Breeding Philosophy

"Quality is an expectation of all my breeding stock.
There are no exceptions to this rule ,and no deviation from that standard. I actively practice, promote, and support the preservation of this incredible breed, and strongly urge and encourage others to do the same".

ŠVickie Ehrlekrona ~ BeSpotted

In order to be successful it takes hard work, knowledge, and the skill of good breeders to mentor and guide you along the way. In Savannahs I've been blessed with skilled mentors that have helped educate me about good Savannah breed type. In addition to that I have the skill and knowledge that 30+ years of breeding and caring for quality show animals in general will give you. I'll apply general animal husbandry from there!

Nearly 30 years ago when I began to breed champion show dogs I knew I needed, and wanted great foundation stock to be successful within the Papillon breed. I knew I wanted to use those same high breeding standard for the my Savannah cattery "BeSpotted".

Believe me when I say one just doesn't fall into acquiring lovely foundation queens without a lot of help. If a person that is serious about breeding good animals they need to find breeders who have the same passion for breeding that standard of quality in their animals. Researching a breeder's philosophies will give you an idea about the goals and objectives behind their program. With time and research I have found several wonderful mentors that not only have provided me with excellent guidance, and a good knowledge base, but were willing to sell me quality foundation queens. I have always believed that the strength of any breeding program is in the quality of it's females. Their quality sets the foundation of all great things to come.

Please buy from a breeder who has the good of the breed at heart, and then chooses the best there is to breed with. This produces a better quality of kitten, and will ulitmately produce a healthier, happier, prettier, kitten for you to love. This may not seem important to a person that is just looking for a pet/companion Savannah, but in essence it is very important for companion cats too!

Many people breed their cats with no concern for the qualitative demands of the breed standard. When this occurs repeatedly over several generations, the animals, while still purebred, can be of extremely low quality.

Breeders who use lesser quality animals for breeding, ultimately produce an inferior quality companion animal that more than not, runs a higher risk of developing health problems early in life, and not to mention they are never the most attractive of Savannahs either.

Breeders breeding show stock are trying to produce animals that closely resemble the description of perfection described in the breed standard.

TICA Registry and Quality: There is a widely held belief that "TICA papers" guarantee the quality of a kitten.
This is not the case.

TICA is simply a registry body. A registration certificate identifies the cat/kitten as the offspring of a known stud and queen, born on a known date. It in no way indicates the quality or state of health of the kitten. Quality is determined by many factors including the cat's health, physical condition, and appearance.

Papers in no way indicate the quality or state of health of the kitten. Quality is determined by many factors including the cat's health, physical condition, and appearance.

Before buying a Savannah, you should investigate the cat's parentage, the breeder's breeding practices, the breed standard, and the genetic tests recommended by the Parent Club for the breed.

For more information regarding the Savannah visit the Parent Club's website.