Breeding domestic cats is a fascinating and satisfying labor. The wide diversity within the Cat Fancy enables the breeder to choose a breed that appeals to him or her in respect to size, appearance and/or temperament. From the tiny Singapura, the substantial and powerful Siberian, the hairless Sphynx, the graceful Siamese, the regally beautiful Bengal and the curly coated LaPerm, all are equally feline. It would be difficult for any feline enthusiast not to be able to find a cat, among the many recognized breeds, that did not fulfill his vision of the perfect one.
While fascinating and satisfying, breeding cats also invites heartbreak and, therefore should not be entered into lightly. This book will help the prospective breeder, the new breeder and the seasoned breeder decide how to best meet the responsibilities of being a reputable breeder.
The first edition of The Cat Breeder s Handbook was such a success, it only made sense to come out with a second edition.
So much has been written about keeping and breeding cats, but never before has there been such a wonderful compilation of information from veterinarians, experts in the field, breeders, breed registries and many others. This much needed second edition embraces a comprehensive approach to the topic of cat breeding.
The cat fancy benefits when breeders are equipped with the knowledge and fundamentals of responsible and reputable breeding. We believe this is one of the most complete books ever published on the subject. It covers a range of topics essential to successful and responsible cat breeding.
The book is fully illustrated, and contains wonderful photographs of the many recognized and emerging cat breeds. Including a complete section of photographs contributed by world renowned feline photographer Helmi Flick.
While the edition is directed at the cat breeder, any feline fancier could benefit from the valuable information included on the pages within. No feline fanciers library should be without a copy of The Cat Breeder s Handbook - second edition.
The easily understood information contained in this book is practical and applicable, as well as authoritative. The years of knowledge combined within the pages of The Cat Breeder s Handbook, second edition are absolutely invaluable.
Special thanks and acknowledgement to world renowned feline photographer, Helmi Flick, for her support and contributions, making this one of the most beautiful books on the market today!