Learn About American Shorthair Cat Breeds

Tuxedo cat, sitting

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

Meet The African Wildcat, A Domestic Cat Ancestor

Seated African Wildcat, grey & black

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 Cat: Largest Domesticated Cat Breed

savannah cat standing in forest

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

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