At Pendragon, we don't breed litters of kittens earmarked as pets. We breed cats as a hobby and because we love the breed, not as a business. We breed to produce show prospects.
We take pride in understanding how important your Tonkinese cat or kitten is to you. As responsible Tonkinese cat breeders and fanciers, we take the health and well-being of our cats and their kittens very seriously. Each one of our Tonkinese kittens is brought into the world with a great deal of love and care and we do our best to ensure this level of care will continue throughout their lives. For this reason, we screen potential adopters to ensure that they will be able to provide a loving, responsible, and permanent home. We want to make the “purrfect” match for many years of companionship and enjoyment.
Although small in numbers, we strive for the highest quality through careful breeding practices, selecting healthy and sociable cats that conform closely to the written standard for the breed. We breed for health/quality, type, and temperament.
Breeding for Quality: means, titles and wins are secondary to health in every decision. We believe responsible breeding requires careful planning and research for each and every kitten produced. Most importantly, the sire and dam must have individual and familial histories of good health.
Breeding for Type: “Type” is how close a cat comes to the conformational standard set for their particular breed.
Breeding for Temperament: Our kittens should bring joy, companionship, and love. Behavior and temperament have as much to do with breeding as how they are raised. We put temperament on the same level as type to produce beautiful cats inside and out.