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Pedigree cat: what it is and cost

Pedigree cat: what it is and cost


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Pedigree cat, contains important information, just like that of dogs, with some differences that may be interesting to know not only for professional breeders.

Pedigree cat: what it is

First of all, a cat is not officially purebred if he does not have a document certifying him and this document is precisely the pedigree. It is a feline identity card on which we find the origin, the main characteristics, including the breed, if the cat is actually purebred.

This doesn't mean we shouldn't buy cats that don't have this document, but let's avoid being cheated by those who swear to us that they are purebred but do not show any documents. The price is obviously very different, the tenderness is the love we will have for the kitten does not depend on its pedigree, Luckily.

Pedigree cat ANFI

For apply for the cats pedigree you can follow two paths. If we are buying the cat from a breeder, we can get it at the time of purchase, we must in truth demand it if the price we pay is that of a purebred specimen.

For his part the breeder will have already requested it and filled it out personally, so it should all be regular and approved. It should, because in truth to date the law does not oblige the breeder to have a cat pedigree if he wants to sell purebred ones.

The second way that exists to have the pedigree cats consists in contacting Anfi, the Italian National Feline Association, which has certified these felines since 1934. It is not your only activity, of course, but we can ask you for the forms to fill in for the request, including for example the breeding certificate, the birth certificate, the veterinary declaration and the change of ownership.

Pedigree cat: cost

The pedigree cat it can cost about 15 euros, with an attached microchip. The price may vary from area to area but if we are faced with a much higher figure it is better to investigate to avoid being scammed. There are various industry associations that can provide us with assistance and insights.

Pedigree cat online

To acquire information on the pedigree there are numerous industry sites, better to contact Aifi directly who is the reference. And if we want to browse a nice atlas of the races, on Amazon, we find an excellent one Illustrated guide to all cat breeds.

Pedigree Maine Coon cat

One of the cats whose pedigree is often asked is the Main Coon. The reason why some breeders may not have the pedigree is related toobligation to report the entire litter. In fact, in the event that the litter was born from a cat that is too young, a fact prohibited by the regulations of the Associations, or from a pregnancy that is too close to the previous one, then the report of the litter is not made.

Consequently, pedigree cannot be requested and obtained. This document, therefore, in some way he also assures us that the breeder has complied with the rules on mating and pregnancies.

The Main Coon, moreover, it gives us the opportunity to talk about another practice not allowed by associations, that of unauthorized mating. Maine Coon with a Turkish Angora cannot be paired.

Pedigree cat and races

To participate in competitions between cats, you must own the pedigree of your specimen.

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