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What’s orange and black, 8 inches tall and purrs like a motorboat?
It’s a Toyger!
In an age of designer cat breeds created by crossing domestic cats with wild ones, the Toyger is a breath of fresh air in that its foundation stock doesn’t contain a drop of tiger blood.
In the late 1980s, Judy Sugden, a lover of mackerel tabby cats — also known as “tiger cats” in some regions — sought a way to make the stripes on mackerel tabbies clearer than they were. She noticed that her cat, Milwood Sharp Shooter, had spots of tabby markings on the sides of his head. Domestic tabbies usually don’t have stripes on the sides of their heads, and she wondered whether Sharp Shooter might hold the key to producing a tiger cat that really looked like a tiger.
The Toyger was accepted for registration by the International Cat Association, or TICA, in 1993 and granted full recognition for championship status in 2007. As of this writing, TICA is the cat breed registry that recognizes the Toyger.
In Australia, the first Toygers were imported from the USA and UK in 2007?
In recent times more breeders have found the love of this unique breed and numbers have soared.
The Toyger is a medium to large and very muscular cat with a thick, glittered, silky coat featuring dark tabby stripes and rosettes that branch and stretch out, and circular head markings. These stripes and spots are contrasted by an orange or tan background color with what some breeders describe as a “dusting” of gold. Its long body and high shoulders give the Toyger a gait very similar to larger wildcats. Male Toygers weigh between 4.5-7kg and females between 3 - 4.5kg.
The Toyger is a generally healthy breed with an average lifespan of 15 years or longer. Toygers ‘may’ have a slightly higher risk of heart murmurs and possibly hypertrophic cardiomyopathy than the general feline population.
Because the Toyger is still a new and rare breed, it will take time before there are enough of them to produce any meaningful statistics about proneness to illnesses or injuries.
Toygers are easygoing cats that get along with pretty much anybody. They do well with dogs and kids, and they love to play. They’re very intelligent cats so they need lots of intellectual stimulation to avoid boredom and possible acting out. They love to fetch — and it’s so easy to teach them!
When you’re at home, set aside time to play with your Toyger every day; he’ll very much appreciate that time, not just to get his energy out but because he’ll be with you. Toygers have almost “dog-like” personalities, wanting to be with you — especially on your lap!
Because Toygers are so smart, it’s easy to train them to walk on a leash, and they could even be very good at running agility courses.
Some people have assumed that wild animals are fierce, so any pet with wild blood must be more likely to be fierce. It is true that one of the differences between a domesticated animal and a wild one is its ability to interact happily with humans, though more often than not small wild cats are more likely to be scared of humans than to attack them.
However, a Toyger is not a wild animal. It is most definitely a domestic animal which has been selectively bred over several generations for character as well as appearance, and Toygers today should be no more aggressive (or defensive) than any other cat.
There are reports of some difficulties with temperament very early in the Toyger development but for many years breeders have been working very hard on Toyger character, and these reports are no longer heard.
I would have no hesitation in recommending the character of Toyger today In my experience, Toygers can be quite easily trained not to do things you don’t like, simply by growling at them to say stop. This seems a lot more effective than shouting "NO!" etc. since it is cat language for stop and shows them who is boss. Any growling must, of course, be balanced by lots of affection, so they know you still love them!
We are currently accepting deposits at this time.
A partial payment of $400 is required to reserve a kitten of your choice.
The entire deposit is applied toward the total cost of the kitten.
Due to our high demand we have implemented a reservation list for our future litters. Our Kitten price includes FREE KITTEN INSURANCE: Our 2 month Kitten Policy covers:
· Up to $10,000 for Veterinary fees resulting from illness or injury,.
· Death from illness or injury
Due to our high demand and our limited breeding per year, once a partial payment is received, it is NON-REFUNDABLE. Upon a litter being born, customers are contacted in the order of reservation. At that time the customer has the option of stating that they will choose a kitten from that litter or wait for another litter. If the customer chooses to wait, their name is skipped but they do not lose their position on the reservation list.
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