When looking for Oriental Shorthair breeders in Massachusetts, it is important to find an ethical, registered cattery who specializes in the breed and understands their personality traits and how best to care for them. We highly recommend finding a breeder in your area. A local Oriental Shorthair breeder will ask questions about your household makeup, location and other key questions to help find you the right fit. You'll get to ask them questions, too - see our FAQs at the bottom of this page for what to ask.
Here at Cat Kingpin, we have done the research for you so you can find the most reputable Oriental Shorthair catteries in Massachusetts and start the journey towards getting your new kitten. Below is our complete list of Oriental Shorthair breeders in Massachusetts with kittens for sale, first as a summary then with additional details:
Has this breeder been Cat Kingpin Certified? No See our Certified Breeder Agreement
My main goal is to provide healthy, loving and well-socialized cats with incredible personalities. I spend a lot of time with each kitten cuddling, holding, playing with and loving on them. My kittens fully expect to be the treasured members of your family. We occasionally have kittens or retired breeders available.
Not finding what you need?
Catteries are typically family-run, and sometimes there just aren't enough options near you. If our listed options for Oriental Shorthairs in Massachusetts weren't enough, consider try considering another breed, a nearby state for this Oriental Shorthairs, or asking our Facebook group!
FAQs when considering Oriental Shorthairs
What should I ask to choose the right Oriental Shorthair breeder?
While there are many people in Massachusetts who claim to be ethical Oriental Shorthair breeders, not all hold a standard that you can feel great about. Asking some relevant questions about their philosophy will ensure you avoid Oriental Shorthair breeders that do this only for financial gain, not having the interests of the cats or you in mind. Make sure you ask about:
- Health history of the parents and vaccinations. They should have their first vaccinations by the time they're adopted.
- Whether they've bred their Oriental Shorthairs with other breeds (they should disclose this and it would make it not a purebred lien.
- Have the socialized the kitten among other kittens?
- Do they belong to a Massachusetts Oriental Shorthair breed club? You can ask for references from the club.
Why does it matter if I buy from a registered Oriental Shorthair breeder?
When you buy from a registered Oriental Shorthair breeder (with either their local Oriental Shorthair club, governing body, or TICA/CFA), that ensures that a standard of care and expertise is enforced. You can ask them about a wide range of topics such as the Oriental Shorthair’s genealogy, the right kitten for you, common health problems with Oriental Shorthairs to look out for. We offer additional registration through our Cat Kingpin Certified program as well, although it's not a replacement for other registrations.