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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.
Japanese Bobtail
A white Japanese Bobtail cat – Valter Wei, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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

Japanese Bobtail
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.

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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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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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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Characteristics "Sacred Cat of Burma (Birman)"

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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.

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Brazilian Shorthair cat
Federations: WCF

The Brazilian Shorthair cat still very unknown today, even in your country of origin. Nowhere has he acquired much notoriety, lo que se explica más fácilmente por el hecho de que la raza es todavía nueva y está en pleno desarrollo.
Brazilian Shorthair
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History

As the name suggests, the Brazilian Shorthair cat He is originally from Brazil..
The history of this breed is relatively recent, ya que se supone que sus ancestros son los gatos traídos a Sudamérica -y en particular a Brasil- by the Portuguese colonizers in the early 16th century. In fact, they carried domestic cats on their boats to hunt pests like rats and mice. With the time, some of them ended up breeding with the local cat population already present in Brazil.

These cats arrived by boat and were domesticated. But once in Brazil, they turned into feral cats. In fact, how they were left in place for some, and escaped for others, they returned to nature. This situation lasted for centuries, more specifically until the decade of 1980.

The recognition of Brazilian Shorthair cat

Paulo Samuel Ruschi – creator, president of the Confederacao de Felinos Do Brasil (CFB) afiliada a la World Cat Federation (WCF) y del primer club de gatos de Río de Janeiro – emigrated to the United States, y fue el primero en realizar un estudio comparando la genética y los diferentes aspectos morfológicos de los gatos comúnmente observados en las principales ciudades de Brasil con los de otras grandes ciudades del mundo. The result was very clear, since it verified that the population of Brazilian cats was quite homogeneous in terms of their appearance, y que difería significativamente de los gatos callejeros de otras grandes ciudades del mundo.

From these general data, Paulo Samuel Ruschi decided to launch, already in 1985, a broader study program aimed at collecting information on Brazilian stray cats in order to develop a national breed. Se organizó con otros tres criadores para observar el mayor número posible de gatos en tres ciudades diferentes: Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre and Caera.

Los cuatro recorrieron las calles de estas tres ciudades y anotaron las características morfológicas -forma del cuerpo, head, legs, snout, nose, eyes, tail and fur- of all possible cats. They found that, despite the distance between the cities, their appearance was very similar.

Gato Brasileño de pelo corto
Gato Pêlo Curto BrasileiroJ.Jazz, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Based on these similarities, they drew up a standard for what they called the brazilian short hair: medium-sized, strong and muscular body, cabeza característicamente pequeña y más larga que ancha, big eyes, round and expressive, and a short, tight coat. Next, selected no less than 40 gatos de las tres ciudades para iniciar un programa de cría.

The Brazilian Shorthair was recognized as a breed in its own right by the BFC in 1994. That same year, an application for recognition was submitted to the World Feline Federation (WCF). The president of the WCF, Annelise Ackmann, traveled to Brazil to observe the cats and meet the WCF members who founded the breed. Shortly after his return to Germany, where the WCF headquarters is located, the standard of Brazilian Shorthair proposed by WCF was examined in detail by the organization. WCF decided to accept cats as Celtic shorthair cat, a breed also known as European shorthair cat. Llegó a la conclusión de que tenían muchas similitudes con los gatos europeos de los que descendían.

Paolo Samuel Ruschi contested this decision and pointed out the differences between the two races. In effect, in the European shorthair cat, the body should be medium to large and well muscled, big head, and not all coat colors are accepted. On the other hand, the Brazilian Shorthair cat has a medium size body, a longer head than it is wide and all coat colors are accepted.

The fact that he himself was a senior judge in the WCF helped Paulo Samuel Ruschi defend his position before the commission., apoyándose en muchos documentos y fotografías. He even brought representatives of the races to support his arguments with examples. He kept pushing for a standard for Brazilian short hair to be recognized and, Therefore, the recognition of the race as such. Their efforts ended up paying off, since the institution did it in 1998.

However, fue el único. In fact, the other official bodies that were consulted, as the American Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA), el British Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF), la International Cat Association (TICA) o la Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFé) se negaron a reconocer la raza. Todos utilizaron más o menos el mismo argumento: como estos ejemplares son el resultado de la reproducción de gatos callejeros, no pueden corresponder de ninguna manera a los criterios necesarios para hablar de una raza felina propiamente dicha.

In the news, the breeders keep working, buscando siempre mejorar las características de la raza. in your country of origin, el CFB emite un registro provisional para los gatos que se le presentan cuyas características se aproximan al estándar, and a definitive record for those who are fully compliant.

Popularity of "Brazilian Shorthair cat"

The Brazilian Shorthair cat still very unknown today, even in your country of origin. Nowhere has he acquired much notoriety, lo que se explica más fácilmente por el hecho de que la raza es todavía nueva y está en pleno desarrollo. The opposition of the main world official organizations (the International Cat Federation, the International Cat Association, the Cat Hobbyists Association in America, the Governing Council of Cat Fancy in Great Britain…), with the notable exception of the World Cat Federation (WCF), obviously does not help to improve the situation.

In fact, el número de criadores del Brazilian Shorthair cat still very low, y esto es así en todo el mundo: there are only a dozen of them, half in Brazil. There is no, for example, none in europe, and only a handful in America. However, the large population of these small felines on the streets of Brazil represents a huge breeding ground for their development. In fact, in Brazil, even individuals can present their cat to the Confederación de Felinos Do Brasil (CFB) for registration, as soon as it meets the criteria of the breed standard.

Physical characteristics

Gato Brasileño de pelo corto
Brazilian shorthair kitten playing hide and seek – Button, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Brazilian Shorthair cat is a medium-sized cat with a semi-cobby complexion. Its body stocky and muscular has a broad, round chest and ends in a tail that tapers towards its rounded tip. Rises over legs strong and medium in size, that end in feet round.

The head is relatively small and longer than wide. The head is dominated by ears medium-sized, rounded at the tip and with tufts of hair at the base. The eyes they are big, round and expressive, they are quite far apart and match the color of the coat. The nose is the same width throughout its length. The lower jaw and the chin are strong and slightly prominent. Last, the slightly curved nasal bone at the level of the eyes gives it a rather particular profile.

The Brazilian Shorthair cat does not have undercoat, but he has thick and silky hair. The standard accepts all coat colors.

Last, esta raza no presenta ningún dimorfismo sexual particular: males and females are identical in size.

Character and skills

The Brazilian Shorthair cat he is a very cuddly and affectionate cat, that does not tolerate loneliness and requires a lot of attention and tenderness. To keep them happy, sus dueños deben tener tiempo para pasar con ellos y no dejarlos solos durante muchas horas del día.

They enjoy interacting with all members of their family and they especially like children, for those who are excellent playmates; the same happens in reverse.

Being sociable by nature, it is perfectly conceivable that you share your home with another animal. Generalmente disfrutan de la compañía de otros gatos, especially if they are as active as they. It is also perfectly conceivable that your cat lives with a dog, especially if they live together since they were little. On the other hand, the utmost caution is required with birds or small rodents. It is better to keep them in a safe place, like a cage, since a cat's hunting instinct can be awakened at any time.

Gato Brasileño de pelo corto
Gato da raça Pelo Curto BrasileiroJunius, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
The Brazilian Shorthair cat not only energetic, but also very agile and curious. However, pueden vivir tanto en una casa con jardín como en un piso, as long as it is spacious enough and they have the possibility to exercise. If you do not have access to the outside or there are no trees, a suitable cat tree is essential, so you can exercise your agility and have a perch to hide in. Unlike many of his peers, it is also very adaptable. For example, moving in with your cat is much less of a problem for a Brazilian Shorthair cat than for many other races, as they quickly appropriate their new environment.

His curiosity and his ability to adapt also give him an unbridled character. This little cat is a good hunter, always eager to discover a new environment, and he likes to watch over his territory, which can be very extensive. Thus, no es de extrañar que a veces desaparezcan durante varios días.

Grooming

The Brazilian Shorthair cat does not require much maintenance, since it has a short coat and has no undercoat. Brushing once a week is enough to remove dead hair.
At the same time, puedes limpiar las esquinas de sus ojos con un paño húmedo para asegurarte de que se mantienen limpios, y así reducir el riesgo de enfermedades oculares en los gatos.

También hay que comprobar si los oídos están infectados y limpiarlos con un paño húmedo.

The weekly maintenance session is also an opportunity to brush the teeth and check that there are no problems in this area. (caries, tartar deposits, etc.). In addition to the risk of bad breath for the cat, lack of dental care can lead to various diseases, some of them very serious (for example, septicemia).

Last, natural wear and tear is usually enough to file the nails of a Brazilian shorthair that is capable of running outside and scratching trees. However, es aconsejable comprobar cada mes si es así y, otherwise, trim them manually. The same should be done with an individual confined indoors, that you should have a scratching post at your disposal to prevent your claws from growing too fast or from making them on furniture.

Whether it's ear care, the eyes, your cat's teeth or nails, don't hesitate to ask a vet or groomer for help the first time, to make sure you know how to do it correctly. It also, it is better to accustom your pet to these manipulations from a young age, so that everything goes well later.

Health

Gato Brasileño de pelo corto
Gato da raça Pelo Curto BrasileiroJunius, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Brazilian Shorthair cat seems to be in fairly robust health. However, como esta raza es todavía nueva y está en proceso de desarrollo, there is not enough time to accurately identify certain diseases to which you may be predisposed.

One thing remains true: as in the case of any race, regular veterinary care is the best way to keep your cat in good health. This includes the inevitable health check at the vet.: must be done at least once a year, permite detectar a tiempo cualquier enfermedad y garantiza que el gato esté al día con sus vacunas.

Food

The Brazilian Shorthair cat it is not a demanding animal, but it is necessary to provide him with a diet of sufficient quality to satisfy his nutritional needs. Tanto los productos elegidos como la cantidad que se le da cada día deben adaptarse a su edad y nivel de actividad.

Como su actividad física es en general bastante elevada, not especially prone to obesity. However, if they live in a flat, they tend to be less active, so the problem is more likely to arise. Esto es aún más cierto si ha sido castrado, since neutered cats gain weight more easily. Therefore, to keep your cat healthy, you should make sure to weigh it about once a month. If your cat is persistently overweight, or even if it gets worse after several consecutive measurements, debe tomar las riendas o arriesgarse a atraparlo en un círculo vicioso: the fatter i am, less will want to move. Then it is necessary to go to the vet to determine the origin of the problem (disease, side effects of a medication, choosing an inappropriate food, daily ration too large, etc.) and remedy it.

Last, like any cat, the Brazilian Shorthair cat must have water available at all times.

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The Brazilian Shorthair cat it is one of the rarest cat breeds. Therefore, es difícil obtener uno, since there are no breeders in Europe.

The situation is not much better in the United States, where there are very few hatcheries of Brazilian Shorthair cat. They generally offer their kittens for a few 1000 $.

Incluso si se dirige a su país de origen, Brazil, es difícil encontrar uno, de nuevo debido al reducido número de criaderos. The price of a kitten Brazilian Shorthair cat often haunt them 1500 Brazilian real (something more of 200 EUR).

In the case of an adoption abroad, transport costs and administrative costs are added to the purchase price and, of course, It is necessary to respect the legislation regarding the importation of animals.

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Typical Brazilian Shorthair Cat
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Bombay cat
Recognized by the CFA, cTIC, ACF, ACFA/CAA, CCA-AFC

Although the Bombay looks like a little panther, does not have the character of a: it is neither wild nor aggressive.

Bombay cat

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History

The Bombay cat it was created in 1958 by Nikki Homer, a breeder of American shorthair cat based in Kentucky, United States. Dreaming of having a cat similar to a black panther, but in miniature and as meek as a lamb, ese año decidió cruzar ejemplares de su programa de cría con el American Burmese cat. Su morfología parecía perfectamente adaptada a su proyecto, since like the panther, this breed has a very apparent musculature.

A first mating was carried out between a female of American Burmese cat sand-colored and a American shorthair cat black, which was followed by other marriages between representatives of the two races. However, the results were not really satisfactory. Los gatos resultantes se parecían más al American shorthair cat black than the little panthers. Nikki Homer decided to neuter them and sell them as pets.

However, no se rindió y volvió a intentar una cría similar en 1965. Tras dos años de cría selectiva, obtuvo el gato negro que había imaginado: a majestic look, coppery eyes and a very shiny ebony black fur. He named it after Bombay, in honor of the Indian city of the same name (now mumbai), where you can see black panthers in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, which is part of the city.

Among 1967 and 1972, managed to produce nothing less than 27 litters and allowed the birth of some 100 kittens. However, sólo se quedó con los gatitos del programa de cría del Bombay que cumplían los criterios que ella misma había establecido; the others were given away as pets.

Delighted with the result, se dedicó a conseguir el reconocimiento de la raza que había creado. It took him a few more years to achieve his goal, but his efforts were finally crowned with success: in 1976, the American Cat Fan Association (CFA) became the first feline organization to take the step of recognizing the Bombay.

Después de dedicar tanta energía al gato durante casi 20 years, Nikki Homer quería seguir adelante. Decided to stop raising the Bombay.

However, other American breeders who fell in love with the little black panther took up the torch. Among them, Suzanne y Herb Zwecker played an especially important role, investing a lot of time and effort in the development and recognition of the breed. Decidieron crear nuevas líneas adicionales desde cero, instead of just using existing copies.

However, despite the best efforts of everyone involved, the breed had a hard time breaking through. The superstitions about black cats and the reluctance of the breeders of the American Burmese cat, que veían al recién llegado como un competidor. However, interest in the black cat became more important when in 1985 Luv It Black, one of the copies presented by Suzanne y Herb Zwecker, was honored by the CFA in the events organized by the organization.

However, the development of Bombay cat was also hampered by genetic issues. Because breeders are the American shorthair cat, the American Burmese cat or the same Bombay cat, and in the same litter the Bombay and kittens with different coat colors and eyes, more in line with those of the American shorthair cat. Estos son sistemáticamente retirados del programa de cría y vendidos como mascotas.

In France, the breed's arrival dates back to 1989. Fue en ese año cuando se introdujo en el país la primera pareja de ejemplares, Opium and Bagheera. Se creó un programa de cría y se importaron 10 more copies in the next five years.

Bombay cat
Bombay cat

The recognition of "Bombay cat"

Although the Bombay still pretty weird, is recognized by many organizations, starting with the most important on an international scale.

Having been created in the United States, no wonder the breed was first recognized by the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA), la principal institución felina del país. This was done in 1976, and neighboring Canadian Cat Association (CCA) followed suit in 1988. Many other national organizations followed suit, like the french Livre Officiel des Origines Félines (LOOF), the Australian Cat Association (ACF) wave New Zealand Cat Fancy (NZCF).

The International Cat Association (TICA) awarded him recognition in 1979, making him part of a group that also includes the American Burmese cat. The World Cat Federation also accepts it.

On the other hand, the Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFé), que agrupa a organizaciones de unos cuarenta países -entre ellas Felis Belgica, from Belgium, y the Swiss Feline Federation (FFH), from Switzerland-, does not recognize the Bombay.

There is also an English version of the breed, which was developed in Britain in the decade of 1980 and that differs substantially from American Bombay. It is recognized since 1994 by the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF), the main feline organization in the country. The GCCF considers it a variety of the Asian race, along with the Asian Smoke Cat, Asian tabby cat, Burmilla and Tiffany. However, does not recognize the Bombay, that can be found all over the world.

Physical characteristics

Bombay cat
Bombay cat

When crossing the American shorthair cat black and the American Burmese cat, the creator of Bombay, Nikki Homer, quería crear un gato que se pareciera a una “miniature black panther”. It's fair to say the gamble paid off. Y, like is logic, la raza resultante ha heredado la mayoría de los rasgos físicos de sus antepasados.

The elegant Bombay es una raza rechoncha con un cuerpo de tamaño medio y un peso mayor de lo que se podría pensar a primera vista. It must be said that it has a fairly strong bone structure, on which also rests an important and very apparent musculature. The chest it is round and wide, the back straight from shoulder to rump. The tail is straight and of medium length, tapering to the tip.

The legs are proportionate to the body, good muscular, and they last in feet round with black pads.

The head It is medium and round in size. On the top of the head are the ears well spread and moderately large. They are wide at the base, rounded at the tip, and lean slightly forward giving the dog an alert look.

It is said that the Bombay cat has the eyes as round as shiny copper coins. In fact, they are big, redondos y se sitúan en la prolongación de la base de las orejas. Its bright color ranges from copper to gold, being the first the most appreciated. Son aún más bonitos porque contrastan con el pelaje totalmente negro, y esta combinación es una característica distintiva de la raza.

The profile also shows a slight stop, and nose has a slightly rounded tip. The nose is black and is crowned by a snout short, wide and rounded. The chin is well developed, but it is neither prominent nor sunken.

The Bombay practically does not have undercoat. The upper coat is short, dense but fine, silky and satin, que es otra característica de la raza. Esta es otra característica de la raza. The fur of this cat should be shiny like patent leather.

También es de color negro azabache desde la raíz hasta la punta, y este gato es la única raza que es consistentemente negra. However, It is not until they are two years old when they acquire their final color: are born with a slightly lighter coat, that gets darker as they grow, until it turns into a deep black.

There is also a slight sexual dimorphism in this breed. Males and females are very similar in size, but its weight differs more. The male can weigh up to 5 kg, while the female must not exceed 4 kg.

Last, It is worth mentioning the English version of the Bombay, que presenta algunas características físicas específicas. In effect, while his american cousin is cobby type, éste es del tipo de línea media (a slightly less slim body type). Therefore, has thinner legs, ending in oval feet. Its head is triangular and slightly hollow. It is also distinguished by its almond-shaped eyes., cuyo color varía del amarillo dorado al verde. However, aparte de estas pocas características, the American Bombay and the English Bombay son físicamente bastante similares.

Size and weight

  • Male size: 20 – 25 cm.
  • female size 20 – 25 cm.
  • Male weight: 3 – 5 kg
  • female weight: 3 – 4 kg

  • Bombay cat
    Bombay cat

    Character and skills

    Although the Bombay looks like a little panther, does not have the character of a: it is neither wild nor aggressive. On the other hand, He is very sociable and affectionate, and it is an ideal option for those looking for a cat to live in the family, tanto que busca la compañía de los humanos. He is especially attached to the person who cares the most for him, without being a one-man cat: su cercanía a una persona en particular no le impide dar cariño a todos los miembros de la familia.

    He also likes to be caressed, and this is good: caressing him is really very nice, since her hair has the texture of silk. And since he especially likes warm places, it is not uncommon for him to get under the covers in bed, or snuggle up on the couch with one of your family members.

    Bombay cat
    Bombay cat

    To the Bombay he likes attention and pampering. If you feel neglected, will call out to your family members with gentle vocalizations that don't break the ground. In other words, this cat can be talkative to claim attention, but their meows have the good taste not to be shrill.

    They like to play with children and are patient with them, provided they are treated with respect. With a little boy, there is a real risk that this condition will not be met, so it is better never to leave him alone with a small child, without adult supervision. The safety of both parties is at stake, and this is valid for any breed of cat.

    The Bombay He is a very affectionate cat that needs the attention and love of those around him. He loves to interact with his surroundings and follows his owner everywhere: in the classroom, the bedroom, the kitchen…

    This, coupled with his intelligence and very active temperament, explains that he is an excellent student for anyone who wants to teach their cat tricks such as, for example, to look for an object.

    However, also needs alone time and can be left alone for a few hours at home, This does not mean that you should not provide your cat with games when he is out, to keep you busy and not suffer from anxiety when your owners are away too long. Invest in interactive games, like the puzzles, it's a great way to stimulate your high brainpower, whether you play with them alone or with your family.

    Having him share his home with a small companion is also a sensible way to make the absences of his owners more bearable.. In fact, the Bombay cat cohabits easily with peers or even a dog, as long as you feel loved and receive the care you need. This coexistence is all the better if it is established from the earliest age of the two protagonists. If that is not the case, at least it's better to make sure they get to know each other little by little, so that they get used to each other and each find their place.

    On the other hand, it is less appropriate to make him live with a bird or a small rodent, since the Bombay has a highly developed predatory instinct: he is an excellent hunter. Si debe pasar algún tiempo con ese animal, it is better to place it in a cage inaccessible to the cat, or even better, in a room reserved for him. Así se evitarán sorpresas desagradables.

    As for the unknown humans, the Bombay cat seems to be often torn between his spontaneous distrust of them (de ahí que no sea de los que se acercan a ellos de inmediato) y su curiosidad intrínseca. As soon as you feel comfortable, este último se encarga de animarle a acercarse a ellos para oler los nuevos olores y a pedir algunas caricias de vez en cuando. In any case, it is essential that you have a cat tree at your disposal: it is a place where you feel safe and can take refuge at any time, either to observe your surroundings from your perch or simply to rest in peace.

    Like any cat, the Bombay need rest periods, pero le sobra energía. Vivir en una casa con un jardín al que pueda acceder en cualquier momento a través de una gatera es ideal para él: así puede deambular y subirse a los árboles todo lo que quiera, which helps your head feel as good as your legs.

    It is not surprising, because, that his facet of ferret and / or his hunting instinct lead him to explore other territories or to follow a prey outside his domain: that does not stop him from being happy to return to his cozy nest, where caresses and good food await you.

    As long as he is surrounded by his owners, this cat can be relatively flexible in terms of living environment: as long as it is spacious enough for you to play, correr y gastar su energía, can adapt very well to a flat life. However, it is important to note that they generally accept being walked on a leash, as long as they get used to them from a young age: for people who live in such a household, This can be a good option for your little feline to discover new horizons and to roam outside.

    Whether you have access to the outside or not, the Bombay you should be able to do your first steps whenever you want, like all his classmates. Therefore, it is essential that you have a scratching post available at all times: this saves you from having to turn to furniture or curtains to satisfy this irrepressible need.

    Last, It is worth mentioning that the English version of the Bombay cat has the same character traits as their American counterparts, inherited largely from their ancestors burmese.

    Bombay cat
    Bombay cat

    Care and Cleaning of the "Bombay cat"

    The Bombay has a dense but short top coat, and its bottom layer is very light. This explains that their coat does not require much maintenance.: sólo hay que cepillarlo una vez a la semana para eliminar los pelos muertos y mantener su característico aspecto brillante. The shedding periods, in spring and autumn, they are not very important, but it is necessary to brush two or three times a week to keep the coat healthy and beautiful.

    It is necessary to check the ears of the Bombay una vez a la semana y lavarlas con un paño limpio y húmedo para eliminar la suciedad y limitar el riesgo de infección.

    The weekly maintenance session should also be an opportunity to check the eyes. They are more likely to be dirty if the Bombay is prone to epífora (excessive tearing). In this case, es fundamental limpiar las comisuras de los ojos con un paño húmedo para minimizar el riesgo de infección.

    Regular brushing of the teeth of the Bombay it is essential to avoid all kinds of health problems in this area. This is true of any breed, pero el riesgo de un mantenimiento inadecuado es aún mayor para el Bombay cat, since it is prone to gingivitis. El cepillado regular con un dentífrico especial para felinos previene la acumulación de placa, which can cause more or less serious diseases when it becomes tartar. Una vez a la semana es lo mínimo, but daily is the ideal.

    Bombay cat
    Bombay cat

    You should get used to checking the length of your claws. Bombay each month. As long as you have access to the outside, natural wear and tear is usually sufficient. If that is not the case, it is necessary to cut them manually: if they get too long, they are likely to break, that bother you or even hurt you. It also, there should be a scratching post available at all times so that you can satisfy your irresistible need to scratch, instead of having to resort to furniture…

    coat care, the ears, the eyes, the teeth and claws of the Bombay does not require any special skills. However, instead of doing it only the first time, puede ser útil contar con la experiencia de un veterinario o un peluquero de gatos. Learning the correct gestures from a professional, the probability of not only being ineffective is greatly reduced, sino también y sobre todo de actuar de forma torpe y así herir o incluso traumatizar a su mascota.

    It also, It is essential that your pet is used to these grooming sessions from his first months: the sooner they become part of your routine, more easily accept them throughout your life. Like this, he and his owner are in the best position to make them spend special moments together, and the opportunity to caress and hug. Being very affectionate and close to its owner, aprecia aún más que lo acicalen.

    Indoor or outdoor cat?

    The Bombay cat it is an excellent indoor cat. In any case, prefers to be with his humans and does not have a great desire for freedom. In a big and cozy apartment for cats, with a scratching post, a litter tray and a feeding area, nada se interpone en el camino de una feliz vida en común.

    You must avoid unrestricted access to the outside, since this open minded and curious cat is not afraid of anything. Unfortunately, this also includes cars and receivers. Lo ideal es dejar que el gato negro corra en un jardín seguro o en un balcón.

    Some representatives of the breed can even be taught to walk on a leash like a dog. With a little practice, these smart and loving cats will do as well as a dog. However, this depends on the individual character, así como de las condiciones de la zona de “paseo”. You should not walk your cat where there are many dogs or other dangers.

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

    How many members of the breed are indoor cats, need a certain amount of activity. This mini panther appreciates emotions and loves to play with children or other cats. Both classic cat toys and learning tricks are fun for these cats.

    With a challenging intelligence toy, the Bombay they are also very busy. The most important thing is that you offer your cat variety. Es un gato orientado a los humanos y tampoco debería quedarse solo con demasiada frecuencia. Debería recibir mimos con regularidad.

    Health and nutrition

    Tanto la línea americana como la británica gozan, in general, Of good health.

    It also, this little cat can live in all climates, excepto en los más fríos. However, debe estar bien protegido del frío y de las corrientes de aire a bajas temperaturas, since its scarce undercoat means that it is not ideally equipped for winter weather.

    On the other hand, the Bombay have a tendency to be overweight and even obese. Esto es aún más cierto si no tiene acceso al aire libre, since then you have fewer opportunities to exercise. It is not a matter to be taken lightly, since being overweight can cause illnesses or worsen existing ones.

    In any case, to adopt a Bombay in the best conditions, it is essential to contact a breeder worthy of the name. In effect, a serious professional cares about genetic testing of proposed breeders (in particular, for the hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and the síndrome de la hendidura facial media), con el fin de descartar a los que podrían dar a luz gatitos poco sanos. También se preocupa de ofrecer a los gatitos un entorno ideal para su equilibrio físico y mental, and strives to develop their sociability from the first weeks. This is absolutely crucial for the rest of their lives.. In any case, at the time of adoption, the breeder must be able to provide a certificate of good health issued by a veterinarian, así como la cartilla sanitaria (or vaccination) in which the vaccines the cat has received are recorded.

    To keep your cat healthy throughout its life, it is important that you take him to the vet for a complete check-up at regular intervals, although everything seems to be fine. These reviews give the professional the opportunity to detect as soon as possible any possible problem other than (yet) visible, allowing you to treat it in optimal conditions. It is also an opportunity to carry out any necessary booster shots.. These visits must be scheduled at least once a year, and even more as the animal ages.

    At the same time, the owner is also tasked with protecting his little feline against parasites throughout the year, remembering to renew your deworming treatments each time it is time to do so. It is important to remember that even a cat that lives in an apartment can contract parasites and must be dewormed..

    Bombay cat
    Bombay cat

    Life expectancy

    12 to 18 years

    Food

    Like any other cat, the Bombay you need a diet adapted to your nutritional needs, both in terms of quality and quantity. So, should be chosen with your age in mind, su estado de salud y su nivel de actividad física.

    It is advisable to monitor the amounts of food that are given, because unlike many of his peers, the Bombay does not know how to regulate itself. Greedy and a little gluttonous, have a true propensity for obesity. Therefore, it is not possible to leave food in self-service, at the risk of gorging. That is why, la mejor solución es ofrecer dos comidas al día, given at fixed times and rigorously weighed.

    Bombay cat
    Bombay cat

    It is perfectly possible to give him industrial food, as long as they are of good quality and carefully chosen to suit your needs. On the other hand, you have to be very careful with human food, although do not hesitate to ask, for example, during their owners' meals. Not only is there little chance that the nutritional intake provided corresponds exactly to your needs, rather, some foods appreciated and regularly consumed by humans are toxic to cats. This also explains why it is best to avoid giving him the table scraps or letting him rummage through the trash..

    Last, the fact that you tend to gain weight easily makes it essential to monitor your weight every month. If the weight gain is confirmed or even increased during several consecutive weighings, it is necessary to visit the vet. In effect, only a healthcare professional can diagnose the cause of the problem (improper diet, disease, side effect of a medication, etc.) and, Therefore, determine how to remedy it.

    To finish, like any cat, the Bombay you should have fresh water available at all times so you can drink as soon as you feel the need.

    For sale "Bombay cat"

    Before purchasing a Bombay cat, you need to make sure you have enough time for the people-facing cat. The first obstacle to overcome is the lack of breeders in Europe. It is best to do research on the internet and contact a private breeder. However, ten cuidado con las ofertas falsas y fíjate bien en el criador. Observe the kitten's parents and siblings, así como las condiciones de alojamiento. For a healthy kitten, vaccinated and dewormed, will pay about 750 EUR.

    Characteristics "Bombay cat"

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

    Joy

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    Activity level

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    Friendliness to other pets

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    Friendliness to children

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    Vocality

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    Need for attention

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    Affection towards its owners

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    Docility

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    Intelligence

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    Independence

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    Hardiness

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