Tuesday, January 26, 2016
This cat used to be known as a British Blue because it only came in the blueish color. Nowadays his coat comes in many different colors. There is also a British Longhair that is the same just with longer hair.
This cat is very intelligent. They are also very affectionate with humans. They are laid back and they get along with dogs very well. You need to brush or comb this cuts fur at least two or three times a week to keep their loose hair at a minimum.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The Maine Coon is another breed of cats. It can weigh up to 9 to 18 pounds but the males are larger. Some can even get up to 20 or more pounds, but they do not reach full size until they are three to five years old.
The first published reference to a Maine Coon was in 1861. It was a black and white cat names Captain Jenks of the Horse Marines. A female Maine Coon was names Best Cat in 1895 at a cat show held in Madison Square Garden. When the Cat Fanciers Association formed in 1908, the fifth cat registered was a Maine Coon named Molly Bond. But then the invasion of Persian and exotic Siamese cats from England around the turn of the century ended the Maine Coon's popularity for half a century.
The Maine Coon is a perfect choice for families. They are good for children and they are cat-friendly dogs.
For a very long time, Persian cats were categorized as "Asiatic" along with other breeds from Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan and other exotic places. Then they were crossbred with them. But in the 19th century this stopped because they were popular to breed and showcase. Queen Victoria was known to own two blue Persian cats. Her fondness for Persian cats was a huge factor in establishing this breed. Cat Fanciers Association officially recognized them as a breed in 1914. They are now the world's most popular and loved variety of domestic cats.
Persian cats has round heads, flat faces, chubby cheeks, snub noses, big round eyes, small and rounded ears and sturdy bodies. This is their present day physical appearance. In older times they has silky, shiny gray fur. Now they can be found in golden and silver colors, solid colors, tabby colors, smoke and shaded colors.
A Persian cat that has good health can live up to 15 and maybe even 20 years. But Persian cats can have many health issues like: excessive tearing, heat sensitivity, improper teeth growth and alignment, breathing difficulties, eye conditions, ringworm and kidney disease.
Friday, January 8, 2016
One famous breeds of cats are Siamese cats. This cat originally came from Thailand. Its appearance and demeanor caused the cat to be adored by royalty. Siamese cats typically have larger ears and soft baby blue eyes. Their body is typically pale besides the tail, feet, ears and the face. The Siamese cat is an outgoing and social cat which relies heavily on human companionship. This is not the type of cat you want if you are not home very often, it will get lonely and sad. Also, when a member of the royal family died, it was thought that a Siamese cat would receive the person's soul. Therefore, the cat would be moved to a temple spending the rest of its life in luxury with monks and priests as servants.
Also, the first Siamese cat in America was reportedly given to Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878 by the U.S. Consul, David Stickles, living the rest of its days in the White House. Starting in the 1900s Siamese cats participated in various cat shows and today occupies the top place among short haired cat breeds.