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Pet Guides: Cat Breeds

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Abyssinian Cats

The Abyssinian is a muscular, medium-sized cat with large tufted ears and a very short fine coat. Each hair has two or three bands of colour in it, giving a distinctive ticked appearance...

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American Curl Cats

The American Curl is a medium size cat with either a semi-longhaired or shorthaired coat. Its ears curl back and away from the head, creating a surprised expression. The American Curl is a..

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American Shorthair Cats

The American Shorthair is a medium-sized, compact and muscular cat breed with a thick and short coat that comes in a wide range of colours and patterns. It is an athletic and agile cat and..

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Balinese Cats

The Balinese has bright blue almond-shaped eyes and a medium length, fine silky coat varying in shades of off-white depending on the colour of the 'points'. Points refer to the darker..

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Birman Cats

The Birman is a large, semi-longhaired cat breed. It has a plush and silky colorpointed coat with contrasting white "socks" on each paw and deep blue eyes.

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Bombay

The Bombay is a self or solid black shorthaired cat with distinctive black pads and nose. The eyes tend to be gold, although they can be varying shades of yellow, and even green. This highly..

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Burmese Cats

The Burmese is a short-haired cat breed that originates from Asia. It is a solid, well-muscled cat with large eyes that are often golden or amber in colour. It's an intelligent cat, that can..

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Cornish Rex Cats

The Cornish Rex is a striking looking cat, with a fine curly cat and large erect ears that sit high on the head. The Cornish Rex has long, lithe legs that give the appearance of the cat..

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Devon Rex Cats

The Devon Rex is a delicately framed cat with large erect ears and a curly, velvety coat. It is also commonly known as the poodle cat.

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Egyptian Mau Cats

The name Mau literally means ‘Egyptian cat’ and images of this stunning spotted breed of cat can be seen in tomb paintings, on ancient Egyptian scrolls and in the pyramids. It is claimed..

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Japanese Bobtail Cats

The Japanese Bobtail is an ancient breed of cat that probably originated from Korea or China. The Japanese Bobtail is the national cat of Japan and is believed to bring good fortune,..

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Korat Cats

The Korat originates from Korat in Thailand where it is considered a good luck symbol and is the national cat of Thailand. It is a medium-sized cat with a distinctive slate blue coat, heart..

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Maine Coon Cats

This beautiful, semi-longhaired cat is named after the US state of Maine and the raccoon native to the area.

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Norwegian Forest Cats

The Norwegian Forest Cat looks similar to the Maine Coon which is believed to be partly descended from this tough Scandinavian breed. Also known as 'Wegies', these semi-long haired cats are..

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Ocicats

The Ocicat is a stunning cat that bears a striking resemblance to a leopard and is indeed often referred to as the Leopard cat.

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Oriental Shorthair Cats

The Oriental Shorthair is a similar cat to the Siamese, but with solid colours. They are very similar physically, and share the same wedged shaped head and slanted eyes.

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Ragdoll Cats

Ragdolls originated In California in the 1960s. The ragdoll was named by the first breeder because of the tendency of the cat to go limp in people’s arms.

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Russian Blue

The Russian Blue is a sleek and graceful cat with a striking medium blue coat. The nose and paw pads are also blue. The ears are large, stand erect, and are set close together on the head...

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Scottish Fold Cats

The Scottish Fold originates from Scotland after being bred by a scottish farmer in 1961 It is a medium-sized cat that takes its name from its folded ears. Although originating in..

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Siberian Cats

The Siberian is an ancient breed of cat that originates from Russia. It is a large, solidly built cat with a thick, semi-long waterproof coat with distinctive tufts of fur on the ears. The..

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Tonkinese Cats

The Tonkinese originates from Canada and was created by crossing the Burmese and the Siamese.

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Turkish Angora Cats

The Turkish Angora is one of the oldest breeds of cats in Europe.