Do you want a Tonkinese kitten? Below is a partial list of Tonkinese breeders; some breeders choose not to be listed on the web. If no breeder is shown in your area, please contact the TBA secretary Nancy Mikita firstname.lastname@example.org to see if there is one in your area. You may also want to visit a CFA cat show where you can meet breeders in person. See the CFA Cat Show Schedule for one in your area.
Breeders may have adoptable adults. They may be retired from breeding or from a show career. These beloved cats may no longer be happy in a cattery. They may be looking for a home with fewer cats competing for attention. They are a good option for someone who wants a more settled cat as versed to a young kitten. Usually they are priced less than a kitten, but specifics are up to the individual breeder. Many breeders listed below may have retired adults.
Some times cat buyers loose track of their breeder and wish to contact them. Some retired breeders are listed at the bottom. If you can not find them in this list, contact the TBA secretary Nancy Mikita email@example.com for assistance with contact information.
Any TBA member can be listed below. TBA makes no representations or warranties with respect to the breeding or business practices of any of the breeders listed. TBA strongly recommends that transactions with breeders be undertaken with the same caution and due diligence as one would devote to any important business matter.
TBA provides the following guidelines as a minimum to it's breeder members:
No member of the TBA will sell or otherwise transfer ownership of cats in his/her possession:
A. under the age of 12 weeks.
Rationale: Kittens need time with their mother and siblings to be well socialized. Vaccines regimens vary, but most regimens recommend that the core vaccines require a booster at or after 12 weeks for full immunity.
B. a sick cat or kitten without full disclosure of the condition to the new owner.
Rationale: There are times when it is in the best interest of such a cat or kitten to place it in a pet home. This is acceptable so long as the new owner understands the situation and agrees to the terms of transfer. This wording allows for those times when the breeder is simply not aware of a health issue that may turn up later and places no requirements on that situation. Various breeders handle this situation in various ways via their contracts. It is recommended that this disclosure be in writing.
C. without prohibiting the new owner from allowing free roaming of said cat(s).
Rationale: Free roaming cats are at high risk of disease and accidents; this practice should be discouraged. Additionally it is difficult to rehome a free roaming cat should the need arise.
D. without prohibiting the new owner from declawing or tendonectomy of said cat(s), unless the breeder grants a specific exemption due to special circumstances.
Rationale: Declawing and tendonectomy are something we wish to discourage.
Breeders need to specifically request a listing and provide the details for each field. This is not automatic. Any additions, deletions, or changes should be sent to Nancy Mikita: firstname.lastname@example.org This is not connected to the roster database.