Turkish Van Cat

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The Turkish van has been living in the vicinity of the town of Van (Turkey) for centuries. It is a breed that likes the water, We have seen many of them swimming in the Lake Van. It has a reputation for being a terrible pet to have at home. He is smart and friendly, but also a friend of broken household items, of maullar frequently and feel jealous of any other animal that side by side. In addition, given the scarcity of the race, few veterinarians are encouraged to sterilize them or castrate them.

Its most notable feature is their almond-shaped eyes genetics, often they are each a colour. The most valued members, in general, they have an eye for color ámbar-verde and another blue. They tend to have a genetic tendency to deafness, like any other breed of white cats and domestic dogs.

To increase the population of the Turkish Van Cat, the local Government of Van instituted a program that paid to residents the equivalent to 200,00 $ per month to keep a cat breed. This program was completed by suspending.

Outside Turkey, the Turkish Van Cat may be recognized as a color variant of the Turkish Van rather than a distinct breed.

Traditional Persian cat

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The Traditional Persian cat, also called persian “with doll face” for her sweet, doll-like expression, it is one of the most popular purebred cat breeds in the world. Like most house cats, his story is shrouded in myths and rumors, but the first recorded cases of its appearance in Iran (then called persia) they were produced in the 16th century. From there, the breed burst onto the international feline scene and became one of the most popular breeds in the world.
But, What is it that makes these cute little balls of hair so special? And what difference a Persian cat “traditional” from any other Persian?

Physical characteristics

When he hears the word “Persian cat”, you may immediately think of a flattened face and a short nose. Although he is not mistaken, the pug-like variants of the Persians have been specifically bred to exaggerate those traits. The traditional Persians, for its part, they have also been bred to have small, rounded heads and short noses, but not to the same extent as their exposure counterparts. Instead of the flat faces of the show Persians, traditional Persians have cute and innocent expressions reminiscent of children's dolls, hence their common nickname of “doll-faced persians”.

The Traditional Persian cat, just like their show cousins, has chubby cheeks and a short body. They are medium sized cats, that usually weigh between 2,5 and 4,5 kilos when they are adults. Y, like the persian show, traditional Persians also have long, flowing fur that requires daily combing to remove and avoid carpets and tangles. Their fur comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns, that go from white to black and from red to lilac, and can be found in calico, striped, flamed and many other patterns.

Character and skills

Like people, cats have their own personality, so not all persians are exactly the same. Having said that, as he Traditional Persian cat like show cats they tend to be very calm and docile cats that enjoy little naps on the sofa or on another favorite perch. They are affectionate and often enjoy the attention of their human family., but they don't usually make an effort to get it. They like peace and quiet, so they do not adapt well to homes with noisy children or extremely playful dogs.

Although they are not as energetic as other races, enjoy a good play session from time to time. And although they are happy to give you their space, they also like to be paid attention to and treated like royalty, and if they feel that he has neglected them, they will let you know that it is time for you to give them some good back rubs and scratch their ears.

Gato Sphynx

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The Sphynx, or cat Sphinx, It is a breed of cat whose most striking feature is its apparent lack of fur and Dumpy and burly appearance. “Although the specimens of the breed appear to be hairless cats, It should be noted that they are not really peeled cats; but they have skin covered with a layer of very fine fur, short and continuous almost imperceptible to the eye or touch”.


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Mojave spotted is a breed of cat developed with the purpose of preserving wild cats of the Mojave Desert.
Originally called the cat in the Mojave desert was discovered for the first time in 1980 by April Langford. In 1980, the first colony of feral cats were discovered living under desert shrubs, had tunnels cats used for the purpose of protecting their litters of the harsh climate of the desert. It is not known how these tunnels were excavated, they were possibly made by other wild animals or own cats.

Had at least six adult cats in each found colony. The first colony was found in a small town called Hesperia, located in Southern California. Each cat observed possessed a very specific pattern of spots, including the structure of the body, with very little variation in color of one cat to another. Colors ranged from the silver, brown, Gold and black agouti between the different colonies.

A study shows that these cats survived on a diet of birds, desert mice, lizards and insects. In 1984 a litter of kittens in the Mojave Desert were found abandoned underneath a Juniper, cold as ice with the onset of winter, and hunger. It seems that in cooler times of the year of food sources scarce and the mother would have problems to find the food they needed. Had no choice but to abandon their young. The first litter found was rescued and was complemented a replacement milk your diet.

After several years the wild cats became increasingly scarce. In 1990 people of all parties began to arrive in the city of the desert and the cats began to slowly disappear. At this time the breeding program to preserve the cat of the Mojave Desert already underway.

Was a shame to see these beautiful cats Habitat disappear without a trace , so taking this into consideration, Her calf as pet has helped to preserve the species. Each generation is born more exotic and more fond of his human friends. During these last years the Mojave spotting has crossed with that of Bengal, with other Genesis Mojave 1 and cats polidáctilos. The crossing did not start up 1996, but still at a disadvantage, was a great success. Not only because of their pronounced spots, result of its junction with the Bengal, but also provide the Mojave a softer skin, bright and radiant. The Bengal only adds some additional features to improve the breed. In 2007, the spotted Mojave criarán of truth without having to cross them with other races. The Cheshire cats cattery is the only one that exists as of this beautiful wild cat breed hatchery, native to the Mojave Desert. There is no other breeders who have access to the Mojave spotted, all cats from breeding programs have been placed in sterilization in order to prevent the novices use the Mojave in a way that could cause a threat to the race.

Very intelligent, always on the alert, Agile, powerful, Active, clever, Atlético, curious, animated, decided to, sociable, loving and independent. In addition, amateur hunting and water.


It is thought that the Keudas are the descendants of some of the first cats brought to Texas and some may have come from Spain in the 16th century - 17TH. It seems to the Egyptian Mau A lot. But while the Keudas appear to have roots Mau, This cannot be proven.

From 2002, This race is in constant development and is currently regarded as provisional race, which means it has normalized, but still not meet all desired characteristics.

They have lots of energy and are very sociable. Because of this nature are very well with groups. There are reports that show your kindness with the children of the House which makes them a very special pet. They like playing with water, so it is recommended to maintain the tanks covered in his presence. Love the active games, run, jump and climb.
Can be taught to walk on a leash.

Gato Tiffanie

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This race, the only member of the Group of Asian long-haired, Persian chinchilla of the Baroness Miranda Von Kirchberg dates back to the same mating of the cat and the Burmese. The longest hair did not appear in the first generation, but later.
The only tifTanie is recognized in Great Britain. The FIEe is the burmilla, in the Group of Asian Britain, and in North America has become confused with the Chantilly/Tífany. In Australia there is also a breeding program of the tiffanie.

The tiffanie inherited their aspect of the Burmese, and his spectacular coat of the Persian chinchilla. It is not as long or as thick as a Persian, so it is much easier to care for. It also has a silky necklace and plumed tail. It is not as expressive as the Burmese or as quiet as the Persian, why owners and their breeders consider it more balanced and perfect long-haired cat.

Visual guide to cats, Dr. Bruce Fogle

Gato Tennessee Rex

The Rex Tennessee is a natural mutation that spontaneously appeared in the Tennessee Valley in the summer of 2004.
Cats are covered from birth with a coat of curly hair, a very soft consistency. Curly hair is more prominent in the neck, shoulders, chest, legs and tail.
Skin shines in the light with a rich satin appearance which intensifies the colour of the fur. The glossy side believes that it is an expression of the mutation of Tennessee Rex on the stem of the hair, along with curly hair. The glossy effect is due to “air bags” the stem of the hair. The hair seems to be more fragile in the hind legs, until it disappears completely in the area. In general the cats do not appear to have the tendency to baldness seen in some of the other rex mutations.

The Rex Tennessee is a medium to large cat, with a type of semi-cobby body and a short, thick neck. The ears are medium-sized to moderately large tipped slightly rounded and broad at the base. The eyes are round and large almond-shaped to sleep when it is warning. The eyes may be of different colours. The nose should be straight and without relief. The chest is filled with hair completely Rexed, extending from the chest to the stomach. The torso is great, long, rectangular, but not thin, very curly from the base of the ears and wavy hair towards the hips. The body is muscular and athletic. The legs are in proportion to the body, large, round, totally Rexed. The tail is of three-quarters of the entire body and completely Rexed.

The temperament of the T-rex is friendly and affectionate. His appearance is that of a healthy cat, strong and solid, with a unique and peculiar coat.

Somali cat

A common belief about the Somali people is that they are direct descendants of the Egyptian sacred Gaul. But the truth is perhaps less fascinating. The Somali is basically a Abyssinian long-haired, the coat pattern is identical, but average length, and is something hairy.

From the beginning, the abisinios once had a hairy and long-haired puppy. In the Decade of 1940, the breeder Jean Robertson abisinios exported to North America, Australia and New Zealand, and in 1963, one of the descendants of long hair was introduced by Canadian breeder Mary Mailing in a local contest. The judge, Kcn McGill, He was so impressed that he asked one to raise it, and the first official Somali was his May-ling Tutsuta. While, in United States, breeder Mary Mague also bred long hair abisinios, those who called the Somalis. Canadian breeder Don Richings began to work with it using the cats of McGill, and towards the end of the Decade of 1970, American records accepted this race. Somalis arrived in Europe in the Decade of 1980 and is recognized around the world to 1991. There are more accepted colors in Europe than in some U.S. records.

The complexion of the Somali is similar to the race that comes, with long legs and agile and muscular body. Long hair may have up to twelve alternate stripes of dark marks in each hair, What produces an impressive brightness when the cat has all the fur. As all cats, silent substantially in spring, and in the year's hottest months or in warm climates, It may seem almost of short hair. With its winter coat, the tail becomes very hairy, and thanks to its color and complexion has earned the nickname of «cat Fox». Something wild appearance is confirmed by its active and independent personality, Somalis are excellent hunters and do not adapt well to life inside, unless it is all they have known. They are sociable and love to live in a House with many cats.