California Spangled cat
Federations: TICA

Despite his wild looks, the California Spangled cat is perfectly tame. It is one of the rarest cat breeds in the world.

California Spangled

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History

The breed name is a conjunction of California, the US state. where it originated, and Spangled, a term used to describe the round, dark spots on the plumage of some birds.

In the Decade of 1970, a Hollywood screenwriter, Paul Casey, during a trip to Tanzania, learned that the last male leopard in the region had been shot, partly because of her skin. Very saddened to learn of the local extinction of this species, on his return he undertook the creation of a domestic cat similar to the spotted wild cats of Africa, reminiscent of the leopard, with the aim of dissuading people from killing them for their skin.

To do this, started a long breeding and selection program. The California Spangled cat was thus created from crosses between Siamese (by its morphology), british shorthair and american shorthair (for its fur), and some stray cats from Egypt and Southeast Asia.

It took a total of fifteen years and eleven generations of cats to establish the breed as envisioned by Paul Casey and as it is still known today.: was not up 1986 when it was first introduced to the public.

Although it is recognized by some feline organizations, like TICA (The International Cat Association, one of the largest feline organizations in the world charged with establishing breed standards and pedigrees), still one of the rarest feline breeds, and even an endangered breed. In fact, Though a few enthusiasts still keep it alive, It is estimated that there are currently only a few 200 cats Californian Spangled in the world.

Physical characteristics

Californian Spangled
A California Spangled Cat – Flamingice007sg, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

The California Spangled cat he's a lanky cat. Its body lean and muscular gives an impression of power. The tail is medium in size with rings.

The fur short can be 8 different colors: black, brown, blue, bronze, dark grey, red, gold or silver. This “splashed” round spots, arranged in triangle or rectangle, and evenly distributed throughout the body. Head and throat are scratched.

The head has a triangle shape, with rounded forehead. The eyes they are big, oval and slightly almond shaped, and they go from amber to brown. The ears they are medium in size and set high and back.

Size and weight

  • Size: 30 cm..
  • Male weight: 5,5 - 7 kg
  • Female weight: 4,5 - 6 kg

  • Varieties

    There is a variety of California Spangled cat with a white fur stained with black, which is also distinguished by its blue eyes: it's called the version Snow Leopard.

    Character and skills

    Despite his wild looks, the California Spangled cat is perfectly tame. Intelligent, loving and sensitive, knows how to come to receive caresses and is able to anticipate certain wishes of his master.

    However, is a lively and energetic cat, very active without being aggressive, that needs a lot of activity.

    Health

    The California Spangled cat it is a rare breed, and at present very little is known about her. Possible inherited diseases are still being investigated.

    In any case, vaccinating your cat is essential to protect him from certain life-threatening diseases.

    Life expectancy

    10 - 14 years

    Grooming

    The beautiful coat of the Californian Splangled requires very little maintenance: a weekly brushing is enough.

    Buy a "California Spangled cat"

    The rare is expensive, as the saying goes. The Californian Spangled it is a rare breed of cat, and it is no exception to the rule, since the price of a cat of this breed ranges between 600 and 2.000 EUR.

    Characteristics "California Spangled cat"

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a cat of the breed "California Spangled cat" you know certain factors. You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Friendliness to other pets

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    Friendliness to children

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    Grooming requirements

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    Vocality

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    Need for attention

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    Affection towards its owners

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    Docility

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    Intelligence

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    Independence

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    Hardiness

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