@Corzhens, Yeah, that breed is the type made for dog shows. Their lifespan is long, huh? Their fur seems like a lot of work, lol. They are expensive indeed, but I know it can get cheaper if their lineage isn't dog show material. @JosieP, In my case, the cat was born here, and when she gave birth, it was ok at first, but when the kitten grew up she started hissing at it when it got near her. In your case, maybe she doesn't want her kitten to get the disease from her? And based from what you've just said, I guess you also aren't supporting pet shops, lol.