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Function Of The Cat Breeder

What is the function of a cat breeder?

Look up the definition of ” breeder” in the dictionary and you will find it is defined as a person who practices the vocation of mating carefully selected specimens of the same breed to reproduce specific, consistently replicable qualities and characteristics.

The breeder might be a farmer, an agriculturalist, or a hobbyist. A breeder can practice on a large or small scale. The reasons for being a breeder may be for food, fun, or for profit. This seems to be a good starting point… but in trying to define the function of a cat breeder, we should be able to compose a definition that is more specific to the feline fancy. Although each person must define their purpose as a cat breeder individually, there are probably some functions with which most people would agree. A cat breeder’s function is:

  • To attempt to produce a living creature of great beauty, using a written standard of perfection as a guideline.
  • To provide the new purchaser with a healthy, well-cared-for kitten that will fulfill expectations in terms of disposition and appearance.
  • To provide expert advice to the kitten buyer regarding the particular breed and the care and health of cats in general.
  • To educate and encourage the public upon the choice of a pedigreed cat as a family pet.
  • To promote the welfare of all cats.

But is there more we should do or be as cat breeders? What do you think? What is a cat breeder’s function?

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To be considered a domestic Bengal cat by the major cat registries, a Bengal must be at least four generations or more away from its Asian leopard cat ancestor, at which point it is characterized as abbreviation SBT. SBT stands for Stud Book Tradition.

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