The Cattery Owner

Articles about owning a cattery and the challenges you will face...

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  • * Being A Student Of Your Breed
    Do you consider yourself a student of your breed? What should you know about your breed? Why is it important to know more about your cat breed?
    September 2008

  • Breeder Styles
    What style of breeder will you be?
    April 2018

  • Breeding or Showing
    At different stages of a person's involvement in the cat fancy, they may need to change their priorities to fit their situation. Sometimes breeding will come first. Sometimes showing takes priority.
    November 2002

  • Function Of The Cat Breeder
    What is the function of the cat breeder? Although each person must define their purpose as a cat breeder individually, there are probably some goals and purposes with which most people would agree ...
    July 2009

  • * Overwhelmed
    Being a cat breeder is not easy or for the faint of heart. Along with times of joys and satfaction comes hours of work and inevitable disappointments. Sometimes it can seem like too much. How do you know when you are becoming overwhelmed?
    January 2011

  • * Responsible Breeder or Backyard Breeder
    What's the difference?
    October 2003

  • * Retirement
    Retirement... When the time comes, how will you handle it?
    November 2005

  • What is a Responsible Breeder?
    Is it not having too many cats? Or is it something else?
    October 2018

  • * What Makes A Cattery's Reputation?
    As we end one show season and begin another, it is a good time to think about how to build your cattery's reputation. A successful national or regional campaign can have a real impact on raising your cattery's profile, but there are other ways to build your cattery's reputation as well.
    May 2013



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