About Markitts Cattery
MarKitts cattery was established in 2019. I had begun searching for
an American Shorthair(ASH) kitten about a year after my 17 year old American Shorthair girl
Bebe (CH Rumscotts Little Miss Brown) died in 2018.
I quickly discovered that on the
eastern coast of Canada that there were no longer any breeders of the American
Shorthair cats. Having to extend my search throughout Canada and the USA
eventually, was introduced to a cattery in Florida through a friend and was able
to obtain a beautiful Brown patched tabby girl(pictured on the left).
I had obtained GAHlee's Martina Mc-Bride of Markitts (home
name is Maisy) at age 8 months. She quickly proved that she was indeed a very
special kitten and achieved the highest title in the Canadian Cat Association (CCA) of Supreme Master
Grand Champion within 5 months.
She further attained in the show
year 2019 - 2020 (limited showing for seven months only) the following titles CCA -
National Winner as #4 All Breed, # 1 Best American Shorthair, and International
Grand Champion. She also attained # 1
Regional All Breed, and # 1 Best American Shorthair CCA.
Her Title now shows as follows: International
Grand Champion, Supreme Master Grand Champion, GAHlee's Martina Mc-Bride of Markitts CNW RW
In the American Cat Fanciers
Association (ACFA) she placed Inter American (IA) (Same as a National) #28 All Breed
she is Titled - Grand Champion GAHlee's
Martina Mc-Bride of Markitts IAW
After having such a difficult time
finding an ASH nearby I decided to begin a breeding program which would allow
for more local opportunities to obtain one of these beautiful cats. The Cattery
name MarKitts was derived from the words "Maritime Kittens" as an
abbreviation of sorts. It is our hope to help re-integrate the ASH's into the
Maritime region of Canada and beyond.
MarKitts has added new ASH cats and
kittens to the household. It allows for our breeding program to produce ASH's
various colors and patterns and increases the gene pool through outcrossing.
Watch our upcoming litter pages for
information on our breeding cats and expected delivery dates