about us....

to let you know who you are dealing with, here some information about us as a breeder of Garibaldi's cats


We, Andreas Kretschmer-Kraiczek and Hermann Kraiczek, breeding cats with heart and mind for many years.

After many years in Cologne we moved in 2018 to Wiehl, not far away from Cologne. 


Here we are living in a big house together with our four-footed family members. For our cats, a large outdoor enclosure is created in the spring, because our property with a small forest is too spacious to be catproof.


In addition to the love of our own cats, one of us can also be seen as a cat judge worldwide at exhibitions by recognized organizations and clubs. Not enough, we also have the office of Katzen-Freunde-Germania e.V. in our house, because the chairmanship of the association has been in the hands of Andreas Kretschmer-Kraiczek since 2002.

In addition to our cats, we both love to travel and admire the world, of course, our cats are then well looked after.

Gardening has recently become a part of everyday life, who would have expected it to be fun!


Why do we breed cats?


Because the the conservation of the individual cat breeds is important to us ......

After many years of breeding (since 1991) of Persian cats, in 2002 we dedicated ourselves to British Shorthair cats.

Our breeding goals are the preservation as well as the most possible improvement of the breed standard of the BKH's. The gentle nature of these cuddly bears should be in line with the breed characteristics for us.


The preferred colors are the solid shades such as blue, lilac, fawn, white and now also bicolor. Of course, the health is in the foreground, therefore, all of our cats used for breeding PKD are examined by genetic testing and controlled by ultrasound on HCM.


From our breeding come as successful animals such. Garibaldi's Capitano, Garibaldi's Hemingway, Garibaldi's Orlando, Garibaldi's Othello, Garibaldi's LaFee and also Garibaldi's Rafaello.


Garibaldi's Federico Fellini, bred by us, won Best British Shorthair of the Year 2017 and 3rd Best Cat of the Year in 2017 at TICA.


Andreas is also a member of the following friendly clubs like AGI (Italy), Elitar Club (Russia) and ASFeC (E). Since February 2011 he is also an honorary member of the elite club association Feline de Monaco and since September 2015 also an honorary member of TICA CATS (Germany).


The Honorary Presidency of the TICA Club Miluku House, China was awarded to him in August 2017!


So you can imagine it, in our lives there is a lot to do with the cats!


Friends are always welcome, because socializing is just part of life for us ..........................