Briefly, a Savannah cat is a man made hybrid cross between a African Serval, and numerous domestic shorthair breeds of cat. The breed was originally started in 1993. The goal was to breed several generations down from the wild, maintaining the beautiful color, body type, and basic wild look, but with the loving disposition of your favorite lap kitty.
What has been accomplished in the short amount of time we've been breeding Savannahs is nothing short of phenominal. With your well-bred Savannah of today, you get an affectionate, highly intelligent, energetic companion. They get along wonderfully with other family pets. Many love to play fetch, play in water, and come to you when called by name.
Savannahs are spotted, they come in brown/black spotted, silver spotted, smoke spotted, and black (actually black background with black spots, melanistic).
Asala Savannahs is a small cattery in southern Missouri. Our main goal is to help improve the Savannah breed. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of other foundation breeders that came before us, as well as those continuing with us. We take our responsibility of continuing to improve Savannahs very seriously, using the Savannah standard as our guide. We are striving to improve health, develop clearer coats, larger spots, and better type. While keeping a clear picture of the African Serval in our minds as we make our breeding decisions, we also never loose sight of the wonderful dispositions of our cats.
We are proud members of TICA. Most of our cats live in our home. All kittens are born in the house, and remain here until at least three months of age. The babies are handled from the second they are born, and are very well socialized. All Asala kittens are sold with a contract which, among other things, guarantees health.
Please enjoy our website, browse through the photos, and if you have any questions, feel free to call or e-mail me. Cindy Cartwright at (417-932-4460) or savannahs @ asaalah . com (please remember to take out the blank spaces).