1) Ensure you never pay a deposit for a kitten that you have not seen, or may be is not even born. No reputable breeder will ask for a deposit to put you on a waiting list. Some may keep a waiting list others like myself request you recontact when litters due or ready to be seen. We do understand that you may find another kitten prior to ours being ready
2) Expect to be interviewed regarding your suitability to be an owner of our precious kittens, we are in it for the love of the breed, we do not make much profit out of breeding if we do it right! We therefore want to ensure they go to the right homes. And may advise you on which kittens will suit your home as we see their characters.
3)You should never take a Ragdoll home before it is 12/13 weeks old , as per the GCCF a breeder rules! they are slow to develope and need that time ,they should have had at least two vet checks and all vaccination be wormed (and flea treated if necessary)
4)They should be registered with a predigree governing body like the GCCF, this means you are getting a pedigree if not you are buying an expensive moggy! It my be of type but you can not be sure it is. If they say the parents aren't registered as breeding cats, this is because the breeder they brought it off didn't want or think it was suitable for breeding! It does cost for us to do this but not a prohibitive amount so that is never a valid excuse!
5) If you go to look at a kitten, you should be able to their siblings and mother, if they look unhealthy or you are unhappy in anyway with their situation do not pay a deposit, look again! Once a deposit is paid I encourage people to visit and spend a time with their kitten before they take them home .