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Breeds
 

 

 

Cat Breeds all over world

Abbysinian American Bobtail American Curl American Shorthair American Wirehair
Angora Balinese Bengal Birman Bombay
British Shorthair Burmese Burmilla California Spangled Chartreux
Cornish Rex Cymric Devon Rex Egyptian Mau European Shorthair
Exotic Foreign White German Rex Havana Brown Highland Fold
Japanese Bobtail Javanese Korat Kuril Bobtail Maine Coon
Manx Mexican Hairless Munchkin Nebulung Norwegian Forest Cat
Ocicat Oriental Shorthair Persian (Longhair) Poodle Cat Ragdoll
Scottish Fold Scottish Straight Selkirk Rex Siamese Siberian Forest Cat
Singapura Snowshoe Sokoke Somali Sphynx
Tonkinese   Turkish Angora   Turkish Van

 

 

Cat Breeds (Philippines)

 

 

Marble Bar (Female Brown Marble Tabby)

Source:

AngelPurr Cattery

 

Photo credit: Phillippe Chieng & John Suarez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Bengal

Origin: United States

History:

The Bengal was developed in the United of States by crossing the wild Asian leopard cat and domestic cat accidentally. The earliest crosses had nothing to do with the creation of the new breed. More recently, cat breeders started breeding Felis bengalensis in order to create a breed with similar spotted patterns of the Asian Leopard Cats. Later, some crossed it with Siamese and Burmese and even to a non-pedigree domestic cats in an aid to eliminate wild behaviors inherited from the Asian Leopard Cats. Today's Bengals are good-natured cats.

Type: Shorthair

Colours: Sorrel (orange with brown spotting), Seal Lynx Point, Sepia, Minx (black marks on rich mahogany), and Seal Minx Tabby ( snow leopard)

Coat: The remarkably dense coats is short to a medium length, smooth, soft and silky. It glitters when the light strike the coats.

Temperament: The only breed of cats which love waters. They are very playful and exceptionally active.

 

 

Birman


Origin: Burma

History

The Birman cat is a beautiful semi long haired cat of legend and mystery. There is no clear record behind the origins of the Birman cat, but it is believed to have originated in Burma where they were considered sacred, the companion cat of the Kittah preists.

The modern history of the Birman is almost as mysterious as its legendary origin. What is known for certain is that around 1919, a pair of Birman cats, a male and female was brought from Burma to France. The male cat did not survive the long journey, but the female, Sita, did survive and was pregnant. From this small foundation, the Birman became established in the western world with the French recognising the breed in 1925. The Birman became recognised in England as a separate breed in 1966 and by The Cat Fanciers' Association in 1967

Type: Semi- Longhair

Colours: The Birman comes in blue, chocolate, lilac and seal points. The points on the face, legs and tail are similar to the Siamese and colour pointed Persian colour patterns. Some associations also accept red, cream, tortie and lynx points while the International Cat Association accepts many other point colours, including cinnamon and fawn. Eyes are found round and blue with a sweet expression

Coat: The hair is not as thick as the Persian cat, and is of a texture that doesn't mat consequently requiring very little grooming. The coat colour is light, preferably with a golden cast. The very distinctive white feet known as gloves and laces are ideally symmetrical.

 Temperament: The Birman personality is loving, gentle, active and playful with a docile, quiet demeanour and a soft-spoken voice. Birmans also have a strong people orientation. Owners of Birman cats find them to be very affectionate and social cats, having been bred as companion cats for many years. They love spending time with their humans and take an intelligent interest in everything that their humans do. Birmans also get along very well with other pet animals

 
 

 

Alina

Source:

http://www.gotpetsonline.com

Owner: Natalia

 

Photo credit:

 

www.gotpetsonline.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Boris (Male Blue British Shorthair)

Source:

Agoho Cattery

 

Photo credit:

 

Charlene Cheng

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British Shorthair


Origin: Great Britain


History

The British Shorthair was first known as the British Blue due to it's original and only recognised colour blue. They became known as the British Shorthair in the 50's when a wide variety of colours were incorporated into the breed. British Shorthairs were also first prized for their physical strength and hunting abilities and were considered Great Britain's working cats. Later they became valued as loyal and quiet companions.

Type: Shorthair

Colours: The British Shorthair is found in nearly all colours of the domestic cat world with blue being the most popular. Other colours include tabby colours, all solids, calicos and bi-colours. It is also possible to find pointed and solid chocolate and lilac coat colours. Eyes are round in shape and come in a variety of colours. Rich gold to cooper colour are found on most British Shorthair, however silver coloured British Shorthairs must have green to hazel eyes. Solid whites Brits can have blue, gold or odd eyes with pointed colours having only blue eyes. The shaded silver and shaded golden British Shorthairs are found with green eyes.

Coat: The British Shorthair coat is an outstanding feature of the breed. The coat is like no other; short, dense, firm and well-bodied like a deep pile carpet. The coat requires minimal care as the fur does not tangle yet has a very luxurious feel.

Temperament: British Shorthairs are very intelligent, alert and affectionate cats gifted with lasting patience and a calm, confident nature. A British Shorthair is always in quiet control of its environment, supervising everything their humans do. They are extremely loyal, people oriented cats and are especially good with children and other pet animals.

 

 

Exotic


Origin: U.S.A.

History

In the early 1960’s American Shorthair breeders felt that they could improve the breed by giving the breed the gift of infinite colors and so they outcrossed the silver British Shorthair with the Persian.  What resulted did not resemble the British Shorthair as they originally planned, but was as pleasing to behold as the elegant Persian.  Of course, as with any other new breed at the time, it caused a furor when first shown, but because of its attractiveness, there were breeders who chose to work with the breed, and their efforts were recognized when in the late 1960’s, the Exotic was formally recognized by most international cat clubs, and today, they are affectionately called the lazy man’s Persian, having the stunning beauty and sweet expression of the Persian cat without the much-to-fuss-about six-inch-thick coat.

Type: Shorthair

Colours:
Comes in all the beautiful colors of the Persian. Eyes are large, round, full and brilliant in colour, set far apart giving a sweet expression to the face. Eye colour should be relevant to the coat colour and can be vivid blue, cooper, green, blue-green, yellow, gold, amber or odd eyed.

Coat: The exotic coat is thick, dense, plush and soft. Their wonderful coats require much less combing than a Persian's and will not mat or tangle. The Exotic coat is unique to the breed and gives them a soft, rounded, teddy bear look

 Temperament: Exotics have a quiet, endearing nature whose voices are seldom heard. The Exotic is an ideal breed that produces a quiet, sweet, peaceful and loyal companion. They are easy going and not much seems to disturb them. In general, they are extremely affectionate. Very responsive to humans and human emotions, this breed has inherited their very tame, docile personality and gentle ways and soft voice from their Persian ancestors. They are sweet-tempered pets who enjoy sitting on laps and the refined comforts of home. The easygoing nature of the Exotic allows it to fit into the home at any age. Exotics stay playful as adults and bring pleasure for many years. Exotic owners couldn't ask for more from their adorable, peaceful and intelligent companions.

 
 

Plusha (Female Red Tabby Exotic)

Source:

Roumayne Pamintuan

Mix'nMatch Cattery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Bobtail

Origin: Japan

History

Early Japanese folklore contains numerous references to short-tailed cats, the most famous being the story of Maneki Neko, which means “beckoning cat.” As the story goes, in the 1600s a tricolor bobtailed cat named Tama lived at a poor temple in Setagaya. One day, Lord Naotaka Ii from the Hikone district was caught in a sudden rain storm near the temple. While he sought shelter under a nearby tree, he noticed Tama beckoning to him from the temple gate. Intrigued, he walked away toward the cat. The tree was struck by lightning a moment later.

Since Tama had saved his life, Lord Naotaka took the temple as his family’s own, which brought the temple prosperity. A representation of Maneki Neko, one paw raised, appears on the facade of the Gotokuji Temple near Tokyo, which was built in 1697. Today, figurines of Maneki-Neko can be purchased in Japanese stores and many businesses display them to insure success. These small statues clearly show the tricolored pattern and the bobbed tail of the Japanese BobTail.

 In 1908 the first documented Japanese bobtails were imported into the United States, but it wasn’t until 1968 when breeder Elizabeth Freret imported three Japanese bobtails that an American breeding and exhibiting program began.

Type: Short hair

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GRC Cat-Chi Cats Ana Chiyo, a mi-ke

Source:

www.catchicats.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GCHI L'Escaut Radjah de Kaïlasha

 

 

Souce:

 

Chatterie Kaïlasha

 

http://pageperso.aol.fr/Jfqvb/kailasha/homepage.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Maine Coon

Origin: United States

History

The Maine Coon owes its name to the state of Maine where the breed was originally found, "Coon" is short for raccoon, and refer to their flowing ringed tails, which reminds of the raccoon's tail.

Inhabitants of Maine believed that the Maine Coon was the result of crosses between a cat and a raccoon.  Nowadays, we know that such crosses are genetically impossible.

It is said that the ancestor of the Maine Coon were brought by the seafarers.  It was customary to bring cats to long sea voyage to help keep the rodent population down on board the ship.  Semi-short hair could have arrived in North America from England.  Once there,  they have mated with local short-haired cats. It is possible that the Maine Coon may be related to Norwegian Forest Cat and almost related to the Turkish Angora.

Type: Semi-longhair

Colours: It is bred only in the natural colors found in ordinary domestic cats.  It means that they occur in different colors and markings


Coat: Maine Coon has a dense, semi-longhair coat, which long fur on the underparts, flanks and tail.  The texture of the flowing coat depend on the colors.


Temperament: It is a very friendly cat with a sense of humor.  It gets along well with other cats if socialized at an early stage.  It doesn't have problems with dogs
 

 

 

Norwegian Forest Cat

Origin: Russia

History

The Norwegian Forest Cat (Norsk Skaukatt) was believed to be the giant guardian cat of the forest in the Norse legend.  But more accurately, the Norwegian Forest Cat originated from Southern part of Russia, Turkey, and Iran bought by the Vikings on long sea voyage to Norway, to keep rats from eating grains and rice.  It is said that its distant cousin is the Turkish Angora.

The Norwegian Forest Cat was shown as a pedigreed cat for the first time in 1912.  A group of cat-lovers started to develop the breed which resulted in the formation of the group. Nowadays, there are still  plenty of Norwegian Forest Cats living in the wild.

Type: Semi-longhair

Colours: It is only recognized in "natural" colors which means they have to be in the colors found in an ordinary domestic cat. Himalayan patterns are not permitted nor natural colors like lilac, cinnamon and chocolate.


Coat: The semi-longhair coat is dense and has wooly undercoat.  The coat is water-repellent in texture that protects the cat from the weather.


Temperament: It is said that they are tolerable and sociable in nature.  They are placid but fairly active.  It loves to demonstrate prowess which means a good scratching and climbing post is an absolute essential.

 

 Eur Ch: (S) Skogsraets Aramis 

Source:

http://home.wanadoo.nl/jonkerr/

 

 

 

 

Cruisin' Paradise

(Female Van Calico and White)

Source:

Owners:

 Carolyn Chuasoto, John Suarez and Phillippe Chieng

Photo credit: Phillippe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Persian (Longhair)

Origin: Persia (IRAN)

History

It is no doubt that the Persian cat is the most popular breed of cats in the world.  It is said that the Persian was descendant of the Angora cats.  It was brought by the sailors and merchants from their long travels to Turkey and Iran.  It reached Italy first, then France and finally Britain.

At the end of nineteenth century, British cat-lovers began to cross the elegant Angora with other breeds, gradually creating cats of a heavier, longer and thicker coats.  It was these cats that developed and called longhair (Persian).

Later, breeders introduced Siamese bloods to the longhair in order to create a Persian with Siamese markings and the result of these crossbreeding was the Himalayan, the colourpoint Persian.

The Himalayan was previously considered as a different breed, but was later categorized as a Persian (with colourpoint).

Type: Longhair

Colours: Persians come in all colors (solid, bi-color, particolor and even Himalayan patterns).


Coat: The Persian has overflowing long coats that are soft and smooth.  It has full neck ruff and bushy tail.


Temperament: It is a friendly cat. Most Persians like to sit and sleep on the lap of their owners. They also get along well with other cats and even with dogs.

 

 

Ragdoll

Origin: United States

History:

A persistent myth is that a heavily pregnant founder of the Ragdoll line was run over by a car.  The queen, a white Persian, survived, but her character underwent a remarkable change.  She became exceptionally sweet-tempered and her body would go as limp as a rag doll's when she was picked up.  The kittens she gave birth to inherited her docile nature.  Anyone who knows even a little about genetics will realize that this is impossible.  a non-purebreed white Persian queen was, however, one of the progenitors of the Ragdoll.  Ragdolls also have Birman, Burmese non-pedigree blood.

Type: Semi-longhair

Colours: Ragdolls are bred in different varieties (colorpoint, mitted and bi-color)

Coat: The silky coat is of medium length, and the hair of the ruff and on the tail is longer than the rest.

Temperament: They are very gentle, quite and docile cats. It is not advisable to allow them to roam free outdoors, for they allow themselves to be taken by anyone who is nice to them

 

 

 

Auswahl

Source:

http://carpediemragdolls.freepage.de/kitgal.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mindy (female Silver Tabby)

Source:

Zcats Cattery

Owner: Naning and Pandit Zamora

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scottish Fold

Origin: Scotland

History:

In 1921, a white cat with folded ears appeared in a litter of kittens born to a farm cat in Scotland.  The owners was fascinated and took the kitten and named him Snowball.  Because of the fascination with the folded ears, they began to breed him with domestic cats and to the British Shorthair.  The kittens with folded ears were taken and bred with each other and these started the breeding of the Scottish Fold.

Sadly, geneticists say, that the mutation of the folded ears in Scottish Fold are caused by a dominant trait.  Thus, a Scottish Fold is mated with a British shorthair and not with Scottish fold in order to prevent other abnormalities in the body

Type: Shorthair

Colours: It is breed in any color, provided it is "natural".  The Himalayan patterns are not allowed.

Coat: The Scottish fold's double coat is very dense and feels soft and resilient

Temperament: It is a friendly cat with docile nature. They are generally placid although they are by no means averse to playing.  They get along well with other cats.

 

 

Siamese

Origin: Siam (Thailand)

History:

There are lots of legends surrounding the real origin of this breed but the truth was that the origin of the Siamese lie in the Far East.  No one knows exactly where the first Siamese came from but this animal was known and popular in Siam, now Thailand, as early as 14th century.  They roamed in the Buddhists' temple and are even regarded as a sacred cat.

The British travelers noticed the cats and brought them to England as presents for their wives.  That time, the British were only familiar with the Angora and when the Siamese came they immediately fell in love with the breed.

The Siamese at that time were more sturdily built and their heads were fairly rounded rather than triangular.

Type: Shorthair

Colours: Siamese are a pointed breed, and some of these points are cream point, red point, lilac point, blue point, chocolate point, seal point, tortie point, seal tabby point and etc. Solid colors are not permissible.

Coat: The short and fine-textured coats should be silky to touch.  They have relatively little undercoat.

Temperament: They are considered to have very strong personalities and always make their presence in the house felt.  They are also known for their vociferous nature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Tonkinese

Origin: Burma (Myanmar)

History

Oddly enough, the first Tonkinese we know of was Wong Mau, the founder of the modern Burmese line.  Wong Mau was found in Rangoon (Burma) in 1930 by the American Dr. Joseph C. Thompson, who was so charmed by her appearance that he took her back with him to San Francisco.  People in the US had never seen a cat with such an unusual brown coat, and thought that Wong Mau was a dark Siamese.  Wong Mau was mated with a Siamese tom.  The litter contained a brown tom, who was mated back to his mother.  The kittens in this litter proved to be a lively assortment of cats with Siamese, Tonkinese and Burmese looks.  All kittens with a Tonkinese traits were eliminated from the breeding program, because the Americans were primarily concerned with producing kittens of the Burmese type. But breeders in UK started crossing Siamese with Burmese again in order to regain the attractive Tonkinese look.

Type: Shorthair

Colours: The colors should be in the midway bet Siamese and Burmese coloration.  The Tonkinese has a clear point but the body color is much darker that of the Siamese.

Coat: The coat is short and close-lying and should fell soft and silky

Temperament: This cat love attention and they are very attached to their owners.  They are also smart and inquisitive which enable them to learn things. They are also quite vocal.