We love hybrid cats! Not because they are wild, or huge, which they aren´t, but because their personalities and charm are different! The Bengal is your personal living-room Leopard Cat, the Savannah cat is your long-limbed cuddly friend with a hint of the high-jump. They are, for better or worse, cats, and you just have to love them. And if you don´t like cats, work on it. Life´s not complete without them.
Situated on the boarders of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, and only 10 mins from Leicestershire boarder in England, UK, we have a love of all cats, but our passion is the hybrids, both Bengal and Savannah Cats which we breed and show. Our priority is producing healthy kittens that develop into happy, loving, friendly cats, without loosing sight of the cat desired for the future.
March 2007 we visited A1 Savannahs in USA, where we met Joyce Shrouffe, and Martin & Kathrin Stucki who were amazing hosts and allowed us an insight into their breeding programme. We didn't hesitate in arranging to import Savannahs into the UK.
The First SBT Savannah litter to be born in the UK and registered with TICA was born here at Purebliss Cattery, consisting of Purebliss Reno, Arizona, and Vegas - Dam: A1Savannah Phoenix.
First Savannah to be titled outside the USA was bred by Purebliss - TGCA Purebliss Leonardo Di Vinci (Leo) was also the first savannah in our region to be GCA, DGCA, and a TGCA.
First UK Silver Spotted Savannah to be titled was bred by Purebliss - TGCA Purebliss Leonardo Di Vinci.
First entire Savannah to Champion in the UK was bred by Purebliss - CH Purebliss Jasmine.
First UK Savannah to be Supremed was sired by a Purebliss Stud - Purebliss Metallica.
The first Savannah Cat and Kitten from the UK to achieve BEST SAVANNAH CAT and BEST SAVANNAH KITTEN in the world of TICA was sired by our own Purebliss Metallica.
2014/2015 - BEST SAVANNAH KITTEN in the world of TICA is Regional Winner, Quad Grand Champion, Purebliss Serenity Rose - bred by Jacky Bliss - owned by Julie Morris.
BEST SAVANNAH KITTEN and BEST SILVER SPOTTED SAVANNAH KITTEN in Western Europe 2015/2016 - Purebliss Chapter.
3rd BEST SAVANNAH KITTEN in Western Europe 2015/2016 - ArcticBliss Saffron.
In year 2000 we adopted our first Bengal Queen and fell in love with her. Unfortunately, due to a personal health problem, we had a break from breeding for a short time. However, in 2003 we decided to start breeding Bengals to show. Many thanks to Emma and Simon who gave us the opportunity for Bushfire Blissi to join Purebliss Bengals. Blissi was our first show queen in 2003, her success turned our hobby into our passion for the Bengal breed. Blissi is now neutered, retired and living a happy life as a pet in Lincolnshire, we often see her when she spends her holidays with us in our private boarding cattery.
Much time and consideration has been given to deciding which bloodlines are better together to produce the Bengal kittens we are striving for. We must never loose sight of that beauty of the wild Asian Leopard Cat with the confidence and temperament of the domestic cat. It is a fascinating breed that needs to be taken in the right direction to keep the original ideals in place. Late or early generation cats are placed with the correct bloodlines to produce kittens of correct type and temperament.
We are honoured to have several Asian Leopard Cats living with us at Purebliss/Awilddream.
We have recently joined our friends Mike and Gill Heaton in the advancement of the Toyger breed. A fascinating breed so different from the Bengals. Although, we only have one stud, and three queens which we share with Gill, we still have the enjoyment of breeding this wonderful breed.
We have the honour of working with several breeders of good standing in the advancement of the New Breed of Marguerite. Hybridized from our Sand Cat, Trevor, we are not only breeding Marguerites but we are working on the fertility of the male Marguerites at the present time, and although we haven't had any success with fertility in our F1 male Marguerites, we are hoping that our F2 male Marguerites are fertile.
Tim Bliss is a retired Civil Engineer who worked for the railways of the UK for 25 years, and his passion was and is the Railways of Great Britain, although he has a great interest in the railways of North America.
We have 2 daughters, Vicky and Katey who are both now married with children of their own.
Without the help of Clive Woods, we would not have been able to teach ourselves how to design and update our website. Clive helped us design our website, and with his patience and kindness, we are now able to adapt and update our site ourselves.