Permanent Waves Cornish Rex
Reputable breeders
Have their breeding cats on site and available for viewing.
Are dues paying members of at least one mainstream cat club (ACFA, CFA, or TICA).
Are active in the cat show circuits, and only breed cats that have achieved titles within their club.
Allow visits to their home to meet kittens once their vaccinations have been started.
Vaccinate their kittens according to recommended guidelines, at least 2 by 12 weeks of age.
Do not sell kittens of less than 12-14 weeks of age.
Deworm their kittens at least twice before placement.
Spay or neuter their kittens before placement.
Provide at least a 3 generation pedigree, as well as registration papers for their kittens.
Provide a health guarantee for at least 1 year after purchase, backed by written contract.
Provide a written contract outlining your rights as an owner.
Will accept a cat sold from their home back at any time for any reason if the placement is unsuccessful.
Do not take nonrefundable deposits.
Have proof of examination by a veterinarian at least once prior to sale.
Screen their breeding cats for breed-specific hereditary diseases such as cardiomyopathy (HCM).
Encourage home visits, and discourage sales in locations other than their home.
Offer contact information of previous kitten buyers as references upon request.
Choosing a reputable breeder is a very important first step before obtaining a kitten.
Reputable breeders care about the cats.
Sales proceeds go directly into providing food, supplies, toys, medical care, and the costs in continuing to
exhibit adult cats in the show ring. Here are some guidelines in helping you to make that crucial selection.