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.

    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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    Hardiness

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    Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)
    Recognized by WCF - WCC - TICA

    The Cyprus cat they are one of the oldest cat breeds in the world.

    A short-haired female kitten

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    History

    The Cyprus cat It is a breed of cat native to the island of Cyprus, located in the Mediterranean Sea, south of turkey. The history of the relationship between Cypriots and cats is very old. In fact, during the excavation of a Neolithic tomb in the village of Shillourokambos in 2004, French archaeologists discovered a cat skeleton buried alongside a human skeleton, dating from about 9500 years before Christ. This discovery was even more important, as it is the oldest evidence of human domestication of cats.

    Although the little cats had been present on the island for thousands of years, the race Aphrodite had benefited from many other influences. The first proof of this is found in the Life of Constantine, written towards the year 338 by Bishop Eusebius of Caesarea (235-369) during the reign of the Roman Empress Helen (250-330). It is said that the Roman empress Helena (250-330 d.C.) discovered during a visit to Cyprus that, after a drought of 37 years, the island was infested with poisonous snakes, especially around monasteries located in dry and rocky areas. He decided to send hundreds of cats from Egypt by boat to regulate its population. The monasteries took care of the newcomers: They lived around the convents and the monks were in charge of feeding and caring for them.

    This tradition continued for centuries, even to this day. In 1484, the Franciscan friar Francesco Suriano, recounting his trip to the Holy Land and his visit to the island and the monastery of San Nicolás de los Gatos, said “it's wonderful to see them, because almost all of them are mutilated by snakes; one has lost a nose, another an ear… And it is curious that when it comes to eating, to the sound of a bell, meet in the monastery; and when they have eaten enough, to the sound of the same bell, they all go out together to fight the snakes.

    But not only the Romans brought cats to the island. It was invaded by the Ottomans in 1571 and then occupied by Great Britain in 1878. In both cases, cats were put on board ships to ward off rats and mice. When the ships docked off the shores of Cyprus, some escaped and stayed on the island, mixing and reproducing with the local population.

    Most Cypriots have always resented the large cat population on their island. Cats were often abused, killed or poisoned with impunity, what is still happening today.

    The beginnings of the breed Aphrodite

    In 2005, by chance, an English cat breeder named Teresa Litherland moved to Cyprus. He was shocked by the treatment the cats received there, and at the same time he realized the very different and unique characteristics of many of them. They were large compared to European cats, with long and muscular bodies, hind legs slightly longer than front legs, long bushy tails, triangular heads and fairly large ears. A beautiful cat he named Cassidy and a female he named Lady soon came into his life as they entered his garden.. They were the first breeding pair to create the breed Aphrodite as we know it today. Below, he set out to breed them to see if their characteristics were passed on to the offspring. That's how it went, and this success convinced her to embark on an ambitious project: getting the Cypriot cat recognized as a breed in its own right.

    The recognition of the breed Aphrodite

    Aphrodite's Giant in Larnaca
    Aphrodite’s Giant in Larnaca – Apanag10, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Of 2005 - 2008, Teresa Litherland produced 4 generations of kittens. Some were big, long or short hair, others were smaller, mostly short hair. In 2008 met Andreas Mobius in Cyprus, international judge of the World Cat Federation (WCF) ⓘ, and presented them. They were all larger than the wild cats of Cyprus and had a really unique appearance, both in its skeleton and in different features such as the ears, the eyes and the shape of the mouth. Andreas Mobius focused solely on large cats and concluded that they did indeed have unique characteristics and that it made sense to pursue this project with a view to gaining recognition for a breed of cats from Cyprus.. Decided to call the race Giant aphrodite in reference to its impressive size and the goddess Aphrodite What, according to legend, was born in the waters of the island.

    That same year, in 2008, the Teresa Litherland se le union Lynn Nyland, a friend from England who was also touched by the situation of the local cats and who decided to help her carry out her project. She, too, realized that the best way to improve her situation in the long term, ensuring adequate protection, was to make the locals realize they had a treasure, cats that could be the envy of everyone. The only way to do it, as difficult as it was, was to get the recognition of the race.

    In 2009, they created the Cyprus National Cat Association (CyCNBA), that Aphrodite set out to promote. A few months after its creation, became a full member of the World Cat Federation (WCF) ⓘ.

    As they continued their work, and still aiming for the race Aphrodite was recognized as a breed in its own right, they sent Dr.. Leslie A. Lyons, from the Laboratory of Feline Genetics, a letter of intent. Lyons, from the Laboratory of Feline Genetics of the University of California, Davis ((UNITED STATES)UU.), I take 248 cat DNA samples, mixing individuals from their breeding program with those they simply cared for. At the beginning of 2012, the geneticist concluded that they form a distinct and unique population.

    They also opened their association to new members, whose breeding work they supervised with great care. The number of litters was a maximum of two per year, and they were strictly controlled. Those who did not conform to the breed standard were castrated, whether they had long or short hair. Others, intended for breeding, were subjected to tests to verify their DNA and thus preserve the purity of the breed. In addition, how they couldn't afford to keep all the kittens, the two friends sent some to foster homes or kennels in Europe.

    A few months after Dr.. Lyons will present his findings, the WCF officially recognized the breed as the Long Haired Giant Aphrodite. It was the first time that the recognition of a new feline breed was based on DNA tests.

    In the news, the organization also recognizes the short-haired version as Short Haired Giant Aphrodite. However, refuses to recognize smaller cats as part of the breed.

    With this, disagrees The International Cat Association TICA ⓘ, that in 2017 granted the breed recognition with preliminary status, prelude to full recognition. Decided to admit both varieties (long-haired and short-haired), as well as the giant individuals and the smallest (that usually have short fur). Like this, the name of Aphrodite covers no less than four possible combinations.

    The fact that there were individuals with short and long hair on the island is related to the fact that Cyprus is partially covered by mountains. The cats that live there have adapted to the living conditions of their environment. Like this, the fact that they have an undercoat and long hair, allows them to cope with very cold and snowy winter weather. At the same time, their large size allows them to hunt larger and more dangerous prey, like big rodents, lizards or snakes. On the other hand, those that live on the coast have a shorter coat and a less dense undercoat, since there the temperatures are much milder. They are also usually smaller in size, like their prey, mainly city mice or rats.

    The opposition between TICA and WCF continues until today. The other major organizations worldwide have not been able to settle the debate: either the International Feline Federation (FIFé), the American Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA), the Official Book of Feline Origins (LOOF) French or the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) British, they just don't recognize the breed Aphrodite.

    The CyCNBA still exists today, and has expanded its missions to an awareness role in the island's schools, in order to teach future generations that cats must be protected and receive the respect and care they deserve.

    Popularity of the "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)"

    Although it is recognized by the World Cat Federation (WCF) and The International Cat Association (TICA), Aphrodite's international development continues to be hampered by the fact that the vast majority of other benchmark organizations have yet to do the same. The prohibition of crossing with other breeds imposed by the institutions that recognize it also contributes to limiting its development..

    However, there are a handful of breeders in Europe, Asia and the United States that are members of the TICA and that they have decided to start raising the Aphrodite, either a giant or smaller race, short-haired or long-haired. However, this is not the case in france, Belgium and Switzerland, for example, where there are no breeders. In fact, it is still difficult to adopt a representative of the breed outside their island of origin.

    In cyprus, the Cyprus Cats National Breed Association (CyCNBA) and the hatchery “Aphrodite” they continue to breed the breed.

    Physical characteristics

    Aphrodite claims the luggage
    Aphrodite claims the luggage – Flickr

    The Cyprus cat comes in two different sizes: The Giant Aphrodite, whose length reaches 40-90 cm., while the smallest individuals measure 30-40 cm females and 35-45 cm males.

    Although they differ in size, representatives of the two varieties share the same physical characteristics. Like this, this cat has a long and very muscular body, especially on the hips and shoulders. Your bone structure is very strong, without being chunky. In addition, despite its musculature and bone structure, still quite thin, so it retains a certain elegance. The back is long and the neck is too.

      ♦ Hind legs are slightly longer than front legs. The tail is very bushy and is almost as long as the body, giving a perfectly balanced morphology.

      ♦ The head is triangular in shape, with a small dome on the forehead and a long, straight nose and muzzle, surrounded by slightly hollow cheeks and dominating a strong chin. The ears are wide at the base and can be large or medium. They form an open V shape, with the rounded skull between the two.

      ♦ The eyes are shaped like oblong olives. Many different colors are possible, from very pale blue to brown, but they must have a solid tone. Color may differ from eye to eye: minnows are allowed.

      ♦ His fur Aphrodite can be semi-long or short, with an undercoat in winter that sheds in spring. The top coat is very soft and bushy, although its density varies with the seasons. Topcoat can be solid or bi-color. In the first case, there should be no white spots. Bi-colored plants should have an uneven distribution of the two colors. In any case, all coat colors are allowed, except mink, chocolate, the cinnamon, the fawn and the lilac.

    Last but not least, both large and small individuals are sexually dimorphic: the male can be up to a 25 or 30% bigger and heavier than the female.

    Varieties of "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)"

    The "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)" comes in nothing less than 4 varieties:

    Long Haired Giant Aphrodite;

    Giant short-haired aphrodite;

    Long haired aphrodite;

    Short haired aphrodite.

    The "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)" it is one of the biggest cats in the world. Males are long or short haired, They measure between 50 and 90 cm and weigh between 6 and 11 kg. The females measure between 40 and 55 cm and weigh between 5 and 7 kg.

    As for him Aphrodite normal size, males measure “only” of 35 - 45 cm and weigh in 4 - 5 kg, in front of 30 - 40 cm and 3,5 - 5 kg of females.

    The TICA (International Cat Association) consider that they are all part of the same Aphrodite race, since they only differ in the size and length of the coat. The World Cat Federation (WCF), on the other hand, refuses to recognize the smaller sizes and keeps the name of Giant Aphrodite.

    Character and skills

    The Aphrodite has a gentle and affectionate demeanor, but it is also a live and very active animal, whether you're keeping busy or interacting with your owners.

    They have an athletic body, they need to use to keep their balance. Therefore, needs room to frolic, play or chase small prey. A life within the four walls of a flat is far from ideal for him: better to have a garden or outdoor access.

    Cyprus Shorthair cat climbing a tree
    Cyprus Shorthair cat climbing a tree – Riannacone, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    The aphrodite "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)"develops a very strong relationship with the people who care for her, they feed her, they pamper her and take care of her. Needs attention but is not possessive, enjoying their moments of independence and seclusion. Therefore, must have places to do it, especially if strangers regularly come to the house. In fact, he is as sociable with his family as he is shy with her, preferring to hide rather than say hello.

    On the other hand, gets along especially well with the children of the house, especially if they are old enough to have learned to behave with respect and delicacy with him, avoiding, for example, pulling or hitting his ears when playing with him.

    A good option to allow you to spend your high energy is to share your home with another animal. Cats often enjoy the company of other cats, especially if they are as active as him. That your cat lives with a dog is also perfectly feasible, especially if they live together since they were little.

    On the other hand, it is better to give up the idea that it lives in harmony under the same roof as a rodent or a bird, because the Aphrodite has a very strong hunting instinct. In addition, during their outings, this activity is their main occupation.

    Last but not least, It is important to note that the "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)" does not reach full maturity until 4 or 5 years of age. Develops slowly and remains a kitten for a long time, both physiologically and psychologically. It is important to take it into account to take care of it properly: whereas an adult cat is quite independent, a kitten requires more attention and care.

    Toilet "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)"

    Both short-haired and long-haired cats should be brushed once or twice a week to remove dead hair and dirt., and to prevent knots from forming. Once this is done, you can use a velvet or calfskin cloth to give a good shine to his coat. How he loves pampering, will appreciate it even more.

    In the case of long-haired cats, it is advisable to insist on brushing the collar, of the hollows of the front and rear legs and the tail to avoid knots. Without regular and rigorous maintenance, these become impossible to untangle, and there is no choice but to cut his fur. In this way, beauty and aesthetics would be lost, as well as protection against cold.

    Unlike other races, the "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)" only molt once a year: their fur falls out in large clumps in spring. Although this may be impressive, it's quite normal. Brushing helps keep the coat in good condition, but do not insist on it, as it can cause hair to pull out before it is ready to go out.

    It is also absolutely necessary to clean his ears once or twice a week with a damp cloth., especially since it is easily prone to ear infections (otitis, etc.).

    This is also an opportunity to brush your cat's teeth and check that there are no problems in this area. (caries, tartar deposits, etc.). Lack of dental care can lead to very serious illnesses, like septicemia.

    Once a week, wiping the corners of the eyes with a damp cloth will ensure they stay clean, and thus the risk of problems in this area will be reduced.

    To the Aphrodite he likes to run around outside and do his first steps in the trees. Therefore, it is usually not necessary to cut the nails manually. However, you have to check them once a month and trim them if they get too long.

    Health and nutrition

    This photograph depicts a Cypriot cat enjoying the Limassol Medieval Castle by night.
    This photograph depicts a Cypriot cat enjoying the Limassol Medieval Castle by night. – CitrusFlowerTalk, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    As the "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)" has only been the subject of breeding programs for a few years, it is difficult to know which diseases you are more prone to. However, appears to be generally in good health.

    However, is prone to ear infections, and rigorous maintenance of the ears is necessary to reduce the risk of problems.

    They are also known to have a weak stomach. For this reason, food choice is especially important to avoid, for example, repeated diarrhea.

    As with any breed, regular veterinary control - in particular through the unavoidable annual health check of the cat- allows you to detect any disease early and ensure that you are always up to date with your vaccinations.

    Last but not least, all organizations that recognize the "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)" (or at least some of its varieties) prohibit its crossing with other breeds. The goal is to keep this endemic cat from Cyprus as pure as possible.

    Feeding the "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)"

    The "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)" it is not a difficult animal to feed: industrial foods available on the market are perfectly suitable, especially if you opt for quality products, which typically contain everything you need to meet your nutritional needs. Of course, you should make sure to feed your cat the right amount for his age, body size, activity level and health.

    This cat matures late, between 4 and 5 years of age. For this reason, although it is already large, it is necessary to feed her a kitten diet until she has a few 2 years, on all of you are not neutered.

    When a change in diet is required, for example because a new product is needed due to age and / or unwanted weight gain, the fragility of your stomach makes it very important to avoid doing it abruptly. Even more than with any other race, this change should be made within the framework of a gradual and careful dietary transition, so that your stomach can gradually get used to the new product.

    Given your level of activity, the Aphrodite not especially prone to obesity. However, remember that no cat is immune, especially if it has been sterilized. Therefore, a rule of thumb for keeping your cat in good health is to make sure it doesn't have a tendency to put on weight, and not allow the situation to continue, as this would lock him in a vicious circle (the fatter a cat is, less wants to move). If weight gain is observed for several months in a row, you have to go to the vet, which is the only one capable of determining if the problem is medical (disease, medication, etc.) or is it related to the cat's diet (inadequate feeding and / or insufficient quantity).

    Last but not least, like any cat, it is essential that you have fresh water at all times, especially in hot weather. it is not a difficult animal to feed: industrial foods available on the market are perfectly suitable, especially if you opt for quality products, which typically contain everything you need to meet your nutritional needs. Of course, you should make sure to feed your cat the right amount for his age, body size, activity level and health.

    Buy a "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)"

    It's hard to find a kitten Aphrodite to adopt, due to lack of breeders. The most realistic solution is usually to import one from abroad, and more specifically from your country of origin: in cyprus, the price can be around 900 EUR. They are also available in the UK for a few 700 pounds.

    In both cases, transport and administrative costs are added to the price and, of course, it is important to ensure that the legislation on the importation of animals from abroad is respected.

    Characteristics "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)"

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a cat of the breed "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen 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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    Recognitions

    World Cat Congress (WCC) ⓘ World Cat Federation (WCF) ⓘ The International Cat Association (TICA) ⓘ

    Alternative names:

      1. Cypriot cat, Saint Helen cat, Saint Nicholas cat (English).
      2. Chat de Chypre, (French).
      3. Zypriotische Katze, Sankt-Helena-Katze, Sankt-Nikolaus-Katze (German).
      4. Gato cipriota, Gato de Santa Helena, Gato de São Nicolau (Portuguese).
      5. Gato chipriota, Gato de Santa Elena, Gato de San Nicolás (Spanish).

    German Longhair Cat
    Recognized by WCF

    The German Longhair Cat it is the only long-haired cat developed on German soil
    Alemán de pelo largo

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    History

    The German Longhair Cat and the German Angora cat share a tangled history, which includes a deviation through the Traditional Long Hair (Original), the European Long Hair and the German Forest Cat, before finally becoming a single race of “German Longhair Cat”.

    The German Longhair Cat has waited a long time to be recognized internationally, although since 1929 there is a breed standard and a point scale. The only thing that was missing until a few years ago was a registered breed that corresponded to this standard.. After the 2nd World War, He stopped the breeding of cats in Germany, the only indigenous breed of German longhair cats was considered extinct.

    In the beginning there was the Cat of Angora which was imported to Europe. Through crossing with other long-haired cats it became the Persian, although the term “Angora” became a generic term meaning “Longhair”. From the Decade of 1920, the preferred conformation in England and France gave rise to the cats we now call Persian Cats of “old style”, namely, they were “persian with nose”, as opposed to modern brachycephalic Persians (flat-faced).

    Long-haired cats in Germany were generically called Angora and they were raised for the color, not by conformation. Biologist and zoologist Dr.. Friedrich Schwangart (1874-1958) criticized that, in general, did not meet the standard “Hochzuchtperser” (“high-bred persian”) seen in british persians, so he created separate standards for the Persian cat and the German Longhair Cat in 1929, describing the differences between the two types. From that moment on, the breeders of “Angora” had to decide whether to breed British-style Persians or more natural-looking German longhairs. Schwangart hoped that the German Longhair Cat, with your hair silkier and easier to wash, became the most natural counterpart of the Persian cat who had been raised in Britain for decades. The German Longhair Cat was exhibited and recognized for the first time at the national level at the Exhibition of the Federation for the Breeding and Protection of the Cat in 1930 In Berlin. In the following years it was seen frequently in cat shows and in 1932, the German Longhair Cat “Rhine Castle Fox”, owned by Dr. Heine en Leipzig, became a federal winner.

    With the standards established in 1929, the types of long-haired cats were divided into 2 categories in the “Classification, Pedigrees and House Cat Systems” and these should not be crossed to maintain their distinct types (in Britain, the first Persian Cats, Angora and long-haired british natives they had crossed to create a single Long haired persian). There was more information in Schwangart's post of 1932 “Training and breeding of domestic cats (results and problems)”, in which it was pointed out that other long-haired breeds were the german long hair founded by Schwangart himself and, in the previous two years, the Burmese race appeared in Paris (namely, the Khmer / Birman).

    In May of 1935 the breeding of the German Longhair Cat under the auspices of the single state society “Cat Association of the German Empire” (German Reich Cat Club), which was the only breeding club at that time. It was grouped in the long-haired class along with the Persian Cat and the Burmese cat, and followed the Schwangart standard. In October of 1939 was recognized by the Confédération Internationale Féline (CIF) as “Borealis” or “Boreali” (“North”). The CIF was the predecessor of the Fédération Internationale Feline (FIFe) and had been founded by the Societa Felina Italiana, the Cat Club de Paris and the Fédération Suisse. World War II interrupted the breeding program and the German Longhair stalled for several years before, apparently, to become extinct. After World War II, the DEKZV, the only cat breeding club in Germany until 1969, used the breed name again “Angora“. Until 1965, the German Longhair Cat (which lost most of its players during the war) and the Persian cat they were bred under the same name and the old standard, that did not distinguish the races according to their conformation.

    Unlike in the Persian cat, the German Longhair Cat was not sponsored by a feline association, possibly due to hostility between then-board members and Schwangart. In 1965, the name of the breed “Angora” He was removed, leaving only the Persian cat. The German Longhair Cat it was simply forgotten. When the German long-haired got going again, there was a debate on the name of the breed: ¿German Angora cat or German Longhair Cat? For a time, the German Angora cat he was raised like him Domestic long-haired cat, and the German Longhair Cat it was the traditional long hair (original).

    Dagmar Thies reported in 1979 that Mrs.. Renate Aschemeier had managed to locate German long-haired cats of original bloodlines and had bred them at the Blasheimer factory since 1968. These cats were considered very typical representatives of the breed and later their descendants would be helpful in reestablishing the breed.

    The German Angora cat he grew up with that name since the year 2000, but it was not recognized by any feline association and, on the other hand, it was a registered trademark. The breeders of the German Angora cat they affirm that there is no German long-haired cats authentic because they have become extinct. The history of modern breeding of the German Longhair / Angora cat began in the year 2000 with Dr.. With. Brigitte Leonhard with her long-haired white cat Shiva. According to Bettina Münter, Shiva was born on a farm in September 2000. The conditions were very poor, but Münter got two white kittens: a strange-eyed white female they named Shiva and a male named Romeo. Unfortunately, Romeo's errant tendencies forced him to be castrated.

    In 2001 came across a Burmese black cat x Domestic called Bommel, and then, in 2002, with a Persian cat blue. This sowed the seeds of the recreation of the “German Angora cat” that Prof. Friedrich Schwangart llamó “German long hair” (Deutsche Langhaar).

    In 2003, la Sra. Münter bought two stallions British shorthair, and the lilac tabby “Alfons of Golden Kennel” (Rossini) played a special role in founding the German angora cat.

    In 2004, Rossini crossed with Shiva and gave rise to a silvery blue torbie, Ashanti (later renamed as “Isis”), what happened to Britta Steckelbach, and a short haired sister named Askara. The Sra. Steckelbach crossed Ashanti with the British Longhair “Jo-Jo of Sandokan”. The two women decided to create a race, but after discussing it with an important association they decided that their ideas did not fit with established feline fashion, so they founded the “German Angora Cat Club” (GACC) in 2005 with other interested breeders who wanted to create a natural feline breed.

    In 2005 there were a growing number of breeders interested in preserving or recreating the German Longhair Cat under the name of German Angora cat. They found foundation cats among free-range farm cats that approached the standard of German long hair de Schwangart. The herd book of the German Angora cat opened in 2005. The names of the founding farms were Bettina Münter (“from the very finest”) y el de Britta Steckelbach (“of Mystic German Angoras”). (Although Mrs.. Munter claimed there was no place for them in the established feline, Anneliese Hackmann, President of the German Edelkatze eV and the WCF, supported his vision from the start).

    In 2006 the GACC was affiliated with the WCF and the development of the breed was more focused. Unfortunately, there were disagreements about the foundation animals and the breeding plans. The Sra. Hackmann suggested that breeders dissatisfied with the GACC move to Deutsche Edelkatze eV. In response, la Sra. Münter and Mrs.. Steckelbach recorded the name “German Angora cat” to prevent long mixed breed hairs from posing as German Angoras. Only GACC breeders could use the name. Breeders who had joined Deutsche Edelkatze eV needed a new name for their breed. They also rewrote the pedigrees so that the ancestors of the German Angora cat were retrospectively documented as German long hair. German longhairs obtained formal recognition (a sore point with the breeders of Angora Alemán), so the German Angora cat Happened to be called European longhair cat to gain recognition as a long-haired equivalent of the European shorthair cat.

    Until 2007, when the German Longhair Cat, the Angora Alemán and the German long-haired they were considered synonyms of the same race. The German Longhair Cat was bred to fit the old image. Both breeds were described as very similar and both had interbred with Persian Cats old-fashioned to improve conformation and coat. the Board of Directors of the first Cat Club of German Angora discarded the idea that they were the same race, which led to a dispute that divided the group of breeders. In 2009, el GACC (including its founders, Bettina Munter y Britta Steckelbach) applied for recognition of the German Angora, but it was rejected. Munter and Steckelbach tried to put obstacles to the breeders of the German Longhair Cat, but they finally lost in a legal battle.

    In 2010 the German Longhair Cat sought breed recognition and several cats were evaluated at a Deutsche Edelkatze exhibition in Grefrath-Oedt. Unfortunately, WCF rejected application for recognition. WCF recognized the Traditional Long Hair (TLH, renamed as Original Long Hair due to trademark issues from a paper registry prefixing numerous breed names with “Traditional”) presented by South African breeders. This breed was an old-style Persian in the Silver and Gold color series. A WCF judge suggested that the Original Long Hair could be seen as a collective name for primitive long-haired cats and suggested that the Long German Hair should be considered part of that group. This was rejected by most of the breeders of the German Longhair Cat because the vision of Prof. Schwangart was that of a cat other than the old type Persian. A few raised and exhibited their cats as TLH, but many stayed with the name of German Longhair Cat.

    The “Deutsch Langhaar” (DLH, long hair german), with its distinctive type and not Persian, was finally recognized by the WCF at the general assembly of 2012 with a revised standard that, However, still based on Schwangart's description. The few breeders who had tried to gain recognition the traditional way (original) long-haired could now raise the German Longhair Cat. In the same general assembly, WCF also recognized TLHs in all other colors.

    In 2012, the breeders of German Angora cat they again requested the recognition of their cats, this time under the name of European Long Hair, and with the support of the Internationaler Royal Cat Club (IRCC) y de Mr Stein. The European Long Hair was recognized and the standard was the same as that of the European shorthair cat, except for fur length. Not all German Angoras they met that standard. To accommodate the breed name change, The German Angora Cat Club changed its name to the German Cat Club. In 2013, the IRCC and the Katzenverein Leverkusen e.V. (KVL) agreed to treat the European longhair cat and to the one of German long hair due to their similar breeding goals and common ancestry. Ancestral cats were fully recognized without being considered “experimental”. Depending on the association, descendants could be registered as German Longhair Cat or European Long Hair. However, in 2014, Herr Stein revoked the recognition of the European Long Hair and, default, the German Angoras they became Long Hair German. The clubs associated with each breed eventually agreed that the two breeds were equivalent.. The German Cat Club (GACC) appears to be inactive since 2014 and in July 2015 there were hardly any breeders left “German Angora cat“.

    Physical characteristics

    By the standards of the time, both the Persian Cats as the German long-haired cats they had a compact conformation, short sturdy legs, a broad head with a relatively short and wide muzzle and moderately small ears (similar to those of the European wildcat). Both had rather short and well-worn tails, level back and long coat (with age differences, seasonal coat and pregnancy to watch out for). And in both cases a type was not desirable “medio angora” with a slender body or a narrow, pointed face.

    However, the Persian cat it was described as thicker, with a rounded head and a prominent forehead that fell sharply towards a wide and short muzzle that gave an expression of “anger” (namely, a shorter face). The coat of the Persian cat it was denser and woolly, with a well developed collar, and cats were bred with size and density in mind. In contrast to the Persian cat, the German Longhair Cat had a more moderate head: a less prominent and tapered forehead that gently curved upward from a longer nose with a gentler slant. The conformation was less compact, the movement more fluid and the tail longer than that of the Persian. In essence, the German Longhair Cat did not allow the short face and prominent forehead of the Persian cat and in profile the face resembled that of the Short Brindle Hair.

    The German Longhair Cat it was in the same colors and patterns as the Persian: monocolor/autocolor (black, blue, cream, Red and white), bicolor, tortoisehsells (with or without white), “More expensive” (colourpoints), smoked, Chinchilla (tipped), peach (smoky red / cameo), silvers and tabbies both “Tiger” (mackerel) as “marble” (Classic).

    The description given for the "German Longhair Cat" it was that of a cat with a gently sloping forehead, not bulky or too round, traveling a flat or slightly sloping curve to the arch of the nose. Somewhat long nasal bridge, straight or very slightly arched. Wide snout, not pointed. This head is a companion of the S.H. Tabby. The structure is less rough, the tail is longer and the action freer than in the Persian”.

    In his last job “Overview and description of domestic cat breeds” (1954), Schwangart described in detail the German Longhair Cat, pointing out the existence of intermediate forms between the Persian and the German Longhair Cat that were in some of the colors, and the need to eliminate intermediates to reestablish the 2 races as different from each other. It is clear that Persians they had grown up together, perhaps due to the difficulties of maintaining the races in times of war, perhaps to improve the traits of one race or another or perhaps due to ignorance that they had originally been separate races.

    Drew up the breed standard, though by then he might feel it was a losing battle due to the growing popularity of the Persian cat. In the German longhaired solid color, amber / yellow was the preferred eye color, except solid white cats, in which amber was allowed, blue or odd eyes. Deafness was a disqualifying offense in white cats, which were to be examined with a whistle out of the cat's sight. He also mentioned the potential for degenerative problems, like deafness, related to “albinism” (blue-eyed white was confused with albinism), so some indication that the cat was not albino was desirable, like a dark membrane. Two-color and three-color cats should have more color than white. To the cats “masked” they were allowed to be less symmetrically marked than bicolor or tricolor. This group included the hawksbill “black and yellow” and the “Spanish” (tortoiseshell and white). The hawksbill should ideally have large spots of color, but Schwangart admitted that this was weird. In partial colored cats, the color of the eyes should reflect the predominant color of the coat. Chinchilla eye colors (black tip), peach colors (Golden?), smoked and silver were related to the color of their fur (namely, in parallel to shorthairs and Persians).

    In 2008 a provisional standard of the German Longhair Cat in the World Cat Federation, based on the standards of 1929 and 1954. It is the only long-haired cat developed on German soil and is the “sister” long-haired European short-haired breed, to which it resembles in its general conformation.

    It does not have the broad muzzle of the Maine Coon cat nor the straight nose line of the Norwegian Forest Cat .

    The modern standard calls for a medium-sized cat with a long figure, rectangular, robust and flexible. It is distinguished from European Shorthair / Celtic Shorthair for having a deeper chest and a bushy tail of medium length that is reduced to a round tip. The sturdy legs are short to medium long with large, firm legs.. The head is rounded, but it is longer than it is wide with a moderately long and sloping nose with a slight stop (a pronounced stop is a foul). Strong chin and cheeks, the latter suggest the Nordic breed of the European wildcat (F. silvestris silvestris). The ears are small to medium size, straight and broad at the base with a rounded tip. The eyes are round to oval, large and slightly diagonal; color is related to coat color / pattern (or with the predominant color in partially colored cats).

    The coat is medium long on the shoulders and shorter on the head. It is longer in the flanks, the back and the belly, and it is particularly long on the gola, hind legs and tail. However, the coat is easy to maintain, shiny and not as woolly as that of the Persian. All colors are accepted, except for chocolate, the cinnamon and its diluted, the lilac and the tawny (both in solids and in drawings). In all other respects, colors / patterns include auto / solid, the bicolor, the tortoiseshell, the turtle and the white, the “masked”, el tipped, the cream, the Red, the smoked, shading, the silver and the mackerel and the classic tabby. Personality is human-oriented.

    German Angora cat
    Recognized by WCF

    Angora alemán
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    History

    At the end of the 19th century appeared repeatedly in the paintings of Anton July Adam, call “Adam-Gatos”, in the from Henriette Ronner-Knip and in the work of Arthur Heyer strikingly similar this breed semi-long haired cats.

    In this period there was no organized breeding of pedigree cats on the continent.

    The German Angora cat fue criado originalmente a partir de gatos de pelo semi-largo criado y gatos domésticos por la Sra. Aschemeier who retired from farming in 2010 . Aschemeier always referred to his long-haired cats, as German, not as Angoras.

    The German Angora cat was not recognized by any cat association.

    The breeders of the Angora Alemán They claimed that there was no German Longhair Cat genuine since they are extinct. They describe the German Angora cat as long-haired natural in the same way as al “Norwegian Forest Cat “, both are natural hairy breeds.

    Was not up 2007, When were the hairy Germans recognized. The German Angora cat long-haired and the German Longhair Cat they were synonymous with a race.

    In 2007, the Council of administration of the Club German of cat Angora rejected this idea, that ended in a dispute that ended up dividing the Group of breeders.

    German became a registered trademark of the Angora and could only be raised by the German Club of the Angora cat. Has not sought international recognition.

    In the meantime, the German Longhair Cat is bred to fulfill the old image. Both breeds are described as very similar and both have crossed to the old style of the Persians to improve conformation and coat.

    Physical characteristics

    This breed has a silky hair, with a lot of background layers and do not tend to sticky. Your body is strong and robust (Cobbytyp). It has a round head and a powerful broad nasal bridge. The eye color should be green, but other colours are permitted. The tail is profusely covered and is intended to show long hair waving. All colors are permitted.

    Character and skills

    The German Angora cat is considered an active and playful cat, very people-oriented. Group is social and friendly.

    Chinese Harlequin Cat
    Categoría VI - TICA

    Alrlequín chino
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    This feline breed is listed as one of the category VI breeds. under the clause 307.7 of the TICA rules (International Cat Association). The Chinese Harlequin Cat has, of course, the word “Chinese” in the name, but I don't think this cat is from China or a Chinese feline breed. The TICA, from what i see, does not explain the meaning of Category VI, except it's the lowest category. The first four categories are Established Breeds (category 1), Natural breeds (category 2), Variant Breed / Mutation (category 3) and Domestic Hybrid Breed (category 4).

    The color pattern of the Chinese Harlequin is called Van. Este patrón también se encuentra en los gatos Turkish van, but this cat is long-haired.

    It is a domestic breed, hair short, bicolor: a predominantly white cat, but with a black tail and black spots on the head and body.

    The Chinese Harlequin Cat se pueden encontrar en otros lugares de China, but they are rare. They are accepted as a thoroughbred by the International Cat Association.

    They are represented in a large number of ancient Chinese art.

    It said that it was an attempt to re-create the old Chinese cat, a race that disappeared.

    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.

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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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    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
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    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.

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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.

    Asian Semi-longhair

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    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.

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    Friendliness to other pets

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    Independence

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