Which cat to get: thoroughbred or not purebred? Pros of each option
You firmly decided that your house lacks a cat, and you are ready to go for a new friend even tomorrow. It remains to choose who you want to have: a thoroughbred or purebred pet?
Each of the options has its advantages.
A purebred cat is likely to look and behave as provided by the standard. In addition, you can show your pet at exhibitions.
If you are inclined to this option, it remains to choose a breed. There are no statistics on the most popular breeds in Belarus, since most cats are not registered anywhere, but, for example, in the USA, the five most popular breeds are as follows:
- Maine Coon.
- Exotic Shorthair.
To determine the breed, it is worth exploring all the available information, talking with breeders and owners, visiting exhibitions. So you can choose a pet that best fits into your family and will match your character and lifestyle.
On the other hand, a purebred cat can become no less beloved member of the family. They are no less affectionate and beautiful than their thoroughbred relatives. In addition, they can “boast” of a larger gene pool, which often makes them more healthy and mentally stable.
All cats are equally admirable, regardless of breed.
In any case, if you are not going to breed cats (which is best left to professionals), the pet should be sterilized - this will allow you to avoid a lot of trouble.