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Exotic Shorthair
Federations: CFA, FIFe, TICA, AACE

The Exotic Shorthair most famous is the red tabby Garfield.

Gato Exótico

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Characteristics "Exotic Shorthair"

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

Joy

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Activity level

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Friendliness to other pets

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Friendliness to children

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Grooming requirements

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Vocality

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Need for attention

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Affection towards its owners

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Docility

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Intelligence

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Independence

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Hardiness

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History

The Exotic Shorthair has its origins in the years 50 in United States. In fact, It is at this time that some breeders of the American Shorthair Cat, known at the time as Domestic short-haired cat, decided to cross it with silver Persians to introduce this color so sought after in the Persian cat, as well as the green eyes that accompany it. The resulting kittens did inherit this coat color and were beautiful., but they did not conform to the standard of the American shorthair cat: beefier, with a rounder head and thicker, longer coat, they had inherited part of the appearance of the Persian.

His existence was, in any case, very controversial, since most of the breeders of the American shorthair cat they feared that these crosses would distort the breed. The breed standard was revised to prohibit crosses with other breeds, so the future of these new cats was compromised.

Salvation came from the hand of some breeders of the Persian cat What, like Jane Martinke, judge of the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA), saw the potential to develop a new breed. Initially called the race Sterling, for the beautiful silver color of the first specimens. At the same time, another persian breeder, Carolyn Bussey, set out to develop a “Persian cat” short-haired crossing Persians with Burmese.

Little by little, other Persian breeders joined the program, also introducing the Russian Blue Cat.

In the Decade of 1960, as the “Persian cat” short hair already showed many colors, the name was dropped Sterling. In 1967, the CFA recognized the breed under the name of “Exotic Shorthair” and allowed him to compete in the feline shows organized under his auspices.

It was also one of the breeds recognized by the International Cat Association (TICA) when it was founded in 1979. Refering to Fédération International Féline (FiFé), did not recognize her turn until 1983.

One of the CFA's Great Exotic Champions, a black male named Purrfun My Main Man, was imported to Britain in the early 1990s. 1980 and led to the development of the breed in Europe, including recognition by the British Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF). But, a large part of Britain's shorthair exotics are the result of crosses between the Persian Cat and the British Shorthair cat, unlike North American specimens, whose origins mix nothing less than 4 different races (Persian cat, American shorthair cat, Russian Blue Cat and Burmese cat).

The issue of authorized crossings has been debated for a long time, and the rules have evolved in this regard. Already in 1987, the CFA prohibited any crossing of the Exotic Shorthair with a race other than him Persian cat, and the GCCF did the same 13 years later, in 2000.

As a result, the Exotic Shorthair can be considered simply a short-haired version of the Persian cat, since it has the same physical characteristics, except for the length of its fur. The vast majority of feline associations have thus unified their criteria, so that both races share the same standard. The Exotic Shorthair is often referred to as the “Lazy persian” because it has all the qualities of Persian cat, but without the inconvenience of having to maintain their long coat on a daily basis.

The Exotic Shorthair it is now one of the most popular breeds in its country of origin, and on average the second most popular cat breed in America in terms of CFA registrations.

They are also popular in Europe, although not as much as in North America. These may include, is in the Top 10 of the most popular cat breeds among the French, with about a thousand registrations a year in the Livre Officiel des Origines Félines (LOOF), that is to say, almost double than in the middle of the years 2000. So, represents around the 2,5% of the population of French cats.

The situation is quite different in Great Britain, although it also represents around the 2% of the cat population. In fact, at the end of the Decade of 2010, there were only a few 350 registrations per year in the GCCF, versus more than double in the previous decade. The cat is no longer one of the 10 most popular breeds in the country.

Exotic Shorthair
Witch boiler Bellatrix, Exotic shorthair female presented at feline exhibition in Helsinki in 2008. – Heikki Siltala or catza.net, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The Exotic Shorthair It is a medium-sized cat with an appearance identical to that of the Persian cat, whose standard shares: the only difference is that it has a short coat.

Its body it is solid, wide and muscular. Their legs, powerful and with a solid bone structure, they are rather short. The same goes for the tail, worn straight instead of curved.

The head it is solid and round, with a wide skull. Viewed from the side, the eyes, that can be of different colors depending on the fur that is worn, are clearly prominent, and forecrown, the nose and chin are vertically aligned. The nose upturned is short and wide, while the ears are rather small and rounded.

The fur of the Exotic Shorthair it is dense and silky, somewhat bristly due to the presence of a thick undercoat. The coat is slightly longer than that of most short-haired breeds..

The coat can be of any color, and all the patterns are also accepted by the breed standard.

Last, there is very little sexual dimorphism: there are no major differences in size or height between males and females.

Exotic Shorthair
Exotic Shorthair

Size and weight

  • Male size: 20-25 cm.
  • female size: 20-25 cm.
  • Male weight: 3 to 5 kg
  • female weight: 3 to 5 kg

Varieties of "Exotic Shorthair"

The numerous crosses with the Persian cat have left many long-haired recessive genes. When two parents of “Exotic Shorthair” shorthaired with this gene are paired, each of their young has a one in four chance of being longhaired.

This variety divides the different organizations: are not allowed to compete for the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA), its representatives are a breed apart for the American Cat Fanciers Association (ACFA), while the International Cat Association (TICA) considers them Persians full-fledged.

Character and skills

The Exotic Shorthair it is a calm and serene cat, very affectionate with his family. They like to follow their owners around the house and jump on their knees when they sit down.. To the males, in particular, they like to snuggle and purr quietly with their owners, whether they are adults or children who have learned to behave with animals.

Due to its sociable and relaxed nature, does not pose problems of coexistence with other dogs or with dogs accustomed to cats. On the other hand, small rodents or reptiles can arouse their predatory instincts: you better not wait for this little world to live under the same roof, at the risk of being exposed to unpleasant surprises.

Even though they love their family, the Exotic Shorthair is more reserved with people they do not know. It takes them some time to get used to your presence, but once they've earned your trust, they are welcomed with unbridled affection.

Due to his closeness to family, this cat does not like to be left alone for a long time and can easily suffer from separation anxiety. The presence of other animals and/or the opportunity to play with different puzzles for cats that stimulate them intellectually are ideal for getting them through the day without difficulty when their owners are at work., but it is not a recommended cat breed for someone who is out and about often.

But, not an intrusive or attention seeking partner. They like their owners to be present and do their best to be as close to them, but they are perfectly content to sleep next to them without disturbing them if they are busy.

He is also able to learn some simple commands like “Sit down!” and, unlike most other breeds, seems to understand the meaning of “¡No! If you are prohibited from going around the dining room table two or three times, is likely to remember and obey.

On the other hand, although they share the calm character of Persian cat, the Exotic Shorthair is generally a little more active than the Persian, having retained part of the playful character of the breeds of shorthair of which descend. They love to play, chase a ball, jump for a toy… They are also very curious and marvel at the simplest things: they can be seen standing for hours by the window watching the wind play with the leaves, or sitting on the edge of a sink counting the drips from a poorly closed tap.

Last, rarely heard, so it is not very noisy. In fact, his voice is quite soft and pleasant.

Grooming and caring for the "Exotic Shorthair"

"Exotic Shorthair"

Exotic Shorthair kitten
Brown Exotic Shorthair kitten profile – Charlyn Wee, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Exotic Shorthair receives the nickname of “lazy persian” for good reason: It is a simple and easy-care breed of cats.

In fact, its short coat does not knot, and brushing the cat with a comb once a week is enough to keep its coat in good condition. But, during the fall and spring shedding periods, brushing should be more frequent to remove all dead hair.

Otherwise, just spend a few minutes after each brushing session to make sure his teeth and ears are clean and to wipe the corners of his eyes with a damp cloth, in order to avoid any accumulation of dirt. This last point is especially important since, because of the shape of her face, this cat is more likely than others to have crying eyes.

Last, claws should be trimmed when they get too long.

Indoor or outdoor cat?

Basically, the Exotic Shorthair is an ideal indoor cat who simply enjoy life with their humans and are quite frugal. But, like all cats, they are happy if they can be given access to the outside, Since, despite his calm nature and little need to move, they can enjoy a nature walk.

Unlike other races, the Exotic Shorthair usually have a small radius of movement when allowed to roam freely, so their forays never take them far from home, where the cozy sofa awaits you, the well-filled food bowl and, of course, their caregivers.

Thanks to his calm and caring nature, these purebred cats are not disturbed by a turbulent family life with lively children, and they can also enjoy life in a quiet individual apartment without any problem. Whether it is kept indoors or combined with the possibility of access to the outside, both are possible without complications, since it is only important that the Exotic Shorthair don't be alone for a long time, because he likes to socialize and, therefore, it's a good idea to provide a playmate so he doesn't have to be alone if you're away for a longer period of time. Whether it's a second cat or a dog, to the Exotic Shorthair he loves to have company.

How much activity does he need? "Exotic Shorthair"?

Thanks to your barely pronounced need to move, the Exotic Shorthair it is also very austere in terms of activity. But, these intelligent purebred cats like to be challenged in an intelligent way. It also, as owner of a Exotic Shorthair you would do well to motivate them to exercise, since cats can tend to be overweight.

Due to your intelligence and patience, Clicker training is a good way to keep your child busy. Exotic Shorthair. Nor should there be a lack of climbing opportunities and toys, because even if it is a cat a little lazy, gratefully accepts play offers and climbing opportunities. Tame cats can be encouraged to be more active, especially with food.

Health and nutrition

Exotic Shorthair
Understanding Cat in a bag – Flickr
The Exotic Shorthair are relatively prone to developing certain diseases. So, more than with other races, breeder choice is especially crucial to minimize (although unfortunately not delete) most of these risks.

This cat is especially susceptible to the following conditions

  • The renal polyquistosis, a genetic disease that causes numerous cysts in the kidneys and that today can be detected with a DNA test;
  • Dermatitis seborreica, causing redness and blemishes on the skin;
  • The had, a skin disease caused by a fungus;
  • Respiratory problems due to their narrow nostrils;
  • Eye diseases like entropion, an inward turn of the eyelid, or the cherry eye, when the lacrimal gland pops out of its orbit and can become infected.

It also, the Obesity it is a risk to the health of any cat, especially if you live in a flat, and the Exotic Shorthair is no exception to the rule.

It must also be taken into account that the increasingly shorter nose and the associated deformation of the entire skull can become a real torment for animals. The result is severe respiratory and eye problems. So, the trend in the Exotic Shorthair it is towards noses more and more “natural” to prevent breeding by torture.

Last, it is a breed of cat sensitive to heat. So, it is important to ensure that the temperature in your cabin is never excessive. If the mercury goes up a lot in summer, the ideal is to put it in a room with air conditioning.

Life expectancy

14 to 16 years

Food

The Exotic Shorthair is not picky about food, and can be fed commercial cat food without any problem. But, to keep your cat healthy, you should choose a quality food that is appropriate for your age and activity level and that provides you with all the necessary nutrients and vitamins.

But, the flat face of some cats makes it difficult for them to chew and swallow, depending on the shape of the food. So, do not hesitate to try different types of croquettes and foods until you find the one that suits you best.

For sale "Exotic Shorthair"

The average price of a Exotic Shorthair round the 1.000 EUR, regardless of gender.

But, this average hides great disparities, since the prices range from 500 euros from a kitten with defects compared to the standard up to 4.000 euros of a specimen with prestigious ancestry and physical characteristics intended for cat shows.

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European shorthair cat (Common european cat)
Federations: LOOF, ACF, FIFe, WCF

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The European short hair short hair corresponds to an average European domestic cat, It has developed course, without any breeding plan.

European short hair has its counterparts in Great Britain ( British Shorthair ) and EE.UU. ( American Shorthair ).

Was not up 1982, When the FIFE registered the European type of short hair as a breed apart with its own standard.

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Dragon Li cat
Federations: CFA

It is considered that Dragon Li Cats have above-average intelligence. Mental stimulation is a must and these cats appreciate the company.

Dragon Li

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History

The Dragon Li cat, also called “Li Hua” or “chinese cat”, “Li Hua Mao“, “Li Hua Mau” or “Mao Li” descended from wild cats (Puma Bieti) who live in the chinese mountains. It is said that it has been domesticated over time to get closer to the Chinese people.

It is not known exactly how long the Dragón Li (Li Hua), but it is likely that it has existed for several centuries. In fact, Stories of this animal can be found in Chinese folklore.

Recently, in 2003, breeders were interested in him Dragon Li cat (or Li Hua) and started breeding programs for this breed. That same year it was approved as an experimental breed and presented in Beijing..

The Cat Fanciers’ Association CFA allows you to participate in feline exhibitions from 2010. But, most international cat federations do not recognize it.

This cat is now very rare and is hardly known outside of China.

Physical characteristics

The Dragon Li cat (Li Hua) looks wild and powerful. The body is compact and muscular. Weighs between 4 and 5 kg.

  • The fur is short, brindle mackerel.
  • The head it is wide and rounded.
  • The eyes they are big, almond-shaped. They are very bright, yellow or green.
  • The ears they are round and of medium size. May be covered in hair.
  • The legs they are muscular.
  • The feet They are round.
  • The tail of the Dragon Li cat (Li Hua) it is relatively short. Its tip is black.

Character and skills

The Dragon Li cat (or Li Hua) he is very playful and curious. You want to know everything that happens in your environment.

It is a sociable animal. But, he is not the most affectionate of cats. These may include, unlikely to come snuggle in your lap. His way of getting along with his master is to play with him.

The Dragón Li (Li Hua) gets along well with other animals in the house, especially with dogs.

Needs a lot of space to live and be able to play outside. He has kept his wild and hunter side deep inside. That is why it is important that it can thrive in a large garden.. Flat life is not for him. in addition, it is not the ideal cat to live with young children.

Indoor or outdoor cat?

It is very important to note that these unique felines do not like small, enclosed indoor spaces.. While most cats are perfectly happy sharing an apartment with an attentive human family, the Dragon Li cat needs a large house with plenty of room to roam if kept completely indoors. Clearly, this cat requires special circumstances and is not the best breed for everyone.

How much activity does he need? "Dragon Li cat"?

Unfortunately, for those who prefer lap cats, this particular breed does not like cuddling at all. In fact, these cats can become anxious when time and space are not given to them.

The Dragon Li Cats appreciate the outdoors and are excellent hunters. They are happiest when they are allowed access to closed and safe outdoor spaces, like the patios, and when they are taught to walk on a leash from an early age.

Dragon Li
A tabby cat named “Beef” – Painjet, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Grooming and health

Does not require any special maintenance. A simple brushing once a week will suffice.

Provide an anti-flea and anti-parasitic treatment according to the age of the cat and the type of treatment you opt for. Avoid bathing your cat unless absolutely necessary, as this can remove some of the natural oils that protect your coat. Regular baths will leave your cat with irritable skin and a rash..

The race Dragón Li (or Li Hua) is rare and relatively recent, so we don't have enough information on the general health of this cat. A priori, does not seem to declare any specific genetic disease.

Their life expectancy is of 12 – 15 years.

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Devon Rex
Federations: LOOF, CFA, ACF, ACFA, TICA, FIFé, WCF

Supposedly, a cat Devon Rex served as the model for the evil pixies in the movie 1984 “Gremlins – Little monsters”.

Devon Rex

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Characteristics "Devon Rex"

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

Joy

4.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

Activity level

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Friendliness to other pets

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Friendliness to children

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Grooming requirements

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Vocality

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Need for attention

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Affection towards its owners

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Docility

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Intelligence

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Independence

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Hardiness

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History

The Devon Rex appeared in 1960 and originated in Buckfastleigh, Devon, England, where a colony of stray cats lived in a mine. One of them had curly hair and was mated with a straight-haired tortoiseshell cat adopted by Mrs. Beryl Cox.. One of the kittens she gave birth to had curly brown-black hair and was named Kirlee..

The Sra. Cox knew that a new breed of cat was being developed in neighboring Cornwall., the Cornish Rex. Thinking you had one of these new cats on your hands, contacted one of the breeders of Cornish Rex, the Sr. Brian Sterling-Webb. He was obviously interested and bought Kirlee for 25 pounds at that time.

But, several crosses between Kirlee females and Cornish Rex they only produced straight-haired kittens. At the same time, the differences in the coat (more kinky in the Devon, silky in the Cornish), in the ears (low implantation in the Devon, high implantation in the Cornish) and in the whiskers (curly in the Cornish, short or without mustaches on the Devon) confirmed that the genes responsible for this coat characteristic were different from those of the Cornish Rex.

The genetic mutation of Cornish Rex it was called “Gen 1”, and of the Devon Rex “Gen 2”. It was also around this time that the breed's name was coined, a reference to its origin in Devon and its fur similar to that of the Astrex rabbit, like the Cornish Rex.

The Sr. Brian Sterling-Webb began working on the conservation of Gen 2 and crossed Kirlee with many domestic and purebred cats to consolidate the breed's gene pool, following the model applied to Cornish Rex. All the Devon Rex current are descendants of Kirlee, that had a tragic ending in 1970 when he died in a car accident.

Nonetheless, his numerous offspring had aroused the interest of other breeders, like Mrs. Agnes Watts or Mrs. Madge Shrouder, that contributed to the development of the breed. In 1967, the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) was the first feline organization to officially recognize the breed, and the International Feline Federation (ICF) did the same the following year.

In 1968, only 8 years after Kirlee's birth, the first Devon Rex crossed the Atlantic and the race began its conquest of the Americas. In 1972, the American Cat Fan Association (CFA) allowed the registration of their representatives, before obtaining final recognition eleven years later, in 1983, giving them the right to participate in feline exhibitions organized under their auspices. In 1979, became one of the breeds recognized by the International Cat Association (TICA) since its foundation.

Today, this cat is found all over the world and, although it is not one of the most popular breeds, it is quite popular in general. in your country of origin, ranks tenth (of about 40) in the GCCF ranking of records, with more than 300 specimens registered every year. This figure supposes, However, a clear decrease compared to the first years of the 21st century, when more than 600 kittens a year.

In United States, it also ranks 10th in terms of the number of annual registrations in the CFA. In France, it is much less common: with only 150 to 200 individuals registered each year in the Livre Officiel des Origines Félines (LOOF), it hardly represents the 0,5% of the French feline population. On the other hand, the trend is rather upward, as the number of annual registrations was rather between 100 and 150 during the first decade of the century.

Physical characteristics

Devon Rex
Brown and white Devon Rex – Pathfinder Linden, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Devon Rex is a breed of cat with an original appearance, that has earned him several nicknames, as “Gato Gremlin”, “Elf Cat” or “Alien Cat”.

Medium-sized, has a graceful but muscular body, seated on long legs and finished with a fine, tapered tail.

It is in the head where the first peculiarities appear: sideways, the flat skull is prolonged with a rounded forehead and a distinct break in the nose, while in front, strong cheekbones and powerful muzzle broaden the silhouette.

Oval eyes can be any color, even blue, and the whiskers are short and brittle, or even non-existent. The ears are large, long and tapered: placed low and to the sides, dan al Devon Rex its characteristic appearance of elf or face.

Its curly fur all over the body is also very particular.. Is short, fine and silky and not very dense, to the point that some individuals may have bare spots, what constitutes a defect for adults who wish to participate in feline shows.

Regardless of the cat's body, Devon Rex standard accepts all coat patterns and colors, including white marks.

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

Weight and size

  • Male size: Of 27 to 30 cm.
  • female size: Of 25 to 28 cm.
  • Male weight: Of 3 to 4 kg
  • female weight: Of 2,5 to 3,5 kg

Character and skills

The Devon Rex he is very close to his family and loves to spend most of his time with them. Whether perched on the cook's shoulder, on the lap of the television watcher or on the keyboard of the computer user, a Devon Rex you are never far from your loved ones, and his natural curiosity makes him often come to see what they are doing. But it is not an exclusive cat, and also enjoys the company of people who come to the house often. This closeness to people makes them an excellent therapy cat..

It is a breed of cat suitable for children, they are very sociable with them and can spend hours playing with them, as long as they know how to behave with respect and refrain from pulling their tails, for example.

He also loves the company of other pets., already be partners, dogs that don't usually chase cats, rabbits or other rodents, birds or reptiles. So, it is an ideal option for those who already have one or more animals at home.

The presence of these animals can be very beneficial for the cat's balance, since its attachment to the family and its great sociability make it a feline breed that does not tolerate loneliness. But, if they get bored alone at home, they are likely to behave destructively. Having said that, Although the presence of one or more companions can help you pass the time and have fun when your master is away, not a breed adapted to an often absent master.

On the other hand, is relatively flexible and able to cope with a change of environment, for example when you go on vacation with your cat. They can even become an excellent travel companion..

Quite curious and active, to the Devon Rex he likes to explore his territory: his climbing abilities allow him to reach the highest shelves, while its slim and flexible body allows it to slide under the lowest furniture. He also likes to play with his owner, chasing a ball or looking for a thrown object. These activities are more than enough for him, so it is a breed of cat that lives very well in a flat.

They are smart and can learn a few tricks if their owner is patient enough to teach them.. They can also be stimulated intellectually with the help of various puzzles for cats., especially the ones that offer a food reward.

This is another feature of Devon Rex: He is a greedy cat and is constantly looking for something to eat. They are always on the lookout for something to eat, and they will sit at the table with the rest of the family, taking what they can from the plates at every opportunity. It also, once the meal is finished, if his master leaves any food available, is an invitation to a feast that will never be missed, although this may be detrimental to your health.

It also, their sparse fur retains little heat. Many people who caress a Devon Rex have the feeling that it is warmer than other cats, but this is only an impression due to the low density of its fur, since it has exactly the same body temperature as other breeds. But, how they can't trust their fur to keep warm, they usually look for sources of heat. It is common to find them sleeping on the radiator or curled up under the duvet, especially if its owner is also in bed.

Last, the Devon Rex not especially loud, but you can attract the attention of your family with a meow-gurro if you want to let them know something, for example, that your bowl is empty.

Care and Grooming of the "Devon Rex"

Devon Rex
Devon-rex – Flickr – Nickolas Titkov

The Devon Rex It is an easy-care breed of cats: a brief brushing every week is enough to keep his coat beautiful. But, brushing should be gentle and preferably by hand, so as not to damage the fragile fur.

Although most dogs don't need more than one bath a year, some may have excess sebum on the skin, especially on the legs. In this case, it may be helpful to bathe them once a month to prevent dirt buildup, that could cause an infection.

The Devon Rex it is a breed of cat hypoallergenic, but, contrary to popular belief, young. Having said that, as the hair is fine and the shedding is constant throughout the year, the phenomenon is quite discreet, and at no time does it accumulate excessively in the house.

Otherwise, it's advisable, as in the case of any cat, make sure his teeth and eyes are clean every week and clean his big ears with a damp cloth, to avoid the risk of infection.

Last, if your cat does not use his scratching post enough and his claws are too long, must be trimmed with a nail clipper.

Indoor or outdoor cat?

The Devon Rex she is an excellent indoor cat, since he prefers to be warm and cozy. In any case, prefers to be around his two-legged friends. Likes to leave a bit of a mess when exploring the house. Likes a cozy place to lie on the radiator or on the sunny windowsill.

Especially in winter it is not suitable for going outside, since his fine hair cannot protect himself from the cold. But, needs enough floor space to vent. A safe balcony or terrace would be ideal. Some representatives of the breed can also get used to walks on a leash.

How much activity does he need? "Devon Rex"?

Being a very intelligent breed, the Devon Rex always looking for new challenges and things to do. A large, sturdy scratching post and other cat toys are just what this active cat needs.. He loves to play and is extremely docile.

You can easily teach him little tricks and feats. This communicative cat loves to spend time not only with his owner, but also seeks contact with other cats of the same species. Having several cats is almost a requirement to acquire a Devon Rex.

Health and nutrition

The Devon Rex it is a fairly robust breed, which generally does not pose a significant risk of disease.

But, is more prone to certain conditions:

  • Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, which causes an enlargement of certain tissues of the heart, which leads to heart problems;
  • Congenital hypotrichosis, or “hereditary baldness”, which makes the affected individual's coat much less dense than normal;
  • Patellar luxation, a fairly common knee problem that can interfere with walking;
  • myopathy of Devon Rex, that appears between 1 and 6 months old and causes muscle degeneration. This incurable disease varies in severity and can remain stable or progress slowly.;
  • Various treatable skin diseases, such as hives or Malassez dermatitis, caused by a fungus.

The most common health risk for the Devon Rex is the Obesity, that can be deadly. Thus, the owner must ensure that the dog does not eat more than it should, does not yield to his pleading gaze and leaves no easily accessible food scraps, as this could endanger your health.

Devon Rex
Merle is a four year old Devon Rex from Oakland CA – Wikipedia

Life expectancy

Of 12 to 15 years

Food

The Devon Rex he is a glutton who eats everything. Despite her slim appearance, the risk of obesity is very real, and a responsible owner must ensure that his partner does not gain too much weight.

To provide your cat with everything it needs to stay healthy, it is advisable to feed it with quality commercial food, respect the rations recommended by the manufacturer and do not leave large amounts of food at your disposal: unlike most breeds, not necessarily capable of self-regulation.

You should also avoid feeding him leftovers and resist his insistent requests., when your imploring gaze may suggest that you are constantly hungry. This is especially true because some of the foods their owners eat can be dangerous to cats..

If, despite the precautions taken, your cat is overweight, you should contact a vet without delay to establish a diet that will keep him healthy.

For sale "Devon Rex"

The average price of a kitten Devon Rex male is about 1.200 EUR, while a female is somewhat more expensive: a few 1.300 EUR.

But, this average price hides a very wide range of prices, since they oscillate between 800 and 2500 euros for males, and between 1000 and 2600 euros for females. These important price differences from one individual to another are mainly correlated with the fact that their physical characteristics are more or less close to the breed standard., and with the greater or lesser prestige of the lineage from which it comes.

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Donskoy (Don Sphynx)
Federations: LOOF, TICA, FIFé, WCF

The Donskoy they are very loyal; in fact, their loyalty is often compared to that of dogs.

Don Sphynx

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Characteristics "Donskoy (Don Sphynx)"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a cat of the breed "Donskoy (Don Sphynx)" 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

Until the end of the years 80, the Canadian sphynx it was the only known hairless cat. The discovery of Donskoy in Russia this situation changed. This cat is also known as Don Sphynx or Don Hairless, in reference to the place where it first appeared and its resemblance to the Sphynx cat.

The history of the appearance of Donskoy It is worthy of a children's story: in 1987, in the city of Rostov-on-Don, located in southwestern Russia, near the Sea of ​​Azov and the Black Sea, a teacher named Elena Kovaleva took in a kitten that had been mistreated by children who had used it as a soccer ball. Called her Varvara. As the kitten grew, he started to lose his hair, suggesting skin diseases or parasitic infections such as ringworm. Various treatments were administered to try to fix the problem, But it was in vain. When Varvara gave birth to her first litter of kittens a few years later, some were born with hair and others without hair.

As the kittens grew, those born with hair also began to lose it, as his mother had done. This particularity caused a strong rejection by its owners, that most of them decided to abandon them because they considered that they were in poor health. It was then that a breeder named Irina Nemikina, seduced by these original looking cats, decided to recover one of them and start a breeding program to make it a breed in its own right. The cat in question and its descendants then interbred with the Persian cat, European shorthair cat and the Siberian cat to expand the range.

The gene responsible for the hairlessness of Donskoy (Don Sphynx) is dominant, meaning both parents don't have to be hairless for their offspring to be. For this reason, the cats obtained from these crosses kept the particularity of their ancestor Varvara, although they also had the blood of long-haired cat breeds in their veins, like persian. This genetic characteristic distinguishes the Donskoy of the Sphynx, that it can only transmit its hairless appearance to its offspring if both parents have this characteristic: en el Donskoy, the gene that causes this morphological characteristic is recessive.

The Donskoy also crossed with him Oriental shorthair cat to create a hairless oriental: that's how he was born Peterbald cat in 1994 in St. Petersburg, the city that gave it its name.

The Don Hairless It was recognized in 1997 by the World Cat Federation (WCF), and then in 2005 by the The International Cat Association (TICA). But, was not up 2016 when the latter allowed him to participate in cat shows organized under its auspices. The International Feline Federation (FIFé) also recognized the breed in 2011. On the other hand, the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) y el Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) they have not yet taken the step.

Hereinafter, some organizations will not allow any crossing of the Donskoy with other breeds. This is the case of the WCF and the Livre Officiel des Origines Félines (LOOF) French. The TICA allows crossing with street cats.

Despite its recognition by some leading organizations, the Don Sphynx still one of the rarest cat breeds. These may include, in France, only 126 cats have registered in the LOOF between 2003 and 2019. More broadly, worldwide, currently there are only about fifty breeders of Donskoy (Don Sphynx), while there are more than 1500 for him Sphynx.

Donskoy
Donskoy – Nickolas Titkov from Moscow, Russian Federation, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The Donskoy (Don Sphynx) is a midline cat with a semi-foreal subtype. He has an unusual physique, compact, elegant and athletic. His muscular form, strong bone structure and relatively broad torso and rump give an impression of strength. Groin area and abdomen are well defined, so that the abdomen resembles a “stomach” where fat is stored during winter. In fact, despite the impression of vulnerability given by the absence of fur, the Don Sphynx is actually a robust breed.

They have a skin dotted with “wrinkles”, but very pleasant to the touch, as it is warm and velvety. These numerous wrinkles are characteristic of the breed and are due to its great elasticity.. They are mostly seen on the head, cheeks, the double chin and under the chin, as well as on the top of the head, with vertical pleats on the forehead, that separate the ears and then spread out in horizontal folds around the eyes. In the body, hug the base of the neck, the chest, the base of the tail, the back and the side of the legs, and then they go from the flanks to the lower abdomen and groin.

There are four varieties of Donskoys: one is born and remains hairless (the Rubber Bald), another is born with hair that is losing as it grows (the Flocked), a third keeps hair only in some places on the body (the Velour), and the latter retains much of its fine fur as an adult (the Brush).

In all four cases, the lightest coat of the Donskoy (Don Sphynx) makes it a hypoallergenic cat breed, which means that the risk of cat allergy is much lower than with other breeds. But, you have to know that there is no zero risk and that all cats can cause an allergic reaction, even the ones who are completely naked.

It also, it is the only breed that potentially acquires winter fur. During this time of year, a soft fur may appear on the chest, as well as hair on the tips of the legs. When the weather heats up, this fur disappears again, and the cat returns to its usual appearance.

In addition to this feature, the skin of the Don Hairless has original similarities with that of humans: sweat in hot weather and can even tan in the sun.

Their Paws they are shorter than the rear ones, but they are still well proportioned to the rest of the body. At the end of the Paws there are surprisingly long fingers separated by membranes, with large inward curved foot pads. The set does not differ from the fingers of a monkey. The tail is moderately long, fine and sharp from base to tip.

The head is V-shaped and angular. The eyes are almond-shaped and the ears they are very big.

Last, this breed is characterized by a certain sexual dimorphism. Males tend to be longer and more muscular than females. It also, have stronger cheeks and a neck, wider shoulders and head.

Size and weight

  • Male size: 20-25 cm.
  • female size: 20-23 cm.
  • Male weight: 3-7 kg
  • female weight: 3-7 kg

Varieties of "Donskoy (Don Sphynx)"

Contrary to what his hairlessness as an adult might lead you to believe, actually exist 4 varieties of Donskoy (Don Sphynx), 3 of which have fur at birth, before it disappears totally or partially:

  • The Donskoy Rubber Bald completely hairless from birth and remain so throughout their lives;
  • The Donskoy Flocked is born with a light down that is similar to that of a Siamese cat touch. This may go away over time and the cat may bald.;
  • The Donskoy Velour is usually born bald on the top of the head and with a soft, wavy coat all over the body. During the first year of life, the hair becomes progressively stiffer and disappears, except for the hair on the head, legs and tail. Some individuals lose their hair completely and go hairless like the Donskoy Rubber Bald;
  • The Donskoy Brush retains part of its fur as an adult. The coat is usually smooth, but it can also be wavy. Baldness usually appears on the head, upper neck and back.
Cat Sphynx
Cat Sphynx – Dmitry Makeev, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Character and skills

If the appearance of Don Sphynx can arouse surprise, and even some negative preconceptions for their originality, worth going further. In fact, this cat is not only distinguished by its appearance: he is also endowed with immense qualities that make him an especially appreciated life partner.

The Don Sphynx not only is he a smart cat, but also has a temperate and affectionate character. The absence of fur does not prevent him from enjoying the caresses. It also, its soft and warm fur is very pleasant to the touch. It also, with his good character, grooming your cat will not become a test of strength, since it is easy to handle.

Being active, especially curious and lively, explores its environment with enthusiasm and is very prone to inventing all kinds of games in search of new stimuli.

The Donskoy it is also a very sociable breed of cat. Enjoy the company of its owners and the visitors that pass by, whose attention you would like to have.

His sociability is not limited to humans, since he is also willing to share his space and time with other animals. It is, Therefore, of a breed of cat suitable to live with a dog or other pet, which may simply be one of your companions. It is even especially advisable to offer him a playmate in case of long and frequent absences, to avoid being isolated at home too often and for too long. In the end, he is in great need of company, whatever form it takes.

It must be said that this cat has plenty of affection, and is particularly loyal to its owners. He deserves the nickname of “cat dog”, since it likes to follow its owners in all their daily activities. This closeness to its owner also means that it is possible to teach your cat commands or tricks., that you will probably gladly carry out.

The other side of the coin of his kindness and his total lack of aggressiveness is that he is not very suspicious of the danger that possible attacks from other cats or other animals could represent.. For this reason, it is a recommended cat for life in a flat rather than for life outdoors.

Care "Donskoy (Don Sphynx)"

Due to the lack of hair, the care of Donskoy they are somewhat more complex. It is recommended to bathe the animals every fortnight approximately. There is no consensus on the exact procedure for bathing. The use of a mild body soap or mild facial soap is often recommended.. It is important to use a neutral pH soap. Too frequent baths should be avoided. If the correct pH is not respected, skin problems may occur.

With the time, a thin film of sebum forms on the skin because there is no fur to absorb the oil produced. The film provides some protection, but it looks unsightly. It can be cleaned in the shower or with the help of a damp cloth.. If a cloth is used, cleaning is done quickly. But, the effect is less durable than in the shower. You can use a microfiber cloth and water to clean. Soap should not be used. How animals are used to bathing from an early age, showering is usually not a problem. The water should be lukewarm.

You can place your Donskoy in the shower tray and have a towel spread out. Spread some washing lotion on the cat's back. Now you have to run a little water down your back and then you can massage the lotion. Avoid getting water into the nose, mouth, ears or eyes. Rinse the water well and place the cat on the prepared towel. It is important that you dry the cat well.

It also, as with any other race, it is important to check the condition of your ears at least once a week. Dirt or excess earwax can accumulate in the cartilage folds and cause discomfort or even infection.. Cleaning your cat's ears whenever they look dirty will go a long way in preventing this from happening..

Similarly, it is advisable to check your cat's eyes once a week to detect any abnormalities or infections, and clean them when necessary.

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Male donskoy/don sphynx – ooznu, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Indoor or outdoor cat?

Keep your Don Sphynx inside. These cats are not only susceptible to problems with extreme temperatures, but also, because they are rare, someone may be tempted to steal them.

It also, Your cat's friendly nature means she may not assess dangers properly.

How much activity does he need? "Donskoy (Don Sphynx)"?

To the Donskoy they love to be manipulated by humans and will always want to be the center of attention when you are at home. It is vital to understand that the breed needs company, so this is not the best cat to adopt if you are away for long periods of the day due to work commitments or if you travel a lot.

The Donskoy es an intelligent and inquisitive gato, so you'll also want to provide an environment where the breed can explore and seek new adventures on their own. The strategic use of smart and interactive toys can help keep your cat stimulated and satisfied..

Health and nutrition

The Donskoy have an elevated body temperature and, Therefore, is better protected against infection.

The Donskoy adults are relatively immune to many diseases. But, make sure that the cat does not stay in a drafty place. They suffer much less from heart disease than their peers. The heart is healthy and strong in many representatives of the breed.

People with allergies to cats or cat hair do not usually react allergic to it. Donskoy. But, it has been observed that people who did not previously have an allergy may have allergic reactions specifically to Don Sphynx.

Since when buying a cat you commit to the animal, you must exclude the possibility that it is allergic. Maybe you know a cat of this breed in your circle of acquaintances and you can try to get in touch with him. Or you can ask a breeder or animal shelter to check the cat's reaction..

The Donskoy they have no eyelashes, so dust can quickly build up around the eyes. It is usually discharged through tear fluid., which is present in large quantities. In cats of this breed, eye slits are narrower, which means that tear fluid can collect in the corners of the eyes.

Donskoy Sphinx
Kitty of the sort Donskoy Sphinx – Alex Rave, CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

Life expectancy

Of 12 to 15 years

Food

The Donskoy has no particular sensitivity to food: is quite happy with industrial cat food.

But, due to its lack of fur, has more difficulty than other breeds in regulating its body temperature and, Therefore, you should eat more at low temperatures to compensate. So, your diet should not only be of good quality, but also rich. Having said that, despite your greed, it is not a breed of cat with a pronounced risk of being overweight.

For sale "Donskoy (Don Sphynx)"

The price of a kitten Donskoy ranges between 1200 and 1500 EUR. This high price compared to most other breeds is largely due to their great rarity..

There does not appear to be any significant price difference between the two breeds, nor between males and females. But, the number of representatives of the breed and transactions is reduced, so it remains uncertain to extract any general rule.

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Desert lynx cat
Records: IPCBA, REFR

The Desert lynx cat is called many times Caracal. This is wrong, since the Caracal does not belong to the genus Lynx nor is it closely related to lynxes. In fact, is more related to the serval, with which it is often crossed while in captivity.

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History

The cat Desert lynx is originally from the United States and is the result of crosses between the American shorttail lynx (bobcat) with domestic cats.
The races used to create the Desert lynx at first are the Maine Coon cat, the Manx cat, Pixie Bob cat and the Bobcat (Lynx rufus).

You do not need a license to own a Desert lynx cat.

Crossbreeds with unregistered or purebred cats are allowed until 1 in January of 2013. But, such crosses must be chosen carefully to complement the general type of the breed group Desert Lynx, It includes Desert Lynx, Highland Lynx, Mohave Bobs and Alpine Lynx. After the 1 in January of 2013, external crossings are not allowed, except with cats listed in the breeding book or in the foundation book of the Rare and Exotic Feline Registry (REFR) or from another record.

The Desert Lynx, Highland Lynx, Mohave Bobs and Alpine Lynx they can be raised together, with an offspring registered as follows:

  • All the white kittens (including straight and curly hairs and straight or curly ears) are recorded as Alpine Lynx.
  • All non-white kittens with curly fur are recorded as Mohave Bobs.
  • All non-white kittens with straight hair and straight ears are registered as Desert Lynx.
  • All non-white kittens with straight fur and curly ears are recorded as Highland Lynx.

The curly ears of the Highland Lynx are due to a dominant gene that curls the ears and reduces their size. When these races interbreed, the resulting smooth-eared kittens do not carry any curly-eared genes.

Non-white kittens do not carry the gene for the color white. So, breeders who wish to work only with Desert Lynx they wouldn't have to worry about getting recessive curly-eared genes in Desert Lynx have a cat Highlander cat in his ancestry. Breeders who do not wish to work with Alpine lynx would not have to worry about white kittens as long as neither parent is an Alpine lynx. Alpine Lynx.

Curly coat is caused by a dominant gene. Breeders who do not wish to work with him Mohave Bobs they don't have to worry about this as long as neither parent has curly fur.

These breeds are identical in body type.

*There are several breeds of cats whose origins are speculated to be intertwined with the European wildcat (Felis silvestris). The most common are gato Pixie Bob and the races of the group of Desert Lynx (Desert Lynx, Highlander cat, Mohave Bobs and Alpine Lynx). It is important to note that DNA testing of these cats has not yielded positive results for the presence of DNA from European wildcat. There is no evidence that these cats have feral ancestry.

Physical characteristics

It is a big cat, strong and muscular. The head it's big and round, the males have the jaws more developed and wide. The snout It is square and the nose is wide. The ears are large, with tufts of hair long in the tips and along the inner edge. The eyes they are large, almond-shaped, its color varies between green and gold (they can be blue in the color of “snow”). The neck he is thick and muscular, strong and muscular body, straight and with a very powerful lower train. The legs they are strong and straight, the feet large with tufts of hair between the fingers. The tail is short or may not be.

They can be short or long hair, its fur is soft to the touch. You can have three types of patterns in the drawing of his fur:

  • Spotted (type Leopard): snow, Silver, blue, coal, Lavender, chocolate, red, copper, Beige and black.
  • Marble: just like the previous ones are but the pattern with rosettes instead of spots.
  • Clouded leopard: stains can become very large and in different ways.

Character and skills

They have a calm temperament, they are playful, affectionate and very loyal to their owners. They are intelligent and love to family life, they are also very social with other animals.

Although the Desert Lynx it is a cross between domestic and wild cat breeds, some owners say it behaves more like a domestic dog than a cat. While some cat breeds are distant, this cat loves spending time with his humans.

Evidence shows that the Desert Lynx it is a good option if you have children, since it adores its humans and is a loving race. But, it is vital that socialization begins early so that boundaries are established by both parties. It is important to keep in mind that each cat is an individual, so not everyone will react in the same way with children.

For sale "Desert lynx cat"

If you are looking for a Desert lynx cat, ask the breeder that cat or kitten is registered in the IPCBA.
If not and the cat is registered with REFR or other record, then what you are buying is probably a Highlander cat.

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Elf cat
Federations: TICA

The Elf cat, a new and extremely rare hybrid breed, is a playful and intelligent cat that combines the physical and personality traits of cats Sphynx and American Curl.
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Characteristics "Elf cat"

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

Since the Elf cat it is such a new and extremely rare breed, its history is somewhat limited. Cat breeders and enthusiasts Karen Nelson and Kristen Leedom are considered the creators of the breed; in 2004 Nelson and Leedom came together with a vision to breed a curly-eared cat that retained the personality and physical attributes of their beloved cats. Sphynx cat.

The Elf cat developed successfully from the crossing of cat breeds Sphynx and American Curl. Each of these two races has a distinctive trait, and the Elf cat was designed to combine them. The most distinctive features of this cat are the appearance of curly ears, taken from American Curl, and the absence of hair, taken from Sphynx cat. But, similar to the Sphynx, the Elf cat not completely hairless; their skin may be covered with a very fine fur that is practically imperceptible both to the eye and to the touch.

Any of the Elf cat is now found in generations exhibiting the traits that were originally conceived, and they are beginning to be introduced in the halls of the International Cat Association (TICA). Once the required numbers were reached, the original creators and enthusiasts of the breed gained acceptance of the Elf cat as a new feature of the Sphynx cat; the Elf cat has been accepted for registration in the TICA, and they are shown as Sphynx with new features in cat shows.

Physical characteristics

"Elf cat"

The Elf cat it seems like a Sphynx, except that their ears they are small and curved, like those of American Curl. This is one of the most striking features of this cat.

The other striking feature is that it is a naked cat, or covered only with a fine down on the legs, the ears, nose and tail. The vibrisas are short or absent, and there is no hair in the ears. Skin feels like a peach or suede. At birth, it is heavily wrinkled. This appearance diminishes in adulthood, but there are still deep wrinkles on the shoulders, ears and muzzle.

Its body, similar to the of the Sphynx, it is semi-linear, well built, with an athletic silhouette and legs long and thin. The tail it's long and thin. The head is elongated, with prominent cheekbones and short or absent vibrissae. Last, big ones eyes ragged lines complete the portrait of this elegant cat.

The male is on average a 25% larger than female.

Last, all coat colors are allowed, with or without marks.

Size and weight

  • Size: 30 cm.
  • Weight: Of 3,6 to 6,8 kg

Character and skills

The Elf cat was bred to perpetuate the best personality qualities of Sphynx and American Curl cats, like kindness and affection. They are also considered one of the most intelligent breeds of cats. Being so outgoing and sociable, want more contact and interaction with humans than the average cat and, therefore, are better suited to homes where they are not left alone for long periods of time. They will also be happier sharing their home with a feline companion to play with..

The Elf cat they are active and friendly cats who love to be the center of attention, and they are also extremely curious and playful (and they are known to get into some mischief). Prospective cat owners Elf cat they should be aware that these cats love to climb and will want to play with just about anything in their reach, so it is essential that they have plenty of play time and lots of toys, as well as high shelves or other safe spaces where they can climb.

Grooming and care

The Elf cat is generally regarded as a low-maintenance breed of cat. Due to the fact that the Elf cat Does not have hair, potential owners won't have to worry about moving. But, these cats will need a bath or routine cleaning. Regular grooming is important to remove secretions from the skin, otherwise a Elf cat can become sticky to the touch or even develop skin problems. Many Elf cat tolerant (and they even enjoy) an occasional bath.

The Elf cat it is a very sociable and friendly breed, meaning it can easily fit into most home environments and family structures. They also adapt well to other pets in the home. But, their lack of hair means that they must remain indoors for their comfort and safety.

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Observations

As with their ancestors American Curl, the ears of these cats must be treated carefully so as not to damage the cartilage. With or without soft cover, the Elf need protection against UV rays. It also, without hair, they react to heat and cold just like we do. If your need a sweater, he also needs it Elf cat.

Health and nutrition

Because of her hairless body, sunburn, Sensitivity to cold and heat and other skin problems are potential concerns for owners of the Elf cat. Your delicate skin can also be easily injured, for example, when playing with a feline companion.

The Elf cat is considered a healthy cat and, being a new breed, Genetic health problems have not yet been determined. But, may be susceptible to health conditions that affect their parent breeds, such as heart and gum problems.

Food

Like all races, the Elf cat may be susceptible to weight-related problems, such as obesity or heart disease, so you should eat a high-quality, protein-rich diet, and get plenty of exercise in the form of games with your family.

The potential owners of the Elf cat they should know how much the race Sphynx as the American Curl tend to have a robust appetite (and they have a bulging belly to prove it), so it is much more important to feed these cats a proper and balanced diet.

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European Burmes cat
Federations: GCCF, LOOF, FFH

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History

The European Burmes cat has the same origins as the American Burmese cat, that goes back to Wong Man, led cat of Burma to America in 1930. Imported American cats, descendants of Wong Mau, to 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, breeders preferred a more typically oriental look, and they were also interested in a wider color scale.

The Cat Fanciers Association began registering Burmese in 1936, but suspended records on 1947 because breeders continued to use conjoined twins in their breeding programs. Records resumed in 1953, after this practice was discontinued.

In Europe, However, the development of Burmese took a different path. In Great Britain, where the broodstock shortage was even greater than in the United States, the Siamese Red Point and the British Shorthair cat were used in breeding programs, and his genetic contribution included additional colors: red, cream, brown-turtle, chocolate-turtle, blue-turtle and lilac-turtle. With the time, they met as European Burmes cat.

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. Therefore, the breed in these countries follows the European type. The FIFé allows green eyes, but the GCCF considers it a defect.

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

Physical characteristics

European Burmese
Share Alois de Arkhitekton, European Burmese male presented at a cat show in Siilinjärvi, Finland – Heikkisiltala, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The European Burmes cat, as the American Burmese cat, characterized primarily by the sepia pattern of fur, which gradually transforms into dark, uniform tips at 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 Burmes cat 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 medium-sized cat that usually weighs between 2 and 3 kg, sometimes more.

Varieties:

Most organizations that recognize the European Burmes cat they do not allow the crossing with other races in the framework of their breeding.

This is the position taken by the Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFé) and the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF).

The Livre Officiel des Origines Félines (LOOF) French is an exception, since it authorizes the mating with the Burmilla cat, to expand the genetic background of this breed.

It also, the European Burmes cat is itself the origin of two races:

the Burmilla cat, resulting from mating with the Persian cat;
the Gato Tiffanie, resulting from a cross with the Himalayan cat.

Popularity of "European Burmes cat"

The European Burmes cat is quite successful in Europe, and this is especially true in the country where it was developed: Great Britain. Since 2004, ranks fifth in the breed ranking based on the number of annual registrations at the country's leading feline institution, the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF). But, is in clear decline: while at the end of the 90 more than 3.000 kittens per year in the organization (which allowed him to occupy the fourth position in the ranking), this figure has been divided by three since then, and now around a thousand.

In France, the European Burmes cat not as successful as in Great Britain and ranks 35 (of about 70) in the breed classification of the Official Book of Feline Origins (LOOF) based on the number of births registered each year. This number is around fifty, what, just like in britain, reflects a certain decline: in the decade of 2000, it was rather on the order of 60 to 80. The American Burmese cat not far behind, since it occupies the position 40, nails on 30 or 40 registrations per year.

In Switzerland, the European Burmese occupies the tenth place in the statistics of the Fédération Féline Helvétique (FFH) since the years 90. But, while in the decade of 2000 there were some 70 registrations per year, this figure has dropped in the following decade and is now more of 40.

Character and skills

European Burmese
European Burmese – asi02, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

When it comes to personality, the European Burmese and the Burmese cat are aligned. The European Burmese is energetic and friendly. Has the charm and determination of his ancestors Siamese, and enjoy the conversation as much as that breed, but her voice is soft and sweet, which contradicts his tendency to run the home with an iron paw sheathed in velvety fur. He is very intelligent and seeks human company., so it is not the most suitable for a home where you will be alone most of the day. If there are no humans around to stimulate your intellect, make sure he has another pet for company. Get along well with other cats and dogs, but, of course, other Burmese (of any type) will be your best friend.

The European Burmese he is a very curious cat. It is hoped that you will explore your home thoroughly and get to know all its corners. He is playful and remains so into adulthood. Stimulate their smart mind with interactive toys and teach them tricks that allow them to show off in front of the public. Besides sitting, turn around, say hello and come, can learn to reach for a small toy or walk on a leash. With proper early conditioning, car rides and vet visits will be a breeze.

One European Burmes cat it is a good choice if you are not opposed to total loss of privacy. This cat will want to participate in everything you do, from reading the newspaper and working on the computer to preparing meals and watching television. Of course, will sleep in bed with you and can even snuggle under the covers. When i'm sitting, will be on your lap or right next to you, waiting expectantly for me to caress you. Yes, he ignores them, will scold you. Guests will receive your undivided attention, and those who say they don't like cats are likely to win.

A female of European Burmese is the very definition of queen status. Likes attention and likes to be in command. Males are calmer and are content to fill the lap. Whatever your choice, you may soon find yourself longing for another.

Children and other pets

The European Burmese, active and sociable, It is a perfect option for families with children and for dogs that accept cats.. Play fetch as well as any retriever, learns tricks with ease and loves the attention he receives from children who treat him with politeness and respect. Live peacefully with cats and dogs that respect your authority. Always introduce pets slowly and under controlled circumstances so that they learn to get along.

Health

Both pedigreed cats and catsmixed raceshave different incidences of health problems that may be genetic in nature.The European Burmes cat is generally healthy, although they can be prone to gingivitis and can be sensitive to anesthesia.The following diseases have also been observed in this breed:

  • Aqueous humor lipemia, a transient milky appearance of the eye during infancy, that usually resolves on its own.
  • Dermoide corneal, the presence of skin and hair on the surface of the cornea, that can be successfully corrected surgically.
  • Gangliosidosis, an enzyme deficiency A test has been developed to detect the disease.
  • Orofacial pain syndrome, indicated by exaggerated licking and chewing movements and pawing the mouth Discomfort may increase when the cat is excited or stressed, and cats are often reluctant to eat because the activity is painful. Some cats must wear an Elizabethan collar and have their paws bandaged to prevent injury. Some cases resolve on their own and then recur. The cause and outcome are unknown. mode of inheritance. Pain relievers and anticonvulsants may help, as well as consultation with a veterinary dentist to rule out dental disease.
  • Congenital peripheral vestibular disease causing head tilt, lack of balance, rapid eye movements and uncoordinated gait in kittens Some kittens with the condition can also be deaf.
  • Hypokalemic polymyopathy, muscle weakness caused by low levels of potassium in the blood, sometimes seen in Burmese kittens Signs include general weakness, stiff gait, reluctance to walk and head tremors. Can be treated with orally administered potassium supplements.
  • Flat chested kitten syndrome, a deformity that can range from mild to severe Kittens that survive to adulthood usually show no signs once they reach maturity.
  • twisted glue, usually as a result of a coccyx deformity; it does not cause pain or discomfort.
  • Osteoarthritis of the elbow, an early-onset arthritis in the elbow that limits the cat's activity or mobility.
  • Endocardial fibroelastosis, a heart condition in which the left ventricle of the heart thickens and stretches the heart muscle. The signs usually develop when a kitty has 3 SA week 4 months of age, a good reason to wait until 4 months to bring a kitten home.
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy, enlarged heart.
  • Mellitus diabetes, an endocrine condition caused by a defect in insulin secretion or insulin action that results in high blood sugar levels.
European Burmese
European Burmese

care and grooming

The soft, short coat of the European Burmese easily cared for with weekly brushing or combing to remove dead hair and distribute skin oil. A bath is seldom necessary.

Brush your teeth to prevent periodontal disease. The best is daily dental hygiene, but a weekly brushing is better than nothing. Clean the corners of the eyes with a soft, damp cloth to remove any discharge. Use a different area of ​​the cloth for each eye so as not to run the risk of spreading any infection. Check the ears weekly. If they look dirty, clean them with a cotton pad or soft cloth moistened with a mixture of cider vinegar and warm water at 50%. Avoid using cotton buds, that can damage the inside of the ear.

Keep the litter box spotless. As all cats, the European Burmese they are very demanding with bathroom hygiene.

It is a good idea to keep a European Burmes cat as an indoor cat to protect it from diseases transmitted by other cats, from dog attacks and other dangers faced by outdoor cats, like being hit by a car. The European Burmese who go abroad also run the risk of being stolen by someone who wants to have such a beautiful cat without paying for it.

Characteristics "European Burmes cat"

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