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Jungle Curl
Federations: REFR

Jungle Curl
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History

The Jungle Curl is an experimental breed from North America, so new and confidential that it is not recognized by any major feline organization. La única institución que permite el registro de un gato de la selva es el Registro de Felinos Raros y Exóticos (REFR), a small association that, as its name suggests, is specialized in rare and exotic cat breeds.

Due to the lack of recognition by the different national and international feline organizations, there is no standard that defines the appearance of a Jungle Curl. El resultado es que los distintos criadores de la raza no tienen necesariamente los mismos criterios y crean regularmente nuevas líneas, making it difficult to unify the race.

However, all the Jungle Curl tienen algo en común: are the result of crosses between the Domestic cat and the jungle cat (Felis chaus), a wild cat found in Egypt, the caucasus, Central Asia, India and Southeast Asia.

This hybridization between the Felis chaus and the domestic cat is not new: the first experiments in this field date back to the years 60 and gave rise to the Chausie cat, a breed of domestic cat recognized since then. However, the Jungle Curl is not a Chausie cat: they are two very different cats.

Usually, una línea de Jungle Curl is created by crossing a jungle cat (Felis chaus) with a American Curl, but breeders also often use other breeds such as the Highland Lynx or the Hemingway Curl. Los híbridos resultantes se cruzan con otros gatos domésticos, as the Abyssinian cat, the Chausie cat, the Serengeti cat or the Bengal cat.

The Jungle Curl es un gato poco común, found primarily in the United States and Canada, although it also exists in Europe. However, en cualquier país, the number of breeders can be counted on the fingers of one hand.

Physical characteristics

The Jungle Curl It is a medium-sized, wild-looking cat, with a long slim body. However, there is a great disparity in sizes, según las razas utilizadas en los distintos cruces. The hind legs are slightly longer than the front legs and the tail is medium to long..

The polydactyly es común en esta raza, but due to the lack of a standard, opinions differ: some breeders promote it by favoring polydactyl cats for breeding, mientras que otros prefieren intentar eliminar esta característica.

The head of the Jungle Curl it is rather round, with eyes rasgados que varían en color de amarillo a verde. The most distinctive feature of Jungle Curl they are her little ones ears round, similar to those of a lion, que se curvan hacia atrás en mayor o menor medida según el individuo. These round and curved ears are the main difference between the Jungle Curl and the Chausie cat -the breed with which the Jungle Curl-, who has big ears, tall and triangular.

There are long-haired and short-haired specimens. In any case, the preferred patterns of the REFR (Rare and Exotic Feline Registry), they are the fawn and the leopard. Regarding the color of the cat's coat, la diversidad está a la orden del día, since we find individuals with a silver fur, así como chocolate, blue, black ebony, lila púrpura, cream or even red.

Last, the sexual dimorphism it is well marked, being the male larger than the female.

Size and weight

  • Male size: 28 to 35 cm.
  • female size: 25-32 cm.
  • Male weight: 6-12 kg
  • female weight: 4-10 kg

Character and skills

Jungle Curl
Jungle Curl
It is often risky to venture a general definition of the character of the individuals of a race, but this is especially true in the case of Jungle Curl, since it is an experimental breed that has not been established or unified between different breeders. However, there are some aspects that seem to emerge in this cat that has retained the looks and intelligence of its wild ancestors, while having the character of a domestic cat.

So that, the Jungle Curl he is an affectionate cat, close to his family and fond of children. He is very attached to his owner and requires a lot of attention, so it is to fear destructive behavior of the cat if it spends too much time alone.

Living with other cats or dogs accustomed to the presence of a cat usually goes well, but it is not recommended to have small rodents in the house: esto despertaría sus instintos salvajes, por lo que es probable que un día los ahuyente.

The Jungle Curl he is a playful and active cat, who loves to chase a ball or bring things to its owner. They adapt well to life in a flat, but they like to be able to go out from time to time to run and climb trees. However, es importante ser consciente de que su fuerte instinto explorador puede llevarle más allá de los límites del jardín. Depending on the location, this can endanger your own safety and / or that of small animals in the neighborhood.

Last, the Jungle Curl is quite territorial, hasta el punto de que algunos individuos se convierten en verdaderos “guardian cats” capaces de hacer saber a los extraños que no son bienvenidos. Este instinto territorial contrarresta su necesidad de explorar el entorno y le lleva a regresar a su hogar la mayoría de las veces por su cuenta.

Health

As the Jungle Curl es una raza de gato nueva y poco común, there is no reliable information about possible inherited diseases or particular predispositions to certain conditions.

Many breeders claim that the special coat of the Jungle Curl turns it into a breed of cat hypoallergenic and does not cause allergic reactions in people with allergies to cats.

Life expectancy

10 to 15 years

Grooming

The Jungle Curl it is an easy-care breed of cat.

Weekly brushing removes dead hair and distributes oil from the skin, which is enough to keep the coat clean and healthy.

This grooming session is also an opportunity to check that the eyes, the cat's ears and teeth are clean and there are no signs of infection.

Looking at its claws, natural wear and tear is usually sufficient, especially if you have the opportunity to go outside and / or have a scratching post. If that is not the case, basta con recortarlas con un cortaúñas de vez en cuando.

For sale "Jungle Curl"

The price of a kitten Jungle Curl varía enormemente de un criador a otro y según las características del animal. Esto se debe principalmente al hecho de que esta raza es todavía experimental y no está estandarizada; for example, the polydactyly of the cat is considered by some breeders as a defect that justifies a reduced price, while for others it is, on the other hand, una característica buscada, with a higher price as a result.

The price range is, Therefore, broad, of 1500 to 2500 EUR.

In any case, la rareza de este gato hace que sea difícil encontrar gatitos Jungle Curl available for sale.

Legislation

The Jungle Curl is a hybrid cat, but it is not a recognized breed, so the regulations that affect it are not clear at all. In any case, dado que algunas autoridades locales prohíben los gatos híbridos nacidos de un cruce forzado o natural entre un animal doméstico y un animal salvaje, it is strongly recommended to ask the breeder, to a vet and / or the town hall about any restrictions that may apply.

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American Keuda
Unrecognized breed.

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History

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

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

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

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

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

Physical characteristics

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

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

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

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

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

Character and skills

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

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

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

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

Grooming

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

Health

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

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Kucing Malaysia
Experimental cats

Kucing Malasia

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History

The idea of a cat that could identify with Malaysia arose at the end of 1994. Opinions were requested from the different international judges who were in Malaysia. For almost a year these opinions were collected and finally the President of the FIFe and also a member of the Council of the International World Organization for the maintenance and regulation of breed standards, the Mrs. Alva Uddin, proposed the selection of Kucing Malaysia or Malaysian cat.

The breed is recognized by the Malaysian Cat ClubKelab Kucing Malaysia (KKM).

Physical characteristics

It is the first cat of breed Malaysia. It has a conformation similar to that of Tonkinese cat While its color is similar to the Ragdoll. These cats have a white spot on the face and muzzle with white markings on legs colorpoint.

The model for the Kucing Malaysia or Malaysian cat It is that of a medium-sized cat with a muscular body. The main feature is the head egg-shaped that together with the opening of the eyes, should give the characteristic alert appearance of the breed.

The head, wide and rounded at the top has a good height and smooth rounded lines. Cheeks full, the nose long to medium, with the chin moderate. Profile showing a convex curve smooth giving an oval impression.

The hair short and glued to the body, silky, with an inner layer almost hairless.

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Karelian Bobtail
Federations: WCF

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History

The Karelian Bobtail is a Russian cat breed originating from the Republic of Karelia, on the Finnish border. It appeared naturally at least 200 years on the islands of Lake Ladoga, and has not undergone many human modifications.

It is probable that the race had a link in its history with the Norwegian Forest Cat , a Scandinavian breed that also has a natural origin. However, to date there are no DNA studies that demonstrate this relationship. Specialists have also long linked the Karelian Bobtail with the Kurilian Bobtail, a feline breed also Russian but originally from the Kuril Islands, located near the coast of Japan. However, science has since established that these natural races, both with short tail and, in fact, with many physical and psychological similarities, they are actually completely different.

The Karelian Bobtail He was highly appreciated by the inhabitants of his native region not only for his great ability to hunt vermin, but also because, according to an old legend, owning a cat without a tail or with an especially short tail brought good luck to its owner.

This morphological peculiarity is the result of a genetic mutation that occurred naturally in cats that live on the islands of Lake Ladoga.. It is transmitted spontaneously from generation to generation and is different from Kurilian Bobtail. In the Kurilian Bobtail, the gene is dominant: it is only necessary that one of the two parents transmit it for the kittens to be carriers. On the other hand, in the Karelian it is a recessive gene, which means that both parents must have a short tail for the kitten to inherit this characteristic.

It was in the years 80 when felinologists from present-day Saint Petersburg, members of the commission of the Kotofey KLK, a major Russian feline association, first became interested in the breed in detail and accurately described it.

The first standard was drawn up by them in 1987, based on the breeder's cats Liliya Dvoryaninovich. I had some 15 short tailed cats, descendants of parents found on the north shore of Lake Ladoga.

The breed was first recognized in Russia in 1990 by the Sovetskaya Felinologicheskaya Federatsiya (SFF), a Russian organization that no longer exists. He made his first appearance at a feline show at 1993, specifically at the Eurasia Intercontinental Exhibition, in Yekaterinburg. The Kotofey KLK registered the first representatives in 1994.

Karelian Bobtail
Karelian Bobtail
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However, not much has changed since then in terms of breed recognition, which is still limited to its country of origin. For example, nor international organizations such as the Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFé) o The International Cat Association (TICA), nor national structures like the American Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA), el British Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF), el Official Book of Feline Origins (LOOF) inglés o the Canadian Cat Association (CCA) they recognize the breed. Still unknown outside of Russia, the Karelian Bobtail is very underrepresented around the world.

Even in russia, their number is very small. Various attempts have been made by enthusiasts to develop the breed and increase its numbers., but so far they have not been successful. The most important program was developed by the Kotofey KLK in 2012, but it quickly reached its limits as the organization does not allow any crossbreeding with other breeds. Thus, it is difficult to create a sufficient population to guarantee a bright future for the Karelian. Even if you go into the wild to find animals in your home region, is not enough. However, it must be taken into account that a large part of the population of the breed - in fact, the majority- live in nature and, Therefore, is not included in the statistics.

The number of farms Karelian Bobtail It is very small. Most of them are located in the territories near St. Petersburg, but there are also a handful in other cities (Medvezhyegorsk, Kirov, Petrozavodsk…).

Physical characteristics

Karelian Bobtail
Karelian-Bobtail

His admirers often compare him to Karelian Bobtail with a little lynx, for its lack of a tail and its large hind legs. Hind legs are much larger than front legs, but they are all strong and very powerful.

Although it is a fairly standard size, it is much more massive and heavier than it seems. Built around a medium, muscular chest, has a compact overall look, without looking too beefy.

The tail It is one of the most outstanding characteristics of the breed., and their exact appearance differs greatly from one individual to another. It is in all cases very short, measuring just over 4 to 13 cm.: a totally absent or longer tail than 13 cm is not accepted in the breed standard. Whatever its size, the fur is longer at this point, giving the appearance of a pompom. On the other hand, may be completely straight or have breaks.

This uniqueness in the size of the tail is the result of a genetic mutation, and the gene that causes it is recessive. This means that both parents must have a short tail for the kittens to be short..

The head of the Karelian Bobtail it is medium in size and triangular in shape. Its forecrown and their cheeks they are flat, and your nose it is rather long and straight. The ears are large and are located on the top of the head. Their tips are slightly rounded. Their eyes they are almond shaped, medium in size and its color generally corresponds to that of the coat. The most common colors are green and yellow.

The fur of the Karelian Bobtail it consists of a very thick double layer of hair, that protects you from inclement weather. It can be short or long, but in any case it must be dense, bright and smooth. All colors are accepted except tan, chocolate, leonado, lila y colourpoint. The most observed colors are white, the black, blue and blue-cream. The coat can be bicolor, tricolor or brindle, and in many individuals it has silver and gold reflections.

Last, this breed is marked by a certain sexual dimorphism, since females are mostly smaller and lighter than males. Regardless of your gender, pups take a long time to grow, since they only reach full physical maturity around the 5 years.

Size and weight

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

  • Variations

    The Karelian Bobtail it comes in two varieties: short-haired and long-haired individuals. Apart from the length of its fur, there is no physical or psychological difference between them.

    Character and skills

    The Karelian Bobtail he is a smart cat, sociable and curious. They love spending time with their family members and enjoy being around them, proving that they fit well in any home. Often tends to favor a specific person to whom he is especially attached, but this does not mean that I turn my back on others.

    Its playful temperament and its marked taste for interaction make it a recommended breed of cat for a child.. As long as you know how to behave in a respectful way with the child, you both can spend hours having fun together. However, it is important to remember that, for the safety of both, a young child should never be left unattended with a cat. It is a matter of safety for both the animal and the child.
    This cat also gets along very well with older people.

    The Karelian Bobtail he's also not shy around people he doesn't know, although it may take time to know them.

    Their sociability also applies to other animals: even if you have to share your home and the care of its owners with them, tends to get along perfectly with his companions and tends to make a good pair with dogs, especially those of cat-loving breeds.

    On the other hand, there is no hope of making him cohabit harmoniously with small animals that could be considered prey for him. In fact, its acute hunting instinct makes a rodent, a bird or fish is never safe around it, although they have lived together since childhood. It also, if you have access to the outside, his owner should expect to regularly receive gifts from his pet in the form of prey brought home.

    In any case, although its origins make it very resistant to cold, Being able to evolve abroad is not necessarily essential for a Karelian Bobtail. Very adaptable, you can live just as well in a house with a garden to which you have free access as in an apartment, as long as you have something to occupy yourself with and exercise. If you live inside, must have a cat tree, for example. like most cats, they love to climb trees and furniture. However, just because they are very active does not mean that they do not also enjoy quiet time with their owners, and they are happy to share the sofa with them.

    In fact, the most important thing you need a Karelian to be happy is to be in contact with other living beings. So, where you live is less important than the presence of your owners and their availability to pay attention to you. Therefore, not suitable for people who are usually out most of the day, that they would be better off with an independent breed of cat. Having said that, Sharing the home with one or more cats or dogs can be an interesting way to compensate for the absence of the owner.

    Knowing that, besides moving a lot, he also needs to be mentally stimulated and that he is very attentive to his owners, is a perfect student for those who want to teach tricks to their cat. For example, can learn to respond to his name, to lie down when ordered or to pick up objects.

    Not only can he learn what is expected of him, it can also understand behavior that is considered undesirable. If you are caught on the spot, for example, getting on the table during the meal, a simple reprimand is usually enough to prevent him from repeating the act.

    The Karelian Bobtail it also has the good taste of being a rather calm breed of cat: he is not one of those who use his voice, although it is very soft and melodic, to ask for favors. When they want to express a wish, they generally prefer to communicate by touching their owner with their paw. Having said that, in general, it is not demanding or invasive.

    Last, the male has the peculiarity of marking his territory very little.

    Health

    The Karelian Bobtail is in good general health and is not known to have any particular genetic problem, nor any disease to which you are especially prone. Having said that, is also related to the lack of hindsight, since cat specialists have been interested in your case for a short time and its distribution is still very limited.

    Accustomed to the harsh climate of his native Russia, it is in any case particularly resistant to low temperatures and has no problem spending most of the time outdoors, even in winter.

    Although this breed does not present any particular health risk, it is important to choose a serious breeder of Karelian Bobtail. They must be able to present a certificate of good health from a trusted veterinarian, showing that the little cat shows no signs of illness or any other problem. You should also be able to show proof of vaccinations.

    Last, as prevention is better than cure, a routine visit to the vet at least once a year is strongly recommended to get a full check up and make sure everything is okay. It is also the opportunity to do any booster shots if necessary., and to review the antiparasitic treatments that the owner should take care of administering to his cat throughout the year.

    Grooming

    The coat of the Karelian Bobtail it is easy to care. For people with short hair, a weekly brushing is enough to remove dead hair. Long hairs should be brushed a little more often - at least twice a week- to prevent knots or hairballs from forming. In normal times, both shed very little hair. However, this is not the case during the shedding season in spring and fall, when daily shedding is usually necessary to prevent hair from being found throughout the house.

    Regardless of the length of its coat, it is rarely necessary to bathe him, unless, of course, that has gotten especially dirty. When i do, you must use a shampoo specially designed for cats.

    On the other hand, your eyes need to be checked at least once a week and cleaned if necessary. In addition to removing dirt from around you, this can detect any possible infection or small injury.

    The ears should also be examined and cleaned weekly to prevent dirt from building up in them., which could also be the cause of infections (otitis, etc.).

    Brushing your teeth is also very important, as it helps limit plaque formation, which can cause a lot of problems. The ideal is a daily brushing, but once a week is enough. Whatever the frequency, a toothpaste specially formulated for small cats should always be used.

    You should also check your cat's nails at regular intervals., for example, each month. If they get too long, you have to trim them manually. Otherwise, could get in the way or even break, with the consequent risk of injury. In any case, if you live inside, a scratching post is an essential investment to keep you from satisfying your natural urge to scratch furniture or curtains.

    coat care, of the eyes, from the ears, teeth and claws are basic gestures that every owner must learn to perform correctly, at the risk of hurting or injuring your pet. Therefore, it is advisable to ask a hairdresser or veterinarian for advice the first time, to learn the proper gestures to adopt to keep your Karelian Bobtail. On the other hand, do not hesitate to get started quickly, to teach your kitten to be handled as soon as possible: sessions will be more enjoyable for both him and his owner.

    Food

    The Karelian Bobtail it is not difficult to feed and is content with a quality and balanced industrial feed. As in the case of any cat, the chosen products and the established rations must be adapted to age, the health and activity level of the cat.

    By being able to self-regulate, you can have food at all times without fear of becoming obese.

    However, it is important to monitor the weight of the cat, as you may gain weight for medical reasons (disease, reaction to a treatment, etc.). Weighing your cat once a month is an opportunity to make sure everything is going well or, on the other hand, to make an appointment in case a later slip is confirmed or even accentuated.

    It also, like any cat, a bowl of fresh, clean water should be available at all times.

    For sale "Karelian Bobtail"

    The Karelian Bobtail it is an extremely rare breed of cat. To adopt one, you have no choice but to turn to your country of origin, Russia. even there, the offer is not much less abundant. Most of the representatives and breeders of the breed are concentrated in the city of St. Petersburg and its surroundings., but there are also some hatcheries in the cities of Medvezhyegorsk, Kirov y Petrozavodsk.

    The price of a kitten Karelian Bobtail varies greatly from individual to individual depending on the lineage of the cat, of the reputation of the hatchery but also and above all of its physical characteristics. Usually, you have to count between 30.000 and 70.000 rubles (that is to say, between 350 and 900 EUR) for such an adoption.

    To this amount must be added the expenses related to bringing the cat from Russia: transportation expenses, administrative expenses, etc.

    Characteristics "Karelian Bobtail"

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

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    Jungala Ocicat cat
    Federations: CATZ

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    History

    Most people have heard of or seen cats. Ocicats, but you never hear about classic “Jungala”. An image of one may not be found on a website, that farmers are allowed to breed with them, However, they may not exhibit them. There are three additional variants in the breed Ocicat, the classic “Jungala,”, the classic tabby Ocicat which in New Zealand is called a cat Jungala, as well as the name of the race of the Ocicat cat (‘Oci‘), It is derived from the name of the cat of Ocelot, a Central American cat “Wild” or a cat “jungle”, the new name in Spain to the “Jungala”, It is also taken from the Sanskrit word meaning “the jungle”.

    "Jungala Ocicat cat"

    This breed was achieved by crossing a mixture of the Abyssinian cat, the Siamese cat and of the American shorthair cat. As such, is a home race, that was selectively bred to emulate the ocelot is found in nature, while retaining the friendly disposition of domestic.

    In New Zealand, the first cats Jungala were registered by the Karakakat kennel, with CATZ Incorporated, who recognized the Jungala cat as an independent breed with full championship status in August 2001.

    Physical characteristics

    The so-called “Jungala” is a Ocicat cat without stains. Or more specifically, a cat with genetics Ocicat that express only one pattern Tabby Classic. The conformation and personality type are exactly the same as an Ocicat, but the pattern should conform to that of the classic brindle model of the American shorthair cat

    "Jungala Ocicat cat"

    The Oci-Classic has a large bullseye circle on each side of the torso broadly defined with a beautiful color contrast. Their stomachs are also marked with spots. The spotted kittens are very nice, the classical coloring is awesome, with a luxurious and exceptional velvety color, an authentic and unusual color combination. Are highly prized for its stunning beauty. This pattern is especially striking when viewed on a Tabby Silver, where the silver under light allows a strong contrast with the marks of the final layer color depth.

    Character and skills

    The Jungala cat, just like their counterparts Ocicat, they are very sociable and somewhat similar to dogs in their devotion for the people. They are bright, easily manageable and often are outgoing, even with strangers. As such, they are an ideal cat for households where there are other pets and children.

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

    Known as a good luck messenger in his native Thailand, the Korat cat has always been a very popular wedding gift. This tradition continues today.

    Korat

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    Characteristics "Korat cat"

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

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    History

    The Korat is originally from Siam (current Thailand) and is one of the oldest breeds of domestic cats.

    The first references appear in the Tamra Maew, or “Cat Poems Book”, a manuscript written in the city of Ayutthaya between 1350 (when the kingdom of Siam was founded) and 1767 (when the city was sacked by the Burmese invaders). At the end of the 19th century, King Rama V (1869-1910) asked the monk Somdej Phra Buddhacharm Buddhasarmathera to reproduce this text on paper Khoi, version kept in the National Library in Bangkok.

    This work describes 17 cats that bring good luck to their masters, and other 6 that bring bad luck. The Korat cat It is one of the most valued lucky cats in the country., and many traditions are associated with it; for example, it is given to brides as a guarantee of a happy marriage, and usually appears in ceremonies to attract rain for the cultivation of rice. Apparently, at that time, the Korat was a “village cat”, unlike in the Siamese cat, which was mainly adopted by the nobility of the kingdom of Siam.

    The first Korats appeared in Great Britain in the late 19th century and are mentioned in the Book of Cats published in 1903 by Frances Simpson, Judge and feline historian. They were shown at feline shows as “blue siamese”, but this did not convince the judges, They had a different perception of Siamese. As a result, they were unsuccessful and disappeared from the country at the beginning of the 20th century.

    However, the Korat returned to the western world in 1959, When Jean Johnson brought to the United States a couple of Korats (Nara and Darra) that her Foreign Service colleagues gave her husband when he left Thailand. Based in Oregon, his kennel Cedar Glen then imported other specimens at the beginning of the years 60 and was the first in the West to start a breeding program for Korat. Not in vain, the breed was officially recognized in 1966 by the CFA (Cat Fanciers’ Association), the main feline organization in the country.

    The Korats they returned to the UK (and to europe) in 1972, and the first copies appeared in France in 1979. The recognition of the race by the TICA (International Cat Association) arrived that same year, and the FiFé (International Cat Federation) did the same the following year, in 1980.

    Although today it is recognized by the vast majority of organizations, the Korat still a rare breed of cat in the western world. In United States, appears in the last positions of the breed classification according to the number of annual registrations in the CFA, and it hardly does any better in the UK, with less than a hundred individuals enrolled annually in the GCCF – a figure that also tends to decrease year after year. In France, the records in the Livre Officiel des Origines Félines (LOOF) were almost non-existent until 2010, but since 2013 some are registered 50 kittens a year.

    Physical characteristics

    Korat
    Korat Yog-Hurt’s Atlach-Nacha at Turok Cat Show – Yog-Hurt's_Atlach-Nacha_at_Turok_Cat_Show.JPG: HeikkisiltalaGIC_Lucky_Uffe_at_cat_show_Hyvinkää.JPG: Heikkisiltaladerivative work: Abujoy, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    The Korat it is a medium size cat, semilineal, with a medium-length tail that tapers to the tip. His powerful and muscular body makes him heavier than he seems, especially when fully grown, around the 3 years. However, this does not prevent him from being an agile cat.

    Its head looks quite unusual: seen from the front, it has a heart shape, with ears large, round tip and high implantation. Their eyes large, round and expressive look oversized for your head, but they retain the typical inclination “Eastern” when they are closed or half closed. Kittens usually have yellow-amber eyes, but they turn green when they mature.

    The fur it's short to medium, without Undercoat. Fine and closed, tends to bristle on the back when in motion. The coat is a uniform silvery blue color, no shading, marks or stains. The coat is glossier at the root, then tints to a darker blue and ends with a pronounced silver sheen. In the extremities of the body, where the hair is shorter, this silver glow is more intense.

    The sexual dimorphism is moderately marked, the female being slightly smaller than the male.

    Size and weight

    • Male size: 22 – 28 cm.
    • female size: 20 – 26 cm.
    • Male weight: 3,5 – 4,5 kg
    • female weight: 2,5 – 4 kg

    Varieties:

    In the Korat a recessive gene has appeared that can cause the silvery-blue color to fade, so it is not uncommon for kittens to be born with a purple-lilac color. This unrecognized variety is known as thai lilac.

    Character and skills

    Korat
    Sitting female Korat cat with typical bulbous green eyes and blue sheen – Heikkisiltala, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    gentle and affectionate, the Korat he is unfailingly loyal to his master, whose company constantly seeks. He likes pampering, and spends most of the time near him to receive caresses and attention. It is not a breed of cat that easily supports loneliness: he does not like to stay home without his family, and if you have to stay there too long and too often, he runs the risk of shutting down and losing his usual affection.

    The Korat it is also a breed of cat that adapts to children, appreciating playing with them and spending time with them. On the other hand, does not seek the company of other cats: between their fellow humans and the humans in their family, your preference is quite found. Its calm character makes it normally tolerate the presence of other cats or dogs accustomed to cats in its territory without problems., as long as it remains the main focus of its owner's attention. On the other hand, coexistence with birds or small rodents is not recommended.

    Lively and playful, likes to chase a ball or chase paper balls thrown by their owner. However, no matter how active it is, he is not the destructive type and is perfectly comfortable in a flat without going out as long as his family takes the time to play with him.

    By the way, noise and commotion are not for him either. Although they can tolerate the noise of a television or computer, they are likely to be startled by a loud ringing phone or if a family member starts listening to loud music.

    It is a very intelligent and docile cat, that can be trained relatively easily and that respects, for example, the places that are forbidden, like the dining room table, the kitchen or the clothes closet. Last, the Korat it's not very noisy. Instead of meowing, often chooses to attract attention by rubbing around the paws or nibbling on the balls of the feet. However, they don't shut up: if they think they have something important to say, they do not hesitate to do it.

    In short, its qualities and characteristics combine to make it a suitable breed as a first cat for someone with sufficient availability, but that will also delight an experienced owner.

    Grooming and caring for the "Korat cat"

    When it comes to coat care, cats Korat they do not have any complications. Their short coat, fine and silky does not require any special care. Regular brushing with a soft brush or comb is sufficient. The silver gray cloak with its silver hair tips has no undercoat, so it only needs to be brushed more frequently during the coat change season. However, it is worth brushing the Korat regularly, since this affectionate cat enjoys any kind of attention.

    Being a house cat that does not explore the outside much, even when you have free access to it, it doesn't get very dirty, so it is generally not necessary to bathe him.

    Indoor or outdoor cat?

    Like al European shorthair cat (Common european cat), to the cats Korat they love to be outdoors and roam. So, it is perfect if you live in a rural area and you can grant them free access. It is possible to keep them only inside. If you are willing to spend a lot of time with your new housemate and can offer them a safe garden or at least a safe outside area, the Korat you will feel comfortable even without access to the outside.

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

    Purebred cats are very active cats that need adequate exercise and opportunities to climb and, If it is possible, access to the outside. But even if you can give them free access, love getting attention and are reluctant to stop playing and snuggling together. Basically, if you have a Korat at home, you will discover that he likes to be with you in everything you do and seeks your closeness. Ideally, allow the Korat have a partner of your own, so that in case of doubt, always have a playmate available.

    Health and nutrition

    Korat
    Korat breed cat family – fr:User:Epita, Max BOUCHE for the KORAT CLUB DE FRANCE, CC BY 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons
    The Korat it is a robust cat breed, but it can be affected by certain health problems, starting by :

    • The gangliosidosis, an inherited disease that attacks the nervous system and causes paralysis. Can be detected by a parent and / or kitten test, but any Korat breeder worthy of this name is in charge of eliminating this risk by discarding any carrier individual from reproduction.;
    • the Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (CMH), a syndrome that makes it difficult for the heart to circulate blood, with potentially very serious consequences for the key.

    It also, the Korat appears to be more sensitive than other breeds to certain vaccines. Therefore, it is advisable to ensure that the vet, when taking care of cat vaccinations, know this particularity of the Korat and take all necessary precautions.

    Life expectancy

    Of 12 to 15 years

    Food

    Not so difficult, the Korat can be fed with cat food from the market, which are croquettes or paté boxes. However, it is necessary to ensure the quality of the feed, which should provide you with all the essential nutrients for your good health.

    like most cats, the Korat is capable of self-regulation, and you can thus permanently leave food at your disposal – at the same time as fresh water – without rushing over her like a hungry man. However, care must be taken that the daily ration given is reasonable, to avoid the risk of the cat becoming overweight or obese, which can cause various diseases and health problems. If required, do not hesitate to consult a veterinarian to choose a suitable diet, depending on the cat's lifestyle.

    For sale "Korat cat"

    The price of a kitten Korat often haunt them 1.400 EUR. There is no significant price difference between a male and female kitten.

    As the number of breeders of Korat is relatively small, you will have to be prepared for waiting times. But the wait is worth it, because Korat cats are robust cats that are not affected by overbreeding and convince with their character.

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    Alternative names:

  • Si sawat
  • The goal
  • Khorat
  • Maeo Dok-Lao
  • Bluish gray cat
  • Lucky cat

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    LaPerm
    Federations: CFA, FIFe, TICA, WCF, ACF, GCCF

    Although today it is present on all continents, the LaPerm still a rare feline breed.
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    Characteristics "LaPerm"

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

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    Friendliness to other pets

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    Vocality

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    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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    History

    The LaPerm is a recent breed of cat that originated in The Dalles, a small town in Oregon (Northwestern United States) located near the hunting grounds of the Wishram Indians, a Chinook tribe.

    In the spring of 1982, a farm cat named Speedy, property of Linda and Richard Koehl, gave birth to a litter of six kittens. No sabían que uno de los gatitos, a small, hairless female, with big ears and a big heart, se convertiría en una nueva raza.

    Al cabo de dos meses, this kitty started showing some curly hair, what caught the attention of Linda Koehl. At four months, el gatito que ahora se conocía como Curly tenía un hermoso y suave pelaje rizado. To the Koehl they were amused to see such a special cat, but they accepted it without question, and Curly lived an eventful life as a farm cat.

    He was about to die when, being a young cat, decided to take a nap under the hood of the station wagon. Por suerte, right after starting the car, Linda Koehl heard the panicked screams of Curly and escaped with just a few cuts.

    "LaPerm"

    LaPerm
    Nertus ,black torbie laperm cat LaPerm cat. FiFe’s first international championKRL LPL, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    She grew up and gave birth to her first litter of five kittens, all males and with skin as smooth as their mother's. Intrigued, Linda Koehl did some research and concluded that it was some kind of mutation “Rex”, which causes some cats to have a curly coat similar to that of the rabbit Astrex. However, did not go through with this.

    Curly had more litters, giving birth to new hairless kittens of both sexes. Un día desapareció y los Koehl they did not see her again.

    His descendants stayed. In the following years, They lived freely and gave birth to a colony of curly-haired cats in the vicinity of the farm of the Koehl. Several visitors and neighbors convinced Linda Koehl de que estos gatos eran únicos, así que en 1992 decided to present four specimens at a cat show in Portland, Oregon.

    To be able to register them, had to register them with a breed name, so he chose the name of LaPerm. The name of LaPerm refers to curly hair of these cats, reminiscent of the permanent fashion of the years 80, but also to tradition chinook de adoptar palabras francesas incorporando su artículo (for example, “Apple” It “lapom” in chinook).

    These first LaPerm were enthusiastically received, and the judges told Linda Koehl que la raza era desconocida y debía ser preservada. So, 10 years after the birth of Curly, the Koehl they began to breed LaPerms, an activity they weren't prepared for, ya que originalmente habían adoptado gatos para cazar plagas, not for the love of the little feline. With the support of other breeders and professionals, among them Solveig Pflueger, a renowned feline geneticist, the couple was able to fulfill the dream of many professional breeders: create a new breed of cats.

    The tests showed that the genetic mutation that caused the LaPerm se debía a un gen dominante diferente al de otras razas de gatos de tipo Rex (Cornish Rex, Devon Rex, etc.), that is to say, those of curly fur. The dominance of this gene is the main reason for the rapid proliferation of these new cats on the farm of the Koehl: sólo hacía falta que uno de los padres fuera portador para que esta mutación se transmitiera potencialmente a los gatitos.

    In 1997, the creation of a breed club (The LaPerm Society of America) contributed to its recognition by the main feline associations. The first to definitely do so was the International Cat Association (TICA) in 2003, followed by Cat Fancier’s Association (CFA) in 2008. The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) and Fédération Internationale Féline (FiFé) they recognized her in 2012 and 2015 respectively.

    Although today it is present on all continents, the LaPerm still a rare feline breed. in your country of origin, se encuentra en las últimas posiciones del ranking de razas por número de inscripciones anuales en la CFA. In Britain he was quite successful when he arrived in 2002, with more than a hundred cats registered each year with the GCCF up to 2008, when there was a clear decline. In the second decade of the 21st century, this figure was more like twenty per year. In France, it's even weirder, with solo 20 LaPerm registrados en el Libro Oficial de Orígenes Felinos (LOOF) between 2003 and 2018.

    Physical characteristics

    LaPerm
    Kururu, Type: LaPerm Flickr

    The LaPerm it is a cat of size small to medium with a body long and thin, with hips slightly higher than shoulders. The legs and tail they are also quite long, like the rest of the body.

    The head has a triangular shape, with rounded contours. The eyes, large, almendrados e increíblemente expresivos, they can be yellow, copper, green or blue. The ears, quite large and located in the prolongation of the head, They are provided inside and preferably end in a plumage similar to that of the lynx.

    The standard LaPerm allows all colors and fur patterns, but the turtle, brindle and red are the most common. In any case, es sin duda el pelaje lo que hace única a el LaPerm: soft and silky, has a distinctive texture reminiscent of mohair or sheep's wool. It can be simply wavy or form corkscrew-shaped curls.

    There are also two varieties of the breed, since they can be short or long hair.

    In any case, kittens can be born hairless, with straight hair or with curly hair. They usually have their definitive fur around the 6 months of age, although some initially straight-haired kittens only become curly after the first year.

    Some, However, keep hair straight throughout their life. This is because, even though both parents are LaPerms, each of them can carry a single gene for curly hair (and how this gene is dominant, es suficiente para que tengan esta característica). Therefore, cada uno de sus descendientes tiene una posibilidad entre cuatro de no heredar el gen que causa esta característica.

    By the way, despite what you sometimes hear, curly hair LaPerm does not make it a hypoallergenic cat breed. In fact, cat allergy is caused by dead skin, not for the hair.

    Last, the sexual dimorphism it is quite marked, the female being smaller than the male.

    Size and weight

    • Male size: 22 to 26 cm.
    • female size: 20-24 cm.
    • Male weight: 3 to 4 kg
    • female weight: 2,5-3,5 kg

    Varieties of "LaPerm"

    The LaPerm it comes in two varieties: the Longhaired LaPerms and the LaPerm Shorthair.

    Some organizations consider them as two different races. It is the case of the Fédération Internationale Féline (FiFé) and of the International Cat Association (TICA). However, for others, as the American Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) and the British Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF), they are two varieties of the same breed.

    Character and skills

    "LaPerm"

    LaPerm
    Two LaPerm cats – LaPerm2, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    The LaPerm He is loving and devoted to his family. Loves interacting with humans, but it is not a very demanding cat. On the other hand, tends to follow the trend and adapt to the behaviors and initiatives of his master: if he throws a ball, run after her for fun; but if you put it on your lap, curls up quietly. He is also very tactile and loves to show his affection by touching his owner's face with his paw., or rubbing face to face. He also loves to be stroked and can't get enough of purring while scratching between his ears..

    Even if I am not the type to ask for attention, do not forget to provide games and affection, and of course avoid leaving him alone in his corner. Otherwise, no podrá desarrollar un vínculo fuerte con los miembros de su familia, which is a shame for both him and them.

    Playful and sociable, gets along very well with children who have learned not to pull their whiskers, her tail or her pretty curls. Usually, He also has no problems living with other dogs or with dogs accustomed to cats..

    On the other hand, no es aconsejable esperar que conviva pacíficamente con los roedores: in fact, do not forget that not long ago he was a farm cat whose main occupation was hunting mice and other rodents. Therefore, no wonder he retained his hunting skills.

    Curious, to the LaPerm loves to explore the environment or observe what members of his family are doing, either sitting up high or following them around the house. It also, its nimble legs allow it to open a door or snatch that coveted item, so make sure that the most fragile and / or precious objects are well protected.

    Activos, they like to run around the house and climb on the furniture. They like to be able to go outside and have a good time before going in to rest. However, he can live in a flat as long as he can play and run around.

    Last, prefers to listen rather than speak and reserves its meows for cases of extreme urgency, for example, cuando su cuenco está vacío.

    Grooming and caring for the "LaPerm"

    The fur of him LaPerm it is surprisingly tangle free and easy to care for: a simple weekly hairstyle is enough to keep the coat shiny.

    On the other hand, although she changes very little in general, sometimes he does it a lot: then daily brushing is necessary to remove dead hair and allow new coat to grow faster.

    It also, so that your cat stays healthy and maintains its natural beauty, You should take advantage of brushing sessions to check that your teeth, eyes and ears are clean. At the same time, deben limpiarse con un paño húmedo para eliminar cualquier suciedad que pueda causar una infección.

    If wear and tear and the use of a scratching post are not enough, es necesario cortar las uñas de su gato con un cortaúñas si son demasiado largas.

    Health and nutrition

    LaPerm
    the laperms with their hair cuts – Flickr

    The LaPerm it is a robust breed, que se beneficia de un programa de cría basado en numerosos cruces con individuos con un patrimonio genético sano y variado, hasta el punto de que hoy no se conoce ninguna enfermedad genética específica.

    We need to remember, However, que esta raza es todavía nueva y poco común, so there is not enough hindsight or data to make definitive statements about it.

    A well-identified risk is that of Obesity of cats. In fact, although the cat does not normally have a tendency to overeat and may, Therefore, have food at your disposal at all times, the owner should regularly check that his partner is not getting too fat, and consult a vet if this is the case.

    Life expectancy

    Of 12 to 15 years

    Food

    The LaPerm It is not demanding when it comes to feeding and it does very well with the industrial cat food available on the market, either food or croquettes.

    To keep them healthy, you have to give them a quality diet, appropriate to your age and activity level, and that it contains all the nutrients and vitamins they need.

    Como la mayoría de las otras razas, the LaPerm is capable of self-regulation and, therefore, can be left with food constantly available. However, there is a risk of obesity, so you have to do regular checks to make sure you are not getting too fat, and you have to consult a vet if this happens.

    For sale "LaPerm"

    The price of a kitten LaPerm varies between the 800 and 1200 EUR, without there being a significant difference between a male and a female.

    However, this breed is quite confidential, por lo que puede ser difícil encontrar un criador de LaPerm with kittens available.

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    Longhair Japanese Bobtail
    Recognized by the TICA, CFA

    The Longhair Japanese Bobtail is a natural variant of the Shorthair japanese bobtail.

    Longhair Japanese Bobtail

    This breed of Long hair bobtail, sociable and curious, it is very small. A escala mundial son muy pocos quienes la crían ya que el gen para el pelo largo está enmascarado cuando se aparean gatos de pelo corto con gatos de pelo largo, and by the lack of long-haired cats, aparearlos exclusivamente entre ellos podría dar lugar a una grave endogamia.

    It 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.