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My name is Suzette van den Berg. My husband Phillip and I live on a small farm about 10km outside Kimberley (the city of diamonds), in the centre of South Africa. When I stopped working, I started breeding with the Cornish Rex in 1998. I bought my first pet Sphynx, Fibel (the kitten on my logo), in 1999 and got my first breeding Sphynx, Franny in 2000.

Sphynx Cat Anleo Fibel

 

I tend to keep the number of breeding cats low, as I want to give our cats the best of all …care, love and attention. Our cats are kept in the house and the kittens are raised underfoot.

 

Sphynx Breeder Suzette van den Berg

Suzette van den Berg

I have a  strict policy in not keeping my males for too long at stud, as they need to have a loving pet life as well. I also feel that it is important to change studs often, to eliminate possible genetic illnesses / problems that they might have and also to improve my breeding program. Studs that spray/fight are kept with a companion in stud quarters with outside runs.

 

HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomayopathy) is a genetic illness found in the Sphynx. We scan all our cats annually and should one scan positive, he/she is sterilized immediately. We do the best humanly possible, but unfortunately scanning is not a 100% sure method of detecting HCM. Hopefully there will be a DNA test available soon, to help eliminate positive cats from the breed.

 

My cats are all registered with the South African Cat Council (SACC), where I also show my cats regularly. I am involved with our local cat club, The Northern Cape Free State Cat Club and I am also one of the organizers of our annual show.

My kittens go to their new home with a contract, fully vaccinated and dewormed, vet checked, litter trained, kitten starter pack and an information sheet on how to care for your kitten. All my kittens also go to their new homes neutered/spayedno exceptions !!!

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I do not sell cats with breeding rights to people that I do not know very well, are inexperienced breeders and do not have the same breeding values as I have.
 
 

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on my Sphynx or American Shorthair kittens email me at
info@vandebald.co.za

My kittens go to their new home with a contract, fully vaccinated and dewormed, vet checked, litter trained, kitten starter pack and an information sheet on how to care for your kitten. All my kittens also go to their new homes neutered/spayed…no exceptions