Common Questions

What is British Shorthair and Longhair? 

British Shorthairs have dense, plush coats and a sturdy build, while British Longhairs have longer, flowing fur. Our adults typically weigh between 3-5 kg. They are known for being calm, affectionate, and good with families.

Do your cats shed fur?

Yes, both our shorthair and longhair cats do shed fur.

Will your cats cause allergies?

Yes, British Shorthair and Longhair cats can cause allergies. We recommend spending some time with a friend’s cat to see if you have any allergic reactions.

How are your cats’ personalities?

British Shorthairs and Longhairs have wonderful personalities. They’re generally quiet and not overly active, making them perfect companions for everyday life.

How many colors do you breed?

We breed the color of Golden shaded including Golden Shaded (NY11/NY12/NY23), Golden Pointed (NY1133/NY1233/NY2333), Blue Golden Shaded (AY11/AY12/AY23), Blue Golden Pointed (AY1133/AY1233/AY2333) and there will be Lilac Golden shaded kittens in the future (CY11/CY12/CY1133/CY1233)

About Adoption

Can I visit your cattery before deciding to adopt?

We truly wish we could welcome everyone, but since we live at the cattery, we need to limit visits to those who are already on our waiting list or have made a reservation. This helps us maintain a healthy environment for our kitties and minimize the risk of infections.

How can I join the waiting list and is it refundable?

You can check our current waiting list and contact us to estimate your wait time. We require a 500 CAD deposit to secure your place, which is fully refundable if you don’t find a kitten you love within two years.

Can I take a kitten without it being neutered/spayed?

We value our bloodlines and do not support backyard breeding. We recommend adopting kittens after they are neutered/spayed. If you prefer an earlier adoption, we require a neuter deposit of 2000-3000 CAD, which is refundable once you have the kitten neutered within the specified time.

What is the process for adopting a kitten from your cattery?

Please refer to this page for details.

What is your retirement plan for your breeding cats?

We plan to retire our breeding cats at around 4 or 5 years old. Some will stay with us, while others will be rehomed with families we trust, often our previous customers, to ensure they are well taken care of.

How do you decide the price of a kitten?

When it comes to pricing our kittens, it’s a thoughtful process rather than an arbitrary decision or personal preference. We start observing the kittens’ development when they reach around 2 months old, as they’re too young and still growing before that age. 
We base the price on a combination of their parents’ qualities and the kittens’ current traits. We pay close attention to their ears (size, position, and direction), eyes (size and shape), nose (width, length, and curve), and the overall fullness of their mouth. While the color of the kitten’s coat can add a little extra to their charm, it’s not a major factor in our pricing.
We also look at the kitten’s size of bone and muscle, although these aspects can be influenced by their diet, so they’re not as crucial in our evaluation. Ultimately, our goal is to ensure each kitten is priced fairly based on their unique characteristics and potential.

About Breeding

What is the purpose of participating in a cat show?

We participate in cat shows to ensure our breeding standards meet TICA’s guidelines in terms of performance and behavior. These shows also provide a great opportunity to meet other breeders and for cat lovers to get to know us.

What do you feed your cats daily?

To keep them healthy and strong, we feed our cats a balanced diet of dry food, canned food, and raw meat.

How often do you let the female give birth?

We deeply care about the well-being of our mama cats and their adorable kittens. That’s why we limit our females to having no more than 3 litters every two years. We make sure our cats are in great health before breeding, avoiding any excessive strain that could affect their happiness and health.

Do you raise your cats in cages?

Absolutely no. Our cats are free to roam around the house. We only restrict their movements if they are ill or when a female is nursing her kittens.

How do you socialize our kittens?

We have a gentle and loving approach to socializing our kittens, ensuring they grow up to be friendly and well-adjusted. Here’s how we do it:
1. Time with Mom: For the first two months, our kittens stay with their mother. She teaches them essential skills like using the litter box and grooming themselves. Through playtime with their mom, they learn good manners.
2. Free-Roaming Fun: Our kittens are raised in a free-roaming environment in a special kitten kindergarten. Here, they play with other kittens, learning how to interact without causing harm and how to handle surprises calmly. This helps them remain relaxed when meeting other cats and dogs in the future.
3. Daily Interaction: Every day, we spend time playing with and feeding our kittens. This helps them get familiar with the sights, smells, and movements of humans, teaching them that we are friends. With plenty of cuddles and pets, they come to love human companionship.
4. Nail Trimming: We regularly trim their nails so they get used to having their paws handled. This makes them comfortable with being held and touched.
Our goal is to ensure our kittens grow up happy, healthy, and well-socialized, ready to bring joy to their future families.

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