The Cymric cat breed is a relative of the Manx. This cat is a long-haired, tailless cat. (Pronounce the name with both c’s hard.) The cat is fairly rare, and the breed is recognized only in North America. This small acceptance is narrowed even more, because in Canada, only the Canadian Cat Association accepts it, … Read more Have You Heard Of The Cymric Cat Breed?
Today, there are bobcats in the news. Read this post to learn some basic bobcat facts, as well as to learn about some newsworthy bobcats. They are quite common in many parts of the United States; sometimes their life journey overlaps with ours. Common Name: Bobcat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrate) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora … Read more Bobcats In The News
Similar to their British and European cousins, the American Shorthair cat is derived from the domestic cat. The difference: In Britain, the shorthair has been around for at least 1,000 years, but has only been established in America for about 400 years. It is noted that the American Indian probably did not domesticate one of … Read more Learn About American Shorthair Cat Breeds
I’m sure we are all familiar with the beautiful Persian cat. However, did you know that in Britain, Persians are classified as Longhairs for show purposes, thus mixing in other breeds. In this article, I will focus solely on the variety of Persian cat breeds. This cat has a cobby build, featuring short, thick legs, … Read more Looking At Persian Cat Breeds
Did you know many Siamese cat facts? For example, the Siamese cat was the legendary Royal Cat of Siam, now known as Thailand. The story goes that it lived in the royal palace, where it guarded the place from intruders by jumping down from the walls upon them. Have you ever had a Siamese cat? … Read more Did You Know These Siamese Cat Facts?
Are you familiar with the curly-coated Cornish and Devon Rex cats? These cats come from two distinct rex cat breeds even though they look quite similar. The cats have been appearing in cat shows in Europe since the 1950s. Soon after they also appeared in shows in North America. They both developed from a mutation. … Read more Learn Here About Rex Cat Breeds
The Havana Brown is a breed that is recognized by the cat fancies of Britain and North America. It is a distinctive cat with a rich brown coat and an amiable personality. The breed has slightly different credentials, depending on which side of the ocean it was bred on. In the 1950s, breeders in Britain … Read more Learn About Havana Brown Cats
I’m happy to introduce Felix silvestris lybica, the African Wildcat, and a domestic cat ancestor. This animal is a subspecies of F. silvestris, and became a distinct species about 131,000 years ago. Then, about 10,000 years ago, some of these African Wildcats were domesticated in the Middle East. These early domesticated cats became the ancestors … Read more Meet The African Wildcat, A Domestic Cat Ancestor
The Savannah is the largest domesticated cat. This cat originated from a cross between a domestic cat and a serval, a medium-sized, large-eared wild African cat. A male serval was crossbred with a Siamese to create the first member of this new breed. This unusual cross is actually a relatively new cat on the breeder’s … Read more The Savannah Cat: Largest Domesticated Cat Breed
All cats, from wild and savage hunters to the sweet pet curled up by your fire are related. No matter the size or markings, the rounded head and agile, light-footed body immediately mark the animal as a cat. Somewhere in the animal’s distant past, all cats evolved from a common prehistoric ancestor. Wild cats vs. … Read more Wild Cats vs. Domestic Cats: Are They Related?