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TRADITIONAL SAVANNAH (SV) © ®

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HISTORY - PERSONALITY - HEALTH

Copyright © and Trademark ®, Diana Fineran, January 2, 2007

HISTORY

This domestic cat is a replica of the Serval cat of the African plains from which it originated. It is closer in size to it’s Serval ancestors than the Domestic cat. The first recorded Traditional Savannah was the result of a breeding between an African Serval and a domestic shorthair in the 1980’s by breeder, Judee Frank.  The resulting F1 female kitten was named “Savannah” after the grasslands or savannahs of Africa where the Serval originates.

Interest in the breed took off when Patrick Kelly purchased one of “Savannah’s” kittens from Ms. Frank. Other breeders who became involved were Joyce Sroufe and Lorre Smith. It was Joyce who became very successful with breeding and is some times listed as the founder of the breed.  It was her diligence that helped her produce more Traditional Savannahs than any other breeder at the time, including being the first to breed down to later generations to produce fertile males and provide breeding females to other interested breeders. Males became fertile at the fifth and sixth generation bench mark. The first public presentation of the breed occurred in Westchester, New York in 1997, causing a well spring of demand for pet kittens.

PERSONALITY

This unusual, beautiful and exceptionally graceful cat is affectionate and outgoing. The purpose of this breed is to be a spotted, exotic cat with a domestic cat temperament.  Much like a family dog, they will follow their humans around the house with curiosity and interest in what is happening around them.  The combination of elegant, exotic appearance and inter active personality makes the Traditional Savannah an outstanding companion.  

HEALTH

Coming from a cross between a wild African cat and a domestic cat, they have good health and vigor.

 

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