Our beginnings as breeders of Ragdolls was as Shelzdollz in 2012, changing to Amjance Ragdolls in 2014.
Hi, my name is Michel and I live in the Somerset region, Lockyer Valley, of Queensland. Together with my partner Micheal, we have a small ragdoll cattery in our home.
I first saw ragdolls on Burke’s Backyard and immediately wanted one for myself. But that want was put on hold until 2008 when I purchased my first 2 ragdolls, Ron and Hermione, from a backyard breeder. They were quickly desexed and live a life of luxury.
But this was not enough for me, and in July 2012 I finally got my first registered ragdoll, CH Kelanrowe Ly Shan, or Sharni, and my dream of being a registered breeder was on its way.
Sharni soon gave me some beautiful babies and the dream was well and truly alive.
From that point, there was no stopping me. I purchased some more adult breeding cats and was soon living my dream.
I am retired now and spend all my time with my babies, giving over my home to my beautiful cats. They are my life and I treasure every moment I spend with them.
Because of this attention that is paid to my cats and their babies, they have all been able to walk out of their carry crates into their new homes, and take over as if they have always been there, and in the process taking over the hearts of their new families as well.
My obsession with my cats naturally progressed to wanting to show my beautiful cats to the world on the show bench, and so began a new chapter of my breeding journey.
The 2015 show season saw me secure enough with the quality of cats I am breeding to show some of my home grown babies.
Amjance Ariana Grande is one of these babies. She was shown extensively in 2016 and achieved the level of Gold Double Grand Champion in less than one show season, and was also QICC Reserve Longhair Cat of the Year 2016. I am so very proud of this girl. The best thing about this is that Ariana Grande, Ari, is the great granddaughter of my lovely Sharni, whose legacy and influence continues.
Amjance only breeds from cats that have been tested and cleared from HCM and PKD, hereditary diseases which are devastating to both the cat and the owner. Health to us is just as important as the rest of the package.
We also only breed from cats that typify the Ragdoll Standard, and are very critical of the cats we choose to keep, only keeping the very best of our breeding to carry on the standard we have achieved.
2019 also saw Amjance Ragdolls venture into breeding 100% Traditional Ragdolls. We purchased two lovely cats from Guysndolls Ragdolls in 2018 and have a small 100% Traditional program.
We welcome visitors into our home to visit our ragdolls, but this has to be by appointment only, as this is also our home as well as the home of our cats.
Being a registered breeder with Feline Cat Club of Queensland is important to us. We abide by their code of ethics and rules with all that we do.