Castlkatz is a small British Shorthair Cattery located in Canton, Ohio. Our cattery was established in 1987 in CFA, ACFA and TICA.

Our cats are raised underfoot, in our home and “not” caged. Our Breeding males have their own room to avoid any unwanted breeding’s.

Castlkatz has been successful in CFA, producing many National, Regional and Breed Award winning British Shorthair Cats, Kittens and Premiers.

We show our British Shorthairs in CFA primarily. Our cats are shown to determine how well they meet the Breed Standard. The British Shorthair Breed Standard is established by the members of the Breed Council, describing in detail what each trait the Breed should possess. If your cats do well at the shows, it is an indication that your Cattery is producing cats that are excellent representatives of the Breed.

In CFA, all Breeds are shown as Kittens from the time they reach four months of age, until their 8th month birthday. When they reach eight months of age, unaltered cats will be shown in Championship. If, they are neutered or spayed, they will be show in Premiership.

Harry Potter, our first National and Breed Award winning male in Championship, sired fifty six (56) Grand Champions and Grand Premiers…more than any British Shorthair in the history of CFA. You can see pictures of Harry on our website.

We hope you enjoy visiting our website and see pictures of a few of the British Shorthair Kittens, Cats and Premiers that Castlkatz has produced. Please provide any feedback on how you think our website could be improved.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Our Cattery Procedures
Litter & Pans
  • Pine, wood stove pellets (no additives) are used.
  • All litter pans are scrubbed and pellets changed every morning.
  • Pans are scrubbed daily with soap and water, rinsed, sprayed with Clorox, left to go get the next litter pan. Then the first pan is rinsed off and filled with new pellets, the next one cleaned and left with Clorox while the first is replaced and a third pan is picked up. (We have a large deep double laundry sink.) Litter scoop is scrubbed with hot soapy water and spritzed with Clorox along with the Jiffy scrub, upon completion.
  • Litter pans in the house are round Booda Domes. Top domes are cleaned as needed. Litter pans in the birthing cages are the open litter boxes.
  • All water is replaced every morning, the stainless steel bowls are washed in warm soapy water and rinsed daily. Water is also replenished if low, dirty or has floating toys.
Dry Food
  • Royal Canin Indoor cat or Kitten is used. Dry food is out at all times and replenished when low.
  • Cats can free feed on dry from their earliest weaning. If withheld or rationed, they gorge, throw up or get fat.
  • Ground raw beef is fed twice daily, human consumption quality. The meat is custom ground and the beef is raised by our neighbor or our veterinarian. To the meat mixture we add Kitty Bloom vitamins, Kitty Bloom powered calcium, salt, and lysine. Canned Friskies- varied flavors to include salmon, fish, turkey, mixed grill, etc. that is Pate, is given to adults and to kittens over 10 weeks of age.
  • Kittens are weaned on to raw beef watered down to make a more pudding like texture.
  • All cats are fed morning and evening daily. Weaning kittens are given a third feeding at mid-day or before bed time depending on intake.
  • Rarely are any human foods given. Cheese is sometimes offered and they love their morning scrambled eggs.
  • Kittens are weaned when mom is ready, preferable onto the raw beef mixture. Kitten Royal Canin (or Baby Cat) is also available for both kittens and mom. They may be encouraged with a few finger feedings.
  • Canned food is offered when the kittens are 10 weeks of age.
  • Daily weights and handling are a must. We try and handle them multiple times a day.
  • The radio is left on in the kitchen, classical normally but some rock and roll to get kittens use to background noise.
  • General grooming: nails on everyone every two weeks, baths on everyone three times a year.
  • Vaccinations per veterinary recommendation for all normal feline disease. Rabies when old enough.
  • Females are normally retired/spayed at four to five years. They may then be shown to “Grand” or shown in Premiership for a season. If at all possible they are sold or placed in a home, after the showing.
  • Kittens are allowed to go to their new homes after fourteen to sixteen weeks. Sixteen weeks is ideal and is strived for in most cases.
  • Kittens expected to be shown are given one to three shows as kittens to get them used to the long car rides, baths, show hall noise and people, motel rooms, etc.
  • Shows are one to three a month, normally in a seven to nine hour radius from our home but at times, a twelve to fourteen hour drive to San Francisco area or Denver.
  • Generally, people in the Show Hall are not allowed to touch the cats, however a hand sanitizer is available.