The Calivan Pedigree Database Tops 500,000

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The Calivan Pedigree Database

GC, GP, NW Calivan's Tough Tiger of Stars R Us
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We are pleased to announce that as of July 2018, the Calivan Persian & Exotic database is now
over 500,000 pedigrees strong!

Kathleen Holahan fell in love with Persians as a teenager and bought her first Persian in the early 1960's. Persians were part of her family as treasured pets from that time on.

In 1986, Kathy and husband, Mark Fisher, bought their first show Persian, CH Connection Sis Boom Bah — a calico van who was the inspiration for their cattery name, Calivan.

By 1996, Kathy acquired her first Exotic and then bred and showed Exotics exclusively. With many Grands, and multiple Regional & National Winners, the Calivan Exotics have left their mark in show rings and breeding programs across the country.

Kathy retired from breeding Exotics in 2011, enjoying her cats as pets, while choosing to concentrate now on her pedigree linechasing hobby.

Many thanks to Kathy Holahan of Calivan for continuing to add pedigrees and share her linechasing talents with all cat fanciers! BRAVA!

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