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It seems to be going on an explosion of cats sold as purebred but without pedigree (without registration), I have talked to so, so many who bought those cats.

I just can’t stop wondering about what makes people buy a cat without pedigree just to save maybe 1000-1500 SEK (about 100-150 Euro or 105-158 Dollar)?

The only thing I could come up with is that you live in the belief that the pedigree is just a piece of paper, on which the shows relatives.
This couldn’t be more wrong it should rather be compared to some form of qualitystamp, of course there will be exceptions, I’m not in any way says that you without any reservation should go out and by just about any cat, without further examination. of the breeder just because the cat got a pedigree and are registered, absolutely not. But a pedigree says so much more then just the names of the relatives and their registration-numbers.

I will try to write down some good things a pedigree can tell you. Some of this below can be a bit different from country to country, I will write what goes for sweden mainly since thats what I know.

A breeder who is caught cheating with a pedigree, or in anyway missbehave will be suspended from the association and can then no longer reigster their kittens. Keep this in mind when you buy a not registred mixed breed or purebred, this can be a breeder who misbehaved and been suspended. Is this someone you want to trust your money?

Through the pedigree you can get help at the association if questions aries and you can follow the generations back and get a lot of information about as well health as other herited factors who might be present behind your kitten.
This is just a few of all that comes with a pedigree, as you can see a pedigree is a lot more then just a piece of paper.
Everyone who whish can a member of an association, in some associations 1 litter are allowed to be registred whitout a catteryname. So as you all can see, if everything is in order, there is really nothing in the way for register the litter.
The costs are not high eighter.

Membership is about 200-350 SEK/Year.

Catteryname is about 750-1500 SEK (this is something that pays just once).

Registration is about 200-350 SEK/Per Kitten.

By: Malin Sundqvist