Many people call cats the most beautiful creatures in the world. It’s hard to find places in the world where a cat is not a favorite pet. The one we call a domestic cat is different from its cousins. This small carnivorous mammal, very loved by people for their sociability and the ability to hunt for rodents and domestic insect pests. They say that cats have been around people for at least 9500 years, today it is without doubt the most popular pets in the world.
Usually, when people decide to start pets, the look immediately falls on cats. After all, they are cheerful and good-natured, they are considered safe for children. To get them and keep them is pretty easy. They are ideal comrades who do not require much from their masters. All they need is a roof over their heads in inclement weather, and regular meals. People have successfully trained cats to go to the toilet at a certain place. This role is suitable for a simple tray or tray, after several training sessions, the cleaning of the cat will be largely resolved.
Often people try to get pedigreed cats, although among the homeless creatures there are many charming animals that also need a warm corner. Cats in general perfectly complement any house. And there are quite a few varieties of even these domestic animals. We will tell below about the most popular breeds of cats, because they differ not only in appearance, but also in their character.
This cat belongs to the longhaired breed. She has a round face and a short muzzle. It is believed that the Persians – the most popular breed, because they are quite loving their master and devoted to him. The origin of these cats is not fully understood. It is believed that the breed is one of their strangest, and these cats appeared in Persia, now Iran. Since the end of the XIX century, Persians have become recognized pets of cat fans. Initially, the British worked on this breed, and after the Second World War, Americans joined them. In Great Britain, these cats were called longhaired or Persian hairy. Owners of this breed is not deterred by the fact that such cats need a daily thorough move and maintenance. After all, caring for a pet is compensated by his caress and personal loyalty. But the hair of the Persians can be a real nightmare for their master, growing to a length of three inches. It is known that these cats love comfort, which gives them a sense of security.
This breed is one of the most characteristic species of eastern cats. Although its exact origin is unknown, it is believed that it originated in Southeast Asia. By modern standards, a Siamese cat should have an elegant thin, elegant, flexible and muscular body. The head is triangular in shape, with a thin muzzle, and the ears are quite large. These cats have a sporty body shape. The eyes of the Siamese cats are almond-shaped, oblique. Their wool – short, shiny, thin, rather stiff and pressed to the body. Siamese cats are distinguished by a fairly typical color scheme. It’s called color point. It is a light wool with darkening on the paws, muzzle, tail and ears. These animals love to be in the very center of attention, they want to be taken care of. Siamese cats are quite communicative, do not be surprised if they suddenly start shouting – they just want to chat. As a rule, representatives of this breed can start to make noise or loud moaning if ignored. Siamese cats love to be ironed. They are very loyal to people, often becoming attached to one master. It is believed that these cats are quite smart and know how to truly love.
This breed is distinguished by its large bone structure, the rectangular shape of the body. Such cats have a very long and spectacular tail. The Maine Coon breed is considered to be one of the oldest on the planet.Representatives of it can have different colors, such cats stand out with high intelligence. The breed is one of the largest. Cats on average weigh 5-8 kilograms, and cats – 4-6. Representatives of the breed reached even a weight of 15 kilograms. These animals are very hardy, they are distinguished by their love of masters and tenderness. Although they have long fur, care is required much less than for the Persians. Usually the Maine kitten immediately joins the family, it’s safe to play with the children. The animals are very kind and love to play.
There are many legends around the origin of this cat. However, almost all of them connect the animal with Egypt. And outwardly they resemble some statuette of the times of that ancient civilization. This breed today is one of the most popular short-haired in the US. Cats have a beautiful and long neck, their eyes are slanted, their ears stick out. The wool is medium in length, dense and silky to the touch. It attracts attention, because there are three or four other colors besides the main color, making up strips. In its root hair is the lightest, darkening to the tip. These cats have a very strong body. They are generally quite active, do not like to sit around. Abyssinians are very fond of people to whom such cats do not cause much trouble, because they are so easy to care for.
This breed of cats is one of the largest domesticated. Ragdolls have a strong body, a big fashion and proportionally folded legs. Cats have blue eyes, and the skin can have a different color. In total, there are three varieties – two-color, color-point and gloves. In this case, each has four of its own tone. Cats are large and muscular, and their wool is of average length. It is also different from the fact that it practically does not fall into lumps. The weight of cats reaches 7-10 kilograms. The tail is long and fluffy in cats. The breed was bred in the 1960s by American breeder Anne Baker. Ragdolls have recently become more and more popular. After all, they are very affectionate and calm character, they are very obedient. The name itself translates as “rag doll”. This applies to the manner of cats to literally relax and fall off when it is picked up. Such tender creatures are very suitable for the household. But such a high degree of obedience can play with them and a cruel joke. After all, these cats may not even protect themselves if they attack another animal. Therefore, it is best not to let them out into the street, where they can meet aggressive enemies. Curiously, these cats as a result of selection received a lowered muscle tone. As a result, when they fall on all the paws, they simply do not know how to land, unlike other relatives.
This breed appeared at random. About half a century ago, American breeders tried to improve their short-haired breed. To make the bone more massive, and color more diverse American cat was crossed with Persian. However, the result surprised everyone. From these two breeds there was not an improved “American”, but a completely new one – exotic short-haired. These heavy and fat cats absorbed all the best from their ancestors: the size, the backbone, the good character of the Persians, the short wool of Americans. And these animals look really exotic. He is more alive than a long-haired ancestor. Exotics are very curious and like to play, they are friends not only with other cats, but even with dogs. But meows such a cat infrequently. Exotics do not like to stay alone, they need the owner to be there all the time. Although enough will be his voice or smell. Exotics have the ability to love and be devoted to people much more than other cats. They like to spend time on the knees of their masters. The tranquil and balanced nature of these animals makes them ideal creatures for home apartments. Nevertheless, exotics retained some features of their American ancestors, in particular, they are not afraid to hunt for mice.
This breed is considered almost the largest of all domestic cats. These animals are tall and slender, it seems that they are larger than they actually weigh. It seems that this is something intermediate between the serval and the domestic cat. Savage cats are compared to dogs in their affection, they can quite around the house to go for their masters. These animals will be easy to learn to walk on a leash. It is reported that this breed is very social, cats easily find language with new people and other animals. True, some at the sight of a stranger can escape and hide, or zashipet and growl. The key factor in the future sociality of such a cat is the impact on it of other people and pets during the period of its growing up. This breed has no problems with the character that would be associated with this exotic hybrid. They are no more shy and no more aggressive than their fellow tribesmen. But the owners of savage cats very much distinguish the intelligence of these animals. They say that they adore jumping. These cats are very inquisitive, trying to penetrate wherever possible. Often these cats know how to open doors and cabinets, so owners need to take certain precautions so that valuable items do not fall into the hands of a pet. Surprisingly, these cats are not at all afraid of water, many can play in it or even completely immerse in it. The most courageous hosts even take a shower together with their cats.
This breed was officially recognized in France, it happened in 1925. However, it is believed that only two representatives survived from the European branch after the Second World War. Over time, the new breed attracted the French exhibitions of the British, who transported several cats to themselves. And in 1960, a couple of kittens went to Miss Griswold, an American breeder. In 1967, the breed was officially recognized in the United States. This short-haired cat is still considered to be foreign. She has yellow eyes and a very soft pleasant glossy coat. It does not require special care for yourself, just enough stroking will be enough. As a result of crossing with Siamese cats, the eye color can change to green or blue. In a pure Burmese cat, the blue eye color is not possible for genetic reasons. Burmese cats love to communicate, like Siamese. However, their voice is more pleasant. To its owners this breed is very attached, trusting people.
The tailless cat manx.
This breed stands out from others, because it naturally mutated the spine. As a result, the tail markedly decreased. It looks more like a stump. However, this is not the result of outside interference, but the distinctive feature of the breed. Experienced owners say that manxes are able to hunt even for a major sacrifice even while they are still at a young age. Often, manxes serve farmers, destroying rodents. The hind legs of these cats are larger than the forelegs, so an arch is formed from the shoulders to the croup, giving the animal a rounded appearance. The ears of manxes are smaller than most other cats. The head of the animal is rounded and very expressive, the eyes are good, and the nose is small. This breed can be of any color, including tortoiseshell, striped, or solid color. Manxes are very fond of people, they are smart and playful. And this breed also has nothing against water procedures, which is quite important in the light of care for them.
This breed is actually called Canadian or Mexican bare. A distinctive feature of such cats is the complete absence of wool on them. It may seem that these animals are naked, but in fact it is not. The texture of their skin is somewhat reminiscent of suede. As a result, the cat is the complete opposite of the Persian – the sphinx has very thin and short hair. Even these cats have large and expressive eyes. Since this breed does not have warm wool that saves in the cold, cats are forced to keep as close to humans as possible.Yes, and this neighborhood attracts many, because not all are devoid of allergy to wool. Sphynx love to sleep with their masters, snuggling up under them under the blanket. The absence of wool makes the animals quite warm, they are pleasant to touch. The skin or fur of them has a wide variety of colors – spots, stripes, tortoiseshell and so on. Because of the lack of hair sphinx should be regularly bathed. After all, they do not have fur to absorb natural oils into the skin. But these cats are very fond of water treatments. They also need to cut their nails and clean their ears, that’s all the care. Sphynxes are known as bright extroverts. They are quite energetic, very intelligent and inquisitive and adore their masters. Such cats love affection and respond to the owners the same. Sphynx can spend hours on hand and love to communicate with children.