June 2nd, 2008Russian Blue

Russian Blue
The Russian Blue is a gentle cat breed known for its silvery blue coat, vivid green eyes, and its perpetual Mona Lisa smile. These cats are perceived as highly intelligent and playful, but at the same time they tend to be timid around strangers. Although currently a rare breed, more and more people become proud owners of this cat. Breed origin The Russian Blue is a naturally occurring breed originated in the p

March 28th, 2007Australian Mist

The delightful Australian Mist, formerly known as the Spotted Mist, proudly wears the label ‘Made In Australia". This home-grown Aussie cat breed has evolved from a predominantly Burmese background, with Abyssinian and domestic shorthair input. From this combination has come the most confident and companionable of cats Blesses with the loving personality of the Burmese, the joie-de-vivre of the Abyssini

March 28th, 2007Bombay Cat

Bombay Cat
Breed originThe Bombay was developed by Nikki Horner, a breeder in Louisville, Kentucky. She set out to create a "miniature black panther" by crossing sable Burmese with a solid black American Shorthair. Her first attempts in the late 1950’s were disappointing. A few years later, working with different breeding stock, she began to get the results that she was looking for: a cat with good muscul

March 28th, 2007Somali

Somali
The Somali is best described as a long haired version of the Abyssinian and its colouring and beautiful bushy tail give it a fox-like appearance. History and origin The Somali first made its American appearance in the 1950s when longhaired kittens began appearing in Abyssinian litters. The gene governing long hair is recessive, which means one copy of the gene must be inherited from each parent for a kitten to hav

March 28th, 2007Scottish Fold

Scottish Fold
The Scottish Fold has a look all of its own. It has been described as appearing to wear a helmet because from which ever way the head is viewed it appears round, accentuated by the tightly folded ears. The whisker pads are prominent and give the impression of a ‘smiling’ cat. History and origin The first Scottish Fold appeared in a litter on a Scottish farm in 1961, but since then has been crossed with

March 23rd, 2007Bengal

Bengal
Breed Origin The Bengal is a relatively new breed of cat which was first bred in the U.S.A and was originally created by crossing an Asian Leopard Cat with a domestic cat. The domestic Bengal derives its name from the Latin name of its wild ancestor, Felis Bengalensis (Asian Leopard Cat). Whilst the domestic Bengal is similar in appearance to the Asian Leopard cat, and its genetic makeup contains a contribution fr

March 23rd, 2007Egyptian Mau

Egyptian Mau
The Egyptian Mau is a fascinating cat, not only because of its past history, but because of its delightful personality and striking appearance. History and origin The name of the breed Mau derived from the Egyptian word for cat. Regarded by most registries as the only natural spotted breed of domestic cat, experts consider that mixed breeding with a sub species of wild cat was probably responsible for the unique c