Siamese

The Siamese cat breed is an Asian cat breed that has lots of history. It became a popular cat breed in the U.S and Europe during the nineteenth century. The Wichienmaat (Siamese cat) was first noticed in very old manuscripts, called the Cat Book Poems during 1351- 1767 AD. Length (inches) 15 to 20 Weight […]

Read full article

Himalayan

The Himalayan cat breed, also known as the Himalayan Persian or the Colourpoint Persian in Europe, was bred by crossing the Siamese with the Persian cat breed to achieve the color points and blue eyes. By 1924, a Swedish geneticist crossed the Persian and the Siamese cat breeds. By 1931, cat breeders began breeding both cat breeds to see how the color point gene was passed on. That said, by 1935, the first Pattern Longhair was developed. It was determined that both the longhair gene and the color point pattern gene was recessive.

Read full article

Havana Brown

The Havana Brown came about when a Siamese, and a domestic black cat were bred together in the 1950’s. The offspring apparently were bred with a Russian Blue by early breeders. That said, it’s thought that no genes from the Russian Blue remain. The Havanna Brown is known as the Havana in Europe.

Read full article

Ragdoll

The Ragdoll originated during the 1960’s when Ann Baker bred a cat called Josephine, a domestic, longhaired, white female in California to a black and white male cat. The offspring from Josephine had fantastic temperaments, and were sweet and people- oriented. The Ragdoll breed comes from free-roaming cats that Ann bred Josephine to. This breed is known for becoming heavy like a ragdoll when picked up. It is a favorite among all family members throughout the world.

Read full article

American Shorthair

The American Shorthair is a domesticated cat breed that originated in Europe, and was brought over by early settlers. This cat breed was a ratter used to protect cargo on ships from mice. This is a pedigreed cat breed that is accepted by all North American cat registries.

Read full article

Egyptian Mau

The Egyptian Mau comes from Europe and North America, as per DNA analysis. That said, history shows that this breed comes from Egypt. This cat breed is related to the Maine Coon, Korat, and the American Turkish Angora cat breeds. This cat breed arrived in the U.S when the exiled Russian princess, Troubetskoy, imported three cats from Italy, which included two females and one male. Mau means cat in Egyptian.

Read full article

British Shorthair

The British Shorthair is an ancient cat breed that originated from the U.K. It is thought that this cat breed dates as far back as the first century AD. Historians believed that the Egyptians took domesticated Egyptians cats to the U.K, resulting in the interbreeding of these cats with the European wildcat population.

Read full article

LaPerm

The Laperm originated in Oregon. This curly-haired cat breed came about in the 1980’s with breeder’s Richard ad Linda Koehl. This is a rex breed that started off in the U.S, and is popular worldwide today.

Read full article

Scottish Fold

The Scottish Fold is a domestic cat that originated from Scotland. This cat breed has a natural gene mutation which causes its ears to fold back. The very first Scottish Fold cat was a barn cat called Susie from Scotland, in 1961.

Read full article

Persian Longhair – Iranian cat

The Persian Longhair cat breed is one of the oldest cat breeds. This breed originated in Persia, Iran, as it is known today. During the seventeenth century, nobility enjoyed the Persian cat breed. Pietro Del Val imported the first Persian cat to Europe in 1626.

Read full article

Russian Blue – Archangel Blue

The Russian Blue has short hair that is plush. The eyes are a blue-gray or emerald-green. The coat is double- layered and has both short, thick fur, and a blue-grey coat with silver tips.

Read full article

Nebelung

The Nebelung cat breed originated from Russia. This cat breed is the long haired version of the Russian Blue. Nebelung is a German name which means “creature of the mist.” This cat breed has a sliver-blue coat.

Read full article