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  • Persians the aristocrat cats

    In the XVII century at the court of England’s King a caravan which brought spices from India and Persia brought also a longhaired cat. This cat was called “Persian” as the country of origin (Persia – today Iran). Actually this is attested from 1684 I.H. Today’s Persian cat is the result of the labor done by breeders and is maybe the most popular cat breed in the world. They succeeded to keep a harmony between health, physical force and nice temperament. The Persian cats have charm and a... Read→

  • Russian Blue Cat

    Mysterious and extremely beautiful creatures, with a smoky -silver fur and emerald green eyes, the Blue Russian cats became known al over the world under different names: “the blue Archangels”, “blue strangers”, “Russian cats with small coat” etc. As the name suggests the country of origin is considered to be Russia although many cat lovers deny this hypothesis sustaining that these cats would be original from Mediterranean area. It is said that the breed was brought in England around... Read→

Norwegian Forest Cat

Posted On September - 12 - 2011

The origin of the Norwegian Forest breed is highly controversial, certainly being the fact that the work of selection and improvement of the Norwegian breeders led to obtaining one of the most beautiful breeds of cats with half long hair, which was standardized in 1977. The Norwegian Forest is a breed with a great flexibility being able to keep its balance in the toughest situations. Characterized by a triangular head, the cat’s head... Read→

American Shorthair Cat

Posted On September - 4 - 2011

The American shorthair cat is a normal breed very popular in the United States of America. They are domestic cat; they have short hair and have a moderate temperament. The American shorthair is a working cat mainly used at catching rodents around the house. This cat is a descendent of the British short hair cat. The American was brought during the new world period from Europe to colonial America on ships because they were excellent at cathimh rodents, mainly mice. ... Read→

Havana Brown Cat

Posted On September - 1 - 2011

The Havana brown cat is a British breed discovered in the 80s and it is also known under the name of Swiss Mountain. The name has a story behind it, this name was chosen because the color of the cats coat resembles the one of the Cuban cigars, dark chocolate. It is often bred with the Siamese cat because of the rarity of the Havana Brown breed. It has been classified as being an indoor cat because it does not like to hunt or run outside. The cat does not like under any circumstances to be left alone... Read→

How to Take Care of Himalayan Kittens

Posted On August - 31 - 2011

It is not so easy to take care of a Himalayan kittens because they need a lot of attention. They tend to get their fur dirty all the time and of course you have to clean it and brush it to prevent its long fur from tangling. You need to brush its coat every day in order to stay clean and smooth. You have to make sure that you have found the right kind of food for them, they are in their growing period so they need something which helps them in this process and keeps them healthy. The good news is... Read→

Bengal Cat

Posted On August - 27 - 2011

The Bengal cat is a descendent of the Asian leopard but it is domestic. It is an intelligent cat which really connects with its owner. It loves to be around the ones it loves and you will always find it wherever there is some activity. They are very active creatures which means that they need to run and play a lot in order to consume their energy. It likes to be in the center of attention and at the same time they demand attention when they feel ignored. Rest assure that in return, for your attention,... Read→

Tonkinese Cat

Posted On August - 26 - 2011

The Tonkines cat is not a pure breed it is a mixture between the Siamese cat and the Burmese cat. This cat appeared for the first time in the 60s. The cat is also called Tonks but the origin of its name lies in the musical ‘South Pacific’. In the musical the people who are called Tonkans feel no discrimination because they are the result of a mixture. Unlike the Burmese the Tonkinese in more relaxed. Many people are under the opinion that it has the best qualities from both breeds. ... Read→

Korat Cat

Posted On August - 22 - 2011

The Korat cat is originally from Thailand and it is a rare breed. It has a specific grey coat which it used to blend in with the rocky environment from that region. Even today it is a rare breed and if you posses on it is considered good luck. It is said that if you give as a gift to new married couples a pair of Korat cats then they will have good luck. The cat was introduced in the 50s in the United States of America. Because they are... Read→

Devon Rex Cat

Posted On August - 19 - 2011

The Devon Rex cat was recognized as a pet in ten 60s. This cat has a unique appearance starting with the eyes and finishing with its body built. The eyes of the Rex are large and almond shaped, the cheeks are preeminent due to its muscular body, a short muzzle and all this with huge whiskers’ and ears which give it an elfish look. As far as weight is concerned females are lighter than males. Females can weigh between 4 to 6 pounds while... Read→

Siberian Cat

Posted On August - 18 - 2011

The Siberian cat is relatively new in the United States of America, it has made is appearance in the 90s. Since its appearance it has made a lot of waves in the cat world and among cat lovers. It is originally from Russia and has a teddy bear profile. The cat has long hair, they have a strong frame and they have something that not many cats have: it is hypoallergenic. The Siberian is also called the Siberian forest and it is difficult to say exactly when it appeared because marks of these breed date... Read→

Burmilla Cat

Posted On August - 16 - 2011

The Burmilla is a mixture between a Lilac Burmese and a Chinchilla Silver Persian. It dates from the 80s and is originally from Britain. The Burmilla cat is of medium size, their head, legs and tail have traces of the Tabby bread. You can distinguish this cat just by looking for an M which should be placed on the forehead. The impressive element of this cat are the eyes which take your breath away, they can have any shade of the green... Read→

Tabby Cats

Posted On August - 12 - 2011

The tabby cat is very often confused to being a breed. This thing could not be more untrue, the tabby cat is a description of specific colors of the coat. Wild cats are the ones which have a tabby pattern in most cases. The tabby patter is also present in mixed breeds. Examples of cats with tabby patter are the leopard and the tigers. The tabby pattern does not consist just of some random colors it actually helps protect the cat against... Read→

Japanese Bobtail Cat

Posted On August - 11 - 2011

The Japanese Bobtail Cat is mostly known from the cat figurines with one paw up which symbolize good luck. This bred is originally from Japan but specialists say that it actually migrated from Korea and China. The Bobtail can also be found in the United States of America. They are known for being used in a lot of Japanese artwork. They are best known for their intelligence and high resistance to all different types of diseases. The Bobtail... Read→

Burmese Cat

Posted On August - 10 - 2011

The Burmese cat comes from the south of Asia and it is known by people for centuries. These are some myths about the Burmese cat and one of them tells us that it is a descendent of a cat which was worshiped in temples called Burmese because they were believed to be the embodies of gods in earth. Nowadays there are only two types of Burmese cats: the contemporary Burmese and the European Burmese. Throughout history the Burmese cat has... Read→

Egyptian Mau Cat

Posted On August - 10 - 2011

The Egyptian Mau is a cat which comes from Egypt and which dates as far as the Ancient Egypt. The name of this cat ‘Mau’ actually means cat in Egyptian. This breed is very special because it is the only one who has a spotted coat by nature; the other cats known to have spotted fur are the result of mixing breeds. When it comes to grooming you can simply follow the grooming steps for the shorthair. They can live up to 15 years and they have been classified as being the fastest cat out... Read→

Oriental Cat

Posted On August - 7 - 2011

The entire being of the Oriental cat is a wonder to watch. It is a very elegant cat, you can observe it walking in a room with its slender body and graceful walk. The cat has slim legs, an angular head accompanied by two large ears and almond shaped eyes. Do not let yourself be fooled by its slender look because they are actually muscular and toned, they are not fragile at all. The Oriental cat is part of the Siamese group along with many... Read→

Manx Cat

Posted On August - 7 - 2011

The Manx cat got its name from the place where it came from the Isle of Man. Even people who come from this island can be called Manx. They are bright and energetic but since they are not pure they have a mutation which consists of a very short tail or none at all. Since they have these genetic mutations they are predisposed to many diseases such as: spinal issues, bowel problems, birth defects and bladder problems. The variations of this breed were made according to the length of the tail. There... Read→

Sphynx Cat

Posted On August - 4 - 2011

The Sphynx Cat is a very rare breed and it usually costs a lot to purchase one, more than you would pay for the other breeds. They look like they do not have hair but they actually do just that it is very thin and short. The coat comes in different pattern and every cat is unique because you cannot find breeds with the same type of pattern.The process of creating the Sphynx Cat began in the 60s when a mutation to a cat with very short hair made and the cat without hair appeared. That creation died... Read→

Abyssinian Cat

Posted On August - 3 - 2011

The Abyssinian cat is thought to be one of the few remaining pure breeds in the world. Also known under the name of Aby the cat seems to have existed in Ancient Egypt because of the sculptures found in tombs. The sculptures embodied a short haired cat with long legs and with a fur matching the colors of the sand, but this is just a hypothisis. Another piece of information that we have about this cat is that it was brought in 1800s by British... Read→

Chartreux cat

Posted On August - 1 - 2011

The Chartreux cat is a very old cat and it is believed to be the descendent of the cat of Syria. They distinguish themselves from the other cats through their gray blue fur, muscular body and copper gold eyes. The cat was brought to Europe by the Carthusian monks during the 16th century crusades. During that period they were not used as house pets, they were mainly used for their fur and meat. It seems that the Charteux cats used to live... Read→

American Bobtail

Posted On July - 31 - 2011

The origin of the American Bobtail has not been fully established due to the fact that the specialist cannot identify the original breeds mixed in order to create this cat. The main idea is that this breed was born from a Siamese female cat and brown tabby with short hair. The cat can be from medium to large as far as size is concerned and it has the characteristics of the bobtail giving us the image of a cat in the forest. The make great pets because they are affectionate and can adapt to almost... Read→