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What makes a purebred cat?

It's very common to hear people talk about half norwegian cats or norwegian forest cats without registration papers. 

You can start by threshing the so-called semi-Norwegians. A long-haired cat is not a Norwegian forest cat outright. The gene for long hair is recessive, thus two short-haired cats can have long-haired kittens, or alternatively a short and a long-haired cat can have only short-haired puppies, with short hair being dominant. 


How can you recognize a purebred cat? 
A purebred cat always has a registration certificate with it, in general the cat must also be microchipped and vaccinated before handing it over. It is also not allowed to be handed over at less than 12 weeks old, the law forbids it, but the recommendation of the Cat Association is to hand over one over 14 weeks old.
ResearchAccording to Cats that do not have a registry book are so-called domestic cats. This group includes both domestic and mixed-breed cats. Country cats are unbred domestic cats with no mixed breeds, while mixed breeds are those that can have combinations of any breed and country cats. 





What do you need to know about the register book?

The cat is always registered under an umbrella organization, for example the Cat Association, TICA, CFA and WCF. The registration itself costs only a few tens per puppy. 

Registration does not require the cat to participate in exhibitions - no one can force a cat to participate in exhibitions, no matter what breed or non-breed the cat is. Breed is also not a requirement for exhibitions, domestic cats are also allowed to participate in exhibitions, they have their own domestic cat class there.

The owner of the cat cannot later register the puppy, no matter who claims what. Only breeders who are registered with associations and have signed a breeder's commitment can register a puppy, and this also includes the requirement that the puppy purely represents a breed, and the parents are registered and of the same breed. Therefore, if you have bought a puppy and you have not received the papers, it is probably a domestic cat despite all the appearance and claims. 

How to identify a registered breeder?

Each Cat Association maintains a list of breeders. If the breeder has registered the name of their cat, that name can be found on the umbrella organization's own list. Every breeder receives a document from the registration of their breeder name, so you can ask for this paper to see when you go to see the puppies so you can be sure. 

How to identify a good breeder?

If you get to see the puppies at the breeder's home, you can see the cats living conditions and the kittens mother. The appearance and living conditions of kittens and other cats also tell a lot, healthy-looking kittens and adult cats and a clean environment speak for themselves.  

The breeder is usually interested in the kitten's future home, asks what kind of apartment it is, who lives there and whether they have previous experience with cats, they also need this information to find out if the home is ready to accept a puppy and which of the puppies would be suitable for that particular home.Honesty also tells its own story, although all breeders strive for healthy cats, the stars are not always in the right place. Sometimes the guest is a catala parasite, sometimes a viral disease or a deformity. A good breeder knows how to tell you about things, even if it seems disgusting, and gives only healthy puppies to a new home, with an extensive information package. There is no additional fee to be charged for the register book and it should be taken with you at the time of handing over - the exception to this is partial payment. In general, the puppies are registered before they are 8 weeks old, when the registration books have most likely already arrived in the mail to the breeder.


Pet or show cat?

The first and foremost thought of any breeder is not shows. Everyone wishes for a loving and caring home for their cat, where the cat receives daily care and where it is cared for as a member of the family.
For the majority of breeders, exhibitions are a side event or an added bonus. If you are looking for a pet or alternatively a show cat, tell the breeder and he will offer the individuals from the litter that are best suited to that breed. If the breeder insists on going to shows, forces to feed a certain food or anything else, you should know one thing: When the cat's ownership changes, the Breeder has no say in the cat - but wishes can always be expressed. However, the best thing is to be honest, so if you don't like the breeder's conditions or way of thinking, find another breeder to buy a puppy from. 

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