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Cats

Cats

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Abyssinian
y
 
Thought to be a direct descendant of the sacredcats worshipped by the Egyptians.
y
 
R
eputation as the clown of the cat kingdom
y
 
V
ery playful
y
 
M
edium-length hair with 2 or 3 dark bands ofticking
y
 
M
edium-long body, graceful, well developedmuscular strength
y
 
C
olors: ticked or agouti; coat comes fromcombination of colors on each hair shaft.
y
 
M
edical
C
oncerns: Prone to Gingivitis, ToothDecay, Amyloidosis (hereditary kidney disease)
American Shorthair
y
 
M
ay have been brought on the
M
ayflower;Became working cats in fields and barns
y
 
L
ook a lot like random-bred domestic cats.
y
 
S
olidly built cat.
M
edium in size, build andtemperament.
y
 
C
olors:
S
olid, Particolors, shaded and smoke colors,tabby patterns (tortoise shell, calico)
y
 
M
edical
C
oncerns:
C
ardiomyopathy
B
irman
y
 
K
nown as the sacred cat of Burma; Originatedin Burma (Now
M
ayanmar).
y
 
Gentle & affectionate;
L
arge, stocky and haslong, silky coat that doesn·t mat.
y
 
C
arries itself with poise and wears a palecolored coat, dark face, ears, tail and legs withwhite gloves.
S
apphire blue eyes, born from afamous legend that explains their eye color.
y
 
C
olor:
C
olor-pointed coat with long, silky hair and 4 white feet.
K
ittens are born all white anddevelop colors on the points, with shading onlegs developing even later.
y
 
M
edical
C
oncerns: Hairballs
Bu
rmese
y
 
Playful, very smart and interactive cats
y
 
Have a raspy voice
y
 
M
edium sized with short, sath-like coat
y
 
European and contemporary versions.European has a longer muzzle, narrower headand more colors.
C
ontemporary has a shorter,broader muzzle and broader, rounder head.
y
 
C
olors: Blue,
S
able, Platinum,
C
hampagne
y
 
M
edical
C
oncerns: None
 
 
 
C
ornish Rex
y
 
C
oat is curly and similar to the fur of a
R
exrabbit.
y
 
C
ompletely lacks guard hairs; soft awn hairsform a tight, uniform wave that lies close tothe body.
y
 
L
ong and slender torso, back is arched,head is small and long, have a roman nose,ears are large and erect, eyes are large andround
y
 
C
olors: All color patterns; ´
S
i-
R
exµ is theunofficial name for cats with
S
iamesecoloring and pattern.
y
 
M
edical
C
oncerns: Hypotrichasis
D
evon Rex
y
 
Guard hairs are fragile. Has large eyesand short muzzle.
y
 
C
olors: all colors and patterns
y
 
M
edical
C
oncerns:
M
yopathy
E
xotic Shorthair
y
 
C
ross of the American shorthair and Persianto improve body type and to introduce thesilver Persian color. Quiet, mellowpersonality.
M
ust continue to breed back toPersians to maintain body type and coat.
y
 
Persian body type (cobby) without the long,easily matted fur; Brachycephalic(breathing problems)
y
 
C
olors: All Persian colors and patterns
y
 
M
edical
C
oncerns: Feline Polycystic
K
idneyDisease
H
imalayan
y
 
Gentle and sweet, playful.
C
rossbetween
S
iamese and Persian. Has longhair of Persian and color point pattern of
S
iamese.
C
onsidered a variety of thePersian breed.
 
y
 
L
arge, cobby-shaped body; short legs,blue eyes, long-haired coat,brachycephalic (breathing problems)
 
y
 
C
olors: color point pattern
 
y
 
M
edical
C
oncerns: Feline Polycystic
K
idney Disease & Hairballs
 
 
 Maine
C
oon
y
 
C
onsidered native to America. There aremany legends about its origin. They have along, lush tail and the tendency to wet foodbefore they eat it.
y
 
Playful and loving, likes to play with water.One of the largest domestic breeds.
M
alescan be 12-18 #, females can be 10-14#.Takes 3-4 years to become adult size.Heavy, all weather coat.
y
 
C
olors: Brown tabby is most common butcan be any color except for the pointedpattern.
y
 
M
edical
C
oncerns: Feline Hypertrophic
C
ardiomyopathy,
S
pinal
M
uscular Atrophyand Hip Dysplasia
O
cicat
y
 
C
ross of
S
iamese and Abyssinian. Highlyintelligent and playful, can be taughttricks. Bonds with one person, very vocal.
L
ong bodied and muscular.
y
 
C
olors: have leopard like spots, unknownhow they were produced.
C
oat is agoutipattern and they come in many colors.
y
 
M
edical
C
oncerns: Gingivitis
O
riental
y
 
S
iamese cross-bred with domestic shorthair,Abyssinians,
R
ussian blues. Bred with
S
iamesebody, but a variety of colors. (
S
iamese haveblue eyes and pointed pattern only).
L
ongand short hair, energetic, haughty attitude,bond with one person, very vocal.
S
iamesebody, long and muscular.
y
 
C
olors: Wide variety
y
 
M
edical
C
oncerns: Feline Hypertrophic
C
ardiomyopathy
P
ersian
y
 
I
mported from Europe in the 1800·s. Quiet,docile, ´furniture with furµ, affectionate andlove attention.
R
equire significant amount ofgrooming, need daily brushing. Often, partnear rear is clipped to prevent matting
y
 
Brachycephalic (breathing problems),weepy eyes, heavy-boned, cobby-shapedbody, short legs, long and thick coat.
y
 
C
olors:
M
any;
S
even color patterns,Himalyan included.
y
 
M
edical
C
oncerns: Urinary Bladder stones

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