Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)
Recognized by WCF - WCC - TICA

A short-haired female kitten

The "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)"they are one of the oldest cat breeds in the world.

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History

The Cyprus cat It is a breed of cat native to the island of Cyprus, located in the Mediterranean Sea, south of turkey. The history of the relationship between Cypriots and cats is very old. In fact, during the excavation of a Neolithic tomb in the village of Shillourokambos in 2004, French archaeologists discovered a cat skeleton buried alongside a human skeleton, dating from about 9500 years before Christ. This discovery was even more important, as it is the oldest evidence of human domestication of cats.

Although the little cats had been present on the island for thousands of years, the race Aphrodite had benefited from many other influences. The first proof of this is found in the Life of Constantine, written towards the year 338 by Bishop Eusebius of Caesarea (235-369) during the reign of the Roman Empress Helen (250-330). It is said that the Roman empress Helena (250-330 d.C.) discovered during a visit to Cyprus that, after a drought of 37 years, the island was infested with poisonous snakes, especially around monasteries located in dry and rocky areas. He decided to send hundreds of cats from Egypt by boat to regulate its population. The monasteries took care of the newcomers: They lived around the convents and the monks were in charge of feeding and caring for them.

This tradition continued for centuries, even to this day. In 1484, the Franciscan friar Francesco Suriano, recounting his trip to the Holy Land and his visit to the island and the monastery of San Nicolás de los Gatos, said “it's wonderful to see them, because almost all of them are mutilated by snakes; one has lost a nose, another an ear… And it is curious that when it comes to eating, to the sound of a bell, meet in the monastery; and when they have eaten enough, to the sound of the same bell, they all go out together to fight the snakes.

But not only the Romans brought cats to the island. It was invaded by the Ottomans in 1571 and then occupied by Great Britain in 1878. In both cases, cats were put on board ships to ward off rats and mice. When the ships docked off the shores of Cyprus, some escaped and stayed on the island, mixing and reproducing with the local population.

Most Cypriots have always resented the large cat population on their island. Cats were often abused, killed or poisoned with impunity, what is still happening today.

The beginnings of the breed Aphrodite

In 2005, by chance, an English cat breeder named Teresa Litherland moved to Cyprus. He was shocked by the treatment the cats received there, and at the same time he realized the very different and unique characteristics of many of them. They were large compared to European cats, with long and muscular bodies, hind legs slightly longer than front legs, long bushy tails, triangular heads and fairly large ears. A beautiful cat he named Cassidy and a female he named Lady soon came into his life as they entered his garden.. They were the first breeding pair to create the breed Aphrodite as we know it today. Below, he set out to breed them to see if their characteristics were passed on to the offspring. That's how it went, and this success convinced her to embark on an ambitious project: getting the Cypriot cat recognized as a breed in its own right.

The recognition of the breed Aphrodite

Aphrodite's Giant in Larnaca
Aphrodite’s Giant in Larnaca – Apanag10, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Of 2005 - 2008, Teresa Litherland produced 4 generations of kittens. Some were big, long or short hair, others were smaller, mostly short hair. In 2008 met Andreas Mobius in Cyprus, international judge of the World Cat Federation (WCF) ⓘ, and presented them. They were all larger than the wild cats of Cyprus and had a really unique appearance, both in its skeleton and in different features such as the ears, the eyes and the shape of the mouth. Andreas Mobius focused solely on large cats and concluded that they did indeed have unique characteristics and that it made sense to pursue this project with a view to gaining recognition for a breed of cats from Cyprus.. Decided to call the race Giant aphrodite in reference to its impressive size and the goddess Aphrodite What, according to legend, was born in the waters of the island.

That same year, in 2008, the Teresa Litherland se le union Lynn Nyland, a friend from England who was also touched by the situation of the local cats and who decided to help her carry out her project. She, too, realized that the best way to improve her situation in the long term, ensuring adequate protection, was to make the locals realize they had a treasure, cats that could be the envy of everyone. The only way to do it, as difficult as it was, was to get the recognition of the race.

In 2009, they created the Cyprus National Cat Association (CyCNBA), that Aphrodite set out to promote. A few months after its creation, became a full member of the World Cat Federation (WCF) ⓘ.

As they continued their work, and still aiming for the race Aphrodite was recognized as a breed in its own right, they sent Dr.. Leslie A. Lyons, from the Laboratory of Feline Genetics, a letter of intent. Lyons, from the Laboratory of Feline Genetics of the University of California, Davis ((UNITED STATES)UU.), I take 248 cat DNA samples, mixing individuals from their breeding program with those they simply cared for. At the beginning of 2012, the geneticist concluded that they form a distinct and unique population.

They also opened their association to new members, whose breeding work they supervised with great care. The number of litters was a maximum of two per year, and they were strictly controlled. Those who did not conform to the breed standard were castrated, whether they had long or short hair. Others, intended for breeding, were subjected to tests to verify their DNA and thus preserve the purity of the breed. In addition, how they couldn't afford to keep all the kittens, the two friends sent some to foster homes or kennels in Europe.

A few months after Dr.. Lyons will present his findings, the WCF officially recognized the breed as the Long Haired Giant Aphrodite. It was the first time that the recognition of a new feline breed was based on DNA tests.

In the news, the organization also recognizes the short-haired version as Short Haired Giant Aphrodite. However, refuses to recognize smaller cats as part of the breed.

With this, disagrees The International Cat Association TICA ⓘ, that in 2017 granted the breed recognition with preliminary status, prelude to full recognition. Decided to admit both varieties (long-haired and short-haired), as well as the giant individuals and the smallest (that usually have short fur). Like this, the name of Aphrodite covers no less than four possible combinations.

The fact that there were individuals with short and long hair on the island is related to the fact that Cyprus is partially covered by mountains. The cats that live there have adapted to the living conditions of their environment. Like this, the fact that they have an undercoat and long hair, allows them to cope with very cold and snowy winter weather. At the same time, their large size allows them to hunt larger and more dangerous prey, like big rodents, lizards or snakes. On the other hand, those that live on the coast have a shorter coat and a less dense undercoat, since there the temperatures are much milder. They are also usually smaller in size, like their prey, mainly city mice or rats.

The opposition between TICA and WCF continues until today. The other major organizations worldwide have not been able to settle the debate: either the International Feline Federation (FIFé), the American Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA), the Official Book of Feline Origins (LEAVES) French or the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) British, they just don't recognize the breed Aphrodite.

The CyCNBA still exists today, and has expanded its missions to an awareness role in the island's schools, in order to teach future generations that cats must be protected and receive the respect and care they deserve.

Popularity of the "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)"

Although it is recognized by the World Cat Federation (WCF) and The International Cat Association (TICA), Aphrodite's international development continues to be hampered by the fact that the vast majority of other benchmark organizations have yet to do the same. The prohibition of crossing with other breeds imposed by the institutions that recognize it also contributes to limiting its development..

However, there are a handful of breeders in Europe, Asia and the United States that are members of the TICA and that they have decided to start raising the Aphrodite, either a giant or smaller race, short-haired or long-haired. However, this is not the case in france, Belgium and Switzerland, for example, where there are no breeders. In fact, it is still difficult to adopt a representative of the breed outside their island of origin.

In cyprus, the Cyprus Cats National Breed Association (CyCNBA) and the hatchery “Aphrodite” they continue to breed the breed.

Physical characteristics

Aphrodite claims the luggage
Aphrodite claims the luggage – Flickr

The Cyprus cat comes in two different sizes: The Giant Aphrodite, whose length reaches 40-90 cm., while the smallest individuals measure 30-40 cm females and 35-45 cm males.

Although they differ in size, representatives of the two varieties share the same physical characteristics. Like this, this cat has a long and very muscular body, especially on the hips and shoulders. Your bone structure is very strong, without being chunky. In addition, despite its musculature and bone structure, still quite thin, so it retains a certain elegance. The back is long and the neck is too.

    ♦ Hind legs are slightly longer than front legs. The tail is very bushy and is almost as long as the body, giving a perfectly balanced morphology.

    ♦ The head is triangular in shape, with a small dome on the forehead and a long, straight nose and muzzle, surrounded by slightly hollow cheeks and dominating a strong chin. The ears are wide at the base and can be large or medium. They form an open V shape, with the rounded skull between the two.

    ♦ The eyes are shaped like oblong olives. Many different colors are possible, from very pale blue to brown, but they must have a solid tone. Color may differ from eye to eye: minnows are allowed.

    ♦ His fur Aphrodite can be semi-long or short, with an undercoat in winter that sheds in spring. The top coat is very soft and bushy, although its density varies with the seasons. Topcoat can be solid or bi-color. In the first case, there should be no white spots. Bi-colored plants should have an uneven distribution of the two colors. In any case, all coat colors are allowed, except mink, chocolate, the cinnamon, the fawn and the lilac.

Last but not least, both large and small individuals are sexually dimorphic: the male can be up to a 25 or 30% bigger and heavier than the female.

Varieties of "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)"

The "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)" comes in nothing less than 4 varieties:

Long Haired Giant Aphrodite;

Giant short-haired aphrodite;

Long haired aphrodite;

Short haired aphrodite.

The "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)" it is one of the biggest cats in the world. Males are long or short haired, They measure between 50 and 90 cm and weigh between 6 and 11 kg. The females measure between 40 and 55 cm and weigh between 5 and 7 kg.

As for him Aphrodite normal size, males measure “only” of 35 - 45 cm and weigh in 4 - 5 kg, in front of 30 - 40 cm and 3,5 - 5 kg of females.

The TICA (International Cat Association) consider that they are all part of the same Aphrodite race, since they only differ in the size and length of the coat. The World Cat Federation (WCF), on the other hand, refuses to recognize the smaller sizes and keeps the name of Giant Aphrodite.

Character and skills

The Aphrodite has a gentle and affectionate demeanor, but it is also a live and very active animal, whether you're keeping busy or interacting with your owners.

They have an athletic body, they need to use to keep their balance. Therefore, needs room to frolic, play or chase small prey. A life within the four walls of a flat is far from ideal for him: better to have a garden or outdoor access.

Cyprus Shorthair cat climbing a tree
Cyprus Shorthair cat climbing a tree – Riannacone, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The aphrodite "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)"develops a very strong relationship with the people who care for her, they feed her, they pamper her and take care of her. Needs attention but is not possessive, enjoying their moments of independence and seclusion. Therefore, must have places to do it, especially if strangers regularly come to the house. In fact, he is as sociable with his family as he is shy with her, preferring to hide rather than say hello.

On the other hand, gets along especially well with the children of the house, especially if they are old enough to have learned to behave with respect and delicacy with him, avoiding, for example, pulling or hitting his ears when playing with him.

A good option to allow you to spend your high energy is to share your home with another animal. Cats often enjoy the company of other cats, especially if they are as active as him. That your cat lives with a dog is also perfectly feasible, especially if they live together since they were little.

On the other hand, it is better to give up the idea that it lives in harmony under the same roof as a rodent or a bird, because the Aphrodite has a very strong hunting instinct. In addition, during their outings, this activity is their main occupation.

Last but not least, It is important to note that the "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)" does not reach full maturity until 4 or 5 years of age. Develops slowly and remains a kitten for a long time, both physiologically and psychologically. It is important to take it into account to take care of it properly: whereas an adult cat is quite independent, a kitten requires more attention and care.

Toilet "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)"

Both short-haired and long-haired cats should be brushed once or twice a week to remove dead hair and dirt., and to prevent knots from forming. Once this is done, you can use a velvet or calfskin cloth to give a good shine to his coat. How he loves pampering, will appreciate it even more.

In the case of long-haired cats, it is advisable to insist on brushing the collar, of the hollows of the front and rear legs and the tail to avoid knots. Without regular and rigorous maintenance, these become impossible to untangle, and there is no choice but to cut his fur. In this way, beauty and aesthetics would be lost, as well as protection against cold.

Unlike other races, the "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)" only molt once a year: their fur falls out in large clumps in spring. Although this may be impressive, it's quite normal. Brushing helps keep the coat in good condition, but do not insist on it, as it can cause hair to pull out before it is ready to go out.

It is also absolutely necessary to clean his ears once or twice a week with a damp cloth., especially since it is easily prone to ear infections (otitis, etc.).

This is also an opportunity to brush your cat's teeth and check that there are no problems in this area. (caries, tartar deposits, etc.). Lack of dental care can lead to very serious illnesses, like septicemia.

Once a week, wiping the corners of the eyes with a damp cloth will ensure they stay clean, and thus the risk of problems in this area will be reduced.

To the Aphrodite he likes to run around outside and do his first steps in the trees. Therefore, it is usually not necessary to cut the nails manually. However, you have to check them once a month and trim them if they get too long.

Health and nutrition

This photograph depicts a Cypriot cat enjoying the Limassol Medieval Castle by night.
This photograph depicts a Cypriot cat enjoying the Limassol Medieval Castle by night. – CitrusFlowerTalk, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

As the "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)" has only been the subject of breeding programs for a few years, it is difficult to know which diseases you are more prone to. However, appears to be generally in good health.

However, is prone to ear infections, and rigorous maintenance of the ears is necessary to reduce the risk of problems.

They are also known to have a weak stomach. For this reason, food choice is especially important to avoid, for example, repeated diarrhea.

As with any breed, regular veterinary control - in particular through the unavoidable annual health check of the cat- allows you to detect any disease early and ensure that you are always up to date with your vaccinations.

Last but not least, all organizations that recognize the "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)" (or at least some of its varieties) prohibit its crossing with other breeds. The goal is to keep this endemic cat from Cyprus as pure as possible.

Feeding the "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)"

The "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)" it is not a difficult animal to feed: industrial foods available on the market are perfectly suitable, especially if you opt for quality products, which typically contain everything you need to meet your nutritional needs. Of course, you should make sure to feed your cat the right amount for his age, body size, activity level and health.

This cat matures late, between 4 and 5 years of age. For this reason, although it is already large, it is necessary to feed her a kitten diet until she has a few 2 years, on all of you are not neutered.

When a change in diet is required, for example because a new product is needed due to age and / or unwanted weight gain, the fragility of your stomach makes it very important to avoid doing it abruptly. Even more than with any other race, this change should be made within the framework of a gradual and careful dietary transition, so that your stomach can gradually get used to the new product.

Given your level of activity, the Aphrodite not especially prone to obesity. However, remember that no cat is immune, especially if it has been sterilized. Therefore, a rule of thumb for keeping your cat in good health is to make sure it doesn't have a tendency to put on weight, and not allow the situation to continue, as this would lock him in a vicious circle (the fatter a cat is, less wants to move). If weight gain is observed for several months in a row, you have to go to the vet, which is the only one capable of determining if the problem is medical (disease, medication, etc.) or is it related to the cat's diet (inadequate feeding and / or insufficient quantity).

Last but not least, like any cat, it is essential that you have fresh water at all times, especially in hot weather. it is not a difficult animal to feed: industrial foods available on the market are perfectly suitable, especially if you opt for quality products, which typically contain everything you need to meet your nutritional needs. Of course, you should make sure to feed your cat the right amount for his age, body size, activity level and health.

Buy a "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)"

It's hard to find a kitten Aphrodite to adopt, due to lack of breeders. The most realistic solution is usually to import one from abroad, and more specifically from your country of origin: in cyprus, the price can be around 900 EUR. They are also available in the UK for a few 700 pounds.

In both cases, transport and administrative costs are added to the price and, of course, it is important to ensure that the legislation on the importation of animals from abroad is respected.

Characteristics "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)"

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

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Recognitions

World Cat Congress (WCC) ⓘ World Cat Federation (WCF) ⓘ The International Cat Association (TICA) ⓘ

Alternative names:

    1. Cypriot cat, Saint Helen cat, Saint Nicholas cat (English).
    2. Chat de Chypre, (French).
    3. Zypriotische Katze, Sankt-Helena-Katze, Sankt-Nikolaus-Katze (German).
    4. Gato cipriota, Gato de Santa Helena, Gato de São Nicolau (Portuguese).
    5. Gato chipriota, Gato de Santa Elena, Gato de San Nicolás (Spanish).

German long-haired cat

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


German Angora cat

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


Antipodes

Antípodas

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.

    Features:

  • 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


Asian Semi-longhair

Asian Semi-longhair

The Asia semilargo hair cat It is a cat breed similar to the short Asian hair. These cats are usually known by the name Tiffanie. They are recognized in any of the patterns of Asian short hair or Asian of Burma. Like the Asian short hair cat, the breed was developed in Great Britain , and currently it is not recognized by any records in the United States.UU. It has full recognition in the GCCF and although it is a relatively rare there are many examples of this variety have become champions.

The race is said to you have originated during the Decade of 1980 as a result of the intersection of a Burma cats and dogs Chinchilla. The origin can be traced back even further and may include the Persians and the breeds of Angora.

Breeds of cats: Asian Semi-longhair