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Manx

Manx Cat

The Manx Cat Breed There is no lack of legends concerning the origin of the Manx, including a tale that the Manx was the last animal to board the Ark and simply lost its tail when Noah slammed the door of the Ark on it. Another story has Irish invaders …

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Maine Coon

Maine Coon Cat Breed

The Maine Coon Cat Breed The Maine Coon is one of the oldest natural breeds in North America, and is generally regarded as a native of the state of Maine. Despite legend, these cats are NOT a cross between a cat and a raccoon but descendants of domestic cats and …

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Korat

Korat Cat

The Korat Cat Breed Known for hundreds of years in its native Thailand (Siam) as the Si-Swat, the Korat even in Thailand is rare and are prized for their beauty and reputed power to bring good luck. There is no registration record of Korats until 1959 when a Bangkok breeder …

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Japanese Bobtail

The Japanese Bobtail Cat Breed Legends places these cats as far back as the 7th¬†century, when only Japanese nobility owned it. Bobtails flourished in Japan for hundreds of years and appear in may works of art. It was not until after the second world war that western breeders became interested …

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Himalayan

Himalayan

The Himalayan Cat Breed This attractive man-made breed started as a deliberate attempt to establish a Siamese-patterned, blue eyed cat with Persian coat and body type. In 1924, two breeders, one in England and the other in America started working independently to make this dream cat a reality. The Siamese …

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Havana Brown

Havana Brown

The Havana Brown Cat Breed Havana Browns developed from early British-bred cats of moderate type sent to the U.S. in the 1950s. The name was derived from its mahogany coat color, which resembles the color of a Cuban tobacco. Breeders in America preferred to maintain the early moderate body and …

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Foreign Burmese

Foreign Burmese

The Foreign Burmese Cat Breed Foreign Burmese is the breed name used by the Canadian Cat Association to designate Burmese Cats with a red gene in their ancestry. This breed distinction is peculiar to North America. Some American associations use the name European Burmese for this group of Burmese. All …

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Foldex

Foldex Cat

The Foldex Cat Breed In 1993 the Foldex first made its appearance in a Show Hall and was presented by Betty-Ann Yaxley. The public really liked the Foldex and a few people started working with this interesting breed. Jeanne Barrette was the most faithful follower and carried the torch. Her …

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Egyptian Mau

Egyptian Mau Cat

The Egyptian Mau Cat Breed The Egyptian Mau is possibly the oldest known feline breed and the only one that can claim to be a naturally spotted breed rather than the deliberate creation of modern-day breeders. The Mau’s ancestry can be traced to the time of the Pharaohs. Mau means …

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Devon Rex

Devon Rex Cat Breed

The Devon Rex Cat Breed The Devon Rex originated in Devon county in England, ten years after the development of the Cornish Rex. Different mutant genes produced the two different species of Rex Cats. At first some North American associations did not recognize the Devon & Cornish Rexes as two …

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