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, que parecían burmese pero tenían los colores plateados del Chinchilla cat. The following year, puso en marcha un programa de cría para conservar el color plateado de los gatitos birmanos y bautizó la variedad comoBurmilla“.

However, breeders who participated in the program saw cats of many other colors. Algunos incluso tenían el pelo largo debido a su descendencia de los Persians. Se dieron cuenta de que tenían una reserva genética lo suficientemente grande como para crear todo un nuevo grupo de gatos.

The long-haired cats were called Tiffanie, while the short-haired ones were called asian. La raza asiática así definida incluye todos los colores y pelajes de los gatos de pelo corto que no se reconocen en el 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), y su estándar es común con el 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. Los ojos tienen una línea inferior redondeada y una línea superior oblicua.

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 to 6 kg
  • female weight 3 to 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, that is to say, 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 es un gato que maúlla mucho, with a clear and powerful voice, y que sabe hacerse oír cuando es necesario. However, even if you like pampering, not especially invasive.

    It also, 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, este gato aprecia la compañía de los niños, 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. Puede pasar días siguiendo a su amo por toda la casa, haciéndole compañía mientras lava los platos o sentándose en su regazo mientras ve la televisión.

    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, algunas líneas son propensas a desarrollar condiciones que suelen afectar a los birmanos.

    For example, may suffer a polimiopatía hipocalémica, 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. Thus, 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, the asian cats run the risk of developing diabetes in cats, which requires close monitoring of your diet.

    Life expectancy

    Of 12 to 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.

    For sale "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, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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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. Thus, 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

    It also, its pelage is short, soft and can be in 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.

    in addition, its tail is neither thick nor extremely hairy. It also, 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 (that is to say, 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 it 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.

    American Keuda
    Unrecognized breed.

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    History

    It is thought that the American Keuda es el descendiente de algunos de los primeros gatos traídos a Texas y algunos pueden haber venido de España en el siglo XVI-XVII. It seems to the Egyptian Mau A lot. But even though the Keudas parecen tener raíces Want to, This cannot be proven.

    The name “Keuda” en sí es una abreviatura de la palabraKitten Evaluation Under Direct Assessment“. It is the name of a program (que tenía lugar en Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas) that investigated the “type” de gatos que sobrevivían como gatos de granja.

    Since 2002, This race is in constant development and is currently regarded as provisional race, no reconocida aún por las organizaciones internacionales de registro de gatos.

    Today, cats Keuda are valued as family pets and as show animals. Only cats Keuda that are descended from the original farm cats can be registered and exhibited.

    Isolated and remote colonies, en las que se han comprobado al máximo las líneas más antiguas, han sido la fuente de los gatos de cría. The American Association of the Keuda cat is the group currently responsible for its preservation and quality control of this breed. Shows are held and cats are judged according to the breed standard Keuda and the rules of the American Keuda Cat Association (AKCA).

    Physical characteristics

    American Keuda
    American Keuda – catunited.com

    The cat American Keuda se distingue por su forma extraña y su característica más singular, have skin folds on the abdomen and under the elbows, allowing them to spread their legs while walking like a cheetah, and even its legs can rotate.

    These cats are of complexion semi-foreign (long tubular body type), with one head modified wedge-shaped, snout neither short nor long and ears moderately large that make the head appear triangular.

    The bone structure is medium to large and well muscled. The fur it is smooth and silky, and comes in a variety of familiar patterns and solid colors. The most common are black, the target, the blue, the smoked, the brindle brown, the silver tabby, el color point, the red and, recently, the piebaldo.

    The fur is medium to short length and smooth, and its texture is such that unwanted plant matter does not adhere to the fur. They have eyes macaroons. The ears The triangular shape of the American Keuda Cat is slightly rounded and set well back on the head. Sometimes the ears are tufted and have medium hairs inside.

    The legs of the cat American Keuda they are well muscled and have approximately the same length in the forequarters and hindquarters, allowing for a fairly level back when the cat is standing. They have queues long and sharp.

    Character and skills

    "American Keuda"

    American Keuda
    American Keuda – catunited.com

    The American Keuda is known as an active cat, outgoing, inquisitive, smooth and intelligent voice. They are quite adaptable and social. They get along well with children and other pets in the house (provided the proper introductions have been made).

    They like to play with the water, so it is recommended to maintain the tanks covered in his presence. Don't be surprised if your adorable Keuda accompanies you in the shower, or want “help him” with the dishes.

    El espíritu de colonia es bastante fuerte en el American Keuda, por lo que a menudo serán madres de un nuevo gatito o defenderán el jardín de un perro vecino (being friends with your own dog at the same time).

    Como su fisiología es perfecta para correr, to the Keudas they love it. They love active games with racing, jumps and climbs. Therefore, asegúrese de haber comprado algunos postes rascadores, ladders, cat trees and other necessary furniture for cats (how much more, best). To the American Keudas they can be taught to walk on a leash.

    Grooming

    Due to its fur, it will be enough to brush them once a week. In addition to these factors, no es un tipo de gato difícil de cuidar, since they are not too interested in attention.

    Health

    Due to its origin, the American Keuda has the best possible health that a natural cat can have. However, due to extremely thin undercoat, the Keudas no toleran bien el frío.

    American Ringtail
    Records: TICA

    The American Ringtail It is one of the newer breeds of cats existing without registering, It is at this time as a race in a pilot phase.
    American Ringtail
    3rd Generation American Ringtail cat Chunky Monkey – Suemanley1, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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    History

    The cat American Ringtail originated a few years ago, When in 1998 a male stray cat was rescued in Fremont, California. When the cat grew up, it was found that he tended to keep his tail in a hunched position on his back. There was no deformity or physical defects in the animal, the cat did not seem to have any kind of discomfort while holding its tail in that particular way.

    Soon, other cats in the locality were observed with a similar “ring” in the queue. After the genetic consultation, the final decision was made to develop these cats as the only formal breed. The original ring-tailed male was crossed with a short-haired female cat. Since then, several litters are born with the features that show the “Ring-tailed cat”. Originally called “Ringtail Sing-a-ling” these felines were called American Ringtail and they are currently on the road towards the full recognition of the bodies of registration of the feline breeds.

    Physical characteristics

    A relatively large size, the RingTail it is a long and muscular animal. Both sexes can reach a weight of 5 to 7 Kg. in adulthood. have a back long and strong. The skin is soft and silky and can come in any color or pattern. The color of the eyes is also not strictly defined at the moment. The tail it's straight with curls at the tip that fall down the back. The legs are medium-sized fingers linked by membranes.

    "American Ringtail"

    Spunky American Ringtail

    The famous ring tail is due to two different genes that produce the ‘upright’ appearance’ and 'curved’ the tail. It is seen in certain wild cats and domestic, and even in purebred dogs. They are not associated with any health problem. Its own tail is muscular and broad at the base, well-developed bones are not fused. Cats have tails ring position when it is calm. It serves not only to balance the cats in movement, but also to slow down during a Chase at high speed.

    Character and skills

    The American Ringtail he is very kind and loving by nature. They interact well with children and other family members, They even developed a strong attachment with one person in particular, however they are a bit shy in the presence of strangers.

    curious by nature, explore everything what they see in their surroundings and are particularly fascinated by water sources, perhaps a relic of his wild days when he used to quench his thirst by drinking from the backwaters in the wild.

    Another “Wild” attribute, It is their habit of its food storage, hiding in different places of the House for food at a later time. For its unique design and beauty, these fascinating safe cats win the attention and fame to prosper as a distinct breed, widely recognized for years to come.

    Health

    Although their ringed tail does not cause any specific health problems, the American Ringtail you may experience some problems as you age.

    Grooming

    Grooming your cat is a great way to spend time alone with him.. The American Ringtail usually has a short to medium coat length. Their coat is usually easy to maintain and tends to stay clean..

    Brush your cat about twice a week to remove any stains or tangles, or just spend some time bonding with him and develop your relationship. They don't shed much, but brushing helps keep their coat soft and shiny.

    What is the price of a "American Ringtail"?

    The American Ringtail can be challenging to find, as they are still thought to be a rare breed. However, if you can find a breeder of these kittens, you can expect to pay between 500 and 1.000 $. They are currently only recognized by the International Cat Association (TICA), but with the status of “Registration only”.

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    Aegean cat
    Unrecognized breed.

    Gato del Egeo

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    History

    The Aegean cat is a natural breed of cat from the Cyclades islands of Greece.

    This species likely dates back many millennia. Los arqueólogos han encontrado pruebas de que los primeros gatos domesticados vivían en la isla de Chipre, 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, sólo han sido reconocidos como raza distinta en las últimas dos décadas. Some consider them a Greek national treasure. So far, no han sido reconocidos por ningún registro de gatos, 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.

    Finally, 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 no desdeñan el agua y pueden incluso ir a pescar por sí mismos. Consider this cat if you've always wanted a feline fishing buddy. However, if you have an aquarium or koi pond, debería asegurarse de que sus habitantes estén protegidos de un gato curioso con una garra.

    Al Gato del Egeo le suele gustar formar parte de la familia y se adapta bien a la mayoría de los hogares. You will appreciate having an enclosed outdoor area where you can climb or lie in the sun, pero no debería permitírsele vagar.

    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, se considera en general un gato adaptable que puede vivir felizmente en la mayoría de los climas. 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, llamado así por el mar que lo rodea, believed to be one of the oldest types of domesticated cats. Puede ser una mascota en su país de origen, 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 he need? "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, por lo que necesita estímulos como juegos y actividades al aire libre, especialmente si puede correr y perseguir pequeñas presas allí. 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. Como no son producto de la cría selectiva, they are less likely to carry genetic diseases. However, siempre es una buena idea elegir un criador que ofrezca una garantía sanitaria por escrito contra las enfermedades genéticas durante los dos primeros años de vida del gato.

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

    For sale "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 días antes de la salida.

    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, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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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. Un programa de cría tan inusual dio como resultado el desarrollo de una serie de características diferentes entre los dos grupos, pero la mayoría de los registros de gatos todavía no los reconocen formalmente como razas distintas.

    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. Los criadores estadounidenses siguieron perfeccionando el estándar único del Burmese cat, and the CFA eventually lifted the suspension in 1954. At the same time, British breeders tried to breed Burmese cats a través de un programa de cría distinto compuesto por una variedad de gatos, 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 en un esfuerzo por preservar la línea “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..

    Tanto los 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. De ahí su apodo de “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), pero hoy en día se permite una amplia gama de colores.

    The standard sable color is the result of the so-called Burmese gene (cb) causing a reduction in pigment production. Esto desvirtúa la expresión habitual del color creando un efecto de punto de color difuminado (that is to say, 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 son excelentes animales de compañía debido a su naturaleza cariñosa, 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) es un trastorno metabólico en el que los niveles de azúcar en sangre permanecen elevados durante largos periodos de tiempo. 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. Aparte de esto, the race Burmese it is considered a fairly healthy and strong breed, with a half-life of 10 to 17 years.

    Data from “Burmese cat”

    1. The Burmese breed name in Thai means “handsome, lucky and splendid looking”. Creemos que estos gatos elegantes y de buen aspecto son dignos de este título.

    2. To the Burmeses they love to investigate. Call a Burmese curioso sería un eufemismo atrevido. 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, con el objetivo de crear la combinación perfecta de las mejores características de las dos razas. The Tonkinese was officially recognized as a breed in 2001.

    Antipodean cat
    Registration: CATZ Inc

    The Antipodean cat 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, cuyos ancestros son los gatos que llegaron a las antípodas con los primeros pioneros de Europa. Estos primeros gatos fueron traídos por los primeros colonos para cazar las ratas que amenazaban el suministro de alimentos y más tarde trabajaron como “farm cats” and as “store cats” in the new colonies.

    Durante más de 150 years, these robust cats have flourished, establishing itself as New Zealand's indigenous house cat, haciendo frente al frío de las cordilleras, to the humidity of subtropical forests, a la tundra seca que bordea las regiones desérticas y a los peligros de una vida ajetreada dentro de los límites de la creciente ciudad.

    Physical characteristics

    The Antípodas can be long-haired or short-haired and brindle in color, solid or percal. Cats with points of color (that is to say, Siamese) cannot be considered true Gatos de las Antípodas.

    The Antipodean cat 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.

    Antípodas

    The head is a slightly truncated triangular wedge. The Antípodas has the cheeks full, the jaws 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. El color de los ojos de los antípodas puede ser verde, Turquoise Blue, yellow, oro, 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, los gatos deben estar ENTEROS y aprobados para un programa de cría registrado. Esto significa que deben ser utilizados para producir gatos de pelo corto y de pelo largo neozelandeses PEDIGRADOS o para ser utilizados en otro programa de cría en el que los pelo corto y pelo largo neozelandeses sean un cruce aprobado.

    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, no deben mostrar ninguna evidencia de HIBRIDACIÓN. 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 Birman (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 Gatos de las antípodas , and it can be a friendly companion and a playmate for children. The Antípodas de pelo corto 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
    Photo: breeds.traditionalcats

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    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, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Friendliness to other pets

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    Vocality

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    History

    In 1977 The doctor. 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) para desarrollar una raza de gato que fuera verdaderamente única de 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.

    El objetivo era crear una nueva raza con un temperamento pacífico y un patrón de manchas especialmente para su uso en interiores. In 1986, the breed was really recognized in Australia, en ese momento todavía bajo el nombre deSpotted 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. Su figura con las piernas fuertes y el torso ancho ya sugiere que le gustan las actividades físicas. 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. Debido a estas características de color, it is also called “australian fog cat”.

    The Australian mist cat comes in different colors:

  • blue
  • brown
  • Caramel
  • Chocolate
  • Oro
  • 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. Aunque es una de las típicas gatas de casa, seldom lazily lies down. The Australian mist cat is lively, curious and active, por lo que no le gusta la monotonía ni el aburrimiento.

    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, es posible que necesite algún tiempo para acostumbrarse al nuevo entorno, sobre todo si hay niños alrededor y el gato no sabe aún cómo interactuar con ellos. By the way, no hay enfermedades típicas de la raza en lo que respecta al 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 to 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, como un jardín contiguo, 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, pero sería ideal debido a su carácter ágil. If there are several options to climb and play on the premises, the Mist australiano thoroughly explore your environment.

    It also, 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 he need? "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.

    For sale "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, ya que se crían principalmente en Nueva Zelanda y Australia. In general, la raza felina es aún muy joven, por lo que primero debe ampliarse la conciencia global antes de que pueda surgir gradualmente una jurisdicción de clubes de cría especiales. It also, 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.

    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 (español).