A responsible breeder is someone who is concerned with the betterment of the breed (health, type and temperament) and always puts the life and future of all kittens before anything else. In Sphynx; that would be someone who alters all cats before leaving, doesn’t allow pets to leave their home until 12 – 16 weeks of age, vaccinates and deworms appropriately, HCM scans all breeding cats and can provide proof if necessary, breeds only CFA or TICA registered cats (there are other international registries that are acceptable also) and ensures cats are healthy prior to going to their new homes.
A responsible breeder will be happy to answer all your questions. If a breeders does not make you feel comfortable then you may want to consider looking elsewhere. Your breeder should be the kind of person you would like to communicate with and have by your side as you take the journey into the sphynx world and to answer any questions you may have before, during and after your new family member enters your home.
We hope to help you find your next kitten. ~Emily & Shawn McEachern