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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, which is most easily explained by the fact that the breed is still new and in full development.
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, since it is assumed that their ancestors are the cats brought to South America -and in particular to Brazil- 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) and the first cat club in Rio de Janeiro – emigrated to the United States, and was the first to carry out a study comparing the genetics and the different morphological aspects of cats commonly observed in the main cities of Brazil with those of other large cities in the world.. The result was very clear, since it verified that the population of Brazilian cats was quite homogeneous in terms of their appearance, and that it differed significantly from the alley cats of other big cities of the world.

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. He organized with three other breeders to observe as many cats as possible in three different cities.: Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre and Caera.

The four of them walked the streets of these three cities and wrote down the morphological characteristics -shape of the body, 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.

Brazilian shorthair cat
Brazilian Shorthair Cat – J.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, head characteristically small and longer than wide, big eyes, round and expressive, and a short, tight coat. Next, selected no less than 40 cats from the three cities to start a breeding program.

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. He came to the conclusion that they had many similarities to the European cats from which they were descended..

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., relying on many documents and photographs. 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.

But, was the only one. 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, always seeking to improve the characteristics of the breed. in your country of origin, the CFB issues a provisional registration for the cats presented to it whose characteristics are close to the standard, 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, which is most easily explained by the fact that the breed is still new and in full development. 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, the number of breeders Brazilian Shorthair cat still very low, and this is so all over the world: there are only a dozen of them, half in Brazil. There is no, for example, none in europe, and only a handful in America. But, 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

Brazilian shorthair cat
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, this breed does not present any particular sexual dimorphism: 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, their owners must have time to spend with them and not leave them alone for many hours of the day.

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. They generally enjoy the company of other cats., 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.

Brazilian shorthair cat
Brazilian Shorthair cat – Junius, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
The Brazilian Shorthair cat not only energetic, but also very agile and curious. But, They can live both in a house with a garden and in an apartment, 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. These may include, 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 wonder they sometimes disappear for several days.

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, you can wipe the corners of their eyes with a damp cloth to make sure they stay clean, and thus reduce the risk of eye diseases in cats.

You also have to check if the ears are infected and clean them with a damp cloth.

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, it is advisable to check every month if this is the case and, 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

Brazilian shorthair cat
Brazilian Shorthair cat – Junius, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Brazilian Shorthair cat seems to be in fairly robust health. But, as this breed is still new and in the process of development, 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, allows early detection of any disease and guarantees that the cat is up to date with its vaccinations.

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. Both the products chosen and the amount given each day should be adapted to their age and activity level..

As their physical activity is generally quite high, not especially prone to obesity. But, if they live in a flat, they tend to be less active, so the problem is more likely to arise. This is even more true if he has been neutered, since neutered cats gain weight more easily. So, 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, You must take charge or risk trapping him in a vicious cycle.: 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.

For sale "Brazilian Shorthair cat"

The Brazilian Shorthair cat it is one of the rarest cat breeds. So, it's hard to get one, 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 $.

Even if you are heading to your home country, Brazil, it's hard to find one, again due to the reduced number of hatcheries. 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.

Characteristics "Brazilian Shorthair cat"

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

Birmano de pies blancos
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Characteristics "Sacred Cat of Burma (Birman)"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a cat of the breed "Sacred Cat of Burma (Birman)" 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 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. But, during the move, daily brushing and combing is necessary.

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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). But, 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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European Burmes cat
Federations: GCCF, LOOF, FFH

burmes europeo

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History

The European Burmes cat has the same origins as the American Burmese cat, that goes back to Wong Man, led cat of Burma to America in 1930. Imported American cats, descendants of Wong Mau, to Great Britain, 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, breeders preferred a more typically oriental look, and they were also interested in a wider color scale.

The Cat Fanciers Association began registering Burmese in 1936, but suspended records on 1947 because breeders continued to use conjoined twins in their breeding programs. Records resumed in 1953, after this practice was discontinued.

In Europe, However, the development of Burmese took a different path. In Great Britain, where the broodstock shortage was even greater than in the United States, the Siamese Red Point and the British Shorthair cat were used in breeding programs, 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, the breed in these countries follows the European type. The FIFé allows green eyes, but the GCCF considers it a defect.

On both sides of the Atlantic, the Burmese cat still listed among the most popular breeds, but looks better in Europe, where short hair cats prevail over copies of long hair.

Physical characteristics

European Burmese
Share Alois de Arkhitekton, European Burmese male presented at a cat show in 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, which gradually transforms into dark, uniform tips at the roots, 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:

Most organizations that recognize the European Burmes cat they do not allow the crossing with other races in the framework of their breeding.

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 is itself the origin of two races:

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, and this is especially true in the country where it was developed: Great Britain. Since 2004, ranks fifth in the breed ranking based on the number of annual registrations at the country's leading feline institution, the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF). But, is in clear decline: while at the end of the 90 more than 3.000 kittens per year in the organization (which allowed him to occupy the fourth position in the 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) in the breed classification of the Official Book of Feline Origins (LOOF) based on the number of births registered each year. This number is around fifty, 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 occupies the tenth place in the statistics of the Fédération Féline Helvétique (FFH) since the years 90. But, while in the decade of 2000 there were some 70 registrations per year, this figure has dropped in the following decade and is now more of 40.

Character and skills

European Burmese
European Burmese – asi02, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

When it comes to personality, the European Burmese and the Burmese cat are aligned. The European Burmese is energetic and friendly. Has the charm and determination of his ancestors Siamese, and enjoy the conversation as much as that breed, but her voice is soft and sweet, which contradicts his tendency to run the home with an iron paw sheathed in velvety fur. He is very intelligent and seeks human company., so it is not the most suitable for a home where you will be alone most of the day. If there are no humans around to stimulate your intellect, make sure he has another pet for company. 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. Stimulate their smart mind with interactive toys and teach them tricks that allow them to show off in front of the public. 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. Live peacefully with cats and dogs that respect your authority. Always introduce pets slowly and under controlled circumstances so that they learn to get along.

Health

Both pedigreed cats and catsmixed 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, that usually resolves on its own.
  • Dermoide corneal, the presence of skin and hair on the surface of the cornea, that can be successfully corrected surgically.
  • Gangliosidosis, an enzyme deficiency A test has been developed to detect the disease.
  • Orofacial pain syndrome, indicated by exaggerated licking and chewing movements and pawing the mouth Discomfort may increase when the cat is excited or stressed, and cats are often reluctant to eat because the activity is painful. Some cats must wear an Elizabethan collar and have their paws bandaged to prevent injury. Some cases resolve on their own and then recur. The cause and outcome are unknown. mode of inheritance. Pain relievers and anticonvulsants may help, 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.
  • Hypokalemic polymyopathy, muscle weakness caused by low levels of potassium in the blood, sometimes seen in Burmese kittens Signs include general weakness, stiff gait, reluctance to walk and head tremors. Can be treated with orally administered potassium supplements.
  • Flat chested kitten syndrome, 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, a heart condition in which the left ventricle of the heart thickens and stretches the heart muscle. The signs usually develop when a kitty has 3 SA week 4 months of age, a good reason to wait until 4 months to bring a kitten home.
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy, enlarged heart.
  • Mellitus diabetes, an endocrine condition caused by a defect in insulin secretion or insulin action that results in high blood sugar levels.
European Burmese
European Burmese

care and grooming

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. Clean the corners of the eyes with a soft, damp cloth to remove any discharge. 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, clean them with a cotton pad or soft cloth moistened with a mixture of cider vinegar and warm water at 50%. Avoid using cotton buds, that can damage the inside of the ear.

Keep the litter box spotless. As all cats, the European Burmese 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 European Burmese 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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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. But, 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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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
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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 Japanese 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, owes its arrival to 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, that had caught your attention. He took her to France and crossed her with another Japanese Bobtail that he had brought from the United States. 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, showing the triangular face that is a characteristic of the breed – jonny-mt, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The head triangular, with clean lines and ears large, straight and spaced, is characterized by a forecrown rounded and prominent cheekbones, surrounding a nose long with two parallel lines. 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, good luck symbol according to japanese beliefs. This trait is derived from an autosomal gene. (that is to say, located on a non-sex chromosome; neither X nor Y) recessive and has no negative impact on the 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. But, 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
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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.

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

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

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

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

For sale "Japanese Bobtail"

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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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American bobtail cat
Federations: CFA, TICA, ACFA/CAA

The Bobtail americano he is playful and intelligent. Some have dog features, they learn tricks and can retrieve things

American Bobtail

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History

The history of Bobtail americano started with a serendipitous find in the 1960, to Yodie, a street cat wild aspect picked up in Arizona by John and Brenda Sanders, Iowa.

when breeding started, different short-tailed cats were crossed (long and short haired cats with different coat colors) without preferring certain breeds.

From 1980 the goal was to produce a wild looking tabby cat based on the look of the Yodie, and the Bobtail eventually gained acceptance in major North American registries, though it's still weird. The version of long hair was the first recognized as a breed.

Due to the mating of the most diverse animals, the gene pool of Bobtail Americano it is especially wide, which contributes to the fact that cats are largely free from hereditary diseases typical of the breed.

With the recognition of the TICA (International Cat Association) in 1989, breeders achieved their greatest success to date. The American Bobtail is also recognized as a breed in the LOOF standard. (Livre Officiel des Origines Félines).

Physical characteristics

American Bobtail longhair
American Bobtail longhair by Rachel Daviesfrom Aberystwyth, WALES

The Bobtail americano It is a medium-sized cat and reaches a body weight of about seven kilograms. His body is athletic and muscular with a broad chest.. How the front legs are longer than the back legs, the back curves towards the neck.

The special feature of this cat is the tail, which is due to a spontaneous genetic mutation and is inherited in a dominant way. The cat's tail is not uniform in appearance: may be curved, curled and knotted. The length or shortness of the tail also varies. (as orientation, the length of the tail of the Bobtail americano is about a third of that of other cats).

  • The head is broad with a pronounced cheek line and jawline..
  • The eyes are large, oval in shape and harmonizes with the coat.
  • The ears are medium in size and covered by a small tuft of hair at the tip.

The Bobtail americano he also has hair between his toes.

In general, all coat colors and patterns are recognized. The length of the coat is also left open in the standard and is not defined in a binding way. But, the cat Bobtail americano always has a double and dense coat, which is smooth and shiny.

Character and skills

As with other breeds of cats, the character traits of individuals can vary greatly.

But, there is the following trend in the cat Bobtail americano:

  • Curious
  • Sociable
  • People-oriented
  • Freedom lover
  • Take it easy
  • Active
  • Playful

care and health of "American bobtail cat"

American bobtail cat

The Bobtail americano he is an affectionate cat that does not stay well alone. If the human has no time for him, at least one other cat should be present. However, he will also make friends with dogs if he can gradually get used to the other species..

This cat with velvet paws has no preference for a certain category of people, older people and children alike like it. The only important thing is that there is someone at home with whom you can relate. By the way: the communication of Bobtail americano it is comparatively quiet. Their sounds are less like those of a cat than those of a cooing dove.

Since the genome of Bobtail americano is based on that of common house cats, there is genetic diversity. So, the breed cat rarely sick.

But, can have hip problems due to the difference in length of the legs and in the spine due to its stubby tail. It can also suffer from all the typical diseases of domestic cats throughout its life. The susceptibility to dental problems also appears to be slightly increased in the Bobtail americano.

Indoor or outdoor cat?

Since the Bobtail americano is lively, a large garden or unlimited access to the outside would be ideal for them. Consequently, holding abroad is the recommended way, but with the premise that the cat can enter the protected indoor area in bad weather, at night and in case of danger.

If the apartment is furnished adequately for cats, indoor accommodation can also be considered. But, tickets must be well secured. The Bobtail americano you are curious and smart, making it prone to escape maneuvers. It's lightning fast and smart enough to learn the mechanism of a handle. For security, lock the front door, even if you are present.

How much activity does he need? "American bobtail cat"?

The Bobtail americano has phases in which you like to exercise. But, your desire for physical activity is in a comfortable mid-range.

What he likes are smart toys and scratching posts where he can climb and sharpen his claws. But, in any case, these should not be missing in a home that accepts cats, so it is an absolutely normal cat in this aspect.

Grooming and feeding

The Bobtail americano it is very simple in terms of daily grooming routine. It also has no special food needs or a coat that needs grooming.. But, cats who are overly interested in food get fat pretty quickly, but you can avoid it with an automatic food portioner or a manual allocation of the same. The most important thing is that the food is made up of high-quality ingredients and that it adapts to the characteristics of the cat (depending on your age, your possible illnesses / intolerances and your individual energy needs).

The cat's coat Bobtail americano it is generally very easy to care. But, during the coat change, the effort increases by the minute. You can help the cat change its coat by brushing it daily and removing tangles. Many breeds - especially short-haired cats- can get by without the daily grooming program.

For sale "American bobtail cat"

The cat Bobtail americano is only recognized since 1989. So, it is still a young breed that can only be purchased from selected breeders. Make sure you only buy from people you can visit in person and see for yourself the state of the animals and the living conditions there. Sellers who reject this request are not serious.

Purchase price may vary based on genetic lineage, sex, age and appearance. Expect a minimum price of about 1.000 EUR by a purebred animal.

Although the purchase price is above average, you will spend exactly the same amount on maintenance costs as with other cats. Calculated over the years, high purchasing costs will be reduced.

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