Asian cat
Recognized by the LOOF, WCF, GCCF

The Asian cat is physically very similar to Burmese cat: only the colors of the cats' fur differ between the two breeds.

Asian cat

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History

The Asian cat It is a breed of cat native to England. Your name can be quite misleading. The first litter accidentally appeared in 1981, as a result of an inadvertent crossing between a Chinchilla cat, a variant of Persian cat, and a female of Burmese cat.

The owner of the two cats, the baroness Miranda von Kirchberg, she was quickly seduced by kittens, that they looked like burmese but they had the silver colors of Chinchilla cat. The following year, launched a breeding program to preserve the silver color of Burmese kittens and named the variety “Burmilla“.

However, breeders who participated in the program saw cats of many other colors. Some even had long hair due to their descent from the Persians. They realized they had a gene pool large enough to create a whole new group of cats.

The long-haired cats were called Tiffanie, while the short-haired ones were called asian. The Asian breed thus defined includes all the colors and coats of short-haired cats that are not recognized in the Burmese cat: striped, shaded gold and silver (both corresponding to the race Burmilla), solid black (a variety called “bombay”, not to be confused with race bombay), self, smoke, etc.

The race of Asian cat is recognized by the LOOF (Livre Officiel des Origines Félines), and its standard is common with the Burmilla and the Tiffanie. El GCCF (Governing Council of the Cat Fancy), the leading feline organization in Great Britain, he also recognizes it. However, a WCF (World Cat Federation) does not consider the Asian as a race in its own right, but as a variety of Burmese cat.

The breed is relatively young, but it is developing rapidly and its popularity is growing, although it is not very present outside of Great Britain.

Physical characteristics

The Asian cat is physically very similar to Burmese cat: only the colors of the cats' fur differ between the two breeds.

Asian cat
Asian Cat (Brown Varient) – Scotia, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Asian it is a medium-sized cat of semi-linear type, with strong muscles and a medium tail rounded at the tip. The front legs are slightly shorter than the back legs. They are both thin. They are very elegant, with a straight back and an athletic look. The Asian female is usually much smaller and less bulky than the male.

The head of the Asian cat wedge shaped, with a rounded forehead and slightly rounded top of the head. His ears are wide apart, they are wide and slightly inclined forward, with rounded tip. The cheekbones are high and the eyes are large, yellow to green, or more rarely gold with a silver border. The eyes have a rounded bottom line and an oblique top line.

The coat of the Asian is fine, short and bright. Among all existing cat coat patterns, can take three: smoked, self or tabby. All feline coat colors are allowed.

Size and weight

  • Size: 30 cm.
  • Male weight: 4 - 6 kg
  • Female weight 3 - 5,5 kg

  • Varieties of "Asian cat"

    El LOOF (Livre Officiel des Origines Félines) considered at the Asian cat and to the Tiffany cat as varieties of the Burmese cat, corresponding the tiffany the semi-long-haired cats and the Asian short-haired cats with a fur not allowed in the Burmese.

    The Asian cat can be divided in turn into several varieties:

  • Asian Smoke Cat.
  • Asian Bombay, solid black fur, not to be confused with the Bombay, the breed of the same name.
  • Burmilla cat, namely, the silver and gold shade varieties of the Asian.
  • The same Asian cat, simple and not black.
  • Asian tabby.

  • Character and skills

    The Asian it is a perfect pet. In fact, he is a smart cat, easy to carry, friendly and cheerful, that brightens the house with its simple presence. Similar to the Burmese, the Asian it's a cat that meows a lot, with a clear and powerful voice, and who knows how to make himself heard when necessary. However, even if you like pampering, not especially invasive.

    In addition, perfectly suited to indoor life, without feeling the particular need to leave home. Therefore, It is a breed of cat adapted to life in a flat.

    His temperament is very similar to that of Burmese, but less impetuous. He is also a very sociable cat, much more than him Persian cat, and he doesn't like to be alone for a long time. Very loving and docile, this cat appreciates the company of children, but also that of other cats or even that of dogs. They are very intelligent: for example, it is not unusual or surprising to see an Asian cat manage to open a door.

    They like to be the center of attention and do not hesitate to show themselves. Therefore, needs a master who is available and present, towards which he will not fail to show great affection, but will not ask for less in return. You can spend days following your master around the house, keeping you company while you do the dishes or sitting on your lap while you watch TV.

    Consider yourself a family member in your own right. The Asian cat is very sensitive to the emotions of its owner and is an excellent companion.

    Asian Smoke Cat
    Asian cat – Asian smoke (black) colour – Pigeon-camera, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

    Health

    The Asian cat It, like his cousin Burmese, an iron health cat. However, some lines are prone to developing conditions that often affect Burmese.

    For example, may suffer a hypokalemic polymyopathy, a disease that causes periodic drops in potassium levels in the blood, causing severe pain and muscle weakness. This genetic disease is hereditary, but it can only be passed on if both parents carry the deficient gene. For this reason, the breeders of asian cats they try to eliminate it by making sure that two carriers do not breed together.

    There are also some cases of congenital malformation of the rib cage, that cause breathing difficulties in the affected individual. In the most serious cases, the disease can be fatal, but normally the cat's health improves over the years.

    Last but not least, the asian cats run the risk of developing diabetes in cats, which requires close monitoring of your diet.

    Life expectancy

    Of 12 - 15 years

    Grooming

    The short coat of the Asian does not require as much maintenance as that of long-haired breeds, since it comes off less. Brushing your cat once a week is more than enough.

    And this routine is unlikely to turn into an ordeal: being a very affectionate cat, the Asian cat especially appreciates the petting and attention that grooming brings.

    Buy a "Asian cat"

    The price to adopt a asian kitten round the 1200 EUR, for both males and females.

    Characteristics "Asian cat"

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a cat of the breed "Asian 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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    Vocality

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    Need for attention

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    Docility

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    Intelligence

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    Asian Smoke Cat
    Registered by the GCCF

    At the beginning, he was known as Cat Burmoire because its origin seems to come from the cross between the Burmilla cat and the Burmese cat.
    Asian Smoke Cat
    Asian cat – Asian smoke (black) colour – Pigeon-camera, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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    History

    It was developed in Great Britain, through crosses of this breed with others that will provide its unique characteristics. The goal was that he could hunt mice.

    In a time when old, low-ceilinged houses were plentiful, the presence of these small rodents was worrisome. For this reason, At the end of the 19th century, they began to look for a way to create new breeds of cats that were faster, quieter and with better hunting instincts and other qualities that serve to eliminate these annoying pests.

    However, due to the large number of races that emerged at that time, people considered this cat much more than just a rodent hunter. Maybe because of its beauty or because of its friendly nature, the truth is that the villagers of the time began to contemplate the possibility of having it as a pet.

    Precisely at this moment, the Asian Smoke Cat began to gain popularity. And is that her beauty, very similar to that of a tiger, and her beautiful personality, along with how quiet it is, made many people want to have one at home.

    Physical characteristics

    It is a very muscular medium-sized cat, especially in the area of ​​the legs and chest. For this reason, has an air of imposing superiority over other races. This, added to its elegance when it moves, makes him one of the most wanted cats in the world.

    Has a rounded head, pointed ears and round but slanted eyes. Although their eyes can vary in color, they are always greenish or yellowish.

    Colors

    In addition, its pelage is short, soft and can be of multiple colors and patterns. Accepted colors are blue, chocolate, the lilac, the reddish, The candy, the cream and the black.

    However, feline clubs accept some special specimens if they have a very different color. We refer to those that resemble the Burmese cat and have white or silver tones.

    Also, its tail is neither thick nor extremely hairy. In addition, it is wide at its base and narrow at its end. Looking at your limbs, it should be noted that the rear ones are slightly longer than the front ones, an advantage when it comes to running and jumping.

    Character and skills

    The Asian Smoke Cat has a calm and friendly character. Therefore, can be easily adapted to home environments. It does not matter if they are formed by a single member or by large families. It adapts to all types of people and can also live with other animals without problems.

    This cat is tolerant and docile, ideal for children because they always want to play and are never aggressive. A curious fact is that it is somewhat more intelligent than other cats, which will make you unconsciously prefer the smartest member of the family.

    Health and care

    The health of the Asian Smoke Cat is generally healthy and without much predisposition to congenital diseases. Some of the most common difficulties that can affect you are hair loss, as well as visual defects, including cornea (namely, a small wart with hair in the corneal eye area) and cataracts.

    Proper coat care does not require extreme grooming, as it is not very long and is not prone to unnecessary tangles. A regular brushing can be enough to give you a shiny and healthy look..

    Although the amount of hair is not very excessive, as a cat can suffer at some point from hair in the digestive system. If this is the case, a paraffin solution can be used as a remedy.

    Life expectancy

    10 – 15 years.

    Aegean cat
    Unrecognized breed.

    Gato del Egeo

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    History

    The Aegean cat It is a natural breed of cats from the Greece Cyclades Islands.

    This species likely dates back many millennia. Archaeologists have found evidence that the first domesticated cats lived on the island of Cyprus, neighboring Greece, ago 10.000 years. It seems reasonable that, over the years, some of those cats will emigrate to Greece on fishing or trading boats, where they were undoubtedly well received for their ability to mouse. The Aegean cat They may also be related to Turkish cat breeds, as the Angora.

    Very often we can see many cats of this type sitting in the ports, waiting for the return of the fishermen, who won't let them miss their share of the catch. They are not afraid of water, so they can fish independently while diving in shallow water.

    These cats, common in their homeland, have only been recognized as a distinct breed in the last two decades. Some consider them a Greek national treasure. So far, have not been recognized by any cat registry, as the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) wave The International Cat Association (TICA).

    Photo: maragreg@Hotmail.gr

    Physical characteristics

    Aegean cat
    Chelinchan24, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    This is a medium sized cat with a slim but muscular build. The chest is wide and the belly is elevated. The legs are long and muscular in relation to the body. In terms of weight, males can reach 4.500 kg, females one kilo less.

    The head is not very big, but it is wide compared to the body. The ears they are well spaced, quite wide at the base with rounded tips, the eyes macaroons, with the outer ends slightly tilted up, they are very expressive and can be of various shades of a surprising green color.

    At last, the fur characterized by a two or three tone pattern, and the target usually occupies two thirds of the total area. Colors can be black, blue, grey, cream, red. The hair, soft and silky, is usually of medium length, glued to the body; there is no undercoat.

    Character and skills

    The Aegean cat tends to be smart and lively, with good communication skills. Usually, they are kind to people and can be excellent cats for families with children.

    True to their heritage as island cats, the Egeos they do not disdain the water and can even go fishing by themselves. Consider this cat if you've always wanted a feline fishing buddy. However, if you have an aquarium or koi pond, you should make sure your inhabitants are protected from a curious cat with a claw.

    The Aegean Cat usually likes to be part of the family and adapts well to most homes. You will appreciate having an enclosed outdoor area where you can climb or lie in the sun, but he shouldn't be allowed to roam.

    Care "Aegean cat"

    Aegean cat
    Sam Holt, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    The Aegean cat has a semi-long coat that requires relatively little maintenance in terms of grooming, although its silky fur is thicker in winter. The shedding is usually moderate and brushing twice a week is sufficient.

    In spring, tends to shed excess hair for a fresh, summery style. However, cats that live indoors tend to shed some hair throughout the year. This is because they live in artificial light conditions., what affects the growth cycle of your coat.

    As with all races, be on the lookout for mats that may start to develop while grooming the cat. Remember that regular brushing will help keep the cat's coat clean and healthy..

    Regarding the weather, it is generally considered an adaptable cat that can live happily in most climates. Remember to always make sure there is shade and cool water when the temperature spikes.

    Indoor or outdoor cat?

    If you have ever been on vacation to the Greek islands of Andros, Delos, Mykonos, Naxos or Santorini, you may have seen these medium-sized, semi-longhaired cats hanging around fishing boats, lounging in the shade of a coffee chair or sunbathing on a balcony.

    The Aegean cat, named for the sea that surrounds it, believed to be one of the oldest types of domesticated cats. It can be a pet in your home country, but some lead a wild life, subsisting on their own hunting prowess or the handouts of fishermen.

    It is not a breed of cat to be kept in an apartment. You need the freedom you have been used to for thousands of years.

    How much activity does the "Aegean cat"?

    Aegean cat
    Seven month old domesticated Aegean cat. Ursula Valentine, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    It is a sociable pet that tolerates life in a flat quite well, but you need some freedom and exercise. He is very independent and tends to be especially attached to one person in the family, but he loves to play, so it is also suitable for families with children and does not have problems with other cats or dogs.

    Although he is very affectionate and sociable, this cat has its own personality, does not like to stay snuggled in the lap of his owner, but he knows how to show his affection in another way. It can accompany you in your movements around the house, and is often a meow that seeks the attention of its favorite human.

    It is a very active cat, so you need stimuli such as games and outdoor activities, especially if it can run and chase small prey there. Although it is an independent cat, prolonged periods of loneliness may be too much for her.
    On the one hand, the Aegean cat live quietly with humans, but on the other hand, retains its independence and feline instincts.

    Health and nutrition

    The Aegean cat is generally healthy. As they are not the product of selective breeding, they are less likely to carry genetic diseases. However, It is always a good idea to choose a breeder who offers a written health guarantee against genetic diseases during the first two years of the cat's life..

    She is not a complicated cat when it comes to feeding. Fish of any kind will be a delight for our Aegean cat

    Buy a "Aegean cat"

    Probably, the best way to acquire a Aegean cat is to go to Greece and take one home.

    If you bring a cat from Greece, must have an International Health Certificate from a veterinarian indicating that he is healthy and in good condition to be transported by air.

    The cat may also need a valid rabies vaccination certificate, unless it comes from an area considered rabies free, have less than 4 months or travel to a state that does not require vaccination. The vaccine must be administered at least 30 days before departure.

    Characteristics "Aegean cat"

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a cat of the breed "Aegean 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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    Activity level

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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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    Docility

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    Intelligence

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    Independence

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    American Burmese cat
    Federations: CFA, TICA

    Burmés americano

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    History of “American Burmese cat”

    The race Burmese Modern was developed in the United States and Great Britain under different breed standards. Such an unusual breeding program resulted in the development of a number of different characteristics between the two groups., but most cat registries still do not formally recognize them as distinct breeds.

    The breed was recognized by the Cat Hobbyists Association (CFA) in 1936, but it was discontinued a decade later due to extensive crossings with Siamese triggered by increased popularity. American breeders continued to refine the unique standard of the Burmese cat, and the CFA eventually lifted the suspension in 1954. At the same time, British breeders tried to breed Burmese cats through a distinct breeding program comprised of a variety of cats, including some imported from America.

    In 1952, the European Burmes cat was finally recognized by the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) of United Kingdom. The GCCF prohibited crossing with the American Burmese cat in an effort to preserve the line “traditional”. Today, the American and European versions of the breed are kept strictly genetically differentiated.

    Physical characteristics

    American Burmese
    Charlie, Sabal American Burmese cat – Digitalzen, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    The European Burmes cat (the Burmese “traditional” or british) has a long slim body, long legs and oval legs. The head is wedge-shaped with a long snout and almond-shaped eyes.. The tail is usually medium long.

    The American Burmese cat (the Burmese “contemporary”) it has a much more robust body and its legs are proportional to the body. The head is much wider, the shorter and flattened muzzle and the eyes are round. The ears are wider at the base compared to the British variant. The shape of the legs and the length of the tail are similar in both groups..

    Both the European Burmese cats like americans are small to medium size, and usually weigh between 4 and 6 kg. They are always very muscular and strong, so they often feel heavier when held than they actually are. Hence its nickname of “silk wrapped brick”.

    The coat is always short, silky and shiny. Originally, all Burmese Cats were deep dark brown (sable en EE.UU., brown in the UK and Australia and seal in New Zealand), but nowadays a wide range of colors is allowed.

    The standard sable color is the result of the so-called Burmese gene (cb) causing a reduction in pigment production. This detracts from the usual expression of color by creating a blurred color point effect. (namely, turns black coloring to brown). However, color must always be solid, only with a slight, faint tint towards the lighter underparts. Their eyes are green and gold and no stains are allowed on the coat.

    Character and skills

    The Burmeses they are excellent companion animals due to their affectionate nature, affectionate and playful. They are considered attention seekers and tend to cling to their human companions whenever they can.. Due to its clingy personality and puppy-like behavior, the Burmeses are often regarded as the dogs of the cat world.

    These people-oriented cats tend to maintain their energetic and playful kitty personality into old age as well.. Like their ancestors Siamese, the Burmeses they are very vocal, loving and sweet. They are not independent and do not like to be alone for a long time. They get along very well with children and other pets, including dogs.

    Health

    Some published studies have recognized that Burmese cats, among other races, are at increased risk of diabetes (Cooper RL et al, 1997-2007 y Ohlund M et al, 2015). Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder in which blood sugar levels remain high for long periods of time. This occurs when not enough insulin is produced in the body or the body does not respond to it..

    It has also been identified and associated with Burmese cats hypokalemia, a recessive genetic disease characterized by low serum potassium levels. Apart from this, the race Burmese it is considered a fairly healthy and strong breed, with a half-life of 10 - 17 years.

    Data from “Burmese cat”

    1. The Burmese breed name in Thai means “handsome, lucky and splendid looking”. We think these elegant and good-looking cats are worthy of this title.

    2. To the Burmeses they love to investigate. Call a Burmese funny would be a daring understatement. This is the cat that will be attentive to absolutely everything and everyone around him. With a Burmese, you will have the most committed and involved supervisor in almost everything you do.

    3. They're the best friends. They are said to look a lot like puppies, and his kindness is definitely one of them. They adore their kittens, other cats and dogs, and they will be happier when you are home. They are known to even comfort their humans when they are sick or sad.

    4. They do not adapt well to the outside. This curious cat is overconfident and easily gets into trouble. His survival skills aren't among the best in the feline world, either.. For this reason, in general, it is not recommended to let them roam freely outside.

    5. Together with the Siamese, were the founders of the Tonkinese cat. The Tonkinese cat were created in Canada through a crossover program between the Siamese and the Burmese cat, with the aim of creating the perfect combination of the best characteristics of the two breeds. The Tonkinese was officially recognized as a breed in 2001.

    Antipodean Shorthair and Longhair Cats
    Registration: CATZ Inc

    The Antipodean Shorthair and Longhair Cats was previously known as the New Zealand shorthair cat and / or the Australian longhair cat.

    Antípodas

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    History

    The New Zealand cat (domestic) shorthair or longhair is New Zealand's own breed, whose ancestors are the cats that reached the antipodes with the first pioneers of Europe. These early cats were brought in by early settlers to hunt rats that threatened the food supply and later worked as “farm cats” and as “store cats” in the new colonies.

    For more than 150 years, these robust cats have flourished, establishing itself as New Zealand's indigenous house cat, facing the cold of the mountain ranges, to the humidity of subtropical forests, to the dry tundra that borders the desert regions and the dangers of a busy life within the limits of the growing city.

    Physical characteristics

    The Antipodes can be long-haired or short-haired and brindle in color, solid or percal. Cats with points of color (namely, Siamese) cannot be considered true Antipodes cats.

    The Antipodean Shorthair and Longhair Cats has a body medium, solidly built, is a muscular cat. Count with one chest broad and rounded, the shoulders well developed, and a level backward, equally broad of shoulder to the hip.

    Antipodes

    The head is a slightly truncated triangular wedge. The Antipodes has the cheeks full, the mandibles large, a forecrown smoothly rounded, and nose straight or slightly curved down.

    The ears are slightly rounded at the tips. The eyes they are big and bright, between rounds and almond-shaped. The color of the eyes of the antithesis can be green, Turquoise Blue, yellow, Gold, copper, including blue.

    It has legs average length, proportional to the body and legs are firm and forward. The tail is heavier at the base and tapers smoothly at the tip.

    The New Zealand Shorthair cat and the of Longhair are now registrable with CATZ Inc. Almost any domestic cat can qualify to be included in the open registry of this new breed. However, there are some rating factors…

    First of all, cats must be WHOLE and approved for a registered breeding program. This means they must be used to produce PEDIGRATED New Zealand shorthair and longhair cats or to be used in another breeding program where New Zealand shorthair and longhair are an approved cross..

    In second place, although the breed comes in a range of over 90 colors, including all standard solids, tabbies, silver tabbies, bicoloured, calicos and vans, must not show any evidence of HYBRIDIZATION. As with the American Shorthair, cannot be color POINTED, of SEPIA of MINK, Neither CHOCOLATE or LILAC, o CINNAMON o FAWN, all colors showing evidence of Hybridization with the Siamese (himalayan pattern) or the Birmano (Sepia pattern), or the Tonkinese (Mink pattern), or the Abyssinian (Where did the Cinnamon and the Fawn come from).

    Character and skills

    Both shorthair and longhair New Zealand are the family of the Antipodes cats , and it can be a friendly companion and a playmate for children. The Shorthair antipode is known for its longevity, good health, and by its ability to easy treatment, they are cordial, happy and loyal. They are recognized for their ability to deal with all climates and conditions.

    Australian mist cat
    Recognized by the WNCA

    The Australian mist cat has been named Australia's national cat.
    Australian Mist
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    History

    In 1977 Dr. Truda Stræde, the creator of the race of “Australian mist cat”, It presented an idea to the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Cat Control (This body was replaced by the Cat Fanciers’ Association of NSW, a member agency of the Coordinating Council of the cat from Australia) to develop a breed of cat that was truly unique from Australia.

    The breed was developed at the junction of the Burmese cat, Abyssinian cat cats and dogs domestic short hair to create a cat for short hair with a spotted coat.

    The goal was to create a new breed with a peaceful temperament and spot pattern especially for indoor use.. In 1986, the breed was really recognized in Australia, at that time still under the name of “Spotted Mist“. By increasing the range of brands and colors -between, the cat is also available with tabby coat-, the name was finally changed into 1998: today the cat is called “Mist australiano”.

    Physical characteristics

    Mist australiano
    A Blue-spotted Australian Mist – Regis2007, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    The Australian mist cat has an athletic and muscular body. His figure with strong legs and a broad torso already suggests that he likes physical activities. This medium-sized cat has large green eyes and a rounded head.. Ears are slightly rounded and stand out alertly. In general, the face radiates kindness and curiosity, attributes that are part of your personality. The fur has several drawings (stains, stripes and squiggles) and color dimensions that give the cat a hazy look. Due to these color characteristics, it is also called “australian fog cat”.

    The Australian mist cat comes in different colors:

  • blue
  • brown
  • Caramel
  • Chocolate
  • Gold
  • Lila
  • Durazno
  • Character and skills

    The Australian mist cat is caring and people-oriented. But it is also social in relation to other species, so socialization with other cats is not only possible, but also very important.

    Whenever it can come into contact with other creatures, prefers solo adventures. Although it is one of the typical house cats, seldom lazily lies down. The Australian mist cat is lively, curious and active, so he does not like monotony or boredom.

    Some Mist can be trained to go leash walking.

    Care and health

    Australian Mist
    Australian Mist – kitty.green66, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    The Australian mist cat adapts flexibly to the living conditions of its owner. Can cope with large families, both in a flat and in a nursing home, as long as there's someone to hang out with.

    If you acquire an adult cat, you may need some time to get used to the new environment, especially if there are children around and the cat does not yet know how to interact with them. By the way, there are no typical diseases of the breed as regards the Australian mist cat. This breed of cat is healthy, robust and long-lived. However, You must go regularly to veterinary check-ups and update vaccination and antiparasitic protection.

    Life expectancy

    The life expectancy of a "Australian mist cat" healthy is from 13 - 17 years on average.

    Indoor or outdoor cat?

    The Australian mist cat it is a social animal that prefers to stay close to its interaction partners rather than roam outside only. They will take advantage of small outdoor spaces, like an adjoining garden, but they will also be happy in a flat, as long as, of course, can exercise and occupy themselves at home. A spacious apartment is not essential, but it would be ideal due to its agile nature. If there are several options to climb and play on the premises, the Mist australiano thoroughly explore your environment.

    In addition, in an unsupervised outdoor area, there is always a basic risk of loss for purebred cats. Criminal gangs see lucrative business in outdoor cats, especially when it comes to a specimen as special as the Australian mist cat. If a getter gets it, he catches it and sells it. For this reason, if you allow your cat to access an outdoor area, you will need adapted protection. For example, equip your cat with a GPS tracker or transponder. It may even be mandatory for your cat to be marked where you live.

    How much activity does the "Australian mist cat"?

    The Australian mist cat is a cat with a playful interest and a greater desire to exercise, so if you keep it as an indoor cat, will need to climb a lot. Variety in the form of different toys should also be provided at all times. The cat likes it best when it doesn't have to take care of itself, but its owner or a fellow man plays with it.

    Buy a "Australian mist cat"

    Buy purebred kittens Mist australiano can be treacherous, as these purebred cats are practically non-existent outside of Australia. In all Europe, it is considered a real stroke of luck to get hold of one of these rare kittens, as they are mainly bred in New Zealand and Australia. In general, the feline breed is still very young, so global awareness must first be broadened before a jurisdiction of special breeding clubs can gradually emerge. In addition, cats have a proud price. A prospective buyer has to pay a few 1000 euros for your desired cat, always depending on the breeder, general demand and location.

    However, with a little luck, you will find a Australian-Mist-Mix or a cat of at least similar appearance.

    Characteristics "Australian mist cat"

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a cat of the breed "Australian mist 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.

    Playfulness

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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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    Videos "Australian mist cat"

    Niebla Australiano o Australian Mist / Cat Breed
    Bronson the Australian Mist cat playing fetch

    Alternative names:

      1. Spotted Mist (English).
      2. Spotted mist (French).
      3. Australian Mist (German).
      4. Australian Mist (Portuguese).
      5. Gato de la niebla (Spanish).

    Asian Semi-longhair cat (Tiffanie)
    Recognized by the GCCF

    At first sight, the Tiffanie is defined by its owners as a cat “aristocratic”: refined, sociable, quiet, often with an air of dignity.

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    History

    The history of the origins of Tiffanie (or Asian Semi-longhair cat) differs slightly from hobbyist to hobbyist. However, all agree that the first kittens Tiffanie were born from the mating of a Burma cats and dogs Chinchilla. The origin can be traced even further and may include the Persian cats and the races of Angora. Whether it is a deliberate crossing or not, the beauty of the resulting kittens prompted the Baroness to repeat the experiment and initiate a breeding program to produce Burmeses of payment, better known today as Burmilla. Some of the kittens obtained had a color that did not meet the criteria of the Persian chinchilla, or its fur was too long. However, became the founders of the Asian races and Tiffanie respectively.

    Due to its relatively recent creation, a lot of people confuse the Tiffany (spelled Tiffanie in the UK) with a American Burmese long-haired or with his distant American cousin the Chantilly-Tiffany Cat. Confusion has persisted for a long time even in America: beyond their physical resemblance, the two breeds developed at similar times and shared the same name until 1992. To limit the risks of selling “fake Tiffanys”, now only cats resulting from crosses between English Burmese are allowed to be registered as Tiffanys, persian chinchillas, Asians or other Tiffanys.

    Despite these efforts, difficulties in accurately identifying the origins of the Tiffanie make it difficult for them to be recognized as a breed in their own right. With the exception of the Australian National Cats (or ANCats), who recognized the breed in 1999, y el British Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (recognition in 2003), other important feline associations, like the LOOF in France, consider that the Tiffanie is a simple long-haired variant of the Birmano.

    Whatever the name or status of the cat, their representatives are especially present in Australia, the United Kingdom (their country of origin), as well as in Canada and the United States.

    Physical characteristics

    The Tiffanie (or Asian Semi-longhair cat) it's a ball of muscle buried under silky fur. Many agree that he is the height of a Birmano with long hair. It is a medium linear cat with a semi-foreal subtype. His body is medium in size and lighter than it seems. The legs are slim and proportionate to the body, with the rear ones higher than the front ones. The tail is moderately thick at the base and tapers to a rounded tip, like a feather. If carried back over the body, should reach the cat's shoulders. Females tend to be thinner than males.

    Tiffanie
    Photograph of a Tiffany cat called Kumori – Jennie Kondo (Jennie Valdivieso Kondo – Grialte), CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    The head it is medium size, but it must be quite high, with rounded skull top. The face has a rather triangular shape, with wide cheekbones, cheeks compact, with a marked stop and a delicate chin without protrusions. The nose is straight, neither too short nor too long. The eyes they are big, oblique and far apart. Its color can vary from gold to amber green. Other eye colors are allowed depending on the cat's coat color, but solid green eyes are considered a fault by the standards, regardless of the associated coat color. The ears they are fine, large and slightly inclined forward, moderate in size. They are widely separated on the skull and rounded at the tip. There may be a tarsus inside, and a discreet plumage is accepted.

    Last but not least, the Tiffany has a fur dense, with an undercoat that is usually white, but fine enough to avoid the knot problems that are common in long-haired cats. The top layer is thin, silky and shiny, and forms a collar on the neck and shoulders. It is located along the spine and extends over the breeches, under the belly and on the tail. Brindle ghost marks in non-agouti adults are penalizing, except in the case of kittens or orange cats.

    Relatively little shed, and is especially recommended for cats with allergies.

    Measurements of the "Asian Semi-longhair cat (Tiffanie)"

    Height: Of 20 – 25 cm.
    Male weight: 5 – 7 kg
    Female weight: 3,5 – 5 kg

    Varieties

    The "Asian Semi-longhair cat (Tiffanie)" is available in a wide range of colors. Allowable coat patterns are identical to Burmese and Asian: solid, striped, silver, ticked and smoked.

    None of these traits are favored or more sought after than another in feline shows..

    Character and skills

    At first sight, the Tiffanie is defined by its owners as a cat “aristocratic”: refined, sociable, quiet, often with an air of dignity. However, Underneath his calm demeanor lies an energy and curiosity inherited from his oriental ancestors.

    Tiffany
    A white male Tiffanie (Asian Semi-longhair) cat presented at TUROK cat show Turku 2008 – Finland: Heikki Siltala, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Moderately active, but mischievous enough to liven up any home, the Tiffanys they are very close to their owners. He does not hesitate to ask for his share of pampering and attention with many purrs and meows, in addition to chatting with different people in the family for no particular reason. However, he also knows how to be discreet when his master wants to go about his affairs in peace.

    They are not very aggressive and adapt easily to new environments, They are also kind to other animals in the house and to strangers, as long as they respect your quiet time. However, some cats are jealous of other cats if they get too close to their favorite master.
    Beware of possible fights!

    Apart from these rare cases of jealousy, the affectionate temperament of Tiffanie and its general characteristics make it a breed of cat suitable for children, but also in a breed of cat recommended for lonely older people.

    The Tiffanie, a house cat, she is a tireless player once the game is on. Beware of fragile objects that can get in the way during your gaming sessions. To channel your excessive energy, a cat tree and cat toys are essential. His intelligence and attachment to his owner also allow him to try to teach his cat tricks and commands., such as looking for a toy.

    Health

    Thanks to its multiple crosses, the "Asian Semi-longhair cat (Tiffanie)" has a diversified gene pool that makes it quite resistant to diseases that its ancestors could suffer. Its average life expectancy is estimated to be about 17 years, like his cousin the Burmilla, as long as, of course, is properly fed and cared for.

    However, if you want to raise your cat, it is important to be tested for polycystic kidney disease, especially if you have a Persian ancestor. Before any possible acquisition from a breeder of Tiffanie, It is possible to – if not spontaneously, as it should be normally – ask you to provide the kitten and parent screening test results. Cat tests cost between 45 and 75 EUR.

    In addition, kittens of some lines may have significant umbilical hernias, whose correction requires a small surgical intervention.

    Life expectancy

    16 years.

    Grooming

    The Tiffanie (or Asian Semi-longhair cat) should be brushed daily to avoid the development of tangles in the hindquarters. However, unlike some long-haired breeds, they lose very little hair, even during the move, which makes them a hypoallergenic breed of cats. The frequency of brushing the cat's hair does not have to increase at this time.

    However, ears need to be checked regularly. Cats produce slightly more ear wax than average cats, but they are not more efficient in cleaning. For this reason, it is important to help you in this task, to avoid infections such as cat otitis.

    Food

    Being the Tiffanie a gluttonous cat, it is recommended to pay attention to the quantity and quality of your food, to avoid any problem of overweight or even obesity of the cat. Vigilance is all the more necessary since its semi-long coat can easily camouflage its curves..

    Buy a "Asian Semi-longhair cat (Tiffanie)"

    A kitten Tiffanie male without castrar sells himself between 400 and 1.500 EUR, according to his lineage. The price of a kitten Tifanny is slightly higher, but it does not exceed 1.600 EUR.

    Characteristics "Asian Semi-longhair cat (Tiffanie)"

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a cat of the breed "Asian Semi-longhair cat (Tiffanie)" 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.

    Playfulness

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    Activity level

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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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    Videos "Asian Semi-longhair cat (Tiffanie)"

    Asian Semi-Longhair Cats 101 : Fun Facts & Myths
    Asian Semi longhair Cat Compilation and Mix

    Angora cat

    The name of Angora cat can create confusion. It differs enough from the Oriental Longhair cat and of the Turkish Angora cat, and it does not descend the so-called cat Angora from the 19th century. In fact, this breed emerged by accident.

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    History

    In the Decade of 1960, the English breeder Maureen Silson coupled a Abyssinian cat sorrel and a Siamese cat dotted seal to create a siamese with pointed tips. Their descendants inherited the cinnamon feature (chestnut called the Abyssinian), creating Oriental Longhair cats cinnamon, and the gene for long hair, recessive in the Abyssinian cat, What created this race, known as Angora cat to 2003. The Eastern long-haired (Angora) is only recognized in Great Britain, although in North America it was called Oriental Longhair cat until another race with the same name was created there. For further confusion, in Europe, this race has been called Javanese cat, a name used for some various hair long in North America, and at one point was also known as Mandarin cat.

    Physical characteristics

    The Oriental Longhair cat is slender, but not extremely. Their legs are muscular, and their wedge-shaped head is not too long. Its fine, silky fur has no Undercoat and falls straight to the body. As a long-haired cat, the angora is relatively easy to care for. His eyes, Green in all varieties, less blank, they are somewhat slanted.

    Character and skills

    The personality of this breed reveals its kinship with the Siamese. They are playful cats, curious and sociable, they like to live with many cats and they are somewhat noisy.

    Visual guide to cats, Dr. Bruce Fogle
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