What you should know in advance is that all the breeding cats born in the cattery or coming from other breeding farms meet the following requirements:
  • All cats have a Pedigree.

  • All breeding cats are tested negative for the following infectious diseases: Leucosis and AIDS (FIV FELV test).

  • They are all free of PKD (fatal kidney disease) by genetic tests that allow to have an unharmed filiation.

  • A cardiac ultrasound is done by a veterinarian at the beginning of the career and then regularly throughout the reproduction process in order to detect cardiac malformations as well as HCM (hypertrophic heart disease that can be hereditary).

  • Since the beginning of the cattery, all the males of our mates done at on the premises or with studs from friends’ catteries meet the same requirements, this in order to give the kittens the best possible health at the beginning.

The choice of reproducers

In 2010, before becoming a breeder, I had already adopted a British Shorthair for the company. The kitten was born in the home of a private individual. He had only one female who had kittens with the stud of a breeder in the Paris area. I realized a posteriori the consequences of my choice to adopt a kitten from a private individual rather than a professional. The kitten was cute but average in type, with the required papers but few tests.

That’s how, even before being a breeder, I became aware of the importance of the choice of breeding cats. The mates need to be properly studied to have beautiful kittens in good health. Why? Well because the choice of the breeding cats and the mates requires knowledge and skills in the selection.

However, I had to start somewhere.

 

The search for breeding cats:

This is the first step to start a cattery. It is necessary to search but where? In his country to start and then quickly abroad to have new lines. It is thus necessary to acquire knowledge in the reading of the pedigrees and this internationally.

Here are two examples of cats that have marked my work. 

First, there was Gracieuse Eugénie from a small cattery in the South of France in 2011, who turned out to be an extraordinary cat in every way. Her particular character still marks her descendants a lot and enchants the adopters who adopted her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren… Exceptional mother who filled me with joy and who gave birth to very intelligent and elegant kittens. Most of them are quite demonstrative in affection, sometimes loving arms more than the average British, particularly funny and present in their family, but not very inclined to share their life with other animals.

It is a lineage that expresses itself slowly in its physical development: the kittens grow up and get bigger slowly until about 3 years old. Their eyes often become exceptional in color but only at adulthood. Gracieuse Eugenie embodies the perfect reproducer in every way.

Another example, I adopted Gloria and Horacio Bonibrit in a quality cattery in Lithuania. Bringing 2 kittens together from far away, who will live their first months together is a chance for them as well as for the breeder. Unfortunately, Horacio took an early retirement because the mating was laborious. He had only one love among my females: Ivanna des Grenadines de Celan.

From his only love, I kept the descendants: Pomerol born from the union of Noli du Clos d’Eugénie and Novak du Filon d’Or from my friend Pascale, who will be a father in 2021.

At the same time for 3 years, Gloria had a beautiful lineage: Merveille, Or RoseÔ de Violette and now Roméo are magnificent fathers and mothers who have participated or are currently participating in my work and that of my friends. Contrary to Gracieuse, her lineage is fast in its development: they grow quickly, have colorful eyes in their first months of life. They are more sociable with animals but less demonstrative with their families.

This knowledge of my cats, their origins, their health, their development, their character is my greatest wealth as a breeder. I cannot tell here the story of all the cats who have played a part: each one has participated in his own way, whether he has reproduced or not, whether I have kept him or not, because each one has enriched my life first of all, enrichment in emotions, experiences, knowledge…

I thank them all, and I love them all very much even though most of them now live far away from me, in very beautiful families.

What you should know in advance is that all the breeding cats born in the cattery or coming from other breeding farms meet the following requirements:
  • All cats have a Pedigree.

  • All breeding cats are tested negative for the following infectious diseases: Leucosis and AIDS (FIV FELV test).

  • They are all free of PKD (fatal kidney disease) by genetic tests that allow to have an unharmed filiation.

  • A cardiac ultrasound is done by a veterinarian at the beginning of the career and then regularly throughout the reproduction process in order to detect cardiac malformations as well as HCM (hypertrophic heart disease that can be hereditary).

  • Since the beginning of the cattery, all the males of our mates done at on the premises or with studs from friends’ catteries meet the same requirements, this in order to give the kittens the best possible health at the beginning.

The choice of reproducers

In 2010, before becoming a breeder, I had already adopted a British Shorthair for the company. The kitten was born in the home of a private individual. He had only one female who had kittens with the stud of a breeder in the Paris area. I realized a posteriori the consequences of my choice to adopt a kitten from a private individual rather than a professional. The kitten was cute but average in type, with the required papers but few tests.

That’s how, even before being a breeder, I became aware of the importance of the choice of breeding cats. The mates need to be properly studied to have beautiful kittens in good health. Why? Well because the choice of the breeding cats and the mates requires knowledge and skills in the selection.

However, I had to start somewhere.

The search for breeding cats:

This is the first step to start a cattery. It is necessary to search but where? In his country to start and then quickly abroad to have new lines. It is thus necessary to acquire knowledge in the reading of the pedigrees and this internationally.

Here are two examples of cats that have marked my work. 

First, there was Gracieuse Eugénie from a small cattery in the South of France in 2011, who turned out to be an extraordinary cat in every way. Her particular character still marks her descendants a lot and enchants the adopters who adopted her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren… Exceptional mother who filled me with joy and who gave birth to very intelligent and elegant kittens. Most of them are quite demonstrative in affection, sometimes loving arms more than the average British, particularly funny and present in their family, but not very inclined to share their life with other animals.

It is a lineage that expresses itself slowly in its physical development: the kittens grow up and get bigger slowly until about 3 years old. Their eyes often become exceptional in color but only at adulthood. Gracieuse Eugenie embodies the perfect reproducer in every way.

Another example, I adopted Gloria and Horacio Bonibrit in a quality cattery in Lithuania. Bringing 2 kittens together from far away, who will live their first months together is a chance for them as well as for the breeder. Unfortunately, Horacio took an early retirement because the mating was laborious. He had only one love among my females: Ivanna des Grenadines de Celan.

From his only love, I kept the descendants: Pomerol born from the union of Noli du Clos d’Eugénie and Novak du Filon d’Or from my friend Pascale, who will be a father in 2021.

At the same time for 3 years, Gloria had a beautiful lineage: Merveille, Or RoseÔ de Violette and now Roméo are magnificent fathers and mothers who have participated or are currently participating in my work and that of my friends. Contrary to Gracieuse, her lineage is fast in its development: they grow quickly, have colorful eyes in their first months of life. They are more sociable with animals but less demonstrative with their families.