Breed Is For You?
People often wonder what breed is their cat.
there is no such thing as a cat breed. A definition of it depends on
specific features such as coat length and body type. Mostly the
inherited features are recessive (such as long hair).
So, what breed is your cat? To explain it simply,
if your cat is not registered under any cat registries, he is a
domestic cat. He can be a domestic short hair (DSH) or a domestic long
hair (DLH). And that’s it.
True, he can look like a Siamese
, or a Persian
, or a Maine
, or a Bengal
for that matter, but if he is not registered, he is only a domestic
Only if the parents are registered then you can
claim him as a
pure-bred. You can even register him if he's qualified and you decided
to do so.
Let me brief you for a moment about the history of
selective breeding. Cat breeds can be classified into two groups. The
first one appeared naturally through free-roaming, free-breeding cats,
possibly in an isolated feline population. And the second one appeared
when breeders get creative with their knowledge of inheritance patterns.
usually involves some degree of inbreeding and this would reduce the
genetic diversity of the cat. Thus it is very important for every
breeder to be knowledgeable about the specific features, problems and
genetics of the breed.
As an introduction, you can browse around the
provided links to your favorite breed. But, from my personal
experience, the best way to get to know a certain breed well is to live
with them. Decide which breed to fall in love with, and then get that
pure-bred pet kitten!
To guide you make your choice, here are the list
of the cat breed I have compiled and reviewed, hope it'll help!
Long Haired Cat Breed
(also known as Longhair)
Persian cats are lounge lizards. Beautiful, luxurious, they are often
obtained as a compliment to the interior design of their homes.
Despite having a face that resembled a tiger, or to put it simply:
fierce face, combined with their huge size, Maine Coon are gentle cats.
American Curl cat will definitely mesmerize you with their uniquely
curled back ears. They are a very people oriented breed and just love
to be around you.
Norwegian Forest Cat is one of the natural formed breed originating
from Norway. This is a beautiful cat developed to survive outside in a
Unlike some of the more active breeds Ragdoll cats are often a floor
cat, not interested in climbing to the high point of the room. They
will often lie on their backs and when picked up become so relaxed it’s
easy to see how they got their name.
Somali cat can be mischievous and ready for anything at any time. These
beautiful fox-like cats are actually the long haired version on the
Abyssinian. They thrive on companionship from people, and they are
endlessly entertaining in their antics.
This is a breed that loves to play and is very people orientated. The
Balinese cat wants to be with you no matter what you are doing.
The Siberian cat is sometimes advertised as being hypo-allergenic but
there are no scientific tests. The breed is high on the list for health
and hardiness. They’re good with other pets and children. Read on for
Himalayan cat is a breed division of the Persian. While the Himalayan
may be a part of the Persian family they are a distinct cat in their
own right. This can be a great cat for the right home – can it be yours?
This beautiful and outgoing Turkish Angora cat is a national treasure
not only officially in their homeland but also here in the USA in homes
they share with people. Read on...
Turkish Van cat are so well known for their love of water. They are
even nicknamed 'the swimming cats' for it's not a rare thing to see
them taking a dip in the pond in hot days or swimming in your backyard
Short Haired Cat Breed
Abyssinian cat is a people oriented breed that seems to understand much
more than many cats do. Unless eating or sleeping they are often busy –
prowling for something to get into or watching their territory.
Siamese cats are well known to being chatty that some owners described
them as extroverts.
Bengal cat breed originated from crossing a domestic cat with Asian
Leopard Cat. Sleek and well muscled, if you want a playful,
intelligent, wild-looking cat, then this designer cats are for you.
To many people Sphynx cat look funny and some think they are ugly but
they are unusual in more than just appearance.
The Cornish Rex cat is the cat version of a Whippet or small Greyhound.
They love attention and are happy with the family or at home looking
for things to get into.
These cats are a Persian for those who don’t like grooming. The Exotic
cat breed has a thick, short, plush coat that takes far less grooming
and gives them a “teddy bear” look.
The Scottish Fold is a distinctive looking cat that looks unlike any
other. Kittens are born with straight ears but at 3-4 weeks often the
ears will fold down. The folded ears give an “owl” or “teddy bear” look
to the cat’s rounded head.
Bombay cat is a highly domestic cat despite appearing like a miniature
panther. A good breed for a solid cat loving person with little
disruption to the home on a regular basis.
The Burmese cat is sometimes seen as doglike in their character with a
silky coat that comes in several beautiful colors. Many will retrieve a
favorite toy and they’re eager to find an empty lap. These cats are
wonderful to have around the home.
called the “Archangel Cat” the Russian Blue cat is a gentle, friendly
cat that loves attention. They give the visual appearance of a blue cat
with each hair silver dipped before attaching to the cat. Unlike some
breeds with a variety of colors this cat is always blue with short hair
and green eyes.
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