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Cat Breeds

  1. Turkish Angora Cats

    Turkish Angora cats are best known for their silky shimmering longhair coat. They're mesmerizingly beautiful cats with a fascinating breed history. Even if you never plan on buying a purebred cat, you'll probably enjoy the story of the Turkish...
  2. Rescuing Purebred Cats: Interview With Kirsten Kranz

    "I'll let my Himalayan cat have babies just once or twice. I know I'll find good homes for her kittens."

    We hear that on the Pregnant Cats & Kitten Care forum occasionally from irresponsible cat owners. Apparently, some backyard breeders think...
  3. Seven Rare Cat Breeds You May Not Know

    Getting a new breed of cat to be counted among the "regular" championship breeds can be a long process. Breeders work long and hard to achieve a certain look and establish that as the standard for a new breed. TICA - The International Cat...
  4. Creating New Cat Breeds

    The Cat Fancy - the term used to describe showing and breeding pedigreed cats - began some time at the end of the 19th century with very few established cat breeds. Even as late as the 1950s there were no more than ten cat breeds. Fast forward to...
  5. How Much Does It Really Cost To Breed Cats?

    Costs will vary depending on where you live and your relationship with the veterinarian—some offer a discount to regular clients, those with multiple animals or breeders. Be sure to ask in advance—before you even get a cat to breed. The costs...
  6. So You Think You Want To Become A Breeder?

    Cats are cute, kittens are cuter, so why not let Kitty have a litter? The cuteness factor will guarantee they all find homes, right? Since Kitty came with papers that say she’s purebred, then people will be willing to pay for her kittens so there...
  7. Adopting Mouse - The Experience Of Buying From An Ethical Breeder

    Our member MServant shared with us the experience of buying her first purebred cat, a beautiful Russian Blue named Mouse. Mouse was bought from an ethical British breeder. The process MServant went through offers us a great example of what buying...
  8. Siamese Cats

    The Siamese breed is extremely popular, and is one of the few breeds that are instantly recognized by cat lovers, even those who are not affiliated with the world of cat fancy. According to the Cats Fanciers Association’s registries, the Siamese...
  9. Cat Registries

    Cats are famous for being independent and free-spirited, so you may even wonder why would anyone want to “register” a cat? Good question - and hopefully this article will help fill in the gaps on this topic.

    What Are Cat Registries?Cat...
  10. What Breed Is My Cat?

    "How do I find out what breed my cat is?"

    This has to be the number one question we get on the cat breeds forum.
    Cats come in a variety of coat lengths, colors and patterns. Add to that a unique facial structure and an exceptionally svelte or...
  11. The Sphynx Cat

    The bald Sphynx captures the imagination of many cat lovers. Although this unique breed is still relatively rare, owners' enthusiastic praise leads to growing interest and gradually increases the popularity of the Sphynx.
    The Sphynx Cat - Breed...
  12. Persian Cats

    The Persian cat is probably the most popular of all cat breeds. Purebred Persians cats are common all over the world as pets, and are prominent participants in every cat show.

    Owners of Persian cats say that they love the breed's elegant...
  13. Ragdoll Cats

    The Ragdoll is world famous for its alleged tendency to go limp when held. Although this particular characteristic is not a requirement in the breed, these cats are indeed very docile and relaxed. With their large size, silky coat and beautiful...
  14. Scottish Fold Cats

    In its early years, this unique breed of folded eared cats was met with scorn at its native British Islands but has since rapidly progressed to become one of the top ten most popular breeds in the world. Today, the distinctly round face with...
  15. About Breeding Cats

    Throughout most of the history of the domesticated cat, there has been little or no deliberate breeding of cats for type. The various cat breeds that are found today, have generally evolved naturally in different geographic niches. The names of...
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