The goal of McQueen British Shorthairs has always been to produce high quality show and companion British Shorthairs for the fancy. I do NOT mass breed Brits. Tom cats and queen are carefully screened to insure that genetic problems inherent to the breed are minimized. Mates for our British Shorthairs are carefully selected. My breeding program is limited to about four litters a year. I never breed to the most convenient cat or the cheapest stud tom; but I DO breed to cats which I feel possess type, temperament, soundness and genetics that best compliments my British ladies. I try to breed British Shorthairs that exemplify the standard. In terms of conformation, I strive for strong type, level top lines, exceptional dense coat, low to ground, well round, sound British Shorthairs. Cats are not caged but grow up as members of the family. This, I believe, accounts for their friendly outgoing personality and fire in the ring.
I conduct a variety of genetic and anatomical tests on my British Shorthairs that are used in my breeding program.
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To be successful in the breeding it requires knowledge of the basic principles of genetics, dedication, and experience, a bit of luck, great patience and ability to glance forward, as well as persistency, ability to see and recognize mistakes and strong commitment to the principles at the difficult.