June 6th, 2008Norwegian Forest

Norwegian Forest
The Norwegian Forest cat has been a companion for many homes in Norway for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. While they are called Skogkatter or Skaukatter (or, more formally, Norsk Skogkatt) in its home country, they are affectionately called "Wegies" (wee-jees) by its proud owners in North America. The Norwegian Forest has are large, longhaired, and lovable. In fact, it is actually one of the bigge

June 6th, 2008Manx Cat

Manx Cat
For some cat owners, their pets’ tail marks the elegance and expression of the cat. It lashes out in anger, frizz with fear, and hold high with self-assurance. Without a tail, a cat misses an indispensable part of its character. However, owners of the Manx cat do not seem to mind that, as they find the breed as equally elegant and expressive, perhaps even more, than any tailed cat. Breed Origin The Manx

June 6th, 2008Siamese

Siamese
Perhaps the most recognizable cat breed in the world is the Siamese. It is also one of the oldest, with a rich history as colorful as the cat itself. The sleek, vocal cat with bright blue eyes and striking patterns originated hundreds of years ago in the Kingdom of Siam (now called Thailand), where it was treated with high esteem. It is said the the kings of Siam kept Siamese cats in the royal palace. Breed Or

June 5th, 2008Cornish Rex

Cornish Rex
Breed Origin Cornish Rex is yet another type of cat breed from United Kingdom. It was said to be a genetic mutation from a litter of young cat born in the 1950s in Cornwall, United Kingdom. Unlike the Devon Rex cats the Cornish Rex has shortened guard hairs. Appearance The softest among any cat breed is the Cornish Rex. It has a very light coat suitable for living indoors and warm weather. It has a sleek loo

June 5th, 2008Ragdoll

Ragdoll
The Ragdoll is an American cat breed that has medium-length, silky, and rabbit-like coat. The term "Ragdoll" is derived from the popular misconception that these cats go completely limp and relax when picked up, more often than other cats. It is also mistaken that Ragdolls are pain-resistant because of its sturdy body. A result of years of selective breeding, the Ragdoll’s origins have been shroude

June 5th, 2008Siberian Cat

Siberian Cat
Breed Origin Siberian cats originated from Russia. It is a longhaired breed of cat of many types of color. It is also the most recognized cat in many major cat registries like the Cat Fanciers’ Association or CFA and TICA. This type of cat breed popularity heightened during the year 1990’s. Nevertheless, its history has been very tremendous. It has been included in many Russian arts, paintings and writi

June 5th, 2008Japanese Bobtail

Japanese Bobtail
Breed  Origin Japanese Bobtail is a type of cat breed. Its presence is rampant all over the world yet its origin is in the Southeast Asia and yes, Japan. Although this breed is not exclusive only in Japan it has been name as "Japanese Bobtail" nonetheless. It is because of the cat’s rich history in the said country. Several written evidence has been found that cats came to Japan from China and

June 5th, 2008Devon Rex

Devon Rex
Breed Origin The Devon Rex is the newest of its kind. It emerged in United Kingdom on the year 1960s. Since this type of cat is again new, there are only a few number of them in the world which makes it very rare. This cat’s ancestors are of German Rex and the Cornish Rex. This new breed was discovered in Buckfastleigh, Devon, United Kingdom in the year 1960. It was first though of being linked with the Corni

June 4th, 2008Chartreux

Chartreux
Breed Origin The cat breed Chartreux is originally from France. Legend has it that this cat is from the cat brought to France by Charthusian monks to live with them in the monastery of the Grand Chartreuse that can be found in the Chartreuse Mountain at the northern parts of the Grenoble City. On the other hand the said monastery denies any records or archives regarding the monks be accessed which is pertaini

June 4th, 2008Exotic Shorthair

Exotic Shorthair
The Exotic Shorthair, or simply called Exotic cat, is a result of a cross breeding between the American Shorthair and Persian during the 1960s. It has the same body and head of a Persian cat, but has a short, easy-to-maintain coat. This cat breed is ideal for fanciers who love the look and personality of the Persian but not the daily grooming it requires. Breed Origin The origins of the Exotic Shorthair began as a