Start with the International cat care website (www.icatcare.org) and look up which breeds have which hereditary diseases or faults. Note these down. This is much more important than any pedigree.
Find a good breed society. There will be lists of kittens or breeders online. Breed societies have a code of conduct for breeders which is kept by good breeders.
VISITING YOUR KITTEN.
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General advice of the kind found in this website is no substitute for an individual consultation with a vet or qualified behaviourist working on a vet’s referral.