Find a Breeder

Finding the right cat breeder takes time and research, but the effort is well worth it!

 

Do Your Research

Get information from veterinarians, cat societies, and professional websites so you can create a list of breeders who offer the breed you’re searching for. Once you have your short list, you’ll need to do further research to cross off any breeders that don’t seem ethical, reputable, and responsible. Use the power of the Internet to read reviews and gain insight into their reputations.

Be Certain the Cat Breeder is Registered

Purchasing a cat from a registered breeder will increase the odds that you’re getting a healthy kitten who has been socialized and is comfortable around people and possibly other pets as well. A registered breeder will also guarantee that the kitten has a pure bloodline, which reduces the risk of the cat inheriting medical conditions.

Visit the Breeder in Person

Visit the facility or home in person to see for yourself how the animals are kept and how they’re treated. All of the cats should be kept in comfortable, clean, and safe environments with plenty of enrichment and a lot of attention from their human caretakers. They should be well fed, healthy, and warm, and there shouldn’t be any signs of neglect, overbreeding, or abuse.

Ask the Right Questions

During your visit, you should also ask the breeder plenty of questions. A honest breeder will be upfront about the potential issues with a particular breed, but you should go into the interview process with enough knowledge about the breed to know what needs to be discussed. Asking a lot of questions shouldn’t annoy the cat breeder. You should also pay attention to the breeder’s demeanour to determine if s/he is withholding information.

A great breeder will even ask you questions to interview you and ensure you have what it takes to be a great cat mom or dad, especially for the breed you’re interested in, as many purebreds have specific personality traits and needs.

Birman Breeders

Shakandah

Anne Davis

Location: Croydon, Victoria

Mob: 0412 582 505

Email: shakandah2424@gmail.com

El Dorato

Lesley Freeman

Location: Uwey, Victoria

Mob: 03 9754 2150

Email: lfreemann@netspace.net.au

Website: http://customer.netspace.net.au

Ragdoll Breeders

Vanitydoll Ragdolls

Emma Slegers

Location: Boronia, Victoria

Mob: 0408 381 772

Email: Vanityragdolls@gmail.com

Website: www.vanityragdolls.com.au

Brodsta Ragdolls

Janine Upston

Location: Corio, Victoria

Mob: 0409 742 729

Email: upston@gmail.com

Ringoffire Ragdolls

Sarah A Perkins

Location: Geelong, Victoria

Mob: 0409 257 821

Email: perko2501@gmail.com

Emberlynne

Julie Shannon

Location: Kurunjang, Victoria

Mob: 0427 774 451

Email: julieshann@gmail.com

Mysticrose Ragdolls

Christine Wagner

Location: Ferntree Gully, Victoria

Mob: 0439 870 026

Email: ebonyrae01@hotmail.com

KITZ2CATS

Melissa Ivens

Location: Ballart, Victoria

Mob: 0432904332

Email: melissa.ivens@hotmail.com