Mekong Bobtail

Bobtail Mekong
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The Mekong Bobtail they are genetically derived from the Siamese. Their race has developed mainly in Russia with cats brought there from various countries in Southeast Asia (Burma, Viet Nam and Thailand).

Mekong Bobtail to them can be considered short of Siamese cats tail version. They are very athletic and medium-sized cats, with a funny tail as Pom or brush. The head is slightly flat and smooth rounded contours, the Chin and jaw are strong and its fine snout, oval. The ears are large, broad at the base, with slightly rounded tips and high intersection. The eyes are large and oval, bright blue. The body is rectangular in shape, thin and elegant. The legs are thin and medium length, their feet are oval shaped. The tail is composed of curves or sprains or any combination thereof on the basis. You must have at least three vertebrae and its length must not exceed one quarter of the body.

The fur is short, shiny and silky texture. They have the same pattern as the Siamese (color point); the coloration is darker at the points where the temperature is lower (limb, tail, head and ears), the rest of the body is beige in color.

Mekong Bobtail is a silent cat, very nice with a balanced character. Cats can come and go very well. He is very affectionate with the owner and loves to play.

Breeds of cats: Mekong Bobtail


British longhair

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This race is a long-haired version of the British shorthair.

The “British longhair” has a broad and round head. Their eyes are large and round, sometimes different color depending on the colour of their skin. These cats have wide breasts and muscular back, with short legs and solid round legs. Your figure, in general, is very robust. As melenudos British descend from Persians and British Shorthairs, There are a variety of skin colors and patterns.

It is known as Britannica in European countries, but this breed is not recognized in the United Kingdom.

Breeds of cats: British longhair


Bobtail Karelia

Other names for the Karelian Bobtail are, Karel Bobtail, Carelia o Karellian. The mutation that gives this breed of cat with its particular shock tail, There was naturally. The same applies for the cat Bobtail Kurilian, whose place of origin is, in fact, on the other side of Russia, close to Japan (the Kuril Islands). The place of origin of the Karelian Bobtail cat is: Lake Ladoga – Russia – Republic of Karelia in the North West of Russia, quite close to St. Petersburg.

The breed is medium sized with a tail that can be between the 4 and 13 centimeters long. The tail is round or curves, and the long hair on the tail create the appearance of a pom pom.

The Karelian Bobtail is, as all cats bobtail, very nice. They have a very robust health, well adapted to survive in the harsh climatic conditions in the town of Karelia, and in an apartment in the city.
Cats are wonderful and become fast friends with other cats. They are curious and want to know everything.
The breed is easy to carry and can be maintained and reproduced without any problems.

Breeds of cats: Bobtail Karelia


European Burmese

burmes europeo

The European Burmese has the same origins as the American Burmese, that goes back to Wong Man, led cat of Burma to America in 1930. Imported American cats, descendants of Wong Mau, Great Britain, and the Brown was recognized in 1952, but after the race was divided to take different forms in both sides of the Atlantic. In Europe, the breeders preferred a more typically Eastern aspect, and they were also interested in a wider color scale.

The color blue, a recessive trait carried by cats imported from America, accepted a few years. The reddish colors and the turtle, It resulted from an accidental crossing, they were recognized in the Decade of 1970. Great Britain cats were exported to Europe, Africa, Australia and New Zealand in the Decade of 1950. As a result, the race in these countries follow the European type. The FIFé allows green eyes, but the GCCF considers it a defect.

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

European Burmese, as the American, characterized primarily by the sepia pattern of fur, It turns gradually in the uniform and dark tips on the roots, without markings striped cat. The coat is short and thin, glued to the body and do not need daily care. Thin legs hold a fairly weak body, but muscular, surprisingly heavy for its size.

The head is the feature in which the European Burmese differs more than the American type. It has a wedge and the snout is blunt; the eyes are separated, they are round and just ripped.

It is a gregarious cat, and he is happy if it is part of a House with many cats. It is less noisy and acüvo than other Eastern races, What makes it a more peaceful partner.

See European Burmese.

Breeds of cats: European Burmese


American Burmese

Burmés americano

The origins of all the cats burrneses they can be traced to a single female. Although the pattern Burmese cats knew much in your country, and perhaps even presented as a sort of Siamese in Britain at the end of the 19th century, the founder of the renowned race was the Wong Mau cat. He took her from Burma (now Myanmar) to America, in 1930, United States Navy psychiatrist, Joseph Thompson. Ironically, Wong Mau was not other.

When her did with a Siamese, the litter that produced had kittens with the typical Siamese pointed pattern and some with darker coats, more subtle tips, some so suliles just had pointed. This means that carrying the genes of two patterns of tips and, in fact, What is now called a lonquinés.

The subtle tips kittens were those that gave rise to the Burmese as we know it today. The race was recognized within few years, but led to disagreements with the community of cat breeding and, as a result, It was withdrawn from the CFA some years later. Specialized breeders work led to the restoration of the Burmese in the Decade of 1950, and until recently was among the top ten registered breeds.

The Burmese is defined mainly by the subtly shaded pattern of their thin coat, Satin, called sepia. It has a muscular body that is surprisingly heavy for its size, This makes the cat describe affectionately as "bricks wrapped in silk". Their characteristic huge round eyes are extremely expressive.

For many years, the only permissible colour in the American Burmese was the marta (genetically black). The cats other colours - blue, chocolate (called Champagne) and lilac (called Platinum)-they were born from time to time, and the CFA put them in a separate category, call mandalays, until 1984. At the other end, the TICA accepted all colors.

Although the burmeses are quieter . and relaxed than most other Asians, yet ansian company; some owners call them 'sailboat cats' because of its propensity to stick.

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Breeds of cats: American Burmese


Burmilla

Burmilla
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The race Burmilla He was born following an accidental crossing, in the United Kingdom between a cat chinchilla Persian and a Burmesa lilac, and as a result of this cat affair, in 1981 its four kittens are born. In the year 1984 imported several cats of this breed to Denmark.

Burmilla and bunny
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The Burmilla is considered part of the race of the Asian Group.

Its color is white but as if a blanket of shadows and shades of black. Although different patterns are presented, Silver with black or white colors, blue, chocolate, Lila, red, cream and turtle. The different brands and colors are more than 40 different layers.

Their eyes have oblique form of large size, the bottom line is very curved, always in various green tones.

Are medium-sized with muscular bodies, round face and short snout

The Burmilla is a highly irreverent and independent cat which adores its owner and displays many characteristics similar to a kitten, even in adulthood. In temperament that are sociable, playful and affectionate, and they get along well with children and other animals.

Breeds of cats: Burmilla


Brazilian Shorthair

Brazilian Shorthair
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The founder of this breed, Brazilian Shorthair , is Paul Ruschi. He is an engineer by profession and an avid lover of cats!. Obviously. Among other positions is President and founder of the BSICS.

Their early origins go back to the streets of Brazil. Since the change of a wild cat to a race, this breed has changed dramatically. This is not the first breed developed from street cats, as it was the case of the American shorthair , short hair European and American Keuda.

Brazilian shorthair cat began as an experiment. Found that Brazil had cats that were different from any other part of the world. However, all the street cats of Brazil had an aspect and common features.

Today there are very few breeders of the Brazilian shorthair. The breeding of random street cats has encountered much opposition among animal rights advocates and professional breeders of cats. However, the Brazilian's shorthair is now regarded as a pure breed of cat.

Currently, Brazil has the largest population of cats Brazilian of shorthair and breeders of race. Brazilian shorthair cat is a natural breed of Brazil, that has been developed without the care of a purebred cat on the streets of Brazil during 500 years, from North to South.

In the year 1500, When the Portuguese discovered Brazil, they brought a few cats, He descend from Iberia Felis, in their boats in order to avoid that the mice eat their food. These are the first to participate in the blood of the Brazilian shorthair cats. After 500 years, the mixture of Brazil cats and brought by the Portuguese, gave birth to a beautiful cat, loving, healthy, short hair and of Brazilian Thoroughbred.

The Brazilian's shorthair is a cat of medium-size and great agility. The race can be distinguished from the hair short American for its smooth, elegant appearance. However, they are not as fine as the Siamese. The layer is short and close to the skin and comes in a wide variety of colors and designs. The space between the eyes should be equal to one eye. The Brazilian's shorthair have dramatically expressive eyes.

Breeds of cats: Brazilian Shorthair cat


Siberian Forest Cat

Gato Bosque de Siberia

As other breeds of cats big and hairy, It is the result of the harsh climate of the Earth, he favored the more resistant hunters with a fur that protected them from the cold. Not recognized as a race until the I980, but then spread quickly through their export to Europe and North America in the Decade of 1990, first with the name of cat of the Siberian Forest Cat.

Gato Bosque de SiberiaIt is now accepted in the majority of the records, but his name has been changed to avoid confusion with the Norwegian Forest Cat. The dotted version, so-called neva masquerait, not recognized in all paites.Although there are some variations of the standard according to the country, everyone agrees on the together basic!.

The Siberian is a strong and muscular cat, large body and solid legs. Wild aspect pelage has a top layer slightly oily and waterproof, and a less thick, insulating, designed to protect it from the penetrating cold.His past is evident in his personality and appearance.

Although sociable and quiet, is active and enterprising, but it is not adapted to the role of cuddlier cat. Contrary to what is stated, It is not less allergenic than other cats.

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Alternative names: Neva Masquerade / Moscow Semi-longhair / Siberian

Breeds of cats: The Siberian forest cat