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Old 03-21-2014, 03:00 PM
 
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Just wondering can a registered breeder breed cats that don't have papers to confirm that the cat is a purebred cat?
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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Just wondering can a registered breeder breed cats that don't have papers to confirm that the cat is a purebred cat?
If there are no Reg papers and the litter wasn't registered, the cat's can't be proven to be purebred. But papers are no proof the cats (or dogs) are purebred anyway. There is a lot of dishonesty in the breeding of cats and dogs. Whether the breeder is a reg breeder or not is irrelevant. I'm seeing on FB that a lot of people are being ripped off buying cats from online breeders.
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:03 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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If there are no Reg papers and the litter wasn't registered, the cat's can't be proven to be purebred. But papers are no proof the cats (or dogs) are purebred anyway. There is a lot of dishonesty in the breeding of cats and dogs. Whether the breeder is a reg breeder or not is irrelevant. I'm seeing on FB that a lot of people are being ripped off buying cats from online breeders.
It would all depend on whether the breeder is reputable or not, and I have no idea how one would go about verifying how upstanding an individual breeder is. Registered papers from whatever organization issues them are only as good as the information provided by the breeders. Sort of like an 'honor system' if you will.
If you're looking for a specific breed of cat, please consider searching shelters and/or rescue organizations. It might take time but you may find what you're looking for, and save a life in the process. A shelter rescue cat will love you every bit as much as a pure bred... maybe even more.
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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anybody can print an authentic looking document today and breeders of cats and dogs sometimes do that. I second the suggestion you research cats in shelters and rescues. you can find just about every animal imaginable from wonderful organization determined to save animals. Try RescueMe.org or pet finders.com.
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:05 AM
 
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Please research the breeder you have in mind and then move to shelters. We found Cha-Cha who was an "unwanted" after the original owner figured out what it means to have Bengal. And he only went through the kitten stage:>(
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Old 03-22-2014, 03:39 PM
 
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The sad thing is yes anyone can breed cats with or without papers/ those papers can even be copy off line so they are in all ends worthless in most cases.............. all you need are a male and a few females and boom you a BYB or backyard breeder. in some circles even having a pregnant or nursing nonpedagree cat makes you a breeders of sorts.

To be a good breeder however is very different. Most good breeders research the breed and only try to improve the breed they only have a few litters a year they will not let there kittens go outdoors or be declawed... they only let the leave home when over 4 months to 3 1/2 months old. they have you sign a contract saying you will spay/ neuter the kitten and keep the breeder informed if you move or things change.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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To be a good breeder however is very different. Most good breeders research the breed and only try to improve the breed they only have a few litters a year they will not let there kittens go outdoors or be declawed... they only let the leave home when over 4 months to 3 1/2 months old. they have you sign a contract saying you will spay/ neuter the kitten and keep the breeder informed if you move or things change.
Another good sign is if they show their cats and have a few champions in the cattery. These are almost always honest dedicated breeders looking to improve the breed, not just make as much money as possible.
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Old 09-16-2018, 06:13 PM
 
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Can I register my cat that doesn’t have papers? The mother wasn’t registered when I bought my kitten who’s now grown.
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:52 PM
 
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Nope
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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Can I register my cat that doesn’t have papers? The mother wasn’t registered when I bought my kitten who’s now grown.
No, the only way that you can register your cat is is both parents have papers.
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