My involvement with the cat fancy started for me when I attended an All Breeds cat show in the late 1960’s. This was the beginning of my interest in the Persian breed. In 1976 I applied for my Prefix under the name of ‘Taniver’ which is a combination of letters from my first two breeding cats. (Tihi Silver Denver Blue male and Tihi Taniwha a cream female).
I have only had a very small, selective breeding cattery, mainly breeding pure Persian lines which I still do today. Exotics have been tried but preferred the preparation and perfection of grooming a persian to show standards.
In 1986 I attained my longhair judging license, and then progressed to longhair tutor judge in 1997.
My time and involvement spent training and mentoring new judges has been very rewarding and a great experience.
My involvement over the years has also given me experience with clubs at management level, running schools on various subjects and assisting members where possible.
After 22 years doing marketing and office work for the shipping/transport industry.
My husband decided we would purchase a life style block of land, as we both enjoyed the out doors, plus I could have a boarding cattery and work from home.
This allowed me to further my interest in animals to also show and breed miniature horses.
We sold the farm, which gave me the opportunity to continue my judges training to have more involvement as an All Breeds judge.
I have bred and showed many cats over the years achieving high awards including NZCF(Inc) Top Entire Cat, Top kitten and Top N/S over several years.
My achievement as an All Breeds judge is to give a fair and true assessment of the standard required for each bred
I thoroughly enjoy being in the judging scene.