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What To Choose: A Pedigree Cat Or A Mixed Breed Cat?

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There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a new cat. One of them is the question of whether you should choose a pedigree cat or a mixed breed cat.
There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a new cat. One of them is whether or not you should choose a pedigree cat and how that might affect their needs and characteristics.
The way a cat behaves depends on a combination of their genetic makeup and the experiences they have had during their socialization period. This stage is brief for kittens, ending around eight weeks of age, although the kitten remains susceptible to behavioral changes until around six months of age.

Pedigree cat
Purebred cats make up only a small portion of the cat population. The term “pedigree” or “pedigree” generally refers to a record of the cat’s ancestry and lineage. A pedigree is registered as a specific breed by one of the main cat breed registries, guaranteeing consistency with the cat’s breed characteristics and lineage.

Should you choose a purebred cat or not?
There is no right or wrong answer to this question because it depends on your personal preferences. Some people prefer adopting a cat from an animal shelter to combine doing a good deed with the pleasure of having a cat.
You can sometimes find pedigree cats in shelters as well, as many breed clubs also run rescue services for cats of their breed that have been left homeless.
Occasionally, breeders also look for homes for their retired cats, although most breeders prefer to keep their retired breeding cats once they are neutered.
The decision to pedigree or not will affect where you ultimately get your cat from. Most purebred pets are purchased from a breeder, but sources for non-pedigreed cats are more varied. The most common sources are random litters from friends or neighbors – or animal shelters.

Why choose a pedigree cat?
A breed is created by selective crossing to achieve specific physical characteristics: for example, long hair, head and ear shape, or tail shape. This selection also influences temperament and behavior. This is why characteristics of a particular breed are generally well defined. It’s much harder to guess the temperament of an adopted or rescued kitten, and fans of mixed breeds will tell you that that’s part of their charm. For most lovers of purebred cats, not only the beauty of the animal is attractive, but also its character.
For example, the Ragdoll cat is known to be a laid-back and calm cat who adjusts to a new home with aplomb. Norwegian Forest cats have a social nature, which makes them excellent pets for children. Oriental Shorthair cats are known to be demanding of their owners’ time and form very strong bonds with their human companions. Knowing the characteristics and requirements of each pedigree cat will help you choose the cat that best meets your expectations.
The Ragdoll, Maine Coon and Bengal breeds seem to be particularly popular today. In recent years there has been a plethora of new breeds with very specific physical traits, such as the hairless Sphynx cat, the soft, curly-haired Rex and the tailless Manx cat.
You will be tempted to choose a breed that you like the look of. More importantly, however, is that the breed suits you in temperament and behavior. To learn more about the unique traits and needs of cat breeds, visit our breed finder or visit a cat show and speak to breeders.

Why choose a mixed breed cat?
Once a breed is established, only those individual cats that have the requisite physical characteristics and temperament are kept for breeding. If only a few individuals exhibit this trait, the gene pool can be drastically reduced.
Unfortunately, as there are very few qualified individuals, some degree of inbreeding is required to ensure desired traits. This process can increase the risk of genetic problems. However, genetic testing is increasingly being made available to screen for possible breed-related genetic disorders so breeders can avoid them. Most cat organizations call to account

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