Updated Friday 10th November 2017.
Please read the HISTORY of the British Shorthair on my website ,which lists its temperament and especially its general dislike for being picked up, BEFORE you decide this is the cat for you.
My name is Hilary and I have been breeding since 1999 and my small cattery is in mid-Wairararapa, New Zealand, approximately one and a half driving hours from the capital city Wellington. I am proudly a registered breeder with New Zealand Cat Fancy Inc.
I have two prefixes Ellanvannin and Doublestar. I use Doublestar mostly for my tabby cats and Ellanvannin is my original prefix being gaelic for "The Isle of Man". This was appropriate at the time when I started out breeding Manx, but now have ceased breeding them. Some of my breeding cats have been exported to Australia and pets to Asia. A couple of cats, yet to breed, have been imported also from Australia
My breeding cats are my PETS, treated and groomed with love always. When the queens have kittens I take the pick for showing purposes and any others not required for showing can be purchased as pets only. I do NOT BREED to public requirements and over-stock my premises with cats.
My animals can use a large grassed and secluded backyard purposely built for their safety and enjoyment of life to play and lie about in the sun, which they do daily as weather permits. My studs also use to this outdoor space. The cats' housing is large and spacious and far exceeds the breeding standard requirements. Most of them have a house to themselves or two maximum.
In the gallery please enjoy photos from new owners, or photos I have submitted.
The website notifies of future upcoming litters on the “Kittens Available” page, and it would be appreciated if contact is made only when kittens are available.
At $900 each, each kitten is treated with loving kindness AND thoroughly vet checked twice. All my breeding stock is DNA tested PKD negative with supporting documentation..
FULL and CORRECT WRITTEN PEDIGREE PAPERS with all kittens registered with New Zealand Cat Fancy Inc and provided to the new owners, and transfer of ownership.
Male kittens homed at approx.10 weeks and female kittens around 12 weeks of age.
Vaccinated ONCE as now recommended by NZVA guidelines check http://www.nzva.org.nz Kittens are DESEXED (male neutered and females speyed). No kitten will be sold entire to anyone.
Completely litter-trained ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED.
Wormed regularly. Flea-free with no chemicals, except as a kitten going to its new home assuring the new owner it is free of flea infestation. I believe in organic management of fleas, no vermin are found on any of my breeding stock.
Kittens leave with generous sponsorship of food, and ALL THE INFORMATION needed to keep your kitten progressing well.
Micro-chipping is RECOMMENDED and can be arranged……but at EXTRA COST
Please be aware that "Shipping of kittens or retired cats" (by Air NZ )to other towns will be done on Fridays or weekends only, school holidays when convenient.
Kittens may be booked with a deposit WHEN they ARE EXPECTED or BORN. A visitation to view for 2 adults is allowed at 8 weeks of age. Please DO NOT arrive with an entourage and expect to view as this frightens kittens and queens who are only used to me and my voice and radio. No handling is permitted.
NO DEPOSIT is refundable .Please be aware I have the discretion to refuse to allow a kitten to be homed if I feel they are going to be placed in an unkind, dangerous or ill-informed home and/or one of my adult cats suffers injury or dies unexpectedly and I need a promised kitten for breeding to take its place. With such a circumstance the deposit will then be refunded.
Photos to customers sent on weekends only.