Information about DK Eife
Welcome to the homepage of Eife's. We aim to breed black silver classic taby and black classic tabby (brown classic tabby) European Shorthairs with an excellent temperament.
We don't have any kittens at the moment, but see under Plans in the menu to the right for future litters.
Kittens from Eife's are sold with a pedigree from Felis Danica, a member of FIFé. They will have had their vaccinations, be ID-marked (tattoo or chip), ID-registred and they will, regardless of sex, be neutered before leaving our home.
Kittens grow up as a part of the family and will be in hands from the beginning of their lives. They will be used to having ears, teeth, eyes and claws checked, as this makes daily handling and the yearly visit at the veterinary etc. easier. Kittens will also be used to an active household, and to living with other cats, as we have two neuters besides the europeans. The kittens will grow up on quality dry and canned food, with raw meat as supplement.
Kittens do not go to homes where there are no other cats. A cat enjoys the company of another cat. Two cats can sleep together, play together and as it's said; it takes another cat to wash a cat behind the ear.
The owner of two cats is also able to observe much more fun and joyful cat-behavior. We therefore give a discount when two kittens are bought together.
Our kittens are normally not sold to homes where they will be allowed to roam free outside. A fenced garden or an enclosure for the cats is preferred, but it is also acceptable if they only have indoor access.
The reason for our preference for the cats not roaming free are the many dangers for cats in the world of today. Traffic, other animals and people, who does not enjoy cats as much as the owners, are just some of the dangers. Cats running free have high risks of getting into fights with other cats, which can give wounds, boils and can transfer (deadly) diseases.
Trille in our garden, 9½ months
Us and our home
Our little family consist of Casper and I. My name is Eva. I'm cand. scient. in biology from the University of Århus. Casper is a teacher. We live in a row house in the suburbs of Århus. The cats are mostly my interest, though Casper takes part and enjoys the everyday life with the cats.
I've loved cats since I was a little girl. This love has steadily evolved into an interest and a hobby. I go to a lot of seminars and lectures to learn more, I participated in my first JYRAK breeder seminar in 2007. I have an interest for genetics and behavior too – both as part of my interest for cats and as a part of my education.
We also participates in cat shows, both for the fun of it and as a place to meet and talk to others of the same interest.
I've known for a long time that I wished to be a cat breeder and I'm very happy that this dream has finally come true.
Casper and Eva, 2009
The breed - European Shorthair
Why an European Shorthair? This question can only be answered individually. When choosing a cat one needs to consider which temperament will suit you and your family. The personality should be the most important factor in chosing a cat, but also the amount of fur care one is comfortable with should be taking into account - and of course which look that appeals.
The Europeans are in general a very adaptable, affectionate and steady breed, though still with that certain independence so well-known and loved in cats. They are a intelligent breed, and they're interested in all guests of the house. The European likes to be petted and cuddled, but are not obnoxious in their claims for affection.
The European Shorthair is an elegant and agile cat, which likes to challenge its balance and abilities in climbing, but is normally not one to jump 3 meters into the air and balance on the curtain rail.
The advantage of choosing an European to a household cat is the security in temperament and look. Bboth look and temperament is much more similar from cat to cat in a well established breed, as breeders select for a good and stabile temperament and a certain look. In household cats there are great differences in both temperament and looks.
There is next to no fur care with an European. In the shedding period one might want to brush the cat, so the fur ends up on the brush instead of the couch.
Eife's "Criminal Minds"-litter at 11 weeks
Last updated on the 18.5.2017
• McCoy won BIS male neuter in Århus 1.4.2017
• Mikki is no. 1 Top Cat on Européklubben's list of Top Cat Adults
• McCoy won BIS neuter in Hørning 15.1.2017
• December 2016: Athea is now Distinguished Merit!
• Tiya gave to a litter of boys at Helenes
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