They make very good indoor cats and they do well with other cats. Don't know anything about the grooming though.
The NFC isn't a huge cat. It's said the males can weigh as much as 10 kg but that's unusal. I'd say the most common is females between 4 and 6 kg and males between 5 and 8 kg.
Yep, you're not allowed to separate kittens from their mother or siblings before the age of 12 weeks. Since this is a relatively new law it probably isn't known to all Swedes yet so we that do know of it simply have to inform, inform and inform.
It's not only the degree of inbreeding that matters: are the individuals you double up to standard, are they healthy, are/we're they good breeding cats etc.
I'd advice you to do some studying on the breed and genetics and when you have gathered some knowledge you know what choices you'll be...
Well, the sick ones need homes to. A cattery might not be the best home for a cat with a heart condition. The breeder is being honest about the condition, but the prospective buyer of course need to read up on the condition and on the treatment before deciding to offer this cat a new home or not.
If it's HCM you're talking about, don't blame the problems in the Sphynx breed on outcrossing with Devon Rex. HCM exists in all breeds and in moggies. In Sweden the frequency of HCM is appr. 4% in the Devon Rex, which is below normal!
What the Sphynx has gotten from the Devon Rex is a muscle...
In Australia? I've seen lots of registred Australian Devon outcrosses. Maybe it's like the rules within FIFÃ169, there are no officially allowed outcrosses but you can have an outcross program approved by your association?
Stupid legislation is always stupid no matter the social system. I get the point, of course we have to think ahead when propagating new laws and such.
Personally I'm not against all non-purebred breeding (horror, horror, my youngest queen is hopefully pregnant with a British Shorthair... she's...
If need be I bathe them appr. 4 days before a show. I breed Devon Rexes and if I bathe them the day before the show, their curls won't have time to develop (the more you pet a devon, the better the coat ).
Since I usually keep my cats in top condition I don't always have to do anything before...
What makes me mad is irresponsible breeding no matter if breeds are mixed or not. I try to educate people so they don't buy kittens from such breeders. If no one's buying the kittens at least most of the breeders have to stop.