VARIOUS BREEDS OF DOMESTIC CATS
This page is to help any one interested in owning a cat and help them make a choice of what breed that might tickle their fancy.
Abyssinians....A breed of cat that is often called the "Dogs" of the cat world. They like to retreive and are good at learning tricks. They also like to play with water (a deep drinking bowl is usually required). In addition, they readily work on a lead and make friends with any dogs they may meet along the way.Their tawny coat reflects its origins and its need for camouflage in a semi-desert habitat.
Bengal....The body type of the breed is feral, sleek, and very muscular-as close as possible to the body type of the leopard cat. All in all, the Bengal gives the impression of a wildcat while maintaining the disposition of a domestic. It is a lovably friendly and docile as any full-blooded domestic cat. Breeders describe them as playful, energetic cats that have a generous dose of feline curiosity and who want to be involved with their owners.
Birman......First accepted in championship competition in the U.S. in 1967, is thought to be the ancient breed that originated in the Far East.The white gloves on all four paws and the white laces that extend partially up the back legs are the breed's most distinctive characteristics.
British Turkish cat....This breed is one of the most peculiar because of its habits. This breed loves to swin and play in shallow, warm water.
The Havana cat has a rich, chestnut-brown color. This British breed has a Siamese-type build, and almond-shaped green eyes. This breed is very intelligent, but demands a great deal of attention.
Japanese Short tails....Are very playful and if they are in a household where they are left alone for long periods of time it is recommended that their be two. If a litter is from two short tails the kittens will all have short tails, but if one of the two is a long tail they will all have long tails. It is said that every tail has different characteristics. A large percentage have the colorings of a calico.
Maine Coon....Is thought to be a cross between American farm and early Angoras. Its heavy, shaggy coat and "chirping" vocals set it apart from other longhaired cats.
Persian-According to the Cat Franciers Association the number one most popular breed in the U.S. It is 10 times as popular as any other breed.
Ragdoll ...(Made in the USA) is a cat that gets its name from its ability to completely relax and become as floppy as a rag doll. This breed originated in California and is very rare outside the US.
Russian Blues ....Are the perfect cat for apartments because they are shy, quiet and usually don't wander.
Tonkinese.....Train easily and are readily adaptable to a harness or leash. A healthy and hardy cat. Easy to groom and makes a congenial pet. This breed has an extensive vocabulary and delights in chatting with humans.
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