- Spangles are large, well-muscled cats wiith long bodies and a "wild,"
low-slung gait. They have prominent cheekbones and pale, well-developed whisker
pads. The forehead is slightly rounded, the eyes are almond-shaped, and the ears
are rounded at the tips and set high on the head. The tail is dark-tipped and
blunt. The Spangle's spotted tabby coat is shorthaired, with slightly longer fur
on the tail and underbelly
- A recently developed breed similar in cooncept to the Ocicat, the Spangled Cat
is a spotted, wild-looking creature. But this is a purely domestic breed, not
a hybrid between a wildcat species and a domestic variety. Sweet-natured, intelligent,
and energetic, Spangles enjoy companionship but are not demanding of their owners'
- California Spangled Cats were developed in the 1980s by a California breeder
who was determined to create a domestic breed to mimic endangered spotted wildcats.
A complex breeding program including an Abyssinian-domestic shorthair cross, a
British Shorthair, an American Shorthair, a feral cat from Cairo, a spotted Manx,
and a Siamese produced the anticipated results after eleven generations.