Category: Cat Breeds

  • American curl

    The American Curl’s ears, which are firm to the touch and curl back in a graceful arc away from their face toward the center back of their head, are a genetic mutation given to us by none other than Mother Nature. Discovered in California as a stray cat in 1981, the American Curl is now […]

  • Turkish angora

    Like all domestic cats, Turkish Angoras descended from the African wildcat (Felis silvestris lybica). The mountainous regions of Eastern Turkey isolated cats brought by traders from Egypt, and through inbreeding and natural selection they developed into longhaired breeds like the Turkish Van and the Turkish Angora. Longhaired cats were imported to Britain and France from […]

  • Scottish fold

    Contents 1 Introduction 2 Breed Description 3 Special Needs 4 Breeders 5 Disease susceptibility 6 References   Introduction In 1961 a shepherd by the name of William Ross spotted the first known Scottish Fold cat at a farm near Coupar Angus in the Tayside Region of Scotland, Northwest of Dundee. Ross asked the owners if he could have one of the […]

  • Ocicat

    The French writer Fernand Mery said it best: “God made the (domestic) cat in order that humankind might have the pleasure of caressing the tiger.” The Ocicat is a breed of cat descended exclusively from pedigreed domestic ancestors that were selectively bred to closely resemble a jungle cat. This breed continues to gain worldwide acceptance […]

  • Korat

    Contents 1 History 2 Korat Fanciers Association 3 Appearance 4 Temperament 5 Maintenance and care 6 Health and lifespan 7 Recommended for 8 Disease susceptibility 9 References   History The Korat breed comes from Thailand where it is also known as SiSawat. In Thailand the Korat cat is considered very good luck and for many years could only be given as a gift to […]

  • Havana brown

    It has been documented that self-brown cats were known and shown in Europe in the 1890s. One of the names given these cats was “Swiss Mountain Cat.” These cats disappeared until the post World War II period, most likely because the Siamese Cat Club of Britain issued a statement around 1920 that, “the club much […]

  • Chartreux

    The Chartreux Cat, an internationally-recognized breed from France, was originally bred by Carthusian Catholic monks at their monastery in Grenoble for the purposes of catching mice to preserve food storages from loss and damage. Legend has it the Chartreux’s ancestors were feral mountain cats from what is now Syria, brought back to France by returning […]

  • Bengal

    Contents 1 Introduction 2 Appearance of the Bengal Cat 3 Breeders 4 Disease susceptibility   Introduction Originally christened the Leopardette, the Bengal is a hybridisation of domestic cats & Asian Leopard Cats (a small wild cat). In 1963 Jean Sudgen of Yuma, Arizona purchased a female Asian Leopard cat (named Malaysia) from a pet store. Believing the cat to […]

  • Abyssinian

    Shorthaired, firm and muscular, the Abyssinian is a lithe and fast moving cat with the exotic look of an ancient Egyptian animal god. The Abyssinian cat is known for its sleek, shiny coat and unbounded playfulness. Its diet must contain ample protein and balanced fatty acids to meet high energy requirements and maintain a coat […]

  • Breeds

    Abyssinian American curl American shorthair American wirehair Balinese Bengal Birman Bombay British Burmese Chartreux Colourpoint shorthair Cornish rex Cymric Devon rex Domestic shorthair Domestic medium hair Domestic longhair Egyptian mau Exotic shorthair Havana brown Javanese Himalayan Japanese bobtail Kashmir Korat Maine coon Malayan Manx Norwegian forest Ocicat Oriental shorthair Persian Ragdoll Russian blue Scottish fold […]