Every good breeder should be registered with at least one major cat association! This is non-negotiable! With the Lykoi, we are only recognized as a breed by TICA. Yes, I know many pet owners don’t care about registration papers as they never plan to breed or show, but there are also important reasons for ensuring that you do receive those papers from your breeder. If a breeder doesn’t know anything about their bloodlines or worse lacks paperwork on their breeding cats this is a huge red flag. Even if they explain it away by saying their family member lost the papers, or that they never planned to show so it didn’t matter...it does matter! If they don’t know their cats’ parents’ names, how can they know if those cats had health risks? How can they know they aren’t inbreeding very closely related cats, and what if both of those cats come from high risk lines? These are things that are signs of a responsible breeder! Sadly there are already couple of people that are claiming they have Lykoi, and they do not. To have confirm that a cat is a Lykoi, it has to be bred to a registered Lykoi (there is no DNA test at this time, and appearance alone is not 100% accurate). Please be careful when purchasing a Lykoi kitten from anyone not shown on our website. You risk either paying money for a sick kitten that is not a Lykoi at all, or a Lykoi that could be inbred.