Pelaqita Persian Cats Information
Our Persian cats are, first and foremost, our much loved and pampered companions. Persians are so important to us that we created this site to provide information about: the history of Persian cats, to share pictures of our own Persian cats, to provide information on - the type of Persian cat breeders who are breeding Persian cats, and how to find a good Persian cat breeder. In addition, we offer information and educational resources including articles about - grooming Persian cats, supplies and toys for Persian kittens and cats, feline behavior, the PKD1 health issue, nutrition for kittens and cats, vitamin and mineral supplement, animal rights, recommendations for books about Persian cats.
On occasion, we breed our Persian cats and have Persian Kittens for Sale. Our Persian kittens are raised with our family with lots of love, attention, and proper socialization. Our Persian cats are normally not caged, they live free in our home, sleep in our bed (when they choose), and roam our home. The only time one of our Persians is enclosed (in a specially made large enclosure) is when we need to provide a safe environment for a cat to have a litter, when a cat may get ill and needs to be separated from others, to quarantine a new arrival, and for our intact, stud cats (to prevent unwanted breedings and to prevent harm to other cats). We use CD&E enclosures in order to provide the roomiest and safest environment when needed.
We strive to breed cats that adhere to CFA Persian breed standards. However, not every kitten is "show" or "breed" quality and those kittens are destined for the loving lap of its new owner.
We take our responsibility as breeders of Persian cats, pet ownership and care seriously. Our home/cattery is proud to be a CFA Cattery of Excellence every year since 2005. CFA Cattery of Excellence is issued to those homes/catteries that have been inspected on a yearly basis by a licensed veterinarian and points are issued based on several criteria including: how the cats and kittens are housed, cleanliness of home/cattery, health of cats and kittens, general behavior and socialization of cats and kittens, food storage, and safety of the home/cattery. To learn more about the CFA Cattery of Excellence program, please visit the CFA web site.
Pelaqita Persians is proud to be a PKD1 free cattery. Our breeding cats have been DNA tested by the University of California Davis and are negative for the PKD1 gene. Therefore, all of our kittens are PKD1 negative.
Persian cat health is very important to us and are diligent in our efforts to keep our cats and kittens healthy and happy. Therefore, in addition to providing our Persian cats with lots of love, socialization, room to roam, proper health protocols and vaccinations, our breeding cats are tested for, and are negative for, FIV, FeLV, and PKD1 (DNA test). We have a ringworm free home. We specialize in bi-colors. A written contract and five (5) year health-genetic guarantee is provided with all our Persian kittens.
Pelaqita Persians - Inception
Pelaqita (pronounced "pela-key-ta") is the registered cattery name with the Cat Fanciers' Association ("CFA"). We are registered with the CFA in order to show and sometimes breed purebred Persian cats that adhere to the CFA Persian Cat Breed Standard.
Several years ago, Susan decided that she wanted to show Persian cats. Her goal was to use the same tools, ethics, continuing education, and commitment that she developed with Chenoa German Shepherds to the showing and raising of Persian cats.
Prior to breeding Persian cats, Susan trained, showed, and bred German Shepherd Dogs for over 20 years. Throughout that time, she became better educated and continued to educate herself about the German Shepherd Dog, their conformation, behavior, training, nutrition, and showed her dogs in both the obedience and conformation rings in both AKC (American Kennel Club) and UKC (United Kennel Club) sanctioned events. Susan is a former 4-H leader and has taught dog obedience. She is a long-time member of the German Shepherd Dog Club of America, a former member of the Rocky Mountain German Shepherd Club, and a former member of the Laramie Kennel Club where she taught dog obedience through that club to its members and the outside public. Over the years, Susan gained the respect of her peers and the people she has placed her puppies and older dogs with.
Susan's love of Persian cats came about many years ago when she saw a Persian cat at a cat show. Susan fell in love with their personality and beauty and decided that some day she would have a Persian cat of her own. Well, many years later that dream finally came true, photos of our Cats.
Susan has been married to her husband, John (a retired U.S. Navy Lt. Commander) for 19 years and John has become an integral part of Pelaqita Persians. John serves as chief financial contributor, chief pooper scooper, head of carrying and toting of cat carriers, grooming supplies and boxes, and many other items needed at cat shows, and all around unpaid help. In other words, Susan could not continue her love of Persian cats and German Shepherd Dogs without John’s love and assistance.
We share our home in Pleasantville, Ohio (United States) with Ava (German Shepherd Dog) and our Persian cats. We also have several outside animals consisting of: chickens, Guinea hens, a male peacock (Henry), an Arabian horse (Monte), an Appaloosa horse (Mac), an Alpine goat (Elway) and several barn cats (unnamed, but spay/neutered).
We have been very fortunate to have had the guidance of several people who have provided us with an enormous amount of information, but more importantly, their time. A big thanks to Laura Thomas of Purrinlot Persians, Elaine Crews of Fleurelaine Persians, Janet and Carissa of Cacao Cattery! All of these ladies are the greatest and without whom I would have been lost.
PLEASE NOTE: Pelaqita Persians provides the feline information on this site as a service to the public. Pelaqita Persians does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, or product. Diagnosis and treatment of specific conditions should ALWAYS be in consultation with one's own veterinarian. Pelaqita Persians', and Susan and/or John MacArthur, disclaim all warranties and liability related to the veterinary advice and information provided on this site.