Brazilian Shorthair: Cat Breed Profile

In This Article Expand Characteristics History Care Health Problems Diet and Nutrition Where to Adopt or Buy Further Research Back to Top Today, the Brazilian Shorthair cat is prized for its beautiful coat and playful personality. However, it may surprise you to learn that these purebreds were originally street cats,…

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Korat: Cat Breed Profile

In This Article Expand Characteristics Breed History Care Health Problems Diet and Nutrition Where to Adopt or Buy Further Research Back to Top The Korat, also known as the Si-Sawat, is a stunning cat breed originating from ancient Thailand. Known by its distinctive silver-tipped blue-gray coat and heart-shaped face, this…

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Origin of Tabby Cats

If domestic cats are the most favored of all, tabby cats are the most popular of the cat color patterns. Tabbies come in stripes, whorls, swirls, dots, and dashes, and are also allowed in the breed standards of over two dozen recognized cat breeds. Their colors range from red to…

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7 Hybrid Cats Breeds

Hybrid cat breeds are created when a domestic cat is bred with an undomesticated or wild cat breed. This breeding may be done in an attempt to get more wild patterns, colors, and other physical features or to combine favorite personality traits and other attributes of domestic and wild cats.…

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All About Cute Maine Coon Cats and Kittens

Due to their hefty bodies and good, cuddly nature, Maine coon cats are often referred to as the gentle giants of the cat world—and for good reason. Male Maine coon cats can weigh as much as 18 pounds, while females can weigh up to 16 pounds. Maine coons, on average,…

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Tuxedo Cat Breed Profile

Tuxedo cats have a prominent bicolor pattern. Their appeal comes from the stark black-and-white contrast of their coat combined with the pattern, which is reminiscent of formal wear for men. Any combination of the black-and-white pattern qualifies as a tuxedo, but generally, the body is black and the chest and…

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Bengal Cat: Cat Breed Profile

In This Article Expand Characteristics Breed History Care Health Problems Diet and Nutrition Where to Buy or Adopt Further Research Back to Top Bengal cats are beautiful, smart, and wild-looking cats. This hybrid cat breed is growing in popularity due to its patterns and personalities, and it stays about the same…

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How to Tell if Your Cat is a Purebred

Some cat lovers seem to overly focus on breeds and are not happy until their cat is classified neatly within a certain breed. For years I have received emailed photos with the question "what breed is my cat?" I finally published Feline Breeds, Domestic Cats, and Color Patterns, to provide…

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Pictures and Facts About Bengal Cats and Kittens

Bengal cats have the look of their wild relatives, but the size and personality of a domestic kitty. Plus, they're cute and, unlike larger, exotic cats, they probably can't cause any super serious injuries to humans. Bengal cats are hybrids of domestic cats and Asian leopard cats. Ownership of generations F1…

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Siamese Cats Picture Gallery

In 1880 the King of Siam gave two pairs of Siamese cats to the English consul-general in Bangkok, and he brought them home to England, where they created a sensation. Their popularity zoomed rapidly. Although the breed standard has changed significantly over the years, Siamese remain high in popularity for…

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