When choosing a kitten, the first question arises about its breed. Not only the appearance of the cat depends on this, but also its character, behavior and possible diseases. The purchase of a pet must be approached responsibly.
Decide for what purpose you are purchasing a kitten. If you need a domestic cat, then choose a kitten that you like externally and made a favorable impression. Pedigree animals are needed for exhibitions, competitions and kittens breeding. Purebred kittens are divided into three types. Shaw is a cat that perfectly matches the breed in external resemblance. Breed is a cat without any special defects, but with minor flaws that will not allow winning medals at the exhibition, but at the same time the animal will bring healthy offspring. Pet - pets, usually cats with a marriage in appearance, which will not be able to make a show career.
Pay attention to the purebred bloodline. The ancestors of the animal should ideally be of only one breed. Unfortunately, it is possible to determine the quality of a purebred cat only in adolescence from 3 to 9 months. Visit a cat show to visualize the merits of each breed.
Buy shorthaired cats or sphinxes if you are allergic to cat hair. In addition, shorthaired cats are more sociable. If you have enough time to take care of the animal, by combing the fur, then long-haired cats are suitable for you.
Choose a kitten breed depending on your lifestyle. Each breed has a different temperament. For example, if you have the opportunity to pay a lot of attention to a kitten, then give preference to breeds whose representatives love to communicate with the owners - Siamese, Abyssinian, Persian.
Pay attention to breeds that tolerate gripping and play quite calmly if there is a child in the family. Such a persistent character is possessed by Scottish, Burmese and British cats, Maine Coons, Japanese bobtails, Turkish Vans. If you are rarely at home, then the Russian blue, British shorthair, Egyptian, American wire cats will suit you, who do not suffer from loneliness, but at the same time are very happy with the arrival of their owner.