My name is Janine Brennan and I live in Nelson NZ.
I have worked with animals for 20+ years and am a fully qualified Animal Care Attendant.
For the last 10 years along with my husband Dave we have owned and operated the very popular Abbeyblyth Boarding Kennel and Cattery.
Due to a chance encounter with Sandra Broomfield of Koru Cats NZ in 2017 and with her support, expertise and blessings Dave and I decided to establish our own boutique cattery SouthClaw to breed the magnificent Toyger.
We are only the second breeders in New Zealand of these very special cats and are members of The Nelson Cat Club ,Cat Fancy NZ Inc and The International Cat Association (TICA)
SO WHAT EXACTLY IS A TOYGER
The call of the wild right in your living room: that's the Toyger with its dramatic striped and glittered pelt. The Toyger is being bred to resemble the tigers of the wild but in a package that fits easily into the modern urban lifestyle with the same friendly nature as the domestic cat.
This medium-sized cat has the rolling gait and vivid striped patterns of the wild cats without a single drop of real tiger blood.
Toygers are highly intelligent and interactive cats that also get on well with other pets. Their intelligence means that they are easy to train and can be taught to go for walks on a leash and to play fetch some even like to play in water. Their laid-back personalities make them easy to live with and they fit easily into any household.
The Toyger is a designer breed still in development. It was founded by Judy Sugden a Bengal breeder from California and was first registered with TICA in 1993 and attained championship status in 2008.
If you think a Toyger sounds like it would be perfect addition to your family contact us now and register your interest as kittens are seldom available.