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Why Siberians

Hypo-allergenic Traditional and Neva Masquerade Siberian cats make excellent pets, as they are intelligent, playful, loving and loyal.
Furthermore, Siberian cats love water and will often dunk toys into their water bowl, or bring toys to their favourite human for a game of fetch!

Siberian cats are known to be dog-like so tend to be both a great problem solvers and also, like dogs, loyal to their adopted family.
This robust and natural breed is  well suited to households with other pets and children and integrates well with other animals.

Siberians are often a good choice for allergy sufferers, as they produce less FEL D-1 protein in their saliva. It is the saliva, not as commonly assumed the hair, that people are allergic to.

Siberian Kitten Development

ArteKatz Graffiti at 6 weeks, 6 months ( pointy muzzle) and then at 2 years.


I love how this breed changes so much untill they mature at 5 years

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WE FEED RAW

We have been feeding our cats raw since we started our cattery in 2012, buying the various components of a balanced diet from multiple sources. Vets discourage raw feeding because many people don’t feed a balanced diet, but today there are several companies providing balanced raw food for cats and dogs.

One such company that we use to feed our cats is Chefs4Pets. Orders are placed online and delivered frozen to your door. Kibble from Royal Canin we give to our cats as treats, not as food, and should not be left in a bowl for cats to help themselves. Rattling a tin of kibble is the best way to get cats inside in the evenings.

What our cat parents say...

HISTORY

The first official pedigree was established in Russia in 1987 and the breed was registered in the USA in 2000, so it is a relatively new breed. Siberian cats can take up to 5 years to mature, with males weighing up to 10Kg 

They are typically not very vocal cats (our big silver female is an exception) but some communicate with small chirps. Talking to them as kittens does get them to ‘talk’ back and one can teach them to be vocal

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CAT CAFE

Tea in the lush garden surrounded by the 
beautiful hypoallergenic Siberian cats

By appointment only

Logo Development

The development of the ArtéKatz logo, from the original idea to the final product. Cherylee is an artist and a cat breeder, so the logical name was combining both –
ArtéKatz

Our Litters

When ArtéKatz Siberian litters are born, they are generally already reserved for customers, as we normally a waiting list of 3-6 months during the breeding season, depending on litter sizes and if people drop off the waiting list.

At 6 weeks we ask for the deposit and the remaining balance prior to picking up or shipping the kitten. At the time of transfer, the kittens are around 12 weeks of age, have been  neutered/ spayed, micro chipped (registered on the Identipet database) and received their first 3-in-1 vaccination. For first time kitten owners a starter-kit can be ordered and a document is provided containing all of the information you require to make the transition for the kitten as easy and pleasant as possible.

We pride ourselves in doing the best possible job in socialising our kittens, making them brave, not afraid of noises or movement, eating various foods, getting used to cat carriers and be an all-round great pet. Above all, they have shown to adapt to their new environment and people exceptionally fast, immediately exploring their surroundings (no hiding under beds here) and settling in within a  day or two.

You are welcome to come and visit Our Cattery in Lonehill, near Fourways, north of Johannesburg, to see how we socialize our kittens as well as to test for an allergic reaction if you suffer from cat allergies. Come and see these wonderful cats in their home environment, we are always happy to meet any potential ‘parents’ of our kittens in person. You can Contact Us 7 days a week.

Elias vom Hagedorn of ArtéKatz

Sire:

Jamie-Pascal von der Sperlingshöhe

Dam:

Sevannah von der Goldenen Sima

Cattery: 

vom Hagedorn (closed)

Germany

Pet Name: Elias

Date of Birth: 30 July 2011

Registration: SACC  21107106

 

Stud Number: 7962

Title: Supreme Champion

Imported from: Germany

 

Artékatz Harlequin

Sire:

 Lucky Sibibirskoe Knyazhestvo

Dam: 

Quitta Schwäbische Neva

Cattery: 

Artekatz Siberians

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Pet Name: Yahoo

Date of Birth: 21 December 2013

Registration: SACC 21312119

Title: Champion

 

SCAMMER ALERT!

OVER A DOZEN OF OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE BEEN SCAMMED OUT OF SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF MONEY BEFORE, AND SOMETIMES AFTER, CONTACTING US FOR A SIBERIAN KITTEN.

There are only 3 registered breeders of Siberian cats in South Africa. 
ArteKatz Siberians was the first one, established in 2011, and then there is Uzuri Siberians and Cobaltorino Siberians. All three breeders are registered with one or more of the 3 official cat bodies in South Africa:

1. Southern African Cat Council – website
2. Cat Federation of Southern Africa – website
3. Cat Association of Southern Africa – website

Never trust a breeder that you do not find registered with one of these bodies for the breed you are looking for, or that sell more than 3 different breeds of cats.

EVERYONE ELSE SELLING A SIBERIAN KITTEN IS A SCAMMER!

REASONS PEOPLE GET SCAMMED

  • Time pressure to get a kitten
    You can be lucky if a kitten is available, but generally there is a waiting list of several months
  • Price too high – looking for a bargain
    There is no such thing as a Siberian kitten for under R10.000, if you find one, IT’S A SCAM
 
  • Not enough due diligence/ or street smarts
    Always TALK to the breeder, view their cattery physically or via live video (WhatsApp works fine) and NEVER agree to pick up a kitten other than from the breeder, the airport or from an established pet transporter
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  • Always check Hellopeter.com if in doubt
  • Several of our customers that got scammed later found out the scammers were already listed with Hellopeter, search this link 

Artékatz Yahoo

Sire:

 Elias vom Hagedorn

Dam: 

Artékatz Harlequin

Cattery: 

Artekatz Siberians

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Pet Name: Yahoo

Date of Birth: 

Registration: SACC 21502032

Stud Number: 8163

Title: Supreme Champion

Lucky Sibirskoe Knyazhestvo of ArtéKatz

Sire:

Veresk Onix Gloria

Dam:

Kazachka Onix Gloria

Cattery: 

Sibirskoe Knyazhestvo (closed)

Siberia, Russia

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Pet Name: Lucky

Date of Birth: 2 December 2011

Registration: SACC  21112186

 

Stud Number: 7988

Title: Supreme Champion

Imported from: Russia

Quitta Schwäbische Neva of ArtéKatz

Sire:
 Idonis Schwäbische Neva
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Dam: 
Irina vom Grossen Haus
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Pet Name: Quagga

Date of Birth: 12 March, 2012

Registration: SACC 21203134

 

Imported from: Germany