“Realistic Expectations for Importing Breeding Cats: What Every Pedigree Cat Breeder Needs to Know”

When you’re first starting out, you’re just not aware of all of the “behind the scenes” things that occur. These aren’t things that are typically posted on social media. In fact, for some reason, it’s even taboo to talk about the bad things that happen to us as Pedigree Cat Breeders. It’s really a phenomenon.

This podcast episode reveals some realistic expectations that you should have when it comes to importing a cat that will be used for breeding. This doesn’t mean that these things will happen to every one every time. But the more kittens that you import from another country, the likelihood of something going “Wrong” will increase.

This type of episode isn’t meant to create fear, but to give you a realistic image of things that DO happen. It really is just part of being a Pedigree Cat Breeder. If something unfortunate happens to you, just remember to stay calm. try not to make decisions when your emotions are high. Everything will be ok.

Learn the Basics of Breeding Cats

If you’ve not enrolled in the complete Guide to Breeding pedigree cats online course yet, the time to do this is today! Once you’ve completed the course you’ll have a more confident approach to making decisions as they pertain to your cattery.

  • Selecting Cats for Breeding
  • importing Checklist
  • Pedigrees and Inbreeding Coefficients
  • DNA, Genetics, and Colors
  • Raising Kittens, and More

1 thought on ““Realistic Expectations for Importing Breeding Cats: What Every Pedigree Cat Breeder Needs to Know””

  1. Hello, I am concerned. I am a breeder of Siberians. I imported a Siberian cat from Russia over a year ago. The cat is 20 months old now. She is beautiful, healthy, and an excellent personality. She has not gone into heat or gotten pregnant yet. She’s with my healthy breeding stud who fathered other litters with my other females. I contacted the breeder about it and she said that sometimes female cats can take up to 24 months to get pregnant for the first time. Is that true? I paid top dollar (double the cost of the cat with breeding rights) for her and really do not want to consider her being genetically sterile. The breeder assured me that her lines are healthy and that she had other females who also produced late. What would be a reasonable recourse for me? Should she reimburse me at least the extra cost of the breeding rights? Or I just have to consider suffering the loss of $1,500? I appreciate your response!

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