Originally Posted by Duchess15
I am possibly thinking of getting a show alter to learn about the breed inside and out. That is something I could see myself doing and I know it requires a lot of time and care. I will know by the time I get one whether I want to pursue that or not.
What I want to know is what else should I be asking the breeders and should I mention the possibility of want to show an alter? I do not intend to breed at all and just want them to feel comfortable with me when I talk to them. I'm not pushy and I have been researching so I'm sure that will give them a better impression of someone who really cares and will know what to expect and what they are getting into by getting a bengal.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated and I am just biding my time to do research while I am saving up for a house that way I will be financially prepared and have plenty of space.
As a breeder/exhibitor, I am always appreciative when someone approaches me in a show hall and tells me :
1. That my cats are beautiful
2. That they have done some research on my chosen breed
3. That they would love to become a show home for my babies and would like me to "assist" or "mentor" them in the first few shows - especially for my show neuters.
However, having said that - I am NOT appreciative (and can be quite abrupt) when someone approaches me in a show hall when I am rushing towards the judging ring. I love to talk to people especially about Abyssinians- but only when I am benched, not at the judging ring!