Why buy your new kitten from registered breeder?
Purebred kittens are like designer handbags. Sounds crazy but it's true!
We all know that there is the authentic designer bag then there are the cheap knock offs. The real designer bags are hand crafted, made with care and attention to detail. They are good quality and you know you are getting what you pay for, the REAL thing.
Cheap knock offs are quickly put together in sweatshops from substandard materials. They appear similar to the real thing but look closely and it is clear they are just an imitation. Sadly they often don't last as long as the real deal because they are not well made.
It is the same with registered purebred kittens. A kitten from a registered breeder comes with a pedigree that proves it is the breed they say it is. Unregistered breeders just breed cats that look like the real thing.
The only difference between kittens and designers bags (aside from the fur!) is that kittens from registered breeders don't cost more. In some cases they cost less especially when they have vaccinations, microchipping and desexing included in the price.
Registered breeders follow the standards set by their associations plus the local and council laws in their state. They are more likely to be breeding for for love and not for not money.
So buyer beware.
Don't make the mistake of buying your kitten from an unregistered breeder.
Why have a cheap knock off when you can have the REAL thing?
How do you know you are getting what you pay for? Make sure you ask the breeder who they are registered with. You can contact that body to double check. Do they have a lot of information for you or is it all about the price? What is included? Does your state have laws about desexing and microchipping before sale? If so this should be included in the price. Can you meet mum and dad? Do some research and join breed facebook groups. Is your breeder on facebook and what are they sharing about their cats and kittens.
Breeders: If you would like to use this article on your website to help more people understand why a registered breeder is the better option please feel free to copy it (without the pictures). I would appreciate being credited as the author and a link back to my site.