Originally Posted by StarrDazl
I have actually had 2 of the peke-faced Persians! They were both from one of the most "reputable" breeders, and my family experienced nothing but heartache. We had to find homes for the kitties because they spread ringworm to everyone, had the WORST tear stains and sinus problems. It was not an enjoyable experience at all; but on the bright side, I have owned cats for 10 years (non-pedigrees, a Manx, and a Siamese) and loved every minute of it! I know my cats, trust me. Also, it's not that nobody will sell me a cat, I just haven't found one that I want yet. It just seems like most of the best doll-faced breeders have the spay/neuter contract.
Ok... Take the ringworm out of the equation please - there is nothing to do with the cats breed... Actually, I would delete this whole post... I am sorry, but this one really ticked me the wrong way - If you have that much love for cats and persians, you should never given up your kitties due to ringworm, tear stains and sinuses. Also: You had 2 Persians, and you ended up giving them away - if the Doll Faces are exactly the same, minus the flat nose, why are you breeding them, since the best luck you ever had was with the muggies? Persians are clearly overbred, and the most common pure breed to end up in shelters - why do you want to add to that problem?
The fact that you had cats for ten years doesn't really mean anything - I have had cats since I was born - 34 yr, and I tell you that only now I am learning about proper cat care. It feels pretty much as these are my first two kitties.
I am sorry, but for that website you showed me, the only reason why I can see you wanting to breed is for the money. $3,000 per kitty can be quite tempting. However - never forget you gave up the persians you had because of minor health issues - Beeders go through many disappointments and heartbreaks, and they keep going because it is pretty much their calling; not their hobby.
I feel bad saying this, because I would love to breed Ragdolls, especially white, but there is no way I can put in what it takes right now - maybe that's what I am going to do when I retire. Maybe you should rethink this idea, IMO.