|Castlkatz is a small British
Shorthair Cattery located in Canton, Ohio. Our cattery was established in 1987 in CFA, ACFA and
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.
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
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
- 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.
- Royal Canin Indoor cat or Kitten
is used. Dry food is out at all times and replenished
- 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
- 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
- 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
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.