I have had cats with pedigrees and without pedigrees. Personally, I don't care to much for a pedigree. There are certain breeds I like, but if a cat fails to have some of the characteristics that doesn't have to be a bad thing. I do think it's important that the cats who the breeder is using to breed are checked and healthy and the same thing goes for the kittens. Here in the Netherlands you get a certificate called 'proof of health' when a kitten has been seen by the vet, got his/her shots and has been treated (prevention) for flees and worms. I think this certificate is way more important than a pedigree. Off course cats with a pedigree always come with this certificate, cats without one don't always have them. How about you guys. Would you buy a cat without a pedigree or not, and why?