Mandy has now found a show home with Lynn in Florida... Thank you to all of you who inquired about her.
After 27 years of breeding cats, Creators Cattery (me) has liquidated my cats and now I am on a Sabbatical of sorts. I still co-own several cats that have now been placed into various catteries. I am due back quite a few kittens over the next couple of years so it does leave the door cracked a bit for a return. I have a vested and passionate interest in the Napoleon cat breed and seek for its advancement through the cat association. I am still continuing to mentor and communicate with the Napoleon Cat Community. I will be happy to steer you to a few catteries that I have first hand knowledge of cats and their reputation. There are listed at the bottom of this page. Au revoir.
Note of Caution: As in any other business or profession - there are the good, the bad, and the so-so. It is very important - especially when purchasing a kitten "over the internet" where you cannot visit the cattery in person....that you proceed with caution - asking lots of questions - looking for red flags - and well, just kicking your intuition into high gear. Anybody - ANYBODY - can have a cute website....can tout a few positive referrals....etc. Show awards or titles don't tell all either. A good reputation is hard to achieve and hard to maintain, and we - the Napoleon Working Breed Group (fellow Napoleon breeders who are committed to the Napoleon breed) know who of those among us maintain a good and ethical reputation. So - take or leave my recommendations below. I would much rather steer you towards good breeders than slam the unethical ones here on the internet. The list will be continually updated as I feel confident to add or subtract those from this list:
Recommended Breeders/Catteries (and embedded links where possible) :
Resqmefarms Cattery - Peg Chenault in Lousiana
Judies Cuties Cattery - Judy Felsman in Florida
Manor Lane Cattery - Nikki McCains in California email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fairy Tail Naps Cattery - Anne Guilmette in Rhode Island
Windykitties Cattery - Linda Osbourne in Texas
Blue Skies Cattery - Kristin Dubois in Illinois
Isla Jewels Napoleon Cattery - Heidi Scharff in Texas
Little Frenchmen Cattery - David Hodges in Kentucky
Kate Barnes Overseas in the UK
Munchkinerie Cattery in France Isabelle Delay
I have bred and even purchased some beautiful Napoleon kittens over the years. Any Napoleon kitten should look "like a Napoleon kitten"....boy, doesn't that seem like a given? Well - just don't be fooled. Whether you are buying pet quality, breeder quality, or show quality.....a Napoleon kitten or cat should not look like a Munchkin kitten/cat. It should have the rounded head - round eyes - pet Persiany traits. If it looks like a domestic cat...even if it has short legs...it may not be a Napoleon. We even have some breeders who are mixing up the Napoleon recipe - breeding Munchkins to Scottish Folds or to Ragdolls or to who knows what. Again - deal with a reputable breeder.....these issues will not even come up. Look at a few of these kitty pics.....see what makes the Napoleons so special. Sight alone is a huge attraction for a kitties...but personality too is extraordinary....loving, affectionate, people friendly, laid back temperament, but playfully entertaining! Finding a breeder who believes in "hands on attention from day one" and raises her kittens "under foot" with lots of love....these are traits that will also insure you getting a Napoleon kitten that is your dream come true!