Most breeders give you papers even when you just get your kitty as a pet. I've ran across some who register the kitty but keep the papers for themselves but they are almost always willing to give you a copy. Just be straight up and ask your breeder if she forgot to send them to you or if you were suppose to get them and go from there. If you don't plan on showing I don't believe there is a real need for them other than to just have them.
I would also call her and ask her about them. Its nice to have them because then you can register them in your name and you can also have the parents name if you ever want to research the lines that they come from.
People say that there is really no reason to have the papers but in my opinion, If the cats has papers and you purchased the cat then you should get the papers too because you now own the cat!
You paid for a TICA or CFA registered cat, you should get the papers. What you do with them after you get them should be of no concern to the breeder. Did your breeder represent them as registered? If so, they should supply them to you. Even if you don't have any intentions of showing them, it's important to know their pedigree so if, God forbid, they ever got HCM, it can be recorded to help try to stamp out the disease however we can. Why you want them is immaterial. You should have them.
You will never get papers from Blueberys breeder because she does that to everyone.
The good thing is she has been reported and is in big trouble.
Tess I sure hope your breeder is not one that is not going to send the papers.
There are so many breeders that I know of that do that.
Some breeders keep the papers back until they get proof of spay/ neuter) but if they spayed themselves they wouldn't need to do that.
If your cat was advertised as registered then you should definately ask for the papers and a copy of the pedigree if they have it (if not you can request it when you send in the forms to the association.)
I haven't received Belza's papers either. The lady I bought her from never really answers her phone or email at that. It's starting to become very frustrating!
Especially because in our contract with her there are only certain shots we can give to Belza, and my boyfriend and I are going out of town for a week here soon and need to place her in a cat boarding place.. But we don't know if we can give her Feline destemper (sp) and we need to give her that in order for her to be around other cats.
The distemper shot should be ok.
The leukemia and fip shots should not be given.
It voids the contracts.
Keep calling her and emailing.
I am sorry to say some of you will never get your papers because I know certain breeders never send the blue slip.
You can also call TICA and CFA and ask if there were ever any kittens registered from that breeder.