I have been infatuated with pedigreed cats since I was about 12 years old. I started reading and becoming obsessed with cat fanciers magazines. As a family we bred bengal cats for 7 years, and I bred them on my own for 3 additional years. Sadly, there is not the same demand for the Bengal breed, so I was unable to continue breeding them.
I fell in love with the British Shorthair and the Scottish Fold cat breeds in 2017, and the Minskins in 2020.
Our goals are to produce healthy, vibrant, health tested cats in gorgeous colours, soft coats, excellent temperaments. Currently we are focusing on the solid and bi colours such as black, blue, cinnamon, lilac and chocolate.. We do occasionally have Scottish Fold kittens still.
Our kittens will come to you having been given the best of care and love and be a wonderful addition to your family. They are raised in the main part of our home for ultimate socialization whilst still keeping them safe. We feed all of our cats and kittens premium food and supplements. We are a FIV/FELV free cattery. We only have a few litters per year ensuring everyone gets the best care and most attention as possible.
Some Additional things that you should know...
Our kittens leave our cattery at 10-12 weeks of age. They come litter trained, and accustomed to scratching on their scratching posts. They come with 1-2 sets of vaccinations depending on age and circumstaces, checked by a licensed veterinarian, and multiple de-wormings. We also send them with a kitten starter pack which includes a blanket that smells like mom, lots of toys, treats, a sample of the hard & soft food that they are eating, a cardboard scratcher, and probiotics. We consider a specific kitten reserved by you when we receive a $500.00 +GST Non-refundable deposit. We do not accept deposits on kittens until they are 3+ weeks old, thriving, and a kitten adoption application has been approved by us. You will also receive a legal invoice before sending us a deposit.
About our Breeds...
About The British Shorthair:
Many similarities to the Scottish Folds & Straights, British Shorthairs are also an absolutely wonderful breed of cat. They have been around much longer then the Scottish breeds. British shorthairs are not demanding or overly affectionate, but they love to be with their people, and love to curl up next to you on the couch. British Shorthairs have strong, chunky and robust bodies, and big heads with chunky cheeks. Their coats are so soft and plush often being compared to chinchillas. They are known as the teddy bear breed of cats as they have that round face, huge eyes and short nose; just like a teddy bear! They are also a very healthy and low maintenance breed, and have the same amount of shedding as the Scottish Shorthairs. If your lifestyle asks for a low maintenance, friendly but not demanding, and healthy breed of cat, the British Shorthair might be just the breed for you!
About The Scottish Fold:
Scottish Folds & Straights are much like the British Shorthair. British Shorthairs are an allowable breed to cross with the Scottish Fold to add type & health to the Scottish breed. We breed our Scottish Fold females to our British Shorthair males. We love when the Scottish folds have the plush, super soft British Shorthair coats, and the puffy British Cheeks. Scottish Folds & Straights are a very low maintenance cat, not at all demanding, but yet very affectionate, and love to be around their "people". Like the British Shorthair, Foldies do not love to bed held, although often tolerating it for their humans as they are very sweet in nature. They get along well with other cats & dogs. They tend to have smaller, less robust bodies then the british shorthairs and slightly less soft coats. They do shed a couple times per year but it is nothing a trip to the groomers, or a furminator brush cannot control! Scottish folds are know to be owl-like cats with huge eyes, a short nose, and a round face. Who can resist that?! All in all, they are a low maintenance, beautiful, and healthy breed of cat, and wonderful addition to most families!
About the Minskin:
These guys are outgoing and affectionate, have large ears and eyes and round heads. They love people, children and get along well with other animals. They come in a variety of different coats including "Straight", like a domestic cat, Devon rex coat which is curly and minimally sheds, or hairless like a sphynx. They can have short legs like a munchkin, or long legs which is considered a "nonstandard" minskin. Some say they are like a permanent kitten only growing to 4-6lbs. They are generally a very healthy breed of cat and live 12-15 years. They are in the middle when considering their exercise needs. Their grooming needs are minimal, only needing their ears cleaned often and the occasional bath; especially the hairless ones. We will be scanning all of the cats whom are apart of our minskin breeding program for HCM when they are of age.
The biggest down fall of these breeds, as are most pedigreed cats, and somethings to be aware of, are they are very prone to gum disease and sometimes need to have their teeth removed if they have a severe case of it. To prevent gum disease, veterinarians recommend brushing their teeth daily, and adding a dental water additive to their water. Additionally, our personal vet recommends to offer a dental diet, or oral care kibble to along with their regular kibble. Prevention is key! This is what we do. We use the Royal Canin lines of kibble. Another common disease in these breeds are polycystic kidney disease, otherwise known as PKD1. All of our cats are tested PKD1 negative, and all of our British Shorthairs are also PRA-pd Negative. The PRA-pd test was not recommended for our Scottish Folds. We are also a FIV/FELV Negative cattery. We test all of our new cats for it before letting them join the other kitties.
UPPER RESPIRATORY DISEASE:
Sadly, another common disease in most pedigreed cats is upper respiratory disease. In a healthy cat, the viruses or diseases remain suppressed. Ocassionally, when a cat or kitten becomes stressed, they may get leaky eyes or some sneezing. To prevent this happening to your new kitten, we give a strict concoction of vitamins and herbs to get your kitten on the right track. L-Lysine supplements are very important for maintaining a healthy immune system and healthy eyes and to fight against upper respiratory disease. Vaccinations are also very important as they include the common upper respiratory diseases and gives them some immunity to it. Another important supplement that we add into our kitten and cat's soft foods are taurine, and fortiflora. This helps the immune system, gut, and also helps fight against URD. We purchase these 3 items on Amazon, but can also be purchased over the counter at most veterinarian clinics.