Purchasing your Ocicat should be a well thought out plan.
An Ocicat will be with you possibly for the next 20 years.
Such a long term commitment needs more then just buying OFF
THE SHELF. At my BREEDER links you will find many Ocicat
breeders who I personally have dealt with over the years
and have the Ocicat breed as their main objective when
breeding. They are show breeders and have gained their
reputation over the years by producing not only award
winning cats but care about the future of the breed by caring about the health and well being of the kittens they
place. Remember although we breed for show we do have pet
kittens available from our litters, these kittens exhibit
the attributes expected of the breed. There are breeders
who also produce pet kittens, but the majority of these
only produce for the pet buying market and are not in this
for the love of the breed and its future. PLEASE, if you
opt to purchase an Ocicat buy from a reputable breeder.
A good place to start looking for a Breeder would be my Breeder
Links page (on your left), or through the listings of Ocicat clubs located on my Ocicats Worldwide link.
SHOWING/BREEDING-TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES
Average life span of showing/breeding in dogs and cats is
five years. Many become discouraged because they fail to
get the appropriate information needed to be successful.
CFA offers a MENTOR (http://www.cfainc.org/AboutCFA/MentoringProgram/MentoringProgramOverview.aspx)
program designed to get you in touch with someone who shows
and give you advice. There is a lot of reading material
available through the links on this page to get you started in
understanding the wonderful world of showing.
is an email list if you are interested in showing.