re interested in. The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF), www.gccfcats.org, can give you a comprehensive list of breeds recognised in the UK, with links to their official breed clubs. Breed clubs may have a list of litters available, or they can put you in contact with breeders in your area. Pedigree kittens are generally available all year round.

It’s a good idea to check that your breeder and potential kitten are eligible for GCCF registration, as this indicates the breeder is following a code of ethics for responsible breeding.

If you’re thinking about buying a kitten from a breeder, you might want to do some additional homework by reading a publication such as Your Cat or taking a look at their website www.yourcat.co.uk. Cat shows are also great places to meets breeders and owners.

For information on buying a kitten, and advice on kitten care, www.icatcare.org.

If you’d prefer to purchase a kitten from a breeder, have a good think about the breed that would best suit your family and, remember, pure breeds don’t come cheap! There are a number of things to thinking about when deciding where to buy a kitten.

The first thing to do is to contact breed-club secretaries for the breed you’re interested in. The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF), www.gccfcats.org, can give you a comprehensive list of breeds recognised in the UK, with links to their official breed clubs. Breed clubs may have a list of litters available, or they can put you in contact with breeders in your area. Pedigree kittens are generally available all year round.

It’s a good idea to check that your breeder and potential kitten are eligible for GCCF registration, as this indicates the breeder is following a code of ethics for responsible breeding.

If you’re thinking about buying a kitten from a breeder, you might want to do some additional homework by reading a publication such as Your Cat or taking a look at their website www.yourcat.co.uk. Cat shows are also great places to meets breeders and owners.

For information on buying a kitten, and advice on kitten care, www.icatcare.org.

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