Our breeding program is built upon the belief that quality should never be compromised for any reason. Our foundation breeding cats came from some of the most recognizable and reputable catteries in the United States that have been working with the development of the Savannah breed since its infancy. We are very fortunate and grateful to have the benefit of working closely with our mentors, and continue to learn from their wisdom and experience on an ongoing basis.
All of our breeding cats must have three essential main qualities to be considered for contributing to our breeding program:
1. Health. All of our breeding candidate cats are DNA tested for Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency and only cats that are non-affected and non-carriers of PKD are bred. Additionally, only cats that are problem-free with healthy immune systems, good cardiac health, and are in optimum physical condition, are considered for breeding.
2. Desirable breed type. All of our breeding cats must be excellent examples of the breed, all the way from early generation foundation stock (F1-F3) to SBT (F4 and beyond). We selectively breed our foundation stock to preserve as much of the desirable African Serval qualities as possible, with the goal being to be able to produce SBT generations that maintain the hallmark traits, such as clear and bold spots, large ears, etc.
Temperament. We do not use cats in our breeding program that can’t be handled on a regular basis due to being overly aggressive or extremely fearful of human contact. Since the vast majority of people who are looking to purchase a cat are looking for a companion that will willingly interact with them, it’s important to select cats with the best human-social dispositions as possible so that this trait is passed on to their offspring.