All RagaMuffin breeders that are members of The RagaMuffin Kitten Breeders Society have agreed to adhere to a Code of Ethics, which is taken seriously by TRKBS and strictly enforced by the Board of Directors of TRKBS.
The RagaMuffin cat breeders that are members of TRKBS are required by the Code of Ethics to test all their RagaMuffin breeding cats or lines for FeLV and FIV and DNA test for the Ragdoll mutation of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, with the goal of eliminating these mutations from the breeding lines of RagaMuffin breeders that belong to TRKBS. The RagaMuffin Kitten Breeders Society wants to eliminate one of the many causes of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats. Our RagaMuffin cat breeders also screen for HCM by having periodic echocardiograms performed on our RagaMuffin cats. At the current time, this is the best screening that can be done to attempt to eliminate HCM in RagaMuffin cats. As a result of such diligent screening, HCM is not a problem in RagaMuffin cats and the RagaMuffin cat breeders that are members of TRKBS intend to keep it that way.
RagaMuffin Breeders that are members of TRKBS register their RagaMuffin breeding cats with ACFA, CFA, the GCCF or any combination thereof. All RagaMuffin kittens bred by any of the RagaMuffin cat breeders that is a member of TRKBS are "authentic" RagaMuffin kittens. RagaMuffin breeders do not need to be a member of any particular "cat club" to ensure they are breeding "authentic" RagaMuffin kittens. As long as the parents of theRagaMuffin kitten or RagaMuffin cat are registered with either ACFA, CFA or GCCF, you can be assured you are adopting an authentic RagaMuffin kitten.
Anyone desiring to embark on breeding the wonderful RagaMuffin cat breed will be mentored by one of the establishedRagaMuffin breeders that is a member of TRKBS, so they get the right start and support. Information, including choosing RagaMuffin breeding cats, assisting with delivery, taking care of RagaMuffin kittens, genetics, cat diseases, and sales of kittens will be provided. TRKBS desires to mentor qualified and dedicated RagaMuffin cat breeders.
Members of TRKBS are encouraged to show their RagaMuffin kittens and RagaMuffin cats, in order to raise awareness of the RagaMuffin cat breed, both within the cat fancy and within the public at large. RagaMuffin Breeder members of TRKBS attempt to breed RagaMuffin kittens that adhere to the ACFA breed standards, the CFA breed standards and/or the GCCF Standard of Points.