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Minuet cat (Napoleon)
Federations: TICA

As often happens with new breeds of cats, the fame of Minuet is essentially limited to your country of origin, United States.
Minuet
Long-haired minuet cat with white and gray fur – William Parker, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Characteristics "Minuet cat (Napoleon)"

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

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Friendliness to children

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History

The Minuet cat or Napoleon It is a recent breed of cat originally from the United States.

A fine June day 1995, Joseph Smith, an American breeder of Basset hounds, came across a photo of a Munchkin cat and an article in the Wall Street Journal about this cat, also known as basset cat. He was immediately drawn to the breed and its distinctive features: short legs (as the Basset hound that he was raising), round and expressive eyes, and the absence of a stop in the nose. He noticed that individuals with long legs that did not conform to the breed standard looked like feral cats.

He decided then to create an original breed of cats, including both short-legged and long-legged individuals, being the length of the legs the only difference between both. The first would be the only ones strictly in accordance with the breed standard, but the latter would be kept for use in the breeding program.

Turned to her friend Deb Kenny, creator of persian cats, who decided to help him in his research and over time became his mentor as his project progressed.

The two enthusiasts were first interested in the gene for short legs. This is the dominant genre, call M of Munchkin, is a spontaneous genetic mutation. However, an individual who inherits an allele M of each of his parents, that is to say, What is it homozygous for this gene, it is not viable. Therefore, it is not a question of raising two short-legged individuals, since otherwise you will have a litter in which, average, half of the individuals are not viable. The only way to obtain viable short-legged cats is to breed a short-legged individual (a Munchkin) with a long-legged individual. In this way, all kittens are viable: the 50% of them have short legs (are heterozygous in the gene M), and the 50% have normal-sized legs (are homozygous in the gene for long legs).

Joseph Smith y Deb Kenny They then dedicated themselves to selecting the breeds with which they would cross the Munchkin. His choices were:

The choice of these races was intended to give the Minuet a rounded overall appearance, a coat with all possible colors (colourpoint or not), and legs that can be both short and long. It also, the exclusion of the possibility of crossing with the Peke Face Persian (flattened nose) allowed to avoid the respiratory problems inherent in this variety.

The breeding program started in 1996 when Joseph Smith bought a female Munchkin (whose grandmother was Persian) to Penny Squires of Penhaven Munchkin Cattery and Deb Kenny provided him with a male of Exotic shorthair cat. The following year they reproduced and gave birth to their first litter. The initiative was successful, since the kittens obtained had the desired characteristics.

They called the new breed Napoleon, in reference to the first French emperor, and more specifically its small size.

Breed recognition

Minuet
A long-haired white and gray hair minuet cat – Parkerwh, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Minuet cat (Napoleon) inherited the controversies of the Munchkin and of the Persians.

In fact, since its creation in the United States in the decade of 1980, the Munchkin cat has been the subject of numerous disputes. In fact, Both breeders and some official bodies considered that raising a breed with a physical malformation (short legs) it was unethical.

With regard to the Persian, was beginning to be criticized, especially since the then recent appearance of the varieties Himalayan cat and Exotic shorthair. Not to mention the Traditional Persian catPeke Face“, that had already appeared in the 30s… In effect, your flattened face and flattened nose cause breathing problems, while her bulging eyes are the source of tear duct problems. Remember that Joseph Smith was careful not to introduce any Traditional Persian catPeke Face” in your breeding program, precisely to prevent the Napoleon cat suffer those problems.

In these conditions, it is easy to understand that the recognition of Minuet cat (Napoleon) by the different feline organizations, whether international or national, it was not a bed of roses.

Joseph Smith and Deb Kenny they then received the help of important support, in the person of Gloria Stephens, judge of the International Cat Association (TICA) and Solveig Pflueger, president of the organization's genetics committee.

The former helped them draft the breed standard, while the latter defended it internally. His efforts paid off in 2011, when the TICA recognized the breed provisionally. However, in 2015, TICA decided to change the name to Minuet, much more consensual. In fact, the reference to the French emperor could be considered an insult, although it was indeed small. The following year, the breed obtained the full recognition of the TICA, so their representatives were able to compete in the feline exhibitions organized under the auspices of the organization.

It could be that the latter emulates in the coming years, but at the moment neither the Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFé), not even World Cat Federation (WCF), have taken the step in turn. The benchmark feline organization in the United States, the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA), does not recognize the Minuet, nor do the national organizations of other countries: the Canadian Cat Association (CCA), the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) British, the Livre Officiel des Origines Félines (LOOF) French… I.e., much work remains to be done to get people to talk about Minuet cat around the world.

Popularity of "Minuet cat (Napoleon)"

As often happens with new breeds of cats, the fame of Minuet is essentially limited to your country of origin, United States. even there, this knowledge is relative, although its recognition by The International Cat Association (TICA) in 2016 has obviously given you some visibility. Of course, things could speed up if other organizations followed suit.

In the meantime, there are about twenty breeders of Minuet in United States, but the breed has also started to spread a bit in other countries.

There are a handful of breeders in Australia, South Africa and France.

Physical characteristics

Minuet cat (Napoleon)
Minuet cat (Napoleon)

The Minuet cat It is a breed of cat of the short-lived type (o cobby) distinguished by its short legs, inherited from Munchkin cat. Otherwise, owes most of its physical characteristics to the Persian, starting with its general anatomy all round (body, head, ears, eyes…).
Built around a wide rib cage, his body is muscular and has a strong bone structure, with firm shoulders and hips. The tail it is medium in size and bushy. If the cat has a long coat, the hair he has is similar to that of feathers.

The legs they are muscular and short; the front ones are even shorter than the rear ones. May have a slight curve on the inside. The feet They are round, and in long-haired dogs they have tufts of hair.

The head rests on a short, strong neck and is small and wide. The head contour is completely round from all angles. The cheeks they are round and full, without being rounded. The nose is wide and moderately short, without being crushed. The eyes they are big, well rounded and have a soft and soulful expression. They can be of any color, and some subjects have them vairones (one eye of each color). The ears they are small to medium in size, widely spaced and rounded at the tip.

The Minuet it comes in two varieties, with shorthair cats and longhair cats. The only difference is the length of the fur, and both have a very dense undercoat.

On the other hand, regardless of length, the coat is soft and silky. It also, all the colors and patterns are accepted by the breed standard.

Last, this breed is characterized by the almost absence of sexual dimorphism: males and females are nearly identical in size.

Also keep in mind that, although officially they are only considered Minuets short-legged individuals, litters also include an average of long-legged individuals. Apart from this difference, they are identical in everything to their brothers and sisters. Its existence is essential for the survival of the race, since reproduction between two short-legged individuals is not possible: a good fraction of the individuals simply would not be viable. Therefore, a short-legged individual can only reproduce with a long-legged individual.

Breed standard

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

Varieties:

The Minuet comes in 2 varieties:

  • the Minuet shorthair and short legs;
  • the Minuet longhair and short legs.

Apart from the length of its fur, there is nothing that distinguishes one from the other, neither in appearance nor in temperament.

On average, litters also contain kittens with half long legs, that can also be short or long hair. They are not recognized as Minuets for its long legs, but they are absolutely essential for breeding programs. In fact, two short-legged cats cannot breed together, since some of her kittens would be homozygous for the short leg gene and, Therefore, they would not be viable. In any case, apart from the length of its legs, these cats have exactly the same characteristics as those with short legs.

Character and skills

"Minuet cat (Napoleon)"

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Minuet cat (Napoleon)

The Minuet cat has inherited the calm and kindness of his ancestor the Persian cat, but also the energy and curiosity of his other ancestor the Munchkin cat.

It is a very affectionate cat, who knows how to make his family happy. This is especially true of children.: as soon as they are old enough to know how to treat an animal with delicacy and respect, they find in him an enthusiastic playmate, and vice versa. However, even if it's not aggressive at all, should never be left alone with a small child, and this is applicable to any race.

However, they are still one-person cats, which means they have their own person, usually the person who spends the most time caring for them. He is very possessive of her, follows her around and doesn't miss the opportunity to snuggle with her or sit on her lap.

However, the fact that your relationship with a person is special should not hide that you are very sociable and get along well with all members of the family. In fact, it is ideal for him to have a human presence by his side almost all the time, since he is very reluctant to be alone. Therefore, they are not suitable for people who are away from home most of the day, that it would be better if they chose an independent cat breed.

On the other hand, his fondness for humans is not limited to those he knows. Sociable and confident, do not mistrust strangers, and they even approach them to be caressed. You have to be careful so that this is not counterproductive on occasion.

His sociability also extends to his peers. Usually, they get along well with other cats in the same house, as long as, of course, don't be aggressive with them. This company can also help you better cope with the temporary absences of your masters.

They are also among the cat breeds that get along well with a dog., as long as, of course, they themselves be friends with cats. However, if the cat is not used to living with the canine species from an early age, introductions and coexistence should be done very gradually.

Regarding coexistence with birds and small rodents, being the Napoleon cat peaceful in nature, everything is generally fine, as long as everyone has their own space.

Last, the Minuet he is very active and playful. Toys for cats that stimulate their intelligence are a good way to stimulate them both physically and mentally, as you tend to be a bit lazy and sleepy if you have nothing to do. In any case, its high level of activity does not make it incompatible with life in a flat, to which he is perfectly capable of adapting if his master does not live in a house with a garden.

It is also very curious, and does not hesitate to make up for its small size by standing on its hindquarters, how does one “Suricata“, to better observe in height. It also, although their legs are short, is able to jump on a chair, a bed or a low cabinet. However, better get him a cat tree that fits his size, otherwise you will not be able to fully enjoy it.

Health

"Minuet cat (Napoleon)"

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Minuet cat (Napoleon)

As the Minuet cat it is of recent creation, there is still no information about it, but seems to be in solid health.

It is able to adapt to all climates. However, in hot weather, it is important to ensure that you always have shade and fresh water at your disposal.

It is not surprising that the diseases to which he is predisposed are those of his ancestors. Persians and Munckin:

  • waterfalls, that cause degeneration of the lens of the eye and, long-term, the blindness. If the retina is not affected, the animal can be operated on to regain sight;
  • The renal polyquistosis, a hereditary genetic disease that also affects the Persian cat and to the Himalayan cat, and for which there is no treatment. Leads to cysts in the kidneys and leads to life-threatening kidney failure;
  • The feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which can be inherited and causes the myocardium to become abnormally large. It is often asymptomatic, but puts the animal at risk of sudden death. However, can sometimes manifest with a rapid heart rate, vomiting and listlessness. There's no cure, but there are treatments that can improve the daily life of the cat;
  • The lordosis, a genetic deformation that causes excessive curvature of the spine. May cause pain with age;
  • The had, a skin condition caused by a fungus, it is highly contagious and can be transmitted to humans as well as other animals. The most important symptom is the appearance of scaly lesions with hair loss on the skin or at the base of the claws., without the animal frantically scratching.

As in the case of any race, it is best to go to a breeder of Minuet conscientious to maximize the chances of adopting a healthy kitten. They must be able to provide a veterinary certificate of good health, details of vaccinations administered and the results of any genetic tests performed on the parents or kitten, to reduce the risk of inherited diseases.

It also, like any other breed of cat, the Minuet you should not miss your review with the vet, that must be done at least once a year. In addition to allowing the professional to check its general condition and detect any problem as soon as possible, it may also be the occasion to carry out your vaccination booster.

Another rule of thumb to keep your cat healthy is to make sure his worm protection is up to date.. So, it is up to the owner to renew it throughout the year, whenever necessary.

Grooming

The Minuet Cat's coat requires different care depending on whether it is short-haired or long-haired.. In the first case, one brushing a week is enough. In the second case, of 4 to 5 brushed is not too much.

During your annual molt, in spring, it is better in both cases to do a small daily brushing, to help you get rid of dead hairs. This avoids excessively long sessions at less regular intervals, to which I might be reluctant.

In any case, it's a good idea to start the session with a wide-toothed comb and finish with a wide-bristled backcombing brush.

Queue can be a problem, since knots are easily formed – especially in long-haired dogs, knots are easily formed. It is useless to insist if they do not unravel: it is better to cut above the knot.

It's also important to take a few minutes once a week to clean your cat's eyes with a damp cloth.. This is also an opportunity to check that there are no injuries to the eyes., and they are not beginning to be covered by an opaque veil, a sign of cataracts, to which this breed is prone.

It is also very important to clean their ears with a damp cloth once a week to avoid infections. (otitis, etc.).

You also need to brush your teeth regularly, using a cat-friendly toothpaste each time. This will prevent tartar build-up., that not only can cause bad breath in cats, it can also be the cause of more or less serious diseases. If your cat is used to daily grooming sessions, it is best to use them to brush your teeth every day. In any case, it is better to avoid doing it less than once a week.

It is also important to check the length of your nails every month to prevent them from being too long.: they could not only hinder, but also break and potentially injure yourself. If you have access to the outside, natural wear and tear is usually enough to file them down. However, if you do not have access to the outside, it is usually necessary to cut them manually. By the way, if you live in a flat, it is essential that you have a scratching post at your disposal. Otherwise, be tempted to scratch furniture or curtains.

Every owner must master the necessary gestures for the maintenance of the coat, the eyes, the ears, the teeth and claws of his companion. The first time, it is advisable to learn how to do it with a veterinarian or a professional groomer, because inappropriate gestures could injure or even harm the animal.

In any case, You should not hesitate to start quickly after the cat arrives at your home.. In fact, the sooner a cat gets used to being handled, more easily accept different treatments. In fact, as long as the owner knows how to do it and does not hesitate to rate them with caresses and small attentions, these maintenance sessions can become privileged moments with your animal, so close to his humans.

Food

Like all other races, the Minuet you need a quality diet appropriate to your age and activity level to make sure you get all the nutrients you need.

It also, although the breed is not prone to obesity, you need to monitor your weight at least once a month. In case of an unjustified weight gain that is confirmed or even accentuated in the following measurements, it is essential to go to a vet. Only a professional can diagnose the origin of the problem (improper diet, drug intolerance, disease, etc.) and indicate how to remedy it.

The same happens if the little feline loses weight abnormally.; this may be a symptom of polycystic kidney disease, to which you are predisposed.

Last, like any cat, the Minuet you need fresh water at all times.

For sale "Minuet cat (Napoleon)"

The Minuet It is a very recent and not very common breed of cat.. Thus, outside your country of origin, United States, can be difficult to get one, or at least need to wait many months on the waiting list.

In any case, the price of a kitten Minuet often haunt them 1200 EUR.

whatever the country, the price depends on the reputation of the breeder, of the lineage from which the animal comes, but also and above all its intrinsic characteristics; It is this last point that explains why different quantities can be given within the same litter..

In the case of a purchase abroad, It must be taken into account that transport costs and administrative costs are added to the purchase price. It also, we must respect, of course, legislation on the importation of animals.

Alternative names:

  • Napoleon
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    Safari cat
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    "Safari cat"

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    Safari cat

    History

    The Safari it is a relatively new breed of cat, dating back to the years 70. It is a hybrid between Domestic cat (or “street cat”) and the Geoffroy's cat (Leopardus geoffroyi). The latter is a small wild cat -some 4 kg adult- whose habitat is southern South America, from Bolivia to Patagonia. The breed was named first “Creole” and then “Appaloosa”. Finally, the name of Safari, to refer to its exotic and wild origin.

    It is not recognized by American organizations such as the American Cat Fanciers’ Association (ACFA), the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) or The International Cat Association (TICA), nor by European organizations such as Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF), the World Cat Federation (WCF) wave Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFé). However, some have been registered 100 specimens in the TICA, which makes the Safari in a very rare cat. For this reason and for its price, some have come to call him the “Rolls Royce of cats”.

    The first Safaris were created in the United States in the decade of 1970 by Washington State University for use in a leukemia research program. In particular, were used as guinea pigs for stem cell studies and the like.

    Upon completion of the medical research project, the hybridization program was abandoned by university researchers due to difficulties encountered. The cells of the geoffrey cat and those of Domestic cat do not contain the same number of chromosomes. The private breeders who have taken over have had to face the same genetic problem. In particular, lack of male fertility makes the breed very difficult to develop. This is the reason why the Safari cat still so rare today.

    Physical characteristics

    As the breed is not recognized, no standard has yet been established for the Safari cat. But his genetic heritage makes him a tabby and exotic-looking cat.: its fur is reminiscent of a leopard.

    It is a Domestic cat large: first-generation hybrids can weigh up to 15 kg. However, size tends to decrease in subsequent generations, stabilizing around the 11 kilos for males and 8 kilos for females.

    Size and weight

    • Size: Of 40 to 45 cm.
    • Weight: Of 6 to 12 kg

    Character and skills

    "Safari cat"

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    Safari cat – Stock Credit; iStock

    There is a growing number of “races” that are being developed by crossing our Domestic cat Felis catus with wild cats. Apart from the first generations, these cats are being bought by people who want a pet with something different, but the character and behavior of cats is uncertain and many of them are quite large cats. To this must be added the problems if they go outside and are aggressive and very territorial with other cats., or are they much more avid hunters causing the devastation of the fauna.

    What is not taken into account is the welfare of the wild cats kept for breeding, the danger to domestic cats that mate with wild ones and the welfare of the first generations that cannot be sold as pets but must be kept as wild cats.

    Keeping them confined may not contribute much to your own well-being. hybrid cat.

    In conclusion, no need to hybridize domestic cats with wild cats and the resulting races, as the Safari cat, they have many welfare issues and should not be bred or kept as pets.

    Health

    The small number of individuals makes it difficult to identify the specific health problems of the Safari cat.

    However, males are known to be infertile, which makes it difficult to breed the breed. The breeders of Safari they usually stay with the females for breeding, so the cats available for adoption are mostly infertile males.

    Observation

    In general, the races with pedigree use a much smaller gene pool for breeding than domestic cats and, therefore, are at increased risk of developing inherited disorders. It also, a number of pedigree breeds “newer” are derived from crosses between one or more races “Older”, and in these situations hereditary problems seen in older breeds are likely to be perpetuated within newer breeds.

    Grooming

    As it is a very rare breed, no specific care requirements have been mentioned so far Safari cat. All you have to do is provide the general care any domestic cat needs.. How is a shorthair cat, a weekly brushing is enough.

    For sale "Safari cat"

    The price of a Safari cat varies greatly from farm to farm. On average, it can cost from 4.000 at €6,000 given the rarity of this breed. Your sex, the uniqueness of your lineage or your age can influence the price of a Safari. You have to calculate, In addition, around €50 per month to ensure you have a quality meal and keep you in good health.
    Special care must be taken with fraudulent breeders who try to sell cats of other breeds under the name of "Safari”.

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    Seychellois cat
    Federations: FIFe

    The Seychellois cat still a very confidential breed around the world, and is mainly found in the UK and continental Europe, including France.
    Seychellois cat
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    Characteristics "Seychellois cat"

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

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    Activity level

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    Friendliness to other pets

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    Friendliness to children

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    Grooming requirements

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    Vocality

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    Need for attention

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    Affection towards its owners

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    Intelligence

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    History

    The Seychellois it is a rather rare domestic cat of very recent origin. In the Decade of 1980, a London-based geneticist and breeder named Patricia Turner wanted to start a cat breeding project based on the characteristics of a cat that was once endemic to the Seychelles. He had learned about this animal through reading the travelogues written by explorers who had visited the Indian Ocean archipelago.. Passionate about breeding purebred cats, the Mrs. Turner had already participated in the sixties in the registry of the Scottish Fold -and, Therefore, of the Scottish Straight– in the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF), the leading British feline association.

    To create the Seychellois cat, the breeder began to cross Siamese with Persians bicolor and the Oriental shorthair cat. Later, breeders began to cross Siamese and longhair balinese within the new breed, which resulted in a variety of Seychellois cat long and semi-long hair.

    The race Seychellois is recognized by the Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFé), Europe's leading feline association, that in 2005 allowed him to participate in the championships organized under his auspices. However, being quite rare, only seen quite occasionally at cat shows.

    In 2011, the FIFé decided to combine the Breed Councils and the Siamese Cat standards, the balinese cat, the Oriental shorthair cat and the Oriental Longhair cat. at the end of 2013, Seychellois Shorthair and Seychellois Longhair were integrated into this group. Later, the organization announced that, starting at the 1 in January of 2016, the Short-haired Seychellois would be called Siamese (with white) and the Longhair Seychellois would be called balinese (with white).

    At the end, the Seychellois cat still a very confidential breed around the world, and is mainly found in the UK and continental Europe, including France.

    Physical characteristics

    Seychellois cat
    Larabii of Gentle Mind, Seychellois at Helsinki Cat ShowHeikki Siltala, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    The Seychellois cat share the same breed standard FIFé (Fédération Internationale Féline) with the Siamese, the Balinese cat, the Oriental shorthair cat and the Oriental Longhair cat. Similar to the Siamese, it is a medium size cat, which measures approximately 30 cm to the cross. Weighs 4 to 6,5 kilos in adulthood. His body is muscular, graceful and slim, and its legs are long and thin.

    The eyes are almond-shaped and a remarkable azure blue, located in a head elongated, triangular in shape and attached to the trunk by a neck Strait. The cat has a ears quite large and a tail long, thin and pointed.

    The fur is short, except in the varieties balinese and Oriental Longhair cat. The coat is silky and smooth and the extremities -face, ears, legs and tail- are at least partially colored. The kitties, like their cousins Siamese, they are white at birth. Only in the following days and weeks do their colors appear.

    Color variations

    The Seychellois comes in three color variants, according to the area occupied by the white spots on its fur. They are due to the gene piebald, responsible for the presence of random white spots in the animal kingdom. It is not only present in domestic cats -including the Seychellois– but also, for example, in dogs and snakes.

    There is a classification system -del 1 to the 10- according to the surface of the animal's body covered by white spots. Individuals classified as “1” they are almost all black, while those classified as “10” they are almost all white. The high degree of whiteness present in Seychellois place them in categories 7 to 9.

    More concretely, the three variants of piebald present in the Seychellois are:

    • Seychellois 7: the body is white, while the tail is colored, as well as parts of the head, body and legs;
    • Seychelles 8: the body is white, but small areas of the head and legs are colored;
    • Seychelles 9: the body is white, the tail is colored and there are small areas of color on the head.

    Size and weight

    • Size: Of 30 to 35 cm.
    • Weight: Of 3 to 5 kg

    Varieties of "Seychellois cat"

    Originally, cats Seychellois from the breeding project of the British breeder and geneticist Patricia Turner they were shorthair cats. The cats that were then used for crossing were the Siamese, the bicolor Persian and Oriental shorthair cats.

    A new variety of cat Longhair or semilargo appeared most recently, When the Balinese cat were incorporated into the development of this breed.

    Character and skills

    "Seychellois cat"

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    Seychellois at Jämsä Cat show. maleSeychellois-Jämsä_show.JPG: Heikki Siltaladerivative work: Abujoy, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Like his close cousin, the Siamese, the Seychellois cat he is a lively cat, energetic and very active. They love to play, jump and climb, and they really appreciate having cat toys and a cat tree. As they are intelligent and curious, it is advisable to keep valuables out of reach, fragile or potentially harmful.

    The Seychellois He is also affectionate and very attached to his owner. They need their owner to return affection and give them enough time and attention; they should not be left alone too often or for too long. This makes it an ideal companion for people who live alone., as long as, of course, be able to take care of it.

    His love of play also makes him a cat who appreciates the presence of children.. However, you have to teach them not to rush with their little friend, since this one does not take it well. On the other hand, the Seychellois cat tends to adapt well to the presence of other domestic animals.

    Last, the Seychellois is known to be very vocal, although a little less than his cousin the Siamese, which also has a slightly more powerful voice.

    Health

    The Seychellois has a half-life of about 12 years.

    Being a very new breed, there is still little evidence of predisposition to certain diseases, but is currently considered to be in good health and does not appear to be affected by hereditary or congenital diseases, unlike other domestic cats.

    Life expectancy

    • 12 years

    Grooming

    The short and dense coat of the Seychellois does not require particularly careful maintenance.

    A weekly brushing of the cat's coat is sufficient. The new variety of longhair cat requires more care: you have to brush it about three times a week.

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    Modern Siamese cat
    Federations: TICA, FIFe, WCF, CFA, GCCF, CCA

    With a history of several centuries, the Modern Siamese cat began to be recognized by national and international official organizations in the years 30.
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    Self-made photo of Coco, sealpoint Siamese cat – Yannbee at Dutch Wikipedia, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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    Characteristics "Modern Siamese cat"

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

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    History

    The sophisticated Siamese takes its name from its country of origin, the kingdom of siam, which is now thailand. The oldest document that mentions it, the Tamra Maew, data of 1350 and was found in Ayutthaya, the capital of the kingdom since 1350 until 1767. This work is a treatise on cats, in the form of poems accompanied by illustrations. Some of the illustrations show cats with thin, pale bodies and darker masks on their faces., ears, legs and tails. At that time, they were cross-eyed and had knots in their tails, characteristics that only centuries later became defects that breeders were able to practically eliminate.

    Legend has it that these cats were none other than the guardians of royal treasures, and that they watched them with such attention that they ended up squinting.

    In Europe, it was in great britain, at the end of the 19th century, where the Siamese was first heard. In 1871, two specimens were exhibited in the first feline exhibition in modern history, held in the Crystal Palace From london. In the event catalog it was said that they were the first to set foot in the country, which is very likely.

    However, they were not the ones who started the development of the breed in the country, but Pho and Mia, two specimens that Owen Gould, British Consul General, received in 1884 as a gift from the king of Siam.

    He took them to Britain and his sister, Lilian Jane Veley, took care of them. He fell in love with these magnificent cats and decided to present them at the Palacio de Cristal Exhibition in 1885. Aroused great interest from the public. There are some photographs from this time that show that they were quite robust and had a round head.. They were the first two specimens registered in the British Register of Siamese, a register kept by one of the cat owners' clubs which had been in existence for several years and which were the forerunners of the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF), founded in 1910.

    They died right after this exposure, but meanwhile they had given birth to a litter. Lilian Jane Veley continued to dedicate herself to these cats; with a view to developing the breed, came to found the Siamese Cat Club in 1901, the world's first Siamese breed club.

    Among 1884 and late nineteenth century, many were imported siamese cats from Siam to Great Britain and enrolled in the British Siamese Register. In fact, the breed quickly gained in popularity among the English aristocracy; as a result of fashion, many of its members wanted to own one. In 1892 a standard was developed that defined the physical attributes that a subject must have to be admitted to the registry.

    The Siamese arrived in France in 1885, when a French diplomat brought two specimens from Bangkok to the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. In 1893, the Dr. Oustalet, professor at the Museum of Natural History, wrote about the siamese cats brought by the president's daughter-in-law Carnot. He took care to describe them accurately and wondered if this race descended from a wild species..

    The introduction of Siamese cat in the United States took place in 1879. The American Consul in Bangkok, after learning about the fondness for cats of the then president's wife, Rutherford Birchard Hayes, sent him a Siamese, who he called Siam.

    The breed really took off in America in the early 1900s, helped by the lady's cats Clinton Locke. Founder in 1899 of the Beresford Cat Club, the first registry of breed cats in the country, bought a copy in France, Lockehaven Siam, which won the award for the best cat in America in 1906 en Detroit. He repeated this feat the following year in Chicago, this time with a female, Lockehaven Elsa. In 1909 a breed club was founded, the Siamese Cat Society of America, who published a first standard.

    However, the breed's development was interrupted by the First World War, both in the United States and in Europe.

    The development of Siamese cat in the United States it also owes a lot to Virginia Cobb. Originaria de Massachusetts, fell in love with the breed during a cat show at the Madison Square Garden of New York in 1928. He decided to import his first copy, whom he called CH Oriental Nanki Pooh de Newton. This female lived 17 years and had many litters.

    In addition to being very active and involved in the breeding and distribution of Siamese in United States, Virginia Cobb was also interested in its genetics. In collaboration with Clyde Edgar Keeler, Harvard University geneticist, explored in particular the scientific aspects of different coat colors. The first known color of the Siamese had been the seal point, with dark brown tips and a creamy coat. However, as reproductions were made, appeared the blue point (dark blue tips and bluish-white fur), the chocolat point (chocolate tips, ivory fur) and the lila point (pink gray tips, White fur).

    The Second World War was a second brake on the expansion of the race, especially in Europe. At the end of the war, the breed was even on the verge of extinction in Britain.

    New blood was needed to expand the gene pool and advance. Once again, several specimens were imported from Thailand, both to Europe and the United States.

    However, just like before the two world wars, the Siamese had difficulty adapting to the local climate, very different from the tropical climate of your native Thailand. Breeders in all countries faced heavy losses, mostly due to gastroenteritis and parasites.

    This did not prevent the breed from gaining popularity from the decade of 1960, both in Europe and the United States. Many breeders and show judges began to favor a slimmer look. The latter began to gradually evolve, as breeding and selection progressed.

    The Americans, in particular, they preferred a tubular and elegant body, as well as a long head. Englishmen, on the other hand, they gave priority to almond eyes, large ears and a little lower on the skull. In addition to evolving, standards also began to differ from country to country.

    However, around the world, the Siamese got longer, with a fine bone structure and a narrow head. The breeders' work also made it possible to eliminate strabismus and tail knots..

    This way of evolving the morphology of the breed was chosen by most breeders, since the beginning of the years 70. Other, few, they decided to keep Thai cat. With the passing of the decades, the gap between a Modern Siamese cat, heavily modeled by man, and Thai cat, corresponding to the original physical type of the breed and known as Thai. At the beginning of the Decade of 2000, the latter was finally recognized as a distinct breed by most official bodies.

    However, the Modern Siamese cat has stolen much of the limelight and enjoys much greater popularity. This explains that she herself was at the origin of several other races:

    The recognition of Modern Siamese cat

    Modern Siamese cat
    Modern Siamese cat – Wikipedia

    With a history of several centuries, the Modern Siamese cat began to be recognized by national and international official organizations in the years 30.

    The American Cat Breeders Association (CFA) was the first to recognize the breed in 1934. The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) did the same in 1936.

    The Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFé), that brings together the feline authorities of some forty countries, including Switzerland and Belgium, did the same in 1949. Ten years later, also recognized the Oriental shorthair cat, before doing the same in 1983 with the him Balinese cat, and then in 1985 with the him Oriental Longhair cat: these four races together constitute a group in their own right.

    The Canadian Cat Association (CCA) recognized the Siamese in 1950, just one year after FIFé.

    In 1979, the International Cat Association (TICA) also recognized the Siamese and included him in a group with the Balinese cat, the Oriental shorthair cat and the Oriental Longhair cat, who were admitted at the same time.

    Popularity of "Modern Siamese cat"

    In Europe, It was in Great Britain that the Siamese, and still today it is in this country where he is most successful. Still the most successful cat in the UK, ranking fourth in number of annual registrations in the British Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF), at around 1.500 a year. However, this figure triples that of the middle of the years 90, when the number of records exceeded 4.500 a year and was the second highest. The decline was especially marked in the second half of the 1990s. 2000, but continued throughout the next: early in the decade 2010 there was still more than 2.000 registrations per year.

    In France, there has also been a decrease in both absolute and relative terms, and in any case the breed has never reached similar popularity levels. Nails on 250 registrations per year in the Livre Officiel des Origines Félines (LOOF), the breed is located around the position 20. In the middle of the Decade of 2000, this figure was rather 350 births per year.

    In Switzerland, the Siamese has also lost part of its glory. After a peak of about 150 over the years 90, the number of annual registrations in the Fédération Féline Helvétique (FFH) steadily decreased, to the point that today it does not exceed 50 births per year. However, this places it around the tenth position in the statistics of the organization.

    in Canada, it's even more discreet. In fact, the number of kittens registered each year with the Canadian Cat Association (CCA) places it around the position 25 of the ranking.

    In United States, the Siamese was between 10 most popular breeds in the country in the early 1990s 2010, According to the annual registration statistics of the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA). Since then it has lost ground and is now around the position 12.

    Physical characteristics

    The Modern Siamese cat, a different looking cat Thai cat
    Modern Siamese cat
    Modern Siamese cat – Aleichem at Dutch Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Written in 1892, shortly after the breed's arrival in the West, the first standard of the Siamese lets us know what this cat looks like before breeders got involved. The Siamese he had a stocky body, a head round and eyes blue. It also, many of the cats were cross-eyed and/or had knots in the tail, what was not considered a defect at that time.

    The traditional siamese has stayed quite true to this initial appearance, with its body and head round. On the other hand, decades of selective breeding have made the Modern Siamese cat away from the morphology of its ancestor and show more extreme forms: a body delgado, long and tubular, a head long in the shape of a triangle, ears very big and a tail very long and thin.

    Therefore, it is quite legitimate that these two cats are considered today as two different breeds, Although they share their intense blue eyes. The work of the breeders has also made it possible to eliminate the problem of strabismus that affected both, as well as the crooked tail.

    The appearance of “Modern Siamese cat”

    The Modern siamese it is a medium size cat, lanky (Eastern) and elegant looking. Slim and athletic, they have a very harmonious overall look. However, he is quite muscular, which explains why it is heavier than one might think at first glance.

    Its long body has a tubular shape, with shoulders and hips of equal width. Has firm musculature and fine bone structure. The tail it is long and fine and ends in a point.

    The legs they are well muscled, long, slim and graceful. Hind legs are slightly longer than front legs. Both end in small, oval feet.

    The head it is medium size, long, triangular, wedge-shaped and rests on a neck long and thin. The skull and the forehead are flat or very slightly rounded. More concretely, three types of profiles are accepted: straight, slightly convex or in two planes (the plane of the forehead is prolonged with that of the nose, but without a clear break between the two).

    The ears they are very big, wide at the base and prolong the triangular shape of the head.

    The eyes they are moderately large, macaroons, far apart and deep blue. They can be vairones (one green eye and one blue) in individuals whose fur is particular. Some individuals have both green eyes, but they are not recognized by the norms established by the different official organisms.

    The cheeks are flat and dewlap is only allowed in adult males.

    The nose it's long and straight, fitting perfectly into the triangle of the face. Its tip should not be narrow. Master medium-sized jaws and a strong chin.

    The fur of the Siamese it's closed, shiny and silky. Consists only of an outer coat: this cat doesn't have undercoat. It also, It colourpoint, which means you have a darker mask on your face and ears, as well as on the legs and tail. This makes it look like he's ready to go to a costume party.

    The rest of the body color is uniform, with a clear contrast between the body and the extremities, except for kittens. Kittens are born with slightly colored tips, that darken in the following weeks.

    The most common combination is seal point: the tips are dark brown and the rest of the body is cream colored. The blue point it is also quite common, with a bluish-white fur and dark blue tips.
    Most official agencies accept all color points. It is the case of the Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFé), the International Cat Association (TICA), the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) en el Reino Unido, the Association Féline Canadienne (AFC) or the Livre Officiel des Origines Félines (LOOF) in France.

    The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) is more restrictive, since it only accepts 4 combinations:
    • The seal point: cream to fawn coat, seal points (dark brown), dark brown pads;
    • The chocolat point : ivory cloak, chocolate dots, pink pads and skin of the nose;
    • The blue point: bluish white cloak, dark blue tips, slate-colored nose pads and skin;
    • The lila point: White fur, lilac tips (grey pink), pink and leather nose pads.

    Selective albinism in the Siamese

    Modern Siamese cat
    Male siamese cat red tabby point. name: By Aristotle Mike DelfinoKamée, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Although the morphology of the Modern Siamese cat has been partially modified by breeders, still basically a natural breed, that was not created by man. In particular, his dark mask on his face, the ears, legs and tail is due to a spontaneous and fairly benign genetic abnormality. This specificity was already visible in the first representations of this cat, dating back several centuries, and it was also found in all individuals imported in the 19th century to Europe and the United States. It is also present in the Thai cat.

    It is related to the fact that all Siamese they have the albino gene. This gene encodes a heat-sensitive enzyme, that is to say, is active at low temperatures, but inactive at high temperatures. This explains that the main part of the body, the warmest, be light in color, while the coldest extremities, like ears, the face, legs and tail, They are darker.

    The environment affects this thermosensitivity. When the kittens are born, they have a completely light color because the temperature in the uterus is constant and elevated. Their limbs begin to darken within a few weeks, and show their final color when they are about a year old.

    This genetic trait also explains why individuals living in warmer climate countries tend to be lighter than those living in colder regions.. This phenomenon also occurs in other breeds colourpoint, as the Balinese cat or the Himalayan cat.

    Size and weight

    • Male size: 30 cm.
    • female size: 30 cm.
    • Male weight: 2-6 kg
    • female weight: 2-6 kg

    Breed standard

    The breed standards are documents established by official bodies that list the conditions that a dog must meet. Modern Siamese cat to be fully recognized as belonging to the race:

    Varieties "Modern Siamese cat"

    "Modern Siamese cat"

    Gato Siamés moderno
    Chat siamois bleu pointEdenvane, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Although not all of them are necessarily recognized by all feline organizations, or are sometimes considered as simple varieties, the Siamese was the origin of several other races, developed from the years 50:

    However, Things have changed since then, since some organizations now prohibit the breeding of a Siamese with a representative of another race. This is the position of the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) and the Canadian Cat Association (CCA).

    On the other hand, other associations authorize marriages with some other races of the same group, in order to expand the gene pool.

    Like this, the Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFé), as well as the International Cat Association (TICA), accept matings with :

    In France, the Official Book of Feline Origins (LOOF) authorizes people with :

    Last, the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) authorizes the mating of the Siamese with :

    Character and skills

    Modern Siamese cat
    Male siamese cat Lilac Point, modern type. Name: Freaky Curry vom Elzer BergMartin Bahmann, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Although their appearance differs, the Modern Siamese cat has a character very similar to Thai cat, although the latter is sometimes presented as a little more sociable.

    It is a very affectionate cat, who loves to live as a family. However, it is better if the owner likes cats with a strong character. In effect, he is passionate about the person he considers his human of reference, and establish a very strong relationship with him. He is fully involved in the life of his protector, follows him in all his movements, sleep next to him, leans on his knees in quiet moments… He is totally devoted and faithful to him. Therefore, he is quite a demanding cat: to be fully happy, the Modern Siamese cat needs a master willing to dedicate time, interest, honey and, sometimes, patience.

    The downside is that they quickly become possessive and protest if they don't get the attention they expect.. He is very sure of himself, even moody and impatient: you like your requests to be answered quickly, and if you don't get the answer you want, does not hesitate to express his point of view with meows that only cease when he gets his way.

    Although it is clear that he has his favorite human, the Modern Siamese cat usually have a good relationship with other people in the family, especially if they surround you with their presence, they caress him and play with him. This is because they help meet your need for care.. However, It may happen that you feel a certain dislike for one of the members of the house and do not hesitate to show it, dismissively ignoring him and refusing to interact with him.

    He gets along very well with children and is a very good playmate for them (and vice versa), as long as they treat you with respect. However, remember that a small child should never be left alone with a cat without adult supervision. This is valid regardless of the breed of the cat, for the safety of both parties.

    Affectionate with his family, this cat is on the other hand very suspicious of strangers. If a stranger walks in “their” House, prefers to stand aside and observe the situation from above, for example from the top of your cat tree, an essential accessory.

    On the other hand, his proximity to family means that he does not appreciate loneliness at all. Not recommended for people who are out most of the day.

    In addition to leaving toys to distract him, a solution to make the absences of their masters more bearable may be to make them share their home with a fellow man. In fact, cohabits easily with another cat and is glad to have an additional playmate and partner in crime. This also prevents you from finding other things to do, how to shred paper towels, what he does with some relish.

    It is also usually a cat that gets along well with dogs, although this, of course, it also depends on the compatibility of your partner with the feline species. In any case, things go better if coexistence is instituted from an early age. Otherwise, it is better to ensure that the contact is made gradually.

    It is much riskier to have a bird or a small rodent living next to you, since his hunting instinct can be awakened at any time. If the situation presents itself, some vigilance is required. For example, if you are out, the small animal should be kept in a place inaccessible to the cat.

    Athletic and energetic, the Modern Siamese cat need to be active. It is imperative that I can run, but this does not necessarily mean that living in a flat is impossible for him, as long as the house is big enough. Especially since it is very possible to teach him to walk on a leash; you are likely to enjoy those outings, since he shares them with his master. However, Ideally, a cat flap would allow you to leave the house whenever you wanted..

    In any case, you have to satisfy your urgent need to scratch. If there is no scratching post in the house or garden, will not hesitate to use the furniture or curtains.

    Games are essential for him too, both to exercise and to develop or maintain your skills. Playing is essential for your mental and emotional balance and, Therefore, for your well-being.

    This is especially true for intelligent and curious children., as it provides them with intellectual stimulation. These traits make him an ideal candidate for anyone who wants to teach their cat tricks., such as retrieve a thrown object. Having said that, does not stop learning various things on his own. Capable of opening taps and doors, they like to hide in cupboards and closets and stay there even when called, until they decide it's time to make their presence felt.

    Last, the Modern Siamese cat is known to be a very talkative cat. As they seldom stray far from their owners, who does not like to have a partner who vocalizes all day with a hoarse voice, another breed would be better. It is impossible to avoid this behavior: it is his way of communicating not only with his master, but also with all family members. It is his way of communicating not only with his master, but also with all family members, so you can expect long conversations in which he expresses his approval or disagreement. Si and Am, the talkative conjoined twins of Beauty and the tramp (1955), are perfect examples of the eloquence of this cat.

    They can also be very noisy when it comes to claiming attention., especially if they are left for many hours without company or without a toy: no wonder they do a series of shenanigans and long meowing sessions.

    Health

    "Modern Siamese cat"

    The Modern Siamese cat it is generally a robust dog.

    However, like all races, are more prone to certain ailments. In your case, is about:

    • Amyloidosis, a hereditary disease caused by the deposit in different organs of a protein called amyloid, that prevents them from working properly. Most of the time, the kidneys are the most affected, resulting in kidney failure or even diabetes. The main symptoms, if any, are intense thirst and frequent urge to urinate, diarrhea, loss of appetite … Drug treatment and changes in the animal's diet (especially to reduce protein intake) they can wipe out these deposits. However, existing lesions are irreversible;
    • Aortic stenosis, a congenital disease that corresponds to a decrease in the diameter of the outlet of the left ventricle of the heart, at the level of the aorta. Most often causes a state of fatigue and a heart murmur. There are treatments to improve the comfort of life of the animal, but the disease itself is incurable;
    • Urolitiasis, characterized by stone formation in the bladder, the kidneys or even the ureter. Then, the cat has difficulty urinating, drink more and, sometimes, we notice the presence of blood in the urine. Stones can be removed with surgery;
    • Asthma, also known as chronic or allergic bronchitis, causing short-term breathing difficulties and long-term lung damage. Corresponds to an allergic reaction to certain substances present in the environment, like dust mites, pollens, chemical or synthetic products (for example cleaning products), cigarette smoke … The affected animal suffers bouts of coughing and shortness of breath, while your breath makes a kind of hiss. However, treatments can greatly improve your quality of life, reducing both the number and intensity of attacks;
    • Respiratory problems, due to the elongated and triangular shape of its head. If so, is less inclined to move and strain;
    • Progressive retinal atrophy, an incurable inherited disease that causes progressive deterioration of the cat's eyesight, up to total blindness. Often not detected until very late, when it is very advanced and the cat collides with everything;
    • Glaucoma, which is caused by increased pressure in the eye. This gradually degrades the optic nerve, so the affected animal gradually loses sight. Eye drop treatments are sometimes enough to remedy the problem, but the most serious cases require surgery;
    • Hereditary strabismus, reducing visual acuity and field of vision. This anomaly manifests itself from birth and is incurable., but not very disabling;
    • Mouth problems, again because of the shape of her face.

    As many of the conditions the breed is prone to are inherited, it is important to go to a breeder of Siamese serious to obtain an animal that has not only grown up in a quality environment and has benefited from good socialization from its first weeks, but also have all the possibilities to enjoy -and stay- Of good health. In effect, a professional worthy of the name ensures that certain genetic tests are performed on proposed stallions, to make sure they are not carrying a disease that they would risk passing on to their young. If they do it, are excluded from the breeding program. Therefore, must be able to present the results of these tests, along with a certificate of good health from a veterinarian and a list of vaccinations already administered to the kitten, registered in the kitten's health or vaccination card.

    Once the adoption is complete, the new owner is responsible for the kitten's health for the rest of its life. A visit to the vet at least once a year, and more often as the cat ages, is essential to maximize the chances of keeping you healthy. This appointment allows the professional to carry out the necessary vaccination boosters, but also, and above all, carry out a complete health check of the animal. The latter should make it possible to detect any health problem as soon as possible., to be able to treat it in the best possible conditions.

    At the same time, It is essential to protect your cat against parasites by renewing its antiparasitic treatments throughout the year, whenever necessary, so you never stop being protected. This applies even to an animal that lives in a flat, since you are not completely safe from danger.

    Life expectancy

    11 to 15 years

    Care and grooming

    "Modern Siamese cat"

    Gato Siamés moderno
    Siamese cat Chocolate Point, modern typeMartin Bahmann, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    As beautiful as it is, the fur of the Modern Siamese cat, requires little maintenance, especially because it does not have undercoat. Normally, brushing once a week is enough to remove dead hair and shine the coat.

    However, it is better to double the frequency during your annual molts, in spring and autumn. Although the coat is short, the molt is much more pronounced.

    The weekly brushing session is also an opportunity to check his ears. Wiping with a damp cloth removes dirt and reduces the risk of infection (for example, in the ears).

    You should also check your eyes once a week and, if required, clean them with a damp cloth to prevent dirt from accumulating and becoming infected.

    Teeth require more frequent care. It is important to limit the accumulation of plaque, that can cause not only bad breath, but also various diseases of varying severity. Brushing your cat's teeth once a week with a special feline toothpaste is the bare minimum., but it is best to brush more often, or even daily.

    Last, it is important to keep your claws in good condition so that they are not too long, which could cause discomfort or even break and hurt you. Whether you live exclusively indoors or have access to the outdoors, should be checked once a month: if natural wear and tear is not enough, must be trimmed manually. This does not prevent you from having a scratching post at your disposal., otherwise it will fall back on the furniture, something he does without hesitation if necessary.

    Whether the fur, the ears, the eyes, teeth or claws, caring for a Siamese is not particularly complex. However, it helps to know what to do: this not only ensures that action is taken effectively, but also that there is no risk of injuring or traumatizing the animal. Therefore, it is advisable to seek advice from a veterinarian or professional groomer the first time.

    This cat has a very strong relationship with its owner. For this reason, if the owner knows how to do it well, grooming sessions can become moments of tenderness and shared complicity. This is more likely if the cat is used to it from a young age.

    Food

    Like any cat, the Modern Siamese cat requires a diet that, both qualitatively and quantitatively, must meet your nutritional needs. As such, it must correspond to your age, your physical activity and your state of health.

    Industrial foods may be perfectly suitable, as long as they are of good quality. However, the same cannot be said for human food. Unless specifically selected for that purpose, does not meet a cat's nutritional needs. Even worse, some of the foods that are potentially very popular with their owners turn out to be toxic to the little feline. Therefore, it is a service for him not to offer him bits on the table, nor give him the leftovers or let him put his little head in the garbage can.

    In any case, but the Siamese be very energetic and tend to eat a little more than a cat of another breed, He is not one of those who gorge himself. like most cats, the Siamese they self-regulate, so it is possible to make food available at all times without fear of overeating.

    Last, like any cat, you must have fresh water at all times.

    For sale "Modern Siamese cat"

    It is not difficult to find breeders of Siamese. On the other hand, you should expect to pay a considerable amount of money, because it is by no means one of the cheapest breeds.

    For example, adopt a Modern Siamese cat usually costs between 1000 and 2000 EUR.

    whatever the country, the price varies depending on the reputation of the hatchery, of the animal's lineage and, above all, its intrinsic characteristics, especially on a physical level. For this reason, the amount charged may vary from one individual to another within the same litter.

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    History

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Physical characteristics

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

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

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

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

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

    Size and weight

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

    Character and skills

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

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

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

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

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

    Health

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

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

    Life expectancy

    10 to 15 years

    Grooming

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

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

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

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

    For sale "Jungle Curl"

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

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

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

    Legislation

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

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

    Today, you can still find cats similar to the current ones Burmese cats in the Buddhist temples of Southeast Asia
    Burmese cat
    Burmese Cat “Gamse” – DPCS.ie, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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    History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Physical characteristics

    Burmese cat
    Burmese – Flickr

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

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

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

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

    Varieties:

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

    Character and skills

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

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

    Indoor or outdoor cat?

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

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

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

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

    Burmese cat
    Burmese cat

    Grooming and feeding

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

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

    For sale "Burmese cat"

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

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

    European Burmes cat
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    Characteristics "Burmese cat"

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

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    Asian cat
    Recognized by the LOOF, WCF, GCCF

    The Asian cat is physically very similar to Burmese cat: only the colors of the cats' fur differ between the two breeds.

    Asian cat

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    History

    The Asian cat It is a breed of cat native to England. Your name can be quite misleading. The first litter accidentally appeared in 1981, as a result of an inadvertent crossing between a Chinchilla cat, a variant of Persian cat, and a female of Burmese cat.

    The owner of the two cats, the baroness Miranda von Kirchberg, she was quickly seduced by kittens, que parecían burmese pero tenían los colores plateados del Chinchilla cat. The following year, puso en marcha un programa de cría para conservar el color plateado de los gatitos birmanos y bautizó la variedad comoBurmilla“.

    However, breeders who participated in the program saw cats of many other colors. Algunos incluso tenían el pelo largo debido a su descendencia de los Persians. Se dieron cuenta de que tenían una reserva genética lo suficientemente grande como para crear todo un nuevo grupo de gatos.

    The long-haired cats were called Tiffanie, while the short-haired ones were called asian. La raza asiática así definida incluye todos los colores y pelajes de los gatos de pelo corto que no se reconocen en el Burmese cat: striped, shaded gold and silver (both corresponding to the race Burmilla), solid black (a variety called “bombay”, not to be confused with race bombay), self, smoke, etc.

    The race of Asian cat is recognized by the LOOF (Livre Officiel des Origines Félines), y su estándar es común con el Burmilla and the Tiffanie. El GCCF (Governing Council of the Cat Fancy), the leading feline organization in Great Britain, he also recognizes it. However, a WCF (World Cat Federation) does not consider the Asian as a race in its own right, but as a variety of Burmese cat.

    The breed is relatively young, but it is developing rapidly and its popularity is growing, although it is not very present outside of Great Britain.

    Physical characteristics

    The Asian cat is physically very similar to Burmese cat: only the colors of the cats' fur differ between the two breeds.

    Asian cat
    Asian Cat (Brown Varient) – Scotia, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    The Asian it is a medium-sized cat of semi-linear type, with strong muscles and a medium tail rounded at the tip. The front legs are slightly shorter than the back legs. They are both thin. They are very elegant, with a straight back and an athletic look. The Asian female is usually much smaller and less bulky than the male.

    The head of the Asian cat wedge shaped, with a rounded forehead and slightly rounded top of the head. His ears are wide apart, they are wide and slightly inclined forward, with rounded tip. The cheekbones are high and the eyes are large, yellow to green, or more rarely gold with a silver border. Los ojos tienen una línea inferior redondeada y una línea superior oblicua.

    The coat of the Asian is fine, short and bright. Among all existing cat coat patterns, can take three: smoked, self or tabby. All feline coat colors are allowed.

    Size and weight

  • Size: 30 cm.
  • Male weight: 4 to 6 kg
  • female weight 3 to 5,5 kg

  • Varieties of "Asian cat"

    El LOOF (Livre Officiel des Origines Félines) considered at the Asian cat and to the Tiffany cat as varieties of the Burmese cat, corresponding the tiffany the semi-long-haired cats and the Asian short-haired cats with a fur not allowed in the Burmese.

    The Asian cat can be divided in turn into several varieties:

  • Asian Smoke Cat.
  • Asian Bombay, solid black fur, not to be confused with the Bombay, the breed of the same name.
  • Burmilla cat, that is to say, the silver and gold shade varieties of the Asian.
  • The same Asian cat, simple and not black.
  • Asian tabby.

  • Character and skills

    The Asian it is a perfect pet. In fact, he is a smart cat, easy to carry, friendly and cheerful, that brightens the house with its simple presence. Similar to the Burmese, the Asian es un gato que maúlla mucho, with a clear and powerful voice, y que sabe hacerse oír cuando es necesario. However, even if you like pampering, not especially invasive.

    It also, perfectly suited to indoor life, without feeling the particular need to leave home. Therefore, It is a breed of cat adapted to life in a flat.

    His temperament is very similar to that of Burmese, but less impetuous. He is also a very sociable cat, much more than him Persian cat, and he doesn't like to be alone for a long time. Very loving and docile, este gato aprecia la compañía de los niños, but also that of other cats or even that of dogs. They are very intelligent: for example, it is not unusual or surprising to see an Asian cat manage to open a door.

    They like to be the center of attention and do not hesitate to show themselves. Therefore, needs a master who is available and present, towards which he will not fail to show great affection, but will not ask for less in return. Puede pasar días siguiendo a su amo por toda la casa, haciéndole compañía mientras lava los platos o sentándose en su regazo mientras ve la televisión.

    Consider yourself a family member in your own right. The Asian cat is very sensitive to the emotions of its owner and is an excellent companion.

    Asian Smoke Cat
    Asian cat – Asian smoke (black) colour – Pigeon-camera, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

    Health

    The Asian cat It, like his cousin Burmese, an iron health cat. However, algunas líneas son propensas a desarrollar condiciones que suelen afectar a los birmanos.

    For example, may suffer a polimiopatía hipocalémica, a disease that causes periodic drops in potassium levels in the blood, causing severe pain and muscle weakness. This genetic disease is hereditary, but it can only be passed on if both parents carry the deficient gene. Thus, the breeders of asian cats they try to eliminate it by making sure that two carriers do not breed together.

    There are also some cases of congenital malformation of the rib cage, that cause breathing difficulties in the affected individual. In the most serious cases, the disease can be fatal, but normally the cat's health improves over the years.

    Last, the asian cats run the risk of developing diabetes in cats, which requires close monitoring of your diet.

    Life expectancy

    Of 12 to 15 years

    Grooming

    The short coat of the Asian does not require as much maintenance as that of long-haired breeds, since it comes off less. Brushing your cat once a week is more than enough.

    And this routine is unlikely to turn into an ordeal: being a very affectionate cat, the Asian cat especially appreciates the petting and attention that grooming brings.

    For sale "Asian cat"

    The price to adopt a asian kitten round the 1200 EUR, for both males and females.

    Characteristics "Asian cat"

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    Asian Smoke Cat
    Registered by the GCCF

    At the beginning, he was known as Cat Burmoire because its origin seems to come from the cross between the Burmilla cat and the Burmese cat.
    Asian Smoke Cat
    Asian cat – Asian smoke (black) colour – Pigeon-camera, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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    History

    It was developed in Great Britain, through crosses of this breed with others that will provide its unique characteristics. The goal was that he could hunt mice.

    In a time when old, low-ceilinged houses were plentiful, the presence of these small rodents was worrisome. For this reason, At the end of the 19th century, they began to look for a way to create new breeds of cats that were faster, quieter and with better hunting instincts and other qualities that serve to eliminate these annoying pests.

    However, due to the large number of races that emerged at that time, people considered this cat much more than just a rodent hunter. Maybe because of its beauty or because of its friendly nature, the truth is that the villagers of the time began to contemplate the possibility of having it as a pet.

    Precisely at this moment, the Asian Smoke Cat began to gain popularity. And is that her beauty, very similar to that of a tiger, and her beautiful personality, along with how quiet it is, made many people want to have one at home.

    Physical characteristics

    It is a very muscular medium-sized cat, especially in the area of ​​the legs and chest. Thus, has an air of imposing superiority over other races. This, added to its elegance when it moves, makes him one of the most wanted cats in the world.

    Has a rounded head, pointed ears and round but slanted eyes. Although their eyes can vary in color, they are always greenish or yellowish.

    Colors

    It also, its pelage is short, soft and can be in multiple colors and patterns. Accepted colors are blue, chocolate, the lilac, the reddish, The candy, the cream and the black.

    However, feline clubs accept some special specimens if they have a very different color. We refer to those that resemble the Burmese cat and have white or silver tones.

    in addition, its tail is neither thick nor extremely hairy. It also, it is wide at its base and narrow at its end. Looking at your limbs, it should be noted that the rear ones are slightly longer than the front ones, an advantage when it comes to running and jumping.

    Character and skills

    The Asian Smoke Cat has a calm and friendly character. Therefore, can be easily adapted to home environments. It does not matter if they are formed by a single member or by large families. It adapts to all types of people and can also live with other animals without problems.

    This cat is tolerant and docile, ideal for children because they always want to play and are never aggressive. A curious fact is that it is somewhat more intelligent than other cats, which will make you unconsciously prefer the smartest member of the family.

    Health and care

    The health of the Asian Smoke Cat is generally healthy and without much predisposition to congenital diseases. Some of the most common difficulties that can affect you are hair loss, as well as visual defects, including cornea (that is to say, a small wart with hair in the corneal eye area) and cataracts.

    Proper coat care does not require extreme grooming, as it is not very long and is not prone to unnecessary tangles. A regular brushing can be enough to give you a shiny and healthy look..

    Although the amount of hair is not very excessive, as a cat it can suffer at some point from hair in the digestive system. If this is the case, a paraffin solution can be used as a remedy.

    Life expectancy

    10 – 15 years.