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Birman

Birman Cat

The Birman Cat Breed Also known as the “Sacred Cat of Burma”, the Birman is truly a cat of mystery whose origins remain uncertain. Some say that it truly originated in south-east Asia, and there are wonderful stories of the temple cats – others believe that it is a concoction …

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Bengal

Bengal Cat

The Bengal Cat Breed The Bengal is a man made breed, developed by crossing an Asian Leopard, Prionailurus Bengalensis to a domestic cat, felis catus. The first 3 generations are classified as a “hybrid Bengal Cat”. The 4th¬†generation is recognized as a “Domestic Bengal Cat”, that is allowed championship status …

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Balinese

Balinese

The Balinese Cat Breed The Balinese came into being when breeders became interested in trying to perfect the gene which sometimes produced longhaired kittens in Siamese litters. The Balinese got its name because its svelte lines and grace of movement emphasized by the flow of its silky long coat – …

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American Wirehair

American Wirehair

The American Wirehair Cat Breed In 1966, the first known American Wirehair was born in Verona, New York. The male kitten was one out of six barn kittens. The distinctive features that this kitten possessed, later named Adam, were sparse, wiry hair and every hair was crimped, coiled & springy, …

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American Shorthair

American Shorthair

The American Shorthair Cat Breed Descended from the domestic cat that emigrated from Europe to America, this hearty breed earned its keep as hunters of vermin for 2 1/2 centuries before anyone took much interest in systematically breeding and showing them. The history of the pedigreed American Shorthair dates back …

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American Curl

American Curl

The American Curl Cat Breed The distinctive feature of the American Curl, first noted in southern California in 1981, is the uniquely attractive curled ears. This misshapen ear of the American Curl is a mutated genetic trait that folds the ear backward, unlike the Scottish Fold that flops the ear …

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Abyssinian

Abyssinian Cat

The Abyssinian Cat Breed The Abyssinian is one of the oldest natural breeds. It is thought to have originated in Egypt or abyssinai (Ethiopia), and bears a striking resemblance to the cats worshiped, painted and sculpted by the Ancient Egyptians. The Abyssinian is a ticked cat of medium size with …

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