Skogfiolen's is a breeding of British Shorthair cats in a home environment. We live at Vikhammer, near by the city Trondheim in the middle of Norway.
In 2002 we purchased our first purebred cat, it was a British Shorthair crème (BRI e) male. A truly wonderful cat, so cuddly and kind, he proved to be a real teddy bear! We had considered different races and looked at many breed cats, but the choice fell on the British Shorthair and we have never regretted.
Then we bought the second kitten of this breed, a white female from Sweden. Then we became breeders of British Shorthair cats. Time passed and there were several cats of this breed in our home. They are very special these cats, they have great personalities. We feel a lot of pleasure with our cats. Some of the cats go with us on holiday trips to our cottage. They are the centre of the family and gets a lot of individual attention, care and cuddles. We spend much time with them.
British Shorthair cats have a wonderful temperament. They are peaceful, good-natured and likes to cuddle and play. Therefore they fit in very well as family cats. They also fit nicely to the company of people who live alone. With their calm nature they fit well as indoor cats.
Our cats live in the house with us, and they can also be be outside in the area that we have built for the cats in our garden, with wire around and over. In this area there is a cat-house with electric heather and light. In this area they can be outside in a safe way. Our cats are never allowed to go outside alone. We are afraid to get in diseases to the cattery, and there are also many other dangers out there, such as traffic, other animals, etc.
My purpose as a breeder is to breed British Shorthair cats typical for the race and with a great temperament. All our breeding cats are examined by the veterinary prior to use in breeding. The whole cat is examined, they are scanned for HCM and are tested for PKD (genetic test, DNA), or they are after PKD (genetic test) negative parents. The veterinary writes a health certificate. Only healthy cats with no defects and with a good temperament can be used in our breeding. Our cats are examined by a veterinarian at least once a year. They are vaccinated after the vaccine produser's recommendations, with the basic vaccination and then yearly re-vaccination.
All kittens are registered in the NRR(connected to FIFe(Fédération Internationale Féline)) and have their own pedigree. They are examined by a veterinary prior to delivery. The kittens first get vaccination, health certificate and ID Micro-Chip. The kittens have regulary been dewormed.
We get British Shorthair kittens in many different colours, solid(blue,lilac, white, creme, torties, chocolate ect.) and with pattern(spotted and possibly tabby). In periods we have kittens available for loving homes.