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Burmese cat
Federations: LOOF, CFA, ACF, ACFA, TICA, FIFé, WCF

Today, you can still find cats similar to the current ones Burmese cats in the Buddhist temples of Southeast Asia
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History

The first written records of the Burmese cat date back to the 14th century. El Tamra Maew, a manuscript of poems and illustrations found in Ayutthaya, the capital of the Kingdom of Siam (current Thailand), date of this period. This “treatise on cats” describe, among other things, to the Rajah, a round-headed cat, slightly chunky body and very silky chocolate coat: a description that corresponds in all respects to the Burmese what do we know today. According to legend, it was one of the 16 races that lived with Buddhist monks, who considered them sacred.

For centuries confined to his homeland, the cat began to spread internationally when in 1930 a US Navy medic, Joseph Thompson, brought a chocolate coated female from Thailand, Wong Mau. As the fur of this one was almost black at the tips (ears, legs and tail) and chocolate-colored in the rest of the body, guessed it was a Siamese cat. However, genetic testing disproved this assumption and established that it was a different breed. Fascinated by the beauty of this animal, Joseph Thompson decided to start a breeding program with other enthusiasts. Thus was born the American Burmese cat, a round-headed cat with a slightly chunky body.

The Burmeses did not arrive in Britain until later. It was not until the end of World War II that soldiers returning from Burma brought some brown cats.. Breeders who learned about the development of the American Burmese cat in the United States and Canada were interested in these cats and started a breeding program.

They contacted the American breeders so that they could send them some specimens. Among 1949 and 1956 some imports were made that allowed to expand the gene pool, which otherwise risked being insufficient due to the small number of subjects.

The program was a success: from the third generation, and more specifically in 1952, the breed was recognized by the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF), the british feline organization. It was distinguished from Burmese Raised in America for his more triangular head and less stocky body.

The first standard only specified one layer color: chocolate. However, as time passed and more cats were raised, other colors appeared in the litters and lines. Like this, the first blue guy was born in 1952, and others with red fur followed in the following years, cream, tortoiseshell or even lilac in 1971. Breeders continued to develop the breed incorporating these additional colors, that were recognized in the successive updates of the breed standard.

However, until the end of the decade 1960, the gene pool of European Burmes cat remained very small, what limited its development. In 1969 imports could be reorganized, this time from canada, that contributed greatly to the development of the breed.

It also, the breed spread fairly quickly to most of western Europe. so it happened, for example, already in 1956 in France and in 1970 in Germany.

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Male Brown/Sable Australian Burmese Cat – Psypherium, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
The controversy between the European Burmes cat and the American Burmese cat

The breeding of Burmese has developed in parallel, but in a somewhat different way, in the United States and Great Britain, respectively. This explains a certain divergence between the North American and European lines..

Like this, the American Burmese cat, also called Contemporary Burmese, has a rather round head, a rather short nose and a somewhat stocky body.

The European Burmes cat, also known as Traditional Burmese, has a more triangular head, a longer nose and slimmer body.

This heterogeneity divides breeders and institutions. For example, the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) has refused to register specimens from the United States since 1980, to preserve traditional English lines.

The controversy is amplified by the existence of serious cranial deformities in some kittens from North American lines. For example, some have two noses or just one cheek. Most affected kittens are stillborn., and those who are born are immediately euthanized. However, due to the limited size of the breed's gene pool, not even Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) not even Asociación Canadiense de Gatos (CCA) require routine sterilization of breeders with these defects. This decision is left to the discretion of each breeder..

The English Burmese lines are not entirely free from these problems.. However, the prevalence of these problems is much lower than on the other side of the Atlantic.

Physical characteristics

Burmese cat
Burmese – Flickr

The Burmese it is a medium size cat, muscular and of strong stature, tending to weigh between 4 and 6 kg.

The legs they are long and delicate, with delicate oval feet. Overhead wedge-shaped, with one forecrown wide, some settle ears wide and of medium size and a straight nose.

The Greats eyes are golden yellow to amber in color and have an oriental curved upper eyelid. The fur of the Burmese, dense and silky, has a very fine undercoat, so it is attached to the body.

Officially, ten different coat colors are recognized, no pattern allowed. The Burmese comes in ten generally recognized colors. As a common feature, they all have so-called spiky coloration, why the face, the ears, legs and tail are darker than the rest of the body. The most common coat color is nut brown..

Varieties:

As a result of separate breeding programs, the English Burmese are different from americans. European tends to be more eastern, with a more triangular face, while the American Burmese cat it is plump and rounded in the body, head, eyes and feet; with full cheeks and a short muzzle.

Character and skills

The Burmeses they are curious cats, energetic and loving. They especially like to play and are very people-oriented. You should not leave them alone for a long time, as they quickly feel lonely. Not in vain, these loving cats are called “people's cats”.

They need close physical contact and cannot do without daily caresses. The friendly cats remain active and attentive until old age. They show no fear of strangers and are usually quite “talkers”.

Indoor or outdoor cat?

The "Burmese cat" it is an active animal that needs a lot of space. You are not comfortable in a narrow flat. So that they are happy, must have at least one secure balcony or, even better, a fenced garden. If the conditions are good, the Burmeses they can also go abroad. The only problem is that these friendly cats are not afraid of the neighbors or other strangers.. So, They can easily fall victim to “cat thieves”.

How much activity does he need? "Burmese cat"?

The Burmeses They are great cats for the whole family. They need a lot of activity and are reluctant to be alone. In fact, They consider themselves so affectionate that they would rather come on vacation with you than wait home alone. If you have to leave your loving cat alone more often, you should get a second cat to keep each other busy.

Especially if cats can't go outside, you must provide them with a suitable substitute occupation. Even outdoor cats are not averse to playing regularly with their humans. With his attentive and curious character, to the Burmese loves to play and chase toys. It is best to provide this clever cat puzzle games or encourage him to seek and chase with hidden treats..

Burmese cat
Burmese cat

Grooming and feeding

The coat of the Burmese cat it is very easy to care for and does not need any special treatment. Just brush the silky fur from time to time to remove dirt. This will not only guarantee a well-groomed and silky appearance, it will also do your cat a favor with extra petting.

A varied and healthy diet also contributes to the well-being of the cat.

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Before buying a Burmese cat, you must be sure that you can dedicate the necessary time. The Burmeses they are considered one of the breeds with the longest life expectancy. You can't leave, often, to this cat only for the next 12 to 18 years and you will have to take care of it daily. If you have discovered this oriental cat for yourself, looking for a trusted breeder. There is currently no independent breeding club for the breed and you will have to turn to amateur breeders.. When you choose a kitten, make sure both the kittens and the parents appear healthy.

The price of a "Burmese cat" ranges between 800 and 1300 EUR.

European Burmes cat
Chocolate (American “Champagne”) British/European Female Kitten –

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Japanese Bobtail
Recognized by the CFA, TICA, CCA-AFC

The Japanese Bobtail he is a smart cat, playful and very curious, that radiates joy for life.
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Characteristics "Japanese Bobtail"

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History

The Japanese Bobtail it owes its name to its very short, pom-pom-shaped tail, breed characteristic. There are two types: the Shorthair japanese bobtail and the Longhair Japanese Bobtail. Most official bodies consider that they are two varieties of the same breed., but the TICA (International Cat Association) consider each to be a breed in its own right.

The oldest records of this breed date back to the 6th century. But, despite its name, it likely actually originated from China or Korea. Some ancient Japanese texts say that the cat was initially gifted to the Emperor of Japan by the Emperor of China or Korea as a sign of friendship.. Another hypothesis is that Japanese Bobtail was brought to Japan by early Buddhist monks (who also came from Korea at the same time), as they used it to control rodents in order to protect the rice paper books and documents stored in the temples.

Whatever its origin, believed to be a natural breed, that is to say, not created or modified by the hand of man.

Originally, the Japanese Bobtail it was especially popular with silkworm farmers in Japan due to its incredible hunting skills. It allowed them to get rid of rodents forever.

The imperial family also quickly fell under the spell of the race, and granted privileges reserved to the nobility: all the care was given. In the 10th century, Emperor Idi-Jo even imported more copies from Korea to protect his manuscripts from small rodents.

In 1602, due to the invasion of rats that destroyed silkworm farms and rice crops, Japanese authorities decreed that cats should no longer be domesticated, they were allowed to roam freely through the farms and streets. Like this, feeding was prohibited, buy or sell cats. The Japanese Bobtail became the “street cat” of Japan.

Japanese Bobtail
Blue eyed Female Japanese Bobtail – ​Wikipedia Japan user ようてい, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

It was not until many centuries later that the Japanese Bobtail became known outside of Asia. It was not the Japanese who made the breed official and gave it international recognition, but an American breeder named Judy Crawford, that brought several Bobtails japoneses of his trip to Japan in 1968. So he decided to join forces with Elizabeth Freret, another american breeder, to try to get the cat to be recognized by the different organizations. The breed was officially recognized by the CFA (Cat Fancier’s Association) in 1976, and by FIFe in 1990. Since then it has spread on American soil, and is now also recognized by the other two great American organizations, la American Cat Fanciers’ Association (ACFA) y la International Cat Association (TICA).

In France, debe su llegada a Hélène Choisnard, who discovered the breed during a stay in Thailand in 1980. While visiting a Buddhist temple, a monk gave him a young cat Japanese Bobtail tricolor called Sirikit, que le había llamado la atención. He took her to France and crossed her with another Japanese Bobtail que había traído de Estados Unidos. Bobtails' first litter “made in France” was born a year later, in 1981. The breed is now recognized by the Livre Officiel des Origines Félines (LOOF), but it is still little known in Europe, where other short-tailed cats, as the Manx cat, they steal the show.

Physical characteristics

The Japanese Bobtail he is an athletic cat, medium-sized. Its body long and slender and his back straight, raised by legs tall and thin with feet oval, give it an unusual elegance. The neck it is harmonious and the legs strong despite their delicate appearance.

A Japanese Bobtail stares intently at the camera, mostrando la cara triangular que es una característica de la razajonny-mt, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The head triangular, con líneas limpias y ears large, straight and spaced, is characterized by a forecrown rounded and prominent cheekbones, surrounding a nose larga con dos líneas paralelas. Its big eyes ovals are slanted and give a soft, tempered look. The eyes are often two different colors.

But what makes this breed special (and gives his name) is your tail short, tall and curled, which forms a kind of pompom. The Japanese see it as a chrysanthemum, símbolo de buena suerte según las creencias japonesas. Esta característica procede de un gen autosómico (that is to say, located on a non-sex chromosome; neither X nor Y) recesivo y no tiene ningún impacto negativo en el animal.

The fur of the Japanese Bobtail can be short or semi-long hair, with little undercoat in both cases. In any case, can be tortoiseshell or tortoiseshell. All cat coat colors are accepted, except for chocolate, the lilac, the cinnamon and the tawny. The tricolor coat, also called Mi-Ké (that means “Three hairs” in Japanese), is the most appreciated, as it is said to bring good luck to its owners. Last, to be accepted, color must be solid and deep or, when there are many colors, present pronounced contrasts.

Size and weight

  • Male length: Of 30 – 35 cm.
  • Female length: 30 – 35 cm.
  • Male weight: 5 – 10 kg
  • female weight 2,5 – 4 kg

Varieties

There are two varieties of Japanese Bobtail: the Shorthair japanese bobtail and the Longhair Japanese Bobtail. The latter was not recognized by the CFA (Association of amateurs of cats) until 1993, while the TICA considers it a feline breed in its own right.

Both cats have a silky coat with very little undercoat.

Character and skills

The Japanese Bobtail he is a smart cat, mischievous and very curious that exudes joy of living. very difficult to alter, is constantly alert and ready to discover everything new in the house. His curiosity leads him to explore every corner of his home, and allows you to easily adapt to new environments, which makes it a perfect travel companion.

Their outgoing character helps them express themselves and make themselves understood. It is a very talkative cat and will return the meow to whoever addresses it. It's not especially loud though, has a lot to say, And a whole host of meows and sounds at your disposal to say so!! Attached to its owner, can follow you all day without getting bored, but without showing his excessive meowing or his disturbing behavior.

It is possible to train your cat, since he is quite intelligent and playful by nature: can easily learn some tricks and understand some commands. You can even walk your cat on a leash, if you can make me see it as a game, so that you find it interesting. However, they can be stubborn, so sometimes it's hard to make them change their minds about certain things (for example, what they can and cannot do).

On the other hand, this cat is very laid back and can jump to impressive heights. Providing suitable perches or toys will encourage them to jump and exercise.

You should also make sure to give them a few minutes of play each day., since it is necessary for its development. It is a breed of cat that adapts well to children, whose energy and enthusiasm shares. Also easily accepts the presence of strangers and other animals. In the case of a dog, put them together little by little, if possible when the cat is still young, makes it easier for them to get along and coexist.

Last, the Japanese Bobtail it is one of the few breeds of cats that like water.

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Japanese bobtail and normal-tailed cat – Wikipedia

Health

The Japanese Bobtail you do not have any particular genetic disease. His athletic build makes him one of the most vigorous cats, and has a constitution of iron.

The life expectancy of the cat is approximately 15 years, making it one of the longest-lived cat breeds.

Life expectancy

13 to 16 years

Grooming

Due to its scarce undercoat, the fur of the Japanese Bobtail not prone to knots and, Therefore, requires relatively little maintenance.

In the case of a Shorthair japanese bobtail, a weekly brushing is usually sufficient. In the case of a Longhair Japanese Bobtail, daily brushing of the cat's coat, although it is not essential, will help the coat retain its beauty and shine. For both cases, the Japanese Bobtail seasonally molts, in spring and autumn. The long-haired variety is constantly shedding.

However, the Japanese Bobtail he is very playful when groomed. Unlike some of his peers, This is not usually a moment that I hate, All the more reason not to exempt him from it!!

The coat of the Japanese Bobtail it is waterproof, meaning bathing and shampooing can be difficult. Fortunately, these two tasks are rarely necessary.

It also, to prevent the build-up of tartar and the development of infections such as gingivitis, regular brushing of the cat's teeth is recommended. The ideal is daily brushing, but the weekly is fine.

Last, it is a good idea to check the condition of your cat's ears at regular intervals, and clean them if they look dirty.

For sale "Japanese Bobtail"

The price of adopting a kitten Japanese Bobtail usually oscillates between 800 and 1100 EUR. There is no big difference between the price of a kitten Japanese Bobtail male or female.

If you don't get a "Japanese Bobtail", You will always have the consolation of being able to buy the famous “Mancki-neko“, or cat who greets, a popular lucky charm very typical in Japan.

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Alternative names:

    1. Japanese Bobtail (English).
    2. Bobtail japonais (French).
    3. Japanese Bobtail (German).
    4. Bobtail japonês (Portuguese).
    5. "Bobtail japonés" (español).

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Mekong Bobtail cat
Federations: WCF

The Mekong Bobtail cat still a rare breed of cat, since at the beginning of the decade of 2010 its population barely exceeded 600 registered copies.
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History

The Mekong Bobtail it is a natural breed originating from Thailand, for which it has long been known as Thai bobtail. It has been present in Southeast Asia for many centuries, and legend has it that his courage led the kings of Siam to use him as a guard to protect the treasure chamber from possible theft.

In the 19th century, these cats were considered symbols of loyalty. Royalty used to gift them to the nobility to reinforce their good relations. So it is not surprising that, at the end of the 19th century, el rey Somdetch Phra Paramindr Maha Chulalongkorn, better known as Rama V, give away 200 from them to Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.

Several of them were Mekong Bobtail, that sparked some interest in Russia, so more specimens were imported in the following years. These cats and their descendants are the origin of the breed we know today.. In other words, although it is basically a Thai cat breed, it was the Russians who allowed it to develop and flourish, without modifying it.

However, the breed could not develop under the communist regime, and it was not until the decade of 1980 when Olga Mironova, a renowned cat specialist, took an interest in her and decided that she should be recognized. With the help of Ludmila Esina, Russian breeder and cat specialist, drew up the first standard and adopted the name Mekong Bobtail, in tribute to the river that runs through Southeast Asia.

This cat was first presented at an international feline show in November 2003, during the “Royal Canine Grand Prize” held in Moscow. A few months later, in august 2004, received the recognition of the World Cat Federation (WCF). WCF has not been followed by other organizations since., so it remains the only major feline association that recognizes the breed.

In fact, the Mekong Bobtail cat still a rare breed of cat, since at the beginning of the decade of 2010 its population barely exceeded 600 registered copies. The vast majority are in the former Soviet countries, mainly in Russia and Ukraine. It is almost non-existent in Western Europe and North America.

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MEKONG BOBTAIL cat of rare lynx-point colour Dona Miya Ayutthaya. Cofein Pride cattery (WCF). – Alex opryatin, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The body structure of the Mekong Bobtail is similar to that of Siamese cat. With its long, muscular body and its long, thin legs, has preserved the refined elegance of Thai cats. The strong stature in combination with the beautifully modeled head give the animal a noble appearance. The characteristic feature is the short tail. It is a quarter the length of the body and has different combinations of curves and folds. According to the international breed standard, its length is at least three vertebrae.

The coat color of the Mekong Bobtail reminds of the Siamese cat. Belonging to typical cats point, breed standard allows all colors point no target. Cats often appear with sandy to cinnamon colored fur. The coat is soft and silky to the touch. Hugs the body closely. The effect is produced because the purebred cat has hardly any undercoat.

If you look at the cat's face, you will notice the large ears with the rounded tips. They perch on top of the animal's head and give it an attentive impression. This is enhanced by the slightly outwardly curved ears.. Similar to the Siamese, the breed is characterized by its large, oval eyes. Its deep blue color contributes to the exotic beauty of this rare breed of cat..

Last, sexual dimorphism is well marked, being the males larger than the females.

Size and weight

  • Height: 30 cm.
  • Weight: Of 3 to 5 kg

  • Character and skills

    The Mekong Bobtail cat he is an affectionate cat who enjoys the company of humans. They are very faithful and devoted to their owner and constantly seek their company.. Demands a lot of attention, that returns multiplied by a hundred in affection.

    Sociable and curious by nature, this cat loves to hang out with new people, especially if they give you the attention you seek. Calm and balanced, it is an ideal cat breed for children, as long as, of course, have learned to behave with animals: his patience has limits and he runs the risk of biting, even more than scratching, to those who amuse themselves by pulling their tail or whiskers.

    The sociability of Mekong Bobtail spreads to other animals, and enjoy the company of other dogs, as well as other cats. The presence of other animals in the home is an option to be seriously considered by any owner who has to be away for long periods of time each day., since it is a breed of cat that does not tolerate loneliness. On the other hand, coexistence with small rodents or reptiles should be avoided, since his hunting instinct can overcome his good manners at any moment.

    On the other hand, the Mekong Bobtail easily adapts to a new environment, and traveling by car with your cat should not be a problem. Therefore, they are an ideal option for those who move regularly or want to take their cat on vacation.

    Active and athletic, to the Mekong Bobtail he loves to run around the house, jump on the furniture and perch on the closet. With this energy level, ideally they should have access to the outdoors, where they can run and have fun before returning to their owner to rest quietly. However, can live in a flat, as long as his owner makes sure he gets enough exercise by playing with him often, or even taking him out on a leash.

    If you have free access to the outside, it is recommended to put a necklace with a locket in which your name and phone number appear, In addition, of course, of the essential identification of the cat by chip or tattoo. In effect, although he is very close to his master and wants nothing more than to return to his side, his curiosity and the fact that he likes the company of humans can take him away from home; the risk is that you realize too late that you don't know how to get home

    Last, it is a breed of cat that usually meows, either to let its owner know that it is time to eat or that it is time to open the door to go chase the birds.

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    Rare MEKONG BOBTAIL kittens, color tabby-point. Mekong bobtail hatchery Cofein Pride – Alex opryatin, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Health

    The Mekong Bobtail it is a robust breed with no known genetic predisposition to disease.

    However, can be prone to several conditions common to all cats:

  • The feline idiopathic cystitis, a common bladder infection in cats that can have serious consequences if left untreated;
  • Various eye problems: secretion, redness or even a color change in the eyes;
  • Gastrointestinal disorders: vomiting, flatulence, diarrhea or constipation. These problems are usually due to diet and can pass within a few days or persist for several weeks..

  • It also, as with any breed, care must be taken to avoid being overweight or obese, that could cause serious health problems. Adequate nutrition and sufficient activity levels will normally avoid this problem..

    Grooming

    The Mekong Bobtail cat is a low maintenance cat breed. His short-haired coat only needs to be brushed once a week to remove dead hairs and keep it looking its best..

    It is advisable to prolong the grooming session a bit to take time to check the teeth, ears and, above all, the cat's eyes to make sure they are clean. They can be cleaned with a damp cloth.

    Last, depending on the activity level of the cat and the use of the scratching post, nails may need to be trimmed with nail clippers.

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    Rare MEKONG BOBTAIL chocolate tip color – Talestra of Cofein Pride – Alex opryatin, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    For sale "Mekong Bobtail cat"

    The price of a Mekong Bobtail cat is of some 20.000 hryvnia in Ukraine or 50.000 rubles in Russia, what corresponds to some 700-800 EUR.

    As this breed is not yet common in Europe and America, it is usually necessary to import it. In this case, the cost of transport and possible customs duties must be added to the purchase price.

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    British longhair cat
    Federations: LOOF, TICA, WCF

    The British longhair cat was recognized as a breed by the International Cat Association (TICA) in 2009. Some other registration organizations still do not consider it a breed of its own..

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    History

    The British longhair cat originated in Great Britain at the beginning of the 20th century and is the result of crossing the British Shorthair cat and the Persian cat. The British Shorthair cat They had long interbred with the persian cats, but the resulting cats that showed the long-haired gene of the Persian they were considered unusual.

    Because the breed has only recently been bred for its specific traits, have achieved race status in recent history. Much of the history of British longhair cat is associated with its relationship with its namesake and ancestor, the British Shorthair cat.

    Physical characteristics

    The British longhair cats are size medium, with long hair and a nice round face. His big round eyes, their sweet expressions and fluffy fur give this breed adorable charm. Under all your fluff, these cats have muscular and robust bodies. The british long hair usually weigh between 3 and 7 kg, and males tend to weigh more.

    The coat of the British longhair it's dense and straight, and moves away from the body to make these cats appear larger than they really are. Its fur is also soft, thick and available in many colors, like black, the lilac, chocolate or gold. They can also have a bicolor pattern, ticked o colorpoint. These cat breeds shed little compared to other long-haired breeds, but they have a thick undercoat.

    The British longhair cat is often compared to the British Shorthair cat and with the Persian cat as for its appearance, And for good reason: This breed of cat follows the same breed standard as the British Shorthair cat, except for their long, soft fur. The magnificent mane of British longhair is the result of the side of Persian cat of his genealogy.

    British longhair cat
    British longhair cat Bounty Amouge, No. 4 according to the RosKosh club international cat show catalog “Golden Autumn-2014” (WCF). – Nickolas Titkov from Moscow, Russian Federation, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Character and skills

    These sweet cats are as personable as their smiling faces would suggest.. The British longhair cat He is known for his smooth, calm demeanor and easygoing demeanor. These cats are not easily upset – some might even call them lazy!! Although sometimes they behave like typical playful kittens, they are significantly less active than most cat breeds and become less active with age. They also sleep quite a bit, even by cat standards.

    But these cuddly cats are so much more than just sofa companions.. They are incredibly smart, social and loving. The British longhair is a loyal breed that loves people and tolerates most environments.

    Although they are very sociable, these cats also have an independent vein, and they often feel good doing their own thing. That does not mean that these cats always leave you alone.; in fact, they have been described as small “private investigators”. True to the cats of pop culture, these cats are quite curious. Don't be surprised if you find these cats pawing at your personal belongings or looking closely to see what you are doing..

    The British longhair cat He is affectionate and tolerant with children, but he doesn't like to be caught. Parents will have to spend time teaching their little ones not to pick up these adorable cats and to meet them on the floor to pet and play.

    Needs of the "British longhair cat"

    Thanks to his laid-back temperament, the British longhair adapts to a wide variety of environments. Their gentle and carefree demeanor makes them patient and loving pets for families with young children and frequent guests.. These friendly felines are sociable and adapt to changes, they tolerate curious young children and noisy dinners.

    They are far from sticky, and they don't mind being left alone while you go to work or your social activities. This independent spirit also means that the British longhair can be a bit stubborn. They prefer to do things their own way, and often do not respond to owners starting the game when they prefer to lie down. However, this does not mean that your british longhair cat does not want to know anything about you. On the contrary, you will have to spend time showing your love and affection. Lots of pampering, attention and the presence of other pets will keep you from feeling lonely.

    These cats love to chat and will have small conversations with you often to let you know that they are hungry., thirsty or just to get your attention. If you have roommates who are easily irritated or you live in an apartment with thin walls, this breed might not be the most suitable.

    If what you are looking for is a friendly and cuddly companion that adapts to different lifestyles and living spaces, the British longhair cat it's a good option. This calm cat adapts well to family life, to frequent travel and most life situations, as long as I receive a lot of love and care.

    Health

    The british longhair cats they are not more prone to disease than other cats, but they have a certain incidence of health problems. This breed has a life expectancy of between 15 and 17 years.

    “It is important to check for polycystic kidney disease, in which cysts develop in the kidneys causing decreased function and, finally, kidney failure”. DNA tests are now available to detect the risk of this disease in parents, so it is advisable to do a previous screening. This disease is also very common in the Persian ancestors of the British longhair.

    Responsible breeders will test kittens for genetic health problems, but it is important to keep regularly scheduled veterinary appointments and follow the advice of your cat's veterinarian. Health problems can develop later in life and will need to be managed.

    British longhair cat
    British longhair cat

    Grooming and care

    British longhair mainly handles that task itself. Because of all this self-grooming, your British longhair cat is prone to swallowing a lot of hair and developing hairballs. Help your cat by brushing more frequently or offering hairball relief treatments.

    The British longhair cat tends to be a bit lazy, and owners will have to motivate them to move. Encourage play often, provide trees to climb and interactive toys to play with.

    “Weight control is very important with these cats because they tend to be less active as adults compared to other cat breeds.. “They are prone to being overweight, so daily exercise is essential”.

    How are they smart, these cats are usually easy to train to perform simple tasks, how to use the litter box or scratching post. These food-loving cats will always appreciate a treat to reward good behavior.

    Socialization should be easy with this easygoing breed. Kittens british long hair those who are introduced to people and pets at a young age are usually easy to get along with and accept unfamiliar faces well.

    Food

    The British longhair cat should be fed a high-quality diet approved by your veterinarian. Look for protein ingredients primarily of animal origin. Your cat can be fed dry or wet food. This breed is prone to obesity, so it is important to monitor your food intake.

    British longhair
    A bluish-white long-haired British cat from the McQueen Cattery. – Felinology, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    For sale "British longhair cat"

    Kittens british long hair from a reputable breeder usually cost between 700 and 1.100 EUR, depending on pedigree.

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    European Burmes cat
    Federations: GCCF, LOOF, FFH

    burmes europeo

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    History

    The European Burmes cat has the same origins as the American Burmese cat, that goes back to Wong Man, led cat of Burma to America in 1930. Imported American cats, descendants of Wong Mau, a Gran Bretaña, and the Brown was recognized in 1952, but after the race was divided to take different forms in both sides of the Atlantic. In Europe, los criadores preferían una aspecto más típicamente oriental, and they were also interested in a wider color scale.

    The Cat Fanciers Association began registering Burmese in 1936, but suspended records on 1947 porque los criadores seguían utilizando a los siameses en sus programas de cría. Records resumed in 1953, after this practice was discontinued.

    In Europe, However, the development of Burmese took a different path. In Great Britain, donde la escasez de reproductores era aún mayor que en Estados Unidos, the Siamese Red Point and the British Shorthair cat se utilizaron en los programas de cría, and his genetic contribution included additional colors: red, cream, brown-turtle, chocolate-turtle, blue-turtle and lilac-turtle. With the time, they met as European Burmes cat.

    The color blue, a recessive trait carried by cats imported from America, accepted a few years. The reddish colors and the turtle, It resulted from an accidental crossing, they were recognized in the Decade of 1970. Great Britain cats were exported to Europe, Africa, Australia and New Zealand in the Decade of 1950. Therefore, la raza en estos países sigue el tipo europeo. The FIFé allows green eyes, but the GCCF considers it a defect.

    On both sides of the Atlantic, the Burmese cat aún aparece entre las razas más populares, but looks better in Europe, where short hair cats prevail over copies of long hair.

    Physical characteristics

    European Burmese
    Share Alois de Arkhitekton, macho Burmés europeo presentado en una exposición de gatos en Siilinjärvi, Finland – Heikkisiltala, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    The European Burmes cat, as the American Burmese cat, characterized primarily by the sepia pattern of fur, que se transforma gradualmente en las puntas oscuras y uniformes en las raíces, without markings striped cat.

    The coat is short and thin, glued to the body and do not need daily care. Thin legs hold a fairly weak body, but muscular, surprisingly heavy for its size.

    The head is the feature in which the European Burmes cat differs more than the American type. It has a wedge and the snout is blunt; the eyes are separated, they are round and just ripped.

    It is a medium-sized cat that usually weighs between 2 and 3 kg, sometimes more.

    Varieties:

    La mayoría de las organizaciones que reconocen al European Burmes cat no permiten el cruce con otras razas en el marco de su cría.

    This is the position taken by the Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFé) and the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF).

    The Livre Officiel des Origines Félines (LOOF) French is an exception, since it authorizes the mating with the Burmilla cat, to expand the genetic background of this breed.

    It also, the European Burmes cat es en sí mismo el origen de dos razas:

    the Burmilla cat, resulting from mating with the Persian cat;
    the Gato Tiffanie, resulting from a cross with the Himalayan cat.

    Popularity of "European Burmes cat"

    The European Burmes cat is quite successful in Europe, y esto es especialmente cierto en el país donde se desarrolló: Great Britain. Since 2004, ocupa el quinto lugar en la clasificación de razas en función del número de registros anuales en la principal institución felina del país, the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF). However, is in clear decline: while at the end of the 90 more than 3.000 kittens per year in the organization (lo que le permitía ocupar el cuarto puesto en el ranking), this figure has been divided by three since then, and now around a thousand.

    In France, the European Burmes cat not as successful as in Great Britain and ranks 35 (of about 70) en la clasificación de razas del Libro Oficial de Orígenes Felinos (LOOF) en función del número de nacimientos registrados cada año. Este número ronda la cincuentena, what, just like in britain, reflects a certain decline: in the decade of 2000, it was rather on the order of 60 to 80. The American Burmese cat not far behind, since it occupies the position 40, nails on 30 or 40 registrations per year.

    In Switzerland, the European Burmese ocupa el décimo lugar en las estadísticas de la Fédération Féline Helvétique (FFH) since the years 90. However, while in the decade of 2000 había unas 70 registrations per year, this figure has dropped in the following decade and is now more of 40.

    Character and skills

    European Burmese
    European Burmeseasi02, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    When it comes to personality, the European Burmese and the Burmese cat are aligned. The European Burmese is energetic and friendly. Has the charm and determination of his ancestors Siamese, and enjoy the conversation as much as that breed, but her voice is soft and sweet, which contradicts his tendency to run the home with an iron paw sheathed in velvety fur. Es muy inteligente y busca la compañía humana, por lo que no es el más adecuado para un hogar en el que vaya a estar solo la mayor parte del día. If there are no humans around to stimulate your intellect, asegúrese de que tenga la compañía de otra mascota. Get along well with other cats and dogs, but, of course, other Burmese (of any type) will be your best friend.

    The European Burmese he is a very curious cat. It is hoped that you will explore your home thoroughly and get to know all its corners. He is playful and remains so into adulthood. Estimule su mente inteligente con juguetes interactivos y enséñele trucos que le permitan lucirse ante el público. Besides sitting, turn around, say hello and come, can learn to reach for a small toy or walk on a leash. With proper early conditioning, car rides and vet visits will be a breeze.

    One European Burmes cat it is a good choice if you are not opposed to total loss of privacy. This cat will want to participate in everything you do, from reading the newspaper and working on the computer to preparing meals and watching television. Of course, will sleep in bed with you and can even snuggle under the covers. When i'm sitting, will be on your lap or right next to you, waiting expectantly for me to caress you. Yes, he ignores them, will scold you. Guests will receive your undivided attention, and those who say they don't like cats are likely to win.

    A female of European Burmese is the very definition of queen status. Likes attention and likes to be in command. Males are calmer and are content to fill the lap. Whatever your choice, you may soon find yourself longing for another.

    Children and other pets

    The European Burmese, active and sociable, It is a perfect option for families with children and for dogs that accept cats.. Play fetch as well as any retriever, learns tricks with ease and loves the attention he receives from children who treat him with politeness and respect. Convive pacíficamente con gatos y perros que respetan su autoridad. Always introduce pets slowly and under controlled circumstances so that they learn to get along.

    Health

    Tanto los gatos con pedigrí como los gatosmixed raceshave different incidences of health problems that may be genetic in nature.The European Burmes cat is generally healthy, although they can be prone to gingivitis and can be sensitive to anesthesia.The following diseases have also been observed in this breed:

    • Aqueous humor lipemia, a transient milky appearance of the eye during infancy, que generalmente se resuelve por sí sola.
    • Dermoide corneal, the presence of skin and hair on the surface of the cornea, que puede corregirse quirúrgicamente con éxito.
    • Gangliosidosis, an enzyme deficiency A test has been developed to detect the disease.
    • Síndrome de dolor orofacial, indicated by exaggerated licking and chewing movements and pawing the mouth Discomfort may increase when the cat is excited or stressed, y los gatos a menudo se muestran reacios a comer porque la actividad es dolorosa.Algunos gatos deben usar un collar isabelino y tener las patas vendadas para no lastimarse.Algunos casos se resuelven por sí solos y luego se repiten.Se desconocen la causa y el modo de herencia.Los analgésicos y los anticonvulsivos pueden ayudar, as well as consultation with a veterinary dentist to rule out dental disease.
    • Congenital peripheral vestibular disease causing head tilt, lack of balance, rapid eye movements and uncoordinated gait in kittens Some kittens with the condition can also be deaf.
    • Polimiopatía hipopotasémica, muscle weakness caused by low levels of potassium in the blood, sometimes seen in Burmese kittens Signs include general weakness, marcha rígida, desgana para caminar y temblores de cabeza.Puede tratarse con suplementos de potasio administrados por vía oral.
    • Síndrome del gatito de pecho plano, a deformity that can range from mild to severe Kittens that survive to adulthood usually show no signs once they reach maturity.
    • twisted glue, usually as a result of a coccyx deformity; it does not cause pain or discomfort.
    • Osteoarthritis of the elbow, an early-onset arthritis in the elbow that limits the cat's activity or mobility.
    • Endocardial fibroelastosis, una afección cardíaca en la que el ventrículo izquierdo del corazón se engrosa y estira el músculo cardíaco.Los signos generalmente se desarrollan cuando un gatito tiene de 3 SA week 4 months of age, a good reason to wait until 4 months to bring a kitten home.
    • Miocardiopatía dilatada, enlarged heart.
    • Mellitus diabetes, una afección endocrina causada por un defecto en la secreción de insulina o en la acción de la insulina que da como resultado niveles altos de azúcar en la sangre.
    European Burmese
    European Burmese

    Cuidado y aseo

    The soft, short coat of the European Burmese easily cared for with weekly brushing or combing to remove dead hair and distribute skin oil. A bath is seldom necessary.

    Brush your teeth to prevent periodontal disease. The best is daily dental hygiene, but a weekly brushing is better than nothing. Limpiar las comisuras de los ojos con un paño suave y húmedo para eliminar cualquier secreción. Use a different area of ​​the cloth for each eye so as not to run the risk of spreading any infection. Check the ears weekly. If they look dirty, límpialas con un algodón o un paño suave humedecido con una mezcla de vinagre de sidra y agua tibia al 50%. Avoid using cotton buds, que pueden dañar el interior del oído.

    Keep the litter box spotless. As all cats, the Burmés europeos they are very demanding with bathroom hygiene.

    It is a good idea to keep a European Burmes cat as an indoor cat to protect it from diseases transmitted by other cats, from dog attacks and other dangers faced by outdoor cats, like being hit by a car. The Burmés europeos who go abroad also run the risk of being stolen by someone who wants to have such a beautiful cat without paying for it.

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    American Burmese cat
    Federations: CFA, TICA

    Burmés americano

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    History of “American Burmese cat”

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

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

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

    Physical characteristics

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

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

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

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

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

    The standard sable color is the result of the so-called Burmese gene (cb) causing a reduction in pigment production. This distorts the usual expression of color creating a faded color dot effect. (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 they make excellent companion animals due to their affectionate nature, affectionate and playful. They are considered attention seekers and tend to cling to their human companions whenever they can.. Due to its clingy personality and puppy-like behavior, the Burmeses are often regarded as the dogs of the cat world.

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

    Health

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

    It has also been identified and associated with Burmese cats hypokalemia, a recessive genetic disease characterized by low serum potassium levels. Apart of this, 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”. We think these elegant and good-looking cats are worthy of this title.

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

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

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

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

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    Sacred Cat of Burma (Birman)
    Federations: CFA, FIFé, ACF, LOOF

    Birmano de pies blancos
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    History

    The Sacred Cat of Burma (Birman) has recently appeared in Europe and its origin remains mysterious. It is said that some Englishmen brought a couple of cats from Burma from the so-called Lao-Tsun temple.

    It is said that one such Mrs. Leotardi, In the south of france, was the owner of Madalpour doll, a burmese cat Seal point, exhibited in Paris in 1926, whose parents came from Burma and were given to him by a certain Mrs. Thadde-Haddish.

    In fact, the first subjects would be the result of crossing a Siamese cat marked in white at the end of the legs with a longhair cat (angora the persian) practiced in the twenties, in the Nice region.

    About 1930, the God of arakan, A male Seal point, became the star of feline shows.

    After the Second World War, during which the race was about to disappear, blood infusions were made from a Persian cat colourpoint to limit inbreeding.

    In 1950, the breed was renamed as Sacred Cat of Burma (Birman) to avoid confusion with the Burmese cat.

    Introduced in the United States in 1959-1960 and in Great Britain in 1965, where it was recognized, this breed is very popular with the public and has great success.

    Physical characteristics

    Sacred Cat of Burma (Birman)
    Sacred Cat of Burma (Birman)

    The Sacred Cat of Burma he's a long and powerful guy. He is relatively burly, with one head wide and round with large ears and eyes deep, almost round, light blue.

    The face it is not flattened and the nose is rather long and straight. The body is elongated and the legs are long..

    The fur is long, silky, more dense in the neck. The belly has slightly curly hair.

    A characteristic feature of this breed is the presence of symmetrical white markings on the legs., calls “gloves”.

    Colors points: seal, blue, lilac, Red and cream. Tortoise shell of all colors, except red and cream.

    Size and weight

    • Size: 30 cm.
    • Weight: Of 4 to 6 kg

    Breed standard

    The breed standards are documents produced by official bodies that list the conditions that a Burmese must meet to be fully recognized as belonging to the breed.:

    Character and skills

    "Sacred Cat of Burma (Birman)"

    Gato Sagrado de Birmania (Birmano)
    A Seal Point Birman Cat called Strofe – Kristin Kokkersvold, Copyrighted free use, via Wikimedia Commons

    Halfway between the Persian and the Siamese, this cat is calm, balanced, neither passive nor exuberant.

    Less docile than Persian, it is however calmer, quiet and less active than Siamese.

    Kind, affectionate (especially the males), often a bit possessive, Can't stand indifference and less loneliness, although it seems a bit individualistic. His voice is soft.

    He is sociable with his peers.

    Playful, it is a nice companion for children. But he also likes peace and quiet.

    Abroad, they are robust, athletic and great hunters.

    The females., adults of about 7 months of age, They are mothers who are very concerned about their pups..

    Grooming

    The maintenance of the coat is relatively easier than that of the Persian, since knots and tangles are rare.

    In normal times, weekly brushing and combing is sufficient to maintain the coat. However, during the move, daily brushing and combing is necessary.

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    Burmilla cat
    Recognized by the LOOF, ACF, FIFé, GCCF, WCF. TICA, CFA

    Burmilla
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    The Burmilla cat born as a result of an accidental cross, in the United Kingdom between a cat chinchilla Persian and a Burmesa lilac, and fruit of this cat love affair, in 1981 its four kittens are born. In the year 1984 imported several cats of this breed to Denmark.

    Burmilla and bunny
    Photo: Burmilla.co.UK / Bellabonny Quicksilver (female) & Bunny

    The Burmilla is considered part of the race of the Asian Group.

    Its color is white but as if a blanket of shadows and shades of black. Although different patterns are presented, Silver with black or white colors, blue, chocolate, lilac, red, cream and turtle. The different brands and colors are more than 40 different layers.

    Their eyes have oblique form of large size, the bottom line is very curved, always in various green tones.

    Are medium-sized with muscular bodies, round face and short snout

    The Burmilla is a very irreverent and independent cat who adores his owner and displays many kitten-like characteristics., even in adulthood. In temperament that are sociable, playful and affectionate, and they get along well with children and other animals.

    Cat breeds: Burmilla