KEEPSAKE KATS was established in 2002 by
Sylvia Smart - this is a small stand-alone cattery. We are not affiliated with any of the private exclusionary breeder monopoly groups. We are not controlled by their pricing edicts, exclusionary breeding practices, or their political policies as show breeders. We breed and sell healthy, affordable, and sweet kittens and adult cats as we retire them from breeding.Our goal is to maintain and preserve the ORIGINAL RAGAMUFFIN CHARACTER AND PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES. We are autonomous and can provide specialized information and very useful tips for our adopters regarding care, breeding, training, and grooming information
OUR BREEDING CATS ARE DNA TESTED AND DO NOT CARRY THE HCM GENE. ANY CAT WHO TESTS POSITIVE - WILL NEVER BE BRED AT THIS CATTERY AND WILL NOT BE SOLD AS A PET EITHER. Since we do not outcross our RagaMuffins to Selkirk Rex or Siberian cats, or any of the other outcrosses being experimented with - we can rely on the DNA markers available for RagaMuffins and Ragdolls. We are not prohibited from breeding our Pointed cats - as some breeder groups are prone to disregard the beautiful pointed cats in the RagaMuffin breed - all because they are not allowed to show pointed cats in the CFA Registry sponsored shows. Since our focus is on the temperament and health of our cats - we never exclude a cat from our breeding lines for color considerations. This allows us to maintain the original conformation of our cats.