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"

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a cat of the breed "Asian 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 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.

    American Keuda
    Unrecognized breed.

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    History

    It is thought that the American Keuda es el descendiente de algunos de los primeros gatos traídos a Texas y algunos pueden haber venido de España en el siglo XVI-XVII. It seems to the Egyptian Mau A lot. But even though the Keudas parecen tener raíces Want to, This cannot be proven.

    The name “Keuda” en sí es una abreviatura de la palabraKitten Evaluation Under Direct Assessment“. It is the name of a program (que tenía lugar en Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas) that investigated the “type” de gatos que sobrevivían como gatos de granja.

    Since 2002, This race is in constant development and is currently regarded as provisional race, no reconocida aún por las organizaciones internacionales de registro de gatos.

    Today, cats Keuda are valued as family pets and as show animals. Only cats Keuda that are descended from the original farm cats can be registered and exhibited.

    Isolated and remote colonies, en las que se han comprobado al máximo las líneas más antiguas, han sido la fuente de los gatos de cría. The American Association of the Keuda cat is the group currently responsible for its preservation and quality control of this breed. Shows are held and cats are judged according to the breed standard Keuda and the rules of the American Keuda Cat Association (AKCA).

    Physical characteristics

    American Keuda
    American Keuda – catunited.com

    The cat American Keuda se distingue por su forma extraña y su característica más singular, have skin folds on the abdomen and under the elbows, allowing them to spread their legs while walking like a cheetah, and even its legs can rotate.

    These cats are of complexion semi-foreign (long tubular body type), with one head modified wedge-shaped, snout neither short nor long and ears moderately large that make the head appear triangular.

    The bone structure is medium to large and well muscled. The fur it is smooth and silky, and comes in a variety of familiar patterns and solid colors. The most common are black, the target, the blue, the smoked, the brindle brown, the silver tabby, el color point, the red and, recently, the piebaldo.

    The fur is medium to short length and smooth, and its texture is such that unwanted plant matter does not adhere to the fur. They have eyes macaroons. The ears The triangular shape of the American Keuda Cat is slightly rounded and set well back on the head. Sometimes the ears are tufted and have medium hairs inside.

    The legs of the cat American Keuda they are well muscled and have approximately the same length in the forequarters and hindquarters, allowing for a fairly level back when the cat is standing. They have queues long and sharp.

    Character and skills

    "American Keuda"

    American Keuda
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    The American Keuda is known as an active cat, outgoing, inquisitive, smooth and intelligent voice. They are quite adaptable and social. They get along well with children and other pets in the house (provided the proper introductions have been made).

    They like to play with the water, so it is recommended to maintain the tanks covered in his presence. Don't be surprised if your adorable Keuda accompanies you in the shower, or want “help him” with the dishes.

    El espíritu de colonia es bastante fuerte en el American Keuda, por lo que a menudo serán madres de un nuevo gatito o defenderán el jardín de un perro vecino (being friends with your own dog at the same time).

    Como su fisiología es perfecta para correr, to the Keudas they love it. They love active games with racing, jumps and climbs. Therefore, asegúrese de haber comprado algunos postes rascadores, ladders, cat trees and other necessary furniture for cats (how much more, best). To the American Keudas they can be taught to walk on a leash.

    Grooming

    Due to its fur, it will be enough to brush them once a week. In addition to these factors, no es un tipo de gato difícil de cuidar, since they are not too interested in attention.

    Health

    Due to its origin, the American Keuda has the best possible health that a natural cat can have. However, due to extremely thin undercoat, the Keudas no toleran bien el frío.

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

    The Cyprus cat they are one of the oldest cat breeds in the world.

    A short-haired female kitten

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    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, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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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 small 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 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 at 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 came soon into his life as they entered his garden.. They were the first breeding pair to create the breed Aphrodite as we know it today. Next, set out to breed them to see if their characteristics were passed on to 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 to 2008, Teresa Litherland produced 4 generations of kittens. Some were big, long or short hair, others were smaller, mostly short haired. 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 truly 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 the big cats and came to the conclusion that they did indeed have unique characteristics and that it made sense to continue this project with a view to gaining recognition as a Cyprus cat breed.. 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 that they had a treasure, some cats that could be the envy of the whole world. 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 to breed 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, they were subjected to tests to check their DNA and thus preserve the purity of the breed. It also, since 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 ETHICS ⓘ, 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 the very cold and snowy weather of winter. 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 the temperatures there 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 Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFé), the American Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA), the Livre Officiel des Origines Félines (LOOF) 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), the international development of Aphrodite continues to be hampered by the fact that the vast majority of other leading organizations have not yet followed suit. 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 its 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. It also, despite its musculature and bone structure, still quite thin, so it retains a certain elegance. The back is long and the neck is too.

      ♦ The hind legs are slightly longer than the 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.

      ♦ The fur of the 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, 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 to 45 cm and weigh in 4 to 5 kg, in front of 30 to 40 cm and 3,5 to 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

    "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)"

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

    The Aphrodite has a gentle and affectionate demeanor, but it is also a live and very active animal, whether he's keeping himself busy or interacting with his 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: it is better to have a garden or access to the outdoors.

    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. It also, during their outings, this activity is their main occupation.

    Last, 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.

    Grooming "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 the 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 most 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. Thus, 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 early detection of any disease and ensures that you are always up to date with your vaccinations.

    Last, all organizations that recognize the "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)" (or at least some of its varieties) interbreeding with other breeds is prohibited. The goal is to keep this endemic cat from Cyprus as pure as possible.

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

    The "Cyprus cat (Saint Helen cat)" 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. Thus, 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. More so than 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, since 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, who 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, like any cat, it is essential that you have fresh water at all times, especially in hot weather. 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.

    For sale "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, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Recognitions

    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 (español).

    American Ringtail
    Records: TICA

    The American Ringtail It is one of the newer breeds of cats existing without registering, It is at this time as a race in a pilot phase.
    American Ringtail
    3rd Generation American Ringtail cat Chunky Monkey – Suemanley1, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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    History

    The cat American Ringtail originated a few years ago, When in 1998 a male stray cat was rescued in Fremont, California. When the cat grew up, it was found that he tended to keep his tail in a hunched position on his back. There was no deformity or physical defects in the animal, the cat did not seem to have any kind of discomfort while holding its tail in that particular way.

    Soon, other cats in the locality were observed with a similar “ring” in the queue. After the genetic consultation, the final decision was made to develop these cats as the only formal breed. The original ring-tailed male was crossed with a short-haired female cat. Since then, several litters are born with the features that show the “Ring-tailed cat”. Originally called “Ringtail Sing-a-ling” these felines were called American Ringtail and they are currently on the road towards the full recognition of the bodies of registration of the feline breeds.

    Physical characteristics

    A relatively large size, the RingTail it is a long and muscular animal. Both sexes can reach a weight of 5 to 7 Kg. in adulthood. have a back long and strong. The skin is soft and silky and can come in any color or pattern. The color of the eyes is also not strictly defined at the moment. The tail it's straight with curls at the tip that fall down the back. The legs are medium-sized fingers linked by membranes.

    "American Ringtail"

    Spunky American Ringtail

    The famous ring tail is due to two different genes that produce the ‘upright’ appearance’ and 'curved’ the tail. It is seen in certain wild cats and domestic, and even in purebred dogs. They are not associated with any health problem. Its own tail is muscular and broad at the base, well-developed bones are not fused. Cats have tails ring position when it is calm. It serves not only to balance the cats in movement, but also to slow down during a Chase at high speed.

    Character and skills

    The American Ringtail he is very kind and loving by nature. They interact well with children and other family members, They even developed a strong attachment with one person in particular, however they are a bit shy in the presence of strangers.

    curious by nature, explore everything what they see in their surroundings and are particularly fascinated by water sources, perhaps a relic of his wild days when he used to quench his thirst by drinking from the backwaters in the wild.

    Another “Wild” attribute, It is their habit of its food storage, hiding in different places of the House for food at a later time. For its unique design and beauty, these fascinating safe cats win the attention and fame to prosper as a distinct breed, widely recognized for years to come.

    Health

    Although their ringed tail does not cause any specific health problems, the American Ringtail you may experience some problems as you age.

    Grooming

    Grooming your cat is a great way to spend time alone with him.. The American Ringtail usually has a short to medium coat length. Their coat is usually easy to maintain and tends to stay clean..

    Brush your cat about twice a week to remove any stains or tangles, or just spend some time bonding with him and develop your relationship. They don't shed much, but brushing helps keep their coat soft and shiny.

    What is the price of a "American Ringtail"?

    The American Ringtail can be challenging to find, as they are still thought to be a rare breed. However, if you can find a breeder of these kittens, you can expect to pay between 500 and 1.000 $. They are currently only recognized by the International Cat Association (TICA), but with the status of “Registration only”.

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    Aegean cat
    Unrecognized breed.

    Gato del Egeo

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    History

    The Aegean cat is a natural breed of cat from the Cyclades islands of Greece.

    This species likely dates back many millennia. Los arqueólogos han encontrado pruebas de que los primeros gatos domesticados vivían en la isla de Chipre, neighboring Greece, ago 10.000 years. It seems reasonable that, over the years, some of those cats will emigrate to Greece on fishing or trading boats, where they were undoubtedly well received for their ability to mouse. The Aegean cat They may also be related to Turkish cat breeds, as the Angora.

    Very often we can see many cats of this type sitting in the ports, waiting for the return of the fishermen, who won't let them miss their share of the catch. They are not afraid of water, so they can fish independently while diving in shallow water.

    These cats, common in their homeland, sólo han sido reconocidos como raza distinta en las últimas dos décadas. Some consider them a Greek national treasure. So far, no han sido reconocidos por ningún registro de gatos, as the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) wave The International Cat Association (TICA).

    Photo: maragreg@Hotmail.gr

    Physical characteristics

    Aegean cat
    Chelinchan24, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    This is a medium sized cat with a slim but muscular build. The chest is wide and the belly is elevated. The legs are long and muscular in relation to the body. In terms of weight, males can reach 4.500 kg, females one kilo less.

    The head is not very big, but it is wide compared to the body. The ears they are well spaced, quite wide at the base with rounded tips, the eyes macaroons, with the outer ends slightly tilted up, they are very expressive and can be of various shades of a surprising green color.

    Finally, the fur characterized by a two or three tone pattern, and the target usually occupies two thirds of the total area. Colors can be black, blue, grey, cream, red. The hair, soft and silky, is usually of medium length, glued to the body; there is no undercoat.

    Character and skills

    The Aegean cat tends to be smart and lively, with good communication skills. Usually, they are kind to people and can be excellent cats for families with children.

    True to their heritage as island cats, the Egeos no desdeñan el agua y pueden incluso ir a pescar por sí mismos. Consider this cat if you've always wanted a feline fishing buddy. However, if you have an aquarium or koi pond, debería asegurarse de que sus habitantes estén protegidos de un gato curioso con una garra.

    Al Gato del Egeo le suele gustar formar parte de la familia y se adapta bien a la mayoría de los hogares. You will appreciate having an enclosed outdoor area where you can climb or lie in the sun, pero no debería permitírsele vagar.

    Care "Aegean cat"

    Aegean cat
    Sam Holt, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    The Aegean cat has a semi-long coat that requires relatively little maintenance in terms of grooming, although its silky fur is thicker in winter. The shedding is usually moderate and brushing twice a week is sufficient.

    In spring, tends to shed excess hair for a fresh, summery style. However, cats that live indoors tend to shed some hair throughout the year. This is because they live in artificial light conditions., what affects the growth cycle of your coat.

    As with all races, be on the lookout for mats that may start to develop while grooming the cat. Remember that regular brushing will help keep the cat's coat clean and healthy..

    Regarding the weather, se considera en general un gato adaptable que puede vivir felizmente en la mayoría de los climas. Remember to always make sure there is shade and cool water when the temperature spikes.

    Indoor or outdoor cat?

    If you have ever been on vacation to the Greek islands of Andros, Delos, Mykonos, Naxos or Santorini, you may have seen these medium-sized, semi-longhaired cats hanging around fishing boats, lounging in the shade of a coffee chair or sunbathing on a balcony.

    The Aegean cat, llamado así por el mar que lo rodea, believed to be one of the oldest types of domesticated cats. Puede ser una mascota en su país de origen, but some lead a wild life, subsisting on their own hunting prowess or the handouts of fishermen.

    It is not a breed of cat to be kept in an apartment. You need the freedom you have been used to for thousands of years.

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

    Aegean cat
    Seven month old domesticated Aegean cat. Ursula Valentine, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    It is a sociable pet that tolerates life in a flat quite well, but you need some freedom and exercise. He is very independent and tends to be especially attached to one person in the family, but he loves to play, so it is also suitable for families with children and does not have problems with other cats or dogs.

    Although he is very affectionate and sociable, this cat has its own personality, does not like to stay snuggled in the lap of his owner, but he knows how to show his affection in another way. It can accompany you in your movements around the house, and is often a meow that seeks the attention of its favorite human.

    It is a very active cat, por lo que necesita estímulos como juegos y actividades al aire libre, especialmente si puede correr y perseguir pequeñas presas allí. Although it is an independent cat, prolonged periods of loneliness may be too much for her.
    On the one hand, the Aegean cat live quietly with humans, but on the other hand, retains its independence and feline instincts.

    Health and nutrition

    The Aegean cat is generally healthy. Como no son producto de la cría selectiva, they are less likely to carry genetic diseases. However, siempre es una buena idea elegir un criador que ofrezca una garantía sanitaria por escrito contra las enfermedades genéticas durante los dos primeros años de vida del gato.

    She is not a complicated cat when it comes to feeding. Fish of any kind will be a delight for our Aegean cat

    For sale "Aegean cat"

    Probably, the best way to acquire a Aegean cat is to go to Greece and take one home.

    If you bring a cat from Greece, must have an International Health Certificate from a veterinarian indicating that he is healthy and in good condition to be transported by air.

    The cat may also need a valid rabies vaccination certificate, unless it comes from an area considered rabies free, have less than 4 months or travel to a state that does not require vaccination. The vaccine must be administered at least 30 días antes de la salida.

    Characteristics "Aegean cat"

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a cat of the breed "Aegean 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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    Egyptian Mau
    Recognized by the CFA, FIFe, TICA, AACE, ACFA/CAA, CCA-AFC

    The Egyptian Mau does not give his affection to everyone: to earn their trust, your family should give you all the attention you deserve.

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    Characteristics "Egyptian Mau"

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a cat of the breed "Egyptian Mau" 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


    Mau it is an egyptian word that means “cat”, and all existing races, the Egyptian Mau It is probably the one that has the most similarity to the domestic cats of Ancient Egypt. This appearance is not due to recreation detailed with various races or varieties, but to the descendants of the race of Egyptian Street cats that may have lived in the same region and have been essentially equal for millennia.

    If the appearance of this variety is taken as the date of the race, It is by far the oldest in the world. More recently, the Egyptian Mau as a pedigree breed is the creation of Nathalie Troubetskoy, exiled Russian living in Italy since the second world war, it imported cats of Cairo. Reproduced them and showed the resulting kittens in Europe, and in United States recorded, where is installed in 1956. The full recognition of the breed took another twenty years, and much more in Great Britain, where it was delayed by confusion with similar spotted tabby cats: that used to be called maits and they were part of Oriental shorthair cat, and because of its similarity with the Ocicat cat.

    Its international diffusion also continued, so that in the years 90 was present in both America and continental Europe, but also in more distant latitudes, like japan. The Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFé) recognized her in 1992.

    However, the United Kingdom, a country with a great feline culture, stayed a little behind, since it was not until 1998 When Melissa Bateson imported the first Egyptian maus to the country, and up 2006 When the British Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) granted the definitive recognition to the breed.

    Today, the Egyptian Mau is well represented on all continents, but their popularity is still well below the new breeds of cats of wild origin, as the Bengal cat or the Savannah cat. In United States, is around the post 30 of the CFA breed ranking by number of registrations, and it even looks like it`s stagnating, since at the beginning of the decade of 2010 I was around the post 20. In the United Kingdom, the breed was quite popular after its recognition by the GCCF, With almost 200 specimens registered every year around 2010, but his popularity only decreased thereafter, to the point that since 2015 the number has dropped to less than 100 by year.

    Physical characteristics

    Egyptian Mau
    Egyptian Mau – Pieter Lanser from The Netherlands, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    The Egyptian Mau it is a semi-linear cat. Its body he is both muscular and elegant, well settled on long legs (more in the front than in the back) and powerful, to the point of turning him into a speed champion. It is distinguished by an excess of skin between the flanks and the hindquarters, which forms a kind of ventral bag called “bellows”. The tail is medium in size and tapers towards the tip.

    Seen from the front, the head of the Egyptian Mau is shaped like a rounded triangle, no straight lines. The forecrown has a very characteristic mark in the form of an M, call “beetle mark”. The eyes are wide open and have a color specifically called “currant green”. The ears they are medium in size and have a rounded tip.

    The fur of the Egyptian Mau It is of medium length, and its texture depends on the color of the coat. Like this, the black smoke (black marks on charcoal background) and the black (black marks on black background, only visible under certain lighting) they have fine, silky fur. The silver (black marks on silver background) and the bronze (dark brown markings on bronze background) have a dense and flexible coat.

    Whatever its color, the fur of the Egyptian Mau is always stained. The Egyptian Mau It is the only breed of domestic cat that has this peculiarity., since the other races in this case were all created by man.

    Last, the sexual dimorphism it is well marked: the male is significantly larger and heavier than the female.

    Size and weight

    • Male size: Of 28 to 32 cm.
    • female size: 25-28 cm.
    • Male weight: 4-7 kg
    • female weight: 2,5-4,5 kg

    Breed standard

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

    Character and skills

    "Egyptian Mau"

    Mau egipcio
    Eyes of Egyptian Mau change colour according to mood, first pale green – Madame Diana, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    The Egyptian Mau does not give his affection to everyone: to earn their trust, your family should give you all the attention you deserve. He seems to like to be admired and the center of attention, as were their ancestors, who were considered deities in ancient Egypt. Once the link is established, he is completely devoted and loyal, and enjoy spending time playing with his master or being caressed.

    However, they are much more wary of strangers and are quite shy and fearful in a noisy environment. To prevent the cat from becoming overly stressed, it is important to get him used to a certain level of activity at home from an early age, as well as the various noises you may face later: television or music at high volume, vaccum cleaner, fire siren, etc. This is especially true for those individuals who are destined to participate in feline shows., since the atmosphere and the agitation that reign in these events can be extremely stressful for a cat that until then has only known the calm of a quiet home.

    Being playful, to the Egyptian Mau likes the company of children who know how to behave in the presence of an animal, but he quickly runs away from the little ones and / or those he finds too agitated for his liking. They enjoy the company of other dogs and cats, but they want to remain the center of their family's universe.

    On the other hand, how is an excellent hunter, you have to avoid living with rodents, fish or birds, since it is very likely that it will end badly. It also, if you have access to the outside, it should come as no surprise that from time to time he brings a gift to his family, mouse or bird shape. He would not understand that his family was not happy to enjoy the fruits of his efforts, so it is advisable to congratulate him with lots of caresses and some treats, to let you know that your gift is appreciated.

    Smart and active breed, the Egyptian Mau quickly learn to return a thrown object, to run after a plastic mouse or to open a door, either the one in the closet where the goodies are kept or the one that offers you the access to the outside that you like so much. However, can live in a flat, but then it is necessary to play with it daily and that the floor is large enough for this little car to run around.

    They are also one of the few cat breeds that love water.. Although unlikely to join its owner in the shower, you can play with the water from your bowl or from an open tap for a while. He also likes to jump and position himself high to observe his territory., so it is quite possible that the top of a closet will become your favorite place.

    Last, although it is not very vocal, the Egyptian Mau she does not hesitate to make her soft and melodious voice heard when her bowl is empty, or when he is especially happy. It is also capable of emitting clucking sounds quite specific to this breed., while wagging his tail in a rather unusual way.

    Health

    The Egyptian Mau It is a very resistant feline breed and has hardly been shaped by the hand of man throughout its long history, making you less prone to genetic diseases.

    However, are more prone to certain diseases:

    • Leucodistrofia, an extremely rare disease of the nervous system;
    • Umbilical hernias (organ that crosses the abdominal wall), that can be corrected by neutering the cat;
    • The pyruvate kinase deficiency, another rare disease, that affects an enzyme in the blood. Causes anemia in other breeds, but it doesn't seem to have any effect on the Egyptian Mau: even if it is a carrier, does not seem to develop any particular symptoms.

    It also, this breed is especially drug sensitive and anesthetics; therefore, before any treatment or operation, make sure that the vet is well aware of this specificity.

    Last, the risk of Obesity in cats it is especially pronounced in the Egyptian Mau, especially if they live indoors. It is not a disease in itself, but it can be the cause or an aggravating factor of many health problems.

    Life expectancy

    Of 12 to 15 years

    Grooming

    Egyptian Mau
    Egyptian Mau – Flickr

    The Egyptian Maue is an easy-care cat. In fact, a quick brushing once a week is enough to rid his coat of dead hairs.

    This weekly grooming session is also an opportunity to check that your teeth, eyes and ears are clean and to clean if necessary, in order to avoid any risk of infection.

    Last, if its claws are too long, you have to cut them with a nail clipper. This is more likely in the case of a person who lives indoors, since there is less natural wear.

    Food

    The Egyptian Mau he is not picky about his meals and can be fed commercial cat food without any problem. However, These must be of good quality and adapted to your age and activity level, to provide you with everything you need for your health.

    How they are quite gluttonous and prone to obesity, it is important to keep a close eye on your daily rations and not leave food available all the time as, unlike other cat breeds, are not capable of self-regulation.

    For sale "Egyptian Mau"

    The price of a kitten Egyptian Mau it is on average about 1400 EUR.

    However, this figure hides great disparities between a subject with a prestigious pedigree and characteristics destined for feline exhibitions, whose price can easily amount to 1800 EUR, and another destined simply to become a pet, that can be found around the 1000 EUR.

    In any case, there is no significant price difference between male and female kittens.

    American Burmese cat
    Federations: CFA, TICA

    Burmés americano

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    History of “American Burmese cat”

    The race Burmese Modern was developed in the United States and Great Britain under different breed standards. Un programa de cría tan inusual dio como resultado el desarrollo de una serie de características diferentes entre los dos grupos, pero la mayoría de los registros de gatos todavía no los reconocen formalmente como razas distintas.

    The breed was recognized by the Cat Hobbyists Association (CFA) in 1936, but it was discontinued a decade later due to extensive crossings with Siamese triggered by increased popularity. Los criadores estadounidenses siguieron perfeccionando el estándar único del Burmese cat, and the CFA eventually lifted the suspension in 1954. At the same time, British breeders tried to breed Burmese cats a través de un programa de cría distinto compuesto por una variedad de gatos, including some imported from America.

    In 1952, the European Burmes cat was finally recognized by the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) of United Kingdom. The GCCF prohibited crossing with the American Burmese cat en un esfuerzo por preservar la línea “traditional”. Today, the American and European versions of the breed are kept strictly genetically differentiated.

    Physical characteristics

    American Burmese
    Charlie, Sabal American Burmese cat – Digitalzen, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    The European Burmes cat (the Burmese “traditional” or british) has a long slim body, long legs and oval legs. The head is wedge-shaped with a long snout and almond-shaped eyes.. The tail is usually medium long.

    The American Burmese cat (the Burmese “contemporary”) it has a much more robust body and its legs are proportional to the body. The head is much wider, the shorter and flattened muzzle and the eyes are round. The ears are wider at the base compared to the British variant. The shape of the legs and the length of the tail are similar in both groups..

    Tanto los European Burmese cats like americans are small to medium size, and usually weigh between 4 and 6 kg. They are always very muscular and strong, so they often feel heavier when held than they actually are. De ahí su apodo de “silk wrapped brick”.

    The coat is always short, silky and shiny. Originally, all Burmese Cats were deep dark brown (sable en EE.UU., brown in the UK and Australia and seal in New Zealand), pero hoy en día se permite una amplia gama de colores.

    The standard sable color is the result of the so-called Burmese gene (cb) causing a reduction in pigment production. Esto desvirtúa la expresión habitual del color creando un efecto de punto de color difuminado (that is to say, turns black coloring to brown). However, color must always be solid, only with a slight, faint tint towards the lighter underparts. Their eyes are green and gold and no stains are allowed on the coat.

    Character and skills

    The Burmeses son excelentes animales de compañía debido a su naturaleza cariñosa, affectionate and playful. They are considered attention seekers and tend to cling to their human companions whenever they can.. Due to its clingy personality and puppy-like behavior, the Burmeses are often regarded as the dogs of the cat world.

    These people-oriented cats tend to maintain their energetic and playful kitty personality into old age as well.. Like their ancestors Siamese, the Burmeses they are very vocal, loving and sweet. They are not independent and do not like to be alone for a long time. They get along very well with children and other pets, including dogs.

    Health

    Some published studies have recognized that Burmese cats, among other races, are at increased risk of diabetes (Cooper RL et al, 1997-2007 y Ohlund M et al, 2015). Diabetes mellitus (DM) es un trastorno metabólico en el que los niveles de azúcar en sangre permanecen elevados durante largos periodos de tiempo. This occurs when not enough insulin is produced in the body or the body does not respond to it..

    It has also been identified and associated with Burmese cats hypokalemia, a recessive genetic disease characterized by low serum potassium levels. Aparte de esto, the race Burmese it is considered a fairly healthy and strong breed, with a half-life of 10 to 17 years.

    Data from “Burmese cat”

    1. The Burmese breed name in Thai means “handsome, lucky and splendid looking”. Creemos que estos gatos elegantes y de buen aspecto son dignos de este título.

    2. To the Burmeses they love to investigate. Call a Burmese curioso sería un eufemismo atrevido. This is the cat that will be attentive to absolutely everything and everyone around him. With a Burmese, you will have the most committed and involved supervisor in almost everything you do.

    3. They're the best friends. They are said to look a lot like puppies, and his kindness is definitely one of them. They adore their kittens, other cats and dogs, and they will be happier when you are home. They are known to even comfort their humans when they are sick or sad.

    4. They do not adapt well to the outside. This curious cat is overconfident and easily gets into trouble. His survival skills aren't among the best in the feline world, either.. For this reason, in general, it is not recommended to let them roam freely outside.

    5. Together with the Siamese, were the founders of the Tonkinese cat. The Tonkinese cat were created in Canada through a crossover program between the Siamese and the Burmese cat, con el objetivo de crear la combinación perfecta de las mejores características de las dos razas. The Tonkinese was officially recognized as a breed in 2001.