A common belief about the Somali people is that they are direct descendants of the Egyptian sacred Gaul. But the truth is perhaps less fascinating. The Somali is basically a Abyssinian long-haired, the coat pattern is identical, but average length, and is something hairy.

From the beginning, the abisinios once had a hairy and long-haired puppy. In the Decade of 1940, the breeder Jean Robertson abisinios exported to North America, Australia and New Zealand, and in 1963, one of the descendants of long hair was introduced by Canadian breeder Mary Mailing in a local contest. The judge, Kcn McGill, He was so impressed that he asked one to raise it, and the first official Somali was his May-ling Tutsuta. While, in United States, breeder Mary Mague also bred long hair abisinios, those who called the Somalis. Canadian breeder Don Richings began to work with it using the cats of McGill, and towards the end of the Decade of 1970, American records accepted this race. Somalis arrived in Europe in the Decade of 1980 and is recognized around the world to 1991. There are more accepted colors in Europe than in some U.S. records.

The complexion of the Somali is similar to the race that comes, with long legs and agile and muscular body. Long hair may have up to twelve alternate stripes of dark marks in each hair, What produces an impressive brightness when the cat has all the fur. As all cats, silent substantially in spring, and in the year's hottest months or in warm climates, It may seem almost of short hair. With its winter coat, the tail becomes very hairy, and thanks to its color and complexion has earned the nickname of «cat Fox». Something wild appearance is confirmed by its active and independent personality, Somalis are excellent hunters and do not adapt well to life inside, unless it is all they have known. They are sociable and love to live in a House with many cats.


One of the most popular breeds in North America, the Tonquinés is a hybrid of the Siamese and the American Burmese. These hybrids have existed to produce two mutations in tips, and it may reveal, in fact, the true identity of the 'chocolate Siamese"documented in the Decade of 1880.

Now recognized as the founder of the burmesa race, Wong Mau, was Tonquinés, because he produced two patterns of fur kittens. However, until the Decade of 1950 breeders did not begin to work to create and refine hybrids.

The race was developed and was acknowledged for the first time in Canada, and today it is accepted by major records on both sides of the Atlantic, Although some records still argue if the tonquinés is truly a race. Given that the characteristic coat is a mixture of two genetic patterns, the two genes are present in all tonquineses cats, and all mating may produce the Siamese pattern or Burmese cats. But this is not the only race that produces variants, the debate is more a matter of degree than of principle.

The coat of the tonquinés pattern is called mink. Patterns Siamese and burmeses genes are recessive two, and neither dominates the other; Thus, a cat with a copy of each shows this third level of shading to half way between the two. This subtle pattern on a silky fur covers a moderate and balanced complexion, and that is complemented by striking green eye color. Gregarious and friendly fun, the tonquinés has the typical oriental breeds affectionate nature, but it is less noisy than most, and it has a higher than average life expectancy.

It is surprising that this breed healthy and sociable never reached great popularity outside of North America. While in the continent is one of the ten most popular breeds, It is relatively rare in Europe and Australasia.

Most of the owners claim that their cats are very intelligent, and the owners of a tonquinés are not the exception. While there is no evidence that a race is 'smarter' than the other, recognizes that the tonquinés, as the parent breeds, behaves in the manner more extraverted spectrum of feline behavior. One consequence of this is that the tonquinés is favored by families who want their cats are like a dog as far as possible.

Visual guide to cats, Dr. Bruce Fogle

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
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Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a very intelligent dog, resistant and playful.


Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever It is a breed of dog originating in the region of Nova Scotia (Canada).

This race was in danger of extinction until he recovered thanks to the work of Scandinavian and Canadian breeders.

The breed was developed in the community of Little River port in the County of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, in the early 19th century to toll waterfowl hunting.

Its exact origins are unknown but seems to have a copy of Cocker Spaniel as ancestors, Golden Retriever, or Irish Setter, It may have been to the mix of all of them… other theories are that, also you can share origins with the small Kooikerhondje, It has a similar working method.

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Probably the race Chantilly/Tiffany comes from the same crosses that created to the East of long hair (Angora). In 1967, in New York, Jennie Robinson raised two cats of golden eyes and color unknown origin chocolate, and their puppies he called them long-haired foreign. The tiffany name was coined by Sigyn Lund in Florida. The race waned and almost became extinct, but in 1988 the Canadian Tracy Oraas prepared a recovery programme. Then in Britain had recognized the Tiffanie, by what became changed its name by the of Chantilly/Tiffany.

Despite rumors to the contrary, the Chantilly/tiffany is not, It never was and never will be a long-haired Burmese.

The Tiffany is slowly maturing and usually fails to achieve its full development until after the two years. The color of the eyes of the feline intensifies with age. The head should be a wide wedge, modified with soft curves. He originally found only in the color of chocolate

This affectionate and docile cat has an attractive and shrill voice, and their breeders describe him as «a treat for chocolate addicts».

Alternative names: Chantilly / Foreign Longhair

Breeds of cats: Chantilly/Tiffany