Cats Aphrodite they are one of the two natural breeds of Cyprus. The Aphrodite are generally larger that the St Helen. Helen’s. They have triangular head, long body and high legs. Profile has a slight fall and nose is long and straight. The head is triangular with almond-shaped, oval eyes.. Ears are straight and pointed high post at the head. The hind legs are much higher than the front legs. Long torso is muscular and powerful, tail is medium to long, very bushy long semi on varieties. Color of hair and ojos.mismos in St Helena. Helen’s. Both races are mature slowly, the full size reaches the age of 3 years.


  • Head: from the front, a long triangle, straight cheek line. Nose and mouth, long and straight, with a slight dip in the height of the eyes. Teeth and strong Chin. Slightly rounded front, light dome on the front.
  • Olive-shaped eyes:from round to oval. All colours allowed. The color should be uniform.
  • Ears: broad at the base, large and medium-sized, in a V-shaped open space slightly rounded between the ears on the head above.
  • Body: big and strong, elegant, muscular, not cobby. Long back and neck. Hips and shoulder muscular. Great measures. Morphology develops rapidly. Hind legs slightly longer than the front.
  • Tail: in balance with the extent of the body. In thinner tip than root.
  • Color: all colors with the exception of chocolate, Lilac, cinnamon and fawn, sharp colors and mink. Solid color should be white. No regular colour bicolor.

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Breeds of cats: Aphrodite

The Aegean cat


The the Aegean cat ( Aegean ) It is a natural breed of cat coming from the Greece Cyclades Islands. The development of this breed began in the Decade of 1990 by breeders of Cat Fancy of Greece. He is considered the only native Greek breed of cat.
As such, It is one of the newest cat breeds and, often erroneously considered by some, as something strange, Although the cat of the Aegean Sea itself is widely used by all Greece.

The fur of the Aegean is semi-largo, with a moderate necklace and a rich tail. The Aegean cat fur provides good protection during the harsh winter , staying in short summer. The fur is bicolor or tricolor, one of the colors is always white, no sign of yellow and occupies between 1/3 - 2/3 of the body. Other colors are: black, red, blue, cream, with or without stripes.

It is a breed of medium-sized, with a robust and muscular construction, no signs of obesity. The body is long, medium-sized feet and legs with rounded. The tail is moderately long and straight, without folds. The head is medium-sized. The ears have a wide base and rounded tip and are covered by hairs. The eyes have a way to East and its color can be any tone of green.

The Aegean cat is smart and very effective as predator. Because of this, in its most, they are used as controllers of plagues in rural areas. As pets they share a very good relationship with humans. They are very social and communicate well with others.

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Breeds of cats: Aegean

German long-haired

Alemán de pelo largo

German long-haired has waited long time for the international recognition despite the existence of the breed standard and the scale of points from 1929. The only thing that was missing until a few years ago was a registered breed that correspond to this standard. After the 2 ND world war, He stopped the breeding of cats in Germany, the only German native breed of long-haired cat considered extinct.

German long-haired standard occurred in the World Cat Federation in 2008 based on the rules of 1929 and 1954. It is the only developed in the German land long-haired cat.

Does not have the wide snout of the Maine Coon or the line of the straight nose of the Norwegian Forest Cat .

It meets the modern standard for medium-sized with a long rectangular figure cat, robust and flexible. It differs with the European short hair / Celtic Shorthair to have a deep chest and a round and furry tail length mean that it tapers at the end. The legs are strong, the longest rounded head than wide with medio-larga and sloping nose with light stop (stop pronounced a failure).

Strong Chin and generous cheeks, revealing the Nordic race of European Wildcat (F. silvestris silvestris). The ears are small to medium size, straight and wide at the base with a rounded tip. The eyes are round or oval, large and slightly diagonal, the color is related to the pattern of skin color. The coat is medium long to the shoulders and the shortest on the head. It is longer in the flanks, back and belly, is particularly long in the collar, the hind legs (breeches).

However, the skin is easy to maintain, bright and not wool as the Persian. All colors are accepted, except for chocolate, the cinnamon, Lilac and beige .

His personality, human-oriented.

Breeds of cats: German long-haired

Angora Alemán

Angora alemán
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At the end of the 19th century appeared repeatedly in the paintings of Anton July Adam, call “Adam-Gatos”, in the from Henriette Ronner-Knip and in the work of Arthur Heyer strikingly similar this breed semi-long haired cats.

In this period there was no organized breeding of cats with pedigree in the continent.

The German angora was bred originally from raised semi-long haired cats and domestic cats by the Sra. Aschemeier who retired from farming in 2010 . Aschemeier always referred to his long-haired cats, as German, not as angoras.

The German angora was not recognised by any Cat Association.

The German Angora breeders claimed that I had not a cat of German long hair genuine when they became extinct. They described the German as natural long-haired angora in the same way as in the “Norwegian Forest Cat ”, both are natural hairy breeds.

Was not up 2007, When were the hairy Germans recognized . The German and the German long-haired Angora were a race synonymous.

In 2007, the Council of administration of the Club German of cat Angora rejected this idea, that ended in a dispute that ended up dividing the Group of breeders.

German became a registered trademark of the Angora and could only be raised by the German Club of the Angora cat. Has not sought international recognition.

In the meantime, German long-haired breeds to comply with the old image. Both breeds are described as very similar and both have crossed to the old style of the Persians to improve conformation and coat.

This breed has a silky hair, with a lot of background layers and do not tend to sticky. Your body is strong and robust (Cobbytyp). It has a round head and a powerful broad nasal bridge. The eye color should be green, but other colours are permitted. The tail is profusely covered and is intended to show long hair waving. All colors are permitted. The German angora is considered active and playful cat, very people-oriented. Group is social and friendly.

Breeds of cats: Angora Alemán

Chinese Harlequin

Alrlequín chino
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The color pattern of the Chinese Harlequin is called Van. This pattern is also found in the Turkish Van, but this cat is long-haired.

It is a domestic breed, hair short, bicolor: a predominantly white cat, but with a black tail and black spots on the head and body.

The Chinese Harlequin found in other places of China, but they are rare. They are accepted as a thoroughbred by the International Cat Association.
They are represented in a large number of ancient Chinese art.

It said that it was an attempt to re-create the old Chinese cat, a race that disappeared.

Breeds of cats: Chinese Harlequin



The Antipodes formerly known as New Zealand for short hair and / or the long hair of Australia.

These cats are descendants of cats that early European settlers brought with them New Zealand to keep rodents away from food.

Antipodes cats are hard and have acclimatized to mountain regions, the desert and the forests of the Islands.

It is a breed recognized in Australia and New Zealand.

Down under can be long hair or short hair and striped color, solid or percal. Cats with points of color (namely, Siamese twins) cannot be considered true Antipodes.

The Antipodes cat has a body half, solidly built, is a muscular cat. It has a broad and rounded chest, the well developed shoulders, and a level backward, equally broad of shoulder to the hip.

The head is a slightly truncated triangular wedge. The Antipodes has full cheeks, large JAWS, a gently rounded front, and a straight or slightly curved nose down. The ears are slightly rounded at the tips. The eyes are big and bright, between rounds and almond-shaped. The color of the eyes of the antithesis can be green, Turquoise Blue, yellow, Gold, copper, including blue. It has medium length legs, proportional to the body and legs are firm and forward. The tail is heaviest at the base and tapers gently at the tip.

Short hair is a cat of the family of the Antipodes , and it can be a friendly companion and a playmate for children. The Antipodes of short hair is known for his longevity, good health, and by its ability to easy treatment, they are cordial, happy and loyal. They are recognized for their ability to deal with all climates and conditions.

Breeds of cats: Antipodes

Russian Blue

Azul Ruso
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The Russian Blue was already accepted for a time as a natural blue race, similar to the chartreaux or the Korat. The breed declined at the beginning of the 20th century but recovered in the Decade of 1950.

More recently, It has been claimed that blue was the principal of this Russian race. In the Decade of 1970, the Australian Mavis Jones raised a White Russian cat with a black and a striped genes. The Russian black and white are accepted at Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain, but not everywhere. The striped Russian has made less progress.


  • Ears: Large, slightly pointed.
  • Eyes: green almond-shaped, bright.
  • Head: short, writing and cuneiform.
  • Body: long, fine and thin with frame, well muscled, long tail.
  • Legs: Slim and long framework, the hind legs are slightly longer than the front.
  • Feet: small and slightly rounded.

The Russian Blue is a sleek cat, with a muscular body and stylized lines.
Its fur is unique among other races of short hair, as a special texture of double layer, with very thick subpelo. The colour of the mantle is a bluish-grey tone, with silver refejos, What is that the tips of the hairs are devoid of pigment.

The Russian Blue is known for being very intelligent, quiet and curious. Playful and sensitive to basic human emotions. They enjoy playing with a variety of toys and develop very loyal bonds with their loved ones. The Russian Blue is also known for wearing very well with other pets and children in a home. They are also known for being quiet and clean animals. They are normally reserved with strangers, unless is a very active family crie.

Care: The hair should be careful, you need to brush to prevent the flattening of the shelter.
material: Double metal comb (2 spacing of the teeth). A brush of natural cerda: wild boar or pork (smoother). Normally, making a good brushing against the tide once per week is enough. Use this brush carefully to avoid breaking the hair (Loos style, Mecha mecha). At the time of moulting (Spring and autumn) It should be combed to remove dead hair in the direction of hair growth (don't worry to see eliminated amount!) And finish with a brush against the grain.

Otros nombres: Archangel Archangel Blue Cat, Russian Blue, Russian short hair, Cat Malta, Malta, Spanish blue
Ancestors of domestic cats of Russia.

Breeds of cats: Russian Blue

Australian Mist

Australian Mist
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In 1977 Dr. Truda Stræde, the creator of the breed Australian Mist, It presented an idea to the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Cat Control (This body was replaced by the Cat Fanciers’ Association of NSW, a member agency of the Coordinating Council of the cat from Australia) to develop a breed of cat that was truly unique from Australia.

The breed was developed at the junction of the Birmano , Abyssinian cats and dogs domestic short hair to create a cat for short hair with a spotted coat.

They are ideal pets for children of all ages, even for the smallest, they are tolerant. They tend to be kind and trusting with strangers. Some Mist can be trained to walk on leash.

Are medium-sized, It has large, expressive eyes in a wide range of green and shiny hair, short on a cream background, that makes it easy to take care of.

Breeds of cats: Australian Mist

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