We are a very small TICA registered cattery breeding for health, temperament,
type, and quality. Our breeding program consists of 4 cats: 3 healthy older HCM
negative females (scanned yearly), and 1 HCM scanned breeding male. Health is
our absolute top priority, and we provide an 8 year guarantee against HCM. We
work closely with select like-minded breeders to ensure the health and breed
standard of the Sphynx is preserved. We work in close contact with our
veterinarian, and our cattery is inspected annually to ensure quality. We have
earned the TICA Outstanding Cattery recognition. Find out what this means and
see how very few breeders have earned this recognition here
We recommend that before buying any cat, do your research and visit the home in
which it was raised.
Please see the Coming
page for more info on acquiring one of our babies.
Formerly known as Smoothies Sphynx Cattery, we changed our name to SkeenVille.
"Skeen", the nickname of
LA SGC/GP, RW Angelsark Liza Skinnelli
LA SGC/GP, RW Angelsark Liza Skinnelli is the
one who started it all. Our first "real" show cat, Skeen got us
"hooked" into the world of showing cats and making friends around the
globe. Skeen remains one of the most successful Sphynx Show Cats in history.
Besides her career as a show cat, Skeen was a fabulous pet. Her temperament was
one of the reasons we fell in love with this special breed. Our breeding goals
are to produce more cats like Skeen: healthy, happy, HCM clear, full of
personality, and of course beautiful. Sadly, Skeen passed away in 2011 from
Lymphoblastic (high grade) Intestinal Lymphoma.
All of our cats are treated with the utmost love and respect, and live like
pets first and foremost. They are all very lovable, socialized cats, most of
which sleep in our beds every night. Each of our cats is unique in personality.
They are well-traveled and very socialized as we like to promote them by taking
them to shows often. We believe in showing cats as a way to preserve the breed
standard, making sure that all cats being bred conform to that standard. We have
had great success in this endeavor. We strive for excellence and carefully
select which unions will be most likely to produce the type of look we want
while preserving health. Health is our absolute top priority. Pedigrees are
scrutinized closely for healthy lines from reputable breeders. Our cats receive
the absolute best in veterinary care. Annual check ups are performed by
board-certified internists on each of our cats (breeding cats as well as
retirees) yearly. We are an HCM Scanning Cattery. Our breeding cats as well as
our neutered and spayed pets are scanned annually for HCM. All scans are posted
for all to see on our website (not just the most recent scans- ALL scans as it
is important to see a trend over the years). We provide an 8 year HCM guarantee
on our kittens. We work closely with a wonderful board-certified cardiologist
for all of our scans. Additionally we work with a board-certified
Theriogenologist (certified reproductive vet) for any reproductive concerns. We
keep in touch with all retired breeding cats from our line so as to be aware of
any health-related issues, and we pay for the HCM scanning of these cats as
About Marion Yates
Marion is committed to producing healthy, well adjusted, socialized, excellent show quality kittens. She has been showing for 10 years in The International Cat Association (TICA) and has won many Regional and International Awards in that time. She has titled every cat used in her breeding program, and screens each of her cats annually for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). She works with select like-minded breeders and attends cat shows several times a month. Marion was elected TICA Sphynx Breed Chair in 2009 and re-elected again in 2012 and is actively serving the position. She is also an Approved Specialty Cat Show Judge for TICA. She is involved in the management of several cat shows all over the United States, and is a member of many TICA clubs. Outside of the cat fancy, Marion is a real estate investor and a Clinical Nurse Manager in the Orange County area.
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