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British bleu cat
Federations: FIFE, WCF, TICA, GCCF

Británico azul

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The British Shorthair cat (BKH) It is presented in more than 300 recognized color varieties, the best known being the silver tabby and the one with blue fur, the British bleu cat.

See: British Shorthair cat

Physical characteristics

Like we have already said, the best-known color variant of the British Shorthair cat is the British bleu cat, with a solid blue-gray coat, orange eyes and a medium-sized tail.

Cats with blue fur have beautiful shades in their fur that will make them especially coveted by potential adopters.. Being able to admire a light gray coat with color reflections in the male or, on the other hand, a gray that really gets into the blue notes is quite rare to admire.

But, not all cats with a particular gray color are classified as British bleu cat. As such, eye color should be gold to copper. If that is not the case, the cat of this breed will be considered simply as a gray cat.

The combination of a blue fur with the intensity of that look makes British bleu cat be absolutely beautiful. The two colors contrast perfectly, which is why this cat is so successful.

 British Blue Shorthair
Buster a British Blue Shorthair – Flickr

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Colorpoint longhair cat
Himalayan Cat or Javanese Cat

Like the dog, the Domestic cat can take on many different appearances, especially in terms of coat color. There is something for everyone: black, white, redhead, grey, smooth, bicolor, tricolor, with drawings and effects… Of all possible coats, the Colourpoint is probably one of the most surprising, for some of its amazing features.

Colorpoint longhair

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Cat breeds “Colorpoint”

Colorpoint Longhair or Colourpoint Longhair (among other spellings) is a term in disuse for one of the many varieties of domestic cat, and can refer to:

Javanese cat, the long-haired variant of the widely accepted Colorpoint shorthair cat (which is essentially a Siamese cat with non-Siamese coloring); notice, However, that the World Cat Federation uses confusingly “Javanese” to refer to him Oriental Longhair cat, related but different.

Colourpoint, the name of the World Cat Federation for the long-haired version of its definition of Colorpoint shorthair (including both standard and non-standard Siamese coloring); it is a classification of the breed that encompasses what other registries call:

  • The Himalayan cat (essentially, the Javanese cat but with colors limited to those of the Siamese cat); and
  • The Javanese cat (see above), that is to say, a long-haired cat with any of the colorations that are not standard for the Siamese cat and the Himalayan cat, but that are in the Colorpoint shorthair cat, no WCF.
  • Any long-haired, colored mongrel domestic cat (without capital letters and with several spellings, for example, “long hair colourpoint”, etc.)

Physical characteristics

The term Colourpoint refers to a coat pattern in cats in which the limbs (face, ears, underside of legs and tip of tail) are darker than the rest of the body. But, not limited to felines, as it is also found in some other mammals, like gerbils and rabbits.

The cats Colourpoint have several notable features:

  • are born with a smooth or very light coat;
  • they are cats with blue eyes, even as adults;
  • tend to darken over the years;
  • may temporarily change color in certain situations.

how is a cat Colourpoint?

A cat Colourpoint limbs are darker than the rest of the body. In particular, This translates into :

  • the face, with a mask that covers at least the forehead, nose and cheeks. Some also have lighter eye contours and, Therefore, they seem to wear some kind of glasses;
  • the back and the contour of the ears, that are dark;
  • legs and tail, that can be colored only at the tips or throughout their length.

The cats Colourpoint they rarely have a uniform mark, since the pattern fades in some parts to form a kind of gradient from the darkest to the lightest areas of the body. This color gradation is most noticeable on the legs and tail., especially in individuals with brown or even black tips. But, it is not systematic.

The different types of colors

There are different types of Colourpoint, depending on the color of the ends (or points):

Color point type Final color
Blue point Grey blue
Chocolate point Chocolate Cafe
Cinnamon point Cinnamon brown
Cream point Light cream
Fawn point Pink beige
Lilac point Pinkish gray
Red point Bright orange
Seal point Dark brown to black

It also, the boss Colourpoint can also be used with a pattern: instead of smooth, ends can be brindle (this is called tabby point) or tortie / carey, that is to say, black and Red (this is called tortie point).

Whether the limbs are stamped or not, the rest of the body can be any color, which increases the number of possible combinations. But, the most sought after colors are usually those that offer a good contrast between the two shades and, Therefore, make the drawing stand out Colourpoint: are the bright or dark ends on a rather light body.

Are there many Colourpoint cats?

The boss Colourpoint can be quite distinctive, but it is by no means rare among cats. This is not surprising, since some very popular cat breeds, as the Siamese cat, have it as a standard feature.

The genetics of the coat Colourpoint

The boss Colourpoint in cats it is caused by a genetic alteration in the C gene, responsible for the production of an enzyme called tyrosinase. This enzyme is involved in the production of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color, hair and eyes. You need a temperature of about 38-39°C, what is the normal body temperature of a cat.

But, certain genetic mutations in gene C cause the tyrosinase be more sensitive to heat. So it is unable to work at normal temperature, which reduces the production of melanin in the hair and eyes, thus limiting its coloration. The fur is not as colorful as it would be if the tyrosinase it could have worked, and the iris is still blue instead of darkening to a more classic shade (that is to say, yellow, green or orange).

Then, the only places where the tyrosinase can act correctly and in which, Therefore, the hair acquires its color “normal” are those in which the body temperature is lower, that is to say, the extremities: face, ears, underside of legs and tip of tail.

This genetic mutation explains why cats Colourpoint they have such a special fur and beautiful blue eyes.

Color changes in Colourpoint cats

Like the particular coat of cats Colourpoint is linked to the sensitivity of the enzyme tyrosinase heat, its coloration can change over time depending on various factors, including body temperature.

Changes in body temperature

When a cat has an abnormally high body temperature (for example, if you have a fever or hyperthermia), the tyrosinase does not work properly and there is not as much melanin: your body becomes clearer. This explains why a kitten comes into the world smooth or very little marked.: has stayed warm in his mother's womb and, Therefore, has a higher temperature than normal.

On the other hand, lower body temperature (for example, as a result of hypothermia or hair clipping) makes body hair darker. This is why cats Colourpoint tend to darken as they age: as they age, your metabolism slows down and your body temperature drops, which causes an increase in melanin production.

But, these color changes do not occur in a matter of hours or minutes, since melanin synthesis and hair growth are not immediate. They only occur if the change in body temperature lasts for at least several days, and very gradually. These may include, a cat colourpoint sleeping next to a radiator doesn't suddenly become lighter.

Hormone-related changes

Regardless of the type of coat, the synthesis process melanin is influenced by the production of certain hormones. But, in colourpoint cats, this influence is multiplied by ten, giving rise to color variations that are easily appreciated in some particular cases.

These may include, it is not uncommon to find that the fur of a cat Colourpoint that has just given birth gets progressively darker as the days go by, due to hormonal changes that occur. Next, will return to its normal color in a few days or weeks, once hormone levels have normalized.

how to get a cat Colourpoint?

The genetic mutation responsible for the coat Colourpoint in cats it is transmitted recessively. This means that both parents have to pass the mutation on to the kitten.. If one of the parents does not pass the mutation, but the standard version of the normal gene, the kitten will have a non-colored coat.

So, the only way to get a kitten Colourpoint is to cross two individuals that are carriers of this genetic characteristic. If you both have two copies, Both are Colourpoint, and the 100% of their kittens will be Colourpoint.

More concretely, different combinations are possible:

  • of the cats Colourpoint give kittens 100% Colourpoint;
  • a cat Colourpoint and a cat no Colourpoint with the mutation they give an average of 50% Colourpoint kittens;
  • two cats without Colourpoint with the mutation they give an average of 25% of Colourpoint;
  • the marriage between a cat Colourpoint and a cat no Colorpoint does not give rise to offspring Colourpoint. On the other hand, the 100% the offspring inherits the genetic mutation and can in turn pass it on to their offspring;
  • a marriage between a cat no colorpoint with the mutation and a non-carrier cat does not give rise to any offspring Colourpoint. On the other hand, the 50% of the offspring (on average) inherits the genetic mutation and can pass it on to their offspring;
  • a marriage between two cats no Colourpoint who are not carriers of the mutation have no chance of producing a puppy Colourpoint or even a carrier of the mutation.

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Colorpoint shorthair cat
Federations: CFA, WCF

Fawn Point is a rare Siamese point. Only the traditional Cat Association recognizes it as an official color. – Photo by Hockeyben

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The Colorpoint shorthair cat is a variety of domestic cat. Depending on the cat registry, can be considered an independent breed of cats, or more often a variant of a pre-existing one, if it is accepted. These cats are distinguished by their conformity to a wide range of sixteen different colors, in addition to the four standard Siamese colors.

The variety was initially created by crossing the Siamese cat with the American shorthair cat – the same mix that created the Oriental shorthair cat, but with different objectives.

The Colorpoint shorthair shares the dot coloring pattern with the Siamese, but in the non-traditional colors of red, cream, tortoiseshell and lynx dots (striped), and in small variations of the same. Regarding body style, head shape and other features, may be intermediate between the two founding breeds, showing cats leaning towards Siamese features. Those who prefer the traditional look of the Siamese may also favor the Colorpoint shorthair of a more moderate type that resemble their ancestors of the American shorthair cat in terms of shape.

The Cat Fan Association (CFA) and the World Cat Federation (WCF) they are the only major registries that recognize them as an independent breed. In other records, they are part of the races siamesa u Oriental shorthair (and may not be accepted as show and breeding quality, depending on the colors that the registry allows in these breeds, and if they allow some type of crossing in the lineage). Since these cats are a cross, various registries are reluctant to accept them as races or as Siamese valid.

Origin

The effort to produce a dotted cat of style Siamese in colors other than the traditional four began in England and America in the decade of 1940, carried out by breeders who used crosses between the Siamese cat, the Abyssinian cat and the Red domestic shorthair cat. The American shorthair cat also became part of the matrix.

At the beginning, the breeders of Colorpoint suffered setbacks and failures; in the effort to get the right colors in the right places, body type was often sacrificed Siamese. The breeding was further complicated by the difficulty of working with the red coloration because it is a sex-linked color..

Physical characteristics

“Colorpoint shorthair cat” is the name that the Cat Lovers Association (CFA), an association of the breed in the United States, used to refer to dotted cats of Siamese descent and of type in colors other than the four Siamese colors “traditional” (seal, chocolate, azul y lilac point). This name is also given to cats of Siamese descent in all four recognized colors whose eight-generation pedigree shows ancestors with other colors. In records of other countries, However, “Colorpoint” (or “Colourpoint“) It is the name given to cats of the Persian type and dotted coloration, as in the Himalayan cat.

At the CFA, a Colorpoint shorthair cat It can also be any of the four traditional colors of the Siamese cat; However, can only be displayed at the red dot (also called flame point, in the Persian Family) or cream point, or any of the above colors in tabby point (also called lynx point) or tortoiseshell point.

In most records, in addition to the CFA, the Colorpoint shorthair cat not considered a separate breed, but simply a color class within the Siamese race.

Colorpoint shorthair cat
Jade, to 2 year old Siamese Flame point – Theseherodies, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Character and skills

"Colorpoint shorthair cat"

Gato Colorpoint de pelo corto
Colorpoint Shorthair. Blue eyes, White cat. Ckolony at the English-language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Colorpoint shorthair cat is a very intelligent breed, playful and that gets along with people. They are extremely affectionate and outgoing and enjoy lazing around and playing with people., which makes them also described as “extroverts”. They can also be very sensitive with nervous temperaments., who do not adapt well to changes in the environment or strangers.

Like the Siamese, can be extremely vocal and demanding of attention, feeling the need for human company. They have more than 100 vocal sounds, much more than other races, so they emit very unusual meows. Males are sometimes overly aggressive towards other animals and will fight with other cats when they feel that their territory has been invaded or simply to express their dominance..

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Cornish Rex
Federations: LOOF, CFA, ACF, ACFA, TICA, FIFé, WCF, Chats Canada Cats, CCC

The Cornish Rex it is absolutely unique because it wags its tail like a dog when it is happy.

Cornish Rex

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Characteristics "Cornish Rex"

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

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Activity level

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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 history of Cornish Rex started in the summer of 1950 in the small town of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, England, when serena, a turtle cat owned by Nina Ennismore and Winifred Macalister, gave birth to five kittens. One of the kittens, red and white, He stood out from the crowd for his curly coat and was christened Kallibunker.

as i grew up, Kallibunker developed other physical characteristics: a long slim body, big ears and a very fine tail. Amused by the little Astrex rabbit-like cat, Mrs. Ennismore discussed it with her vet, who advised him to contact a British geneticist named A.C. Jude. He admitted to Kallibunker's unique characteristics and advised that he be raised with his mother., This serene.

The result was a new litter of three kittens.: one straight-haired female and two curly-haired males. Unfortunately, one of the males died at 7 months and only one, called Poldhu, survived. Junto con su padre Kallibunker, they then crossed paths with domestic cats, but also with Siamese, the Russian Blue Cat, the British Shorthair cat and the Havana brown cat, in order to obtain sufficient genetic diversity to establish a healthy and solid foundation for this new breed. It also, these various crosses also gave rise to new coats, both in terms of color and pattern.

In 1956, Life magazine published an article on the Cornish Rex, named for its origin (English Cornwall) and by the similarity of its fur with that of the Astrex rabbit. This article put the new breed in the spotlight of the world. The following year, in 1957, Frances Blancheri imported a cat to California Cornish Rex called Lamorna Cove, nieta de Kallibunker. At the time, she was pregnant with Poldhu and gave birth to a litter of four kittens in the United States., which marked the beginning of the breed in North America.

In 1960 it was discovered that the gene responsible for the distinctive appearance of Cornish Rex is recessive, that is to say, both parents must be carriers and pass on the gene for their offspring to have curly fur. So, and a Cornish Rex crosses with a cat of another breed (that does not carry the kinky gene), all her kittens will be born with straight hair. But, if they cross paths with a Cornish Rex adult, the 50% of kittens will have a distinctive coat, that is to say, Cornish Rex (the 100% of kittens carry the gene). The recessive character of this gene also makes it possible to obtain curly-haired individuals by crossing two straight-haired cats., if both are carriers of a gene for “curly hair” not expressed, and if it is the latter that is transmitted.

Despite its British origin, it was an American organization, the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA), the one who first recognized the Cornish Rex in 1964. It wasn't until three years later, in 1967, When the British Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) he did the same, followed by the Fédération Internationale Féline (FiFé) in 1968. But, was not up 1997 when the International Cat Association (TICA) also fully recognized the breed and allowed it to compete in the feline shows organized under its auspices.

The Cornish Rex is now relatively common in the United States, where it fluctuates between 10th and 15th place in the ranking of breeds by number of annual registrations in the CFA (over forty in total).

On the other hand, is struggling to establish itself in Europe. Even in your home country, it's relatively rare, since the GCCF statistics show that only a few 60 individuals per year. It is even in decline, as the number of individuals has dropped by a factor of four compared to the turn of the century. In France, the number of births per year approaches that of Great Britain, at around 80 Cornish Rex registered annually in the Livre Officiel des Origine Félines (LOOF), a figure that has remained fairly stable since 2009, but before it was less than half.

Physical characteristics

Cornish Rex
Young Cornish Rex – No machine-readable author provided. Groeni assumed (based on copyright claims)., CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

The Cornish Rex it is a medium size cat, long and thin, with unusual appearance and features. But, his long and slim body is very muscular, and her arched back, prolonged by a long and fine tail, forms an elegant curve. Their legs they are also long and thin, but surprisingly powerful, especially the rear ones, that allow you to jump to impressive heights.

Its head it is longer than it is wide, it is egg-shaped when viewed from the side and is relatively small in relation to its body. This impression is reinforced by their huge ears conics located at the top of the skull. Its big eyes ovals are slightly sloping upwards and can be any color. The whiskers they are not straight but curved, unlike most cats.

The most distinctive feature of Cornish Rex It, of course, his short coat, very soft and silky, notched or even curly. But, in the head, shoulders and legs, sometimes it can be too short to have that specific wavy texture. It also, all coat colors and patterns are allowed by breed standards.

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

Size and weight

  • Male size: 32 – 35 cm.
  • female size: 30 – 33 cm.
  • Male weight: 3,5 – 4,5 kg
  • female weight: 2 – 3,5 kg

  • Varieties "Cornish Rex"

    The Cornish Rex Variant, a cross between Cornish Rex and the British Shorthair cat, does not have the characteristic coat of the breed, but it carries the gene that gave rise to it. When this cat crosses a Cornish Rex, each of its offspring has a probability of 50 % of having the specific coat of the breed and, Therefore, to be recognized as Cornish Rex by the different organizations.

    These cats have been used since the beginning of the breeding program to increase the gene pool by introducing new individuals., thus guaranteeing the good health of the breed, while allowing the specific characteristics of the Cornish Rex are passed on to the next generations.

    Character and skills

    The Cornish Rex is loving, very sociable and constantly seeks the attention of his family. He loves to follow his owner and interact with him, either playing or purring on your lap. He loves the company of humans, not just his family, but he is also capable of having fun alone if he cannot find a playmate. But, needs attention: it is a breed of cat that does not tolerate loneliness well, therefore not suitable for homeowners who are away often. On the other hand, the fact that he appreciates so much being cared for makes him an excellent therapy cat.

    Playful and very open, he likes to spend time with children, as long as they have learned to behave in the presence of an animal and do not intimidate it. They can be an active child's favorite playmate.

    In addition to humans of all ages, their sociability also extends to other animals, and accepts other dogs very well, as well as dogs used to cats. But, care must be taken that the other occupants of the house are not disturbed by this energetic cat, for example if you have to cohabit with a very calm and / or elderly dog.

    The Cornish Rex he is very active and can spend hours playing and exploring. Running after a ball, retrieving a thrown object or displaying exceptional climbing skills by climbing to the top of the closet are activities he never tires of.

    with such energy, you obviously like to have access to the outdoors, where you can jump higher and run further, but its owner must be aware that the risk of the cat escaping is very real. In fact, being close to all humans, you may decide to stay in another home for a long time if you find food and distractions, like a playmate. In addition to microchipping your cat, a collar and tag with his name and his owner's phone number - or even a GPS collar for cats, so you know where it is at all times- can be a good investment if you are allowed to roam freely around the neighborhood.

    The Cornish Rex can live in a flat, but you need room to run and jump, both inside and outside. It is also important that the family has one or more lockable areas to ensure that their pet does not rob the kibble supply or knock over that beautiful vase that is so important to them.. In fact, besides being dynamic, has slim, agile legs that allow you to pick up and manipulate small objects with ease: for example, using a doorknob is child's play for him.

    In any case, he loves the heat, so he especially appreciates being near the fire, on a radiator or under a duvet. But, his favorite place to nap is his owner's lap. When they are caressed, they seem warmer than other breeds, but it's not like that. In fact, your body temperature is quite similar; only that the thinness of their fur makes their skin temperature feel more.

    In addition to being active and agile, he is also a very intelligent cat, able to learn to open doors and cupboards or sneak up to steal food as soon as the owner turns his back on him. They also excel at puzzle-type cat games that offer a reward. Teaching your cat tricks is perfectly doable with this breed, and can give impressive results.

    Last, They are one of the most meowing cat breeds, who do not hesitate to claim attention by meowing and / or launching long monologues.

    care and grooming

    Cornish rex
    Cornish rex – Tomi Tapio K from Helsinki, Finland, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    The Cornish Rex It is an easy-care breed of cats, as a brief weekly brushing is all you need to keep your coat healthy. More frequent brushing, or too strong, can damage the beautiful coat. For the same reason, bathing your cat should be an exception.

    In the case of a cat with very short hair, just run your hand through its fur. But, for a cat with a thicker or longer coat, a brush is more appropriate. In any case, being sociable and appreciating being touched - as long as it is done delicately- often appreciate these grooming sessions.

    This breed usually sheds very little throughout the year. But, some specimens have a more pronounced shedding period in autumn and spring.

    It also, ears should be cleaned weekly with a damp cloth to prevent buildup of wax and dirt that could lead to infection. You should take the opportunity to make sure that his eyes and teeth are clean and that his claws do not need to be trimmed..

    Indoor or outdoor cat?

    As the Cornish Rex has a very fine fur, not suitable as an outdoor cat. Especially in winter, the cat, with its fine fur, cannot stay outside for long in cold weather. But, if the weather is good, you can let the cat out under supervision. A fenced garden or a secure balcony are ideal to satisfy the cat's urge to move. But, the cat prefers a warm and cozy place on the windowsill. If the cat stays indoors, a litter tray and scratching post are essential.

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

    The Cornish Rex is an active cat breed that loves to jump and needs a lot of exercise. Due to his great intelligence, these active cats need regular and meaningful exercise. They are always on the lookout for new challenges and quickly learn even the most difficult intelligence games.. With patience, you can also teach your smart four-legged friend little tricks, how to open doors. A great tree for cats to climb and jump, as well as a varied selection of toys make the child happy. gato Rex

    Health and nutrition

    Cornish Rex
    Two Cornish Rex female cats – Tomi Tapio K from Helsinki, Finland, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commonsv

    The Cornish Rex it is rather a hardy breed of cat, with little genetic predisposition to any particular disease.

    But, is particularly susceptible to certain conditions:

    • The umbilical hernia, a malformation that allows part of the intestines to pass through the abdominal wall. But, the last case registered in this breed was in 1997;
    • Congenital hypotrichosis, better known as “hereditary baldness”, which makes the coat much less dense than normal;
    • The patellar dislocation, a relatively common knee problem that can cause difficulty walking;
    • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an enlargement of heart tissue that causes changes in its function.

    Another risk factor for the health of the Cornish Rex is the exposure to the sun, since its thin and sparse coat protects it little from the sun's rays. So, special care must be taken to protect the cat from the sun in summer, for example, not allowing you to go outside during the day. In the case of white or very light colored cats, it may even help to put sunscreen on their ears to prevent burning.

    In general, their fur does not protect them well from the elements, especially bad weather. No cat should be left outside in bad weather, but the Cornish Rex, despite his British origins, it is much less resistant to rain than most of its congeners.

    Life expectancy

    12 to 14 years

    Food

    The Cornish Rex not a fussy cat, and can be easily fed commercially produced cat food, either food or croquettes. But, to keep you healthy, the food must be of sufficient quality to provide all the necessary nutrients, and be adapted to their age and activity level.

    On the other hand, he also likes to help himself to his family's food, so you have to ensure that there are no leftovers.

    Being very active and capable of self-regulation, the risk of obesity is quite limited in this cat. So, it is safe to leave food available at all times.

    For sale "Cornish Rex"

    Before getting a cat as special as him Cornish Rex, must also be well informed. How cats are quite unknown, there is probably no standardized breeding association and you will have to look for private breeders. At the time of buying, make sure that kittens do not have bald spots on their fur and that they look healthy all over their bodies. You also have to look at the parents.

    The average price of a Cornish Rex kitten is about 850 EUR. The price range is quite small, since the vast majority of individuals are offered between 800 and 1.000 EUR.

    Male kittens tend to be somewhat more expensive than female kittens.

    Videos "Cornish Rex"

    Five Cornish Rex Kittens Meet Some New Fluffy And Scaly Friends | Too Cute!
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    Burmilla cat
    Recognized by the LOOF, ACF, FIFé, GCCF, WCF. TICA, CFA

    Burmilla
    Photo: Some rights reserved by ramtops - Flickr

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

    Burmilla and bunny
    Photo: Burmilla.co.UK / Bellabonny Quicksilver (female) & Bunny

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

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

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

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

    The Burmilla is a very irreverent and independent cat who adores his owner and displays many kitten-like characteristics., even in adulthood. In temperament that are sociable, playful and affectionate, and they get along well with children and other animals.

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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

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    Activity level

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    Friendliness to other pets

    3.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Friendliness to children

    3.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Grooming requirements

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    Vocality

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    Need for attention

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    Affection towards its owners

    5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    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

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    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"

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    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.

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    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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    Javanese cat (Colorpoint Longhair)
    Recognized by the CFA, FFE, TICA

    The Javanese cat (Colorpoint Longhair) was inspired by breeders who wanted to take the qualities of the Siamese and alter the coat and colors to your liking. All of these breeds share similar conformaities and personality types..
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    Characteristics "Javanese cat (Colorpoint Longhair)"

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a cat of the breed "Javanese cat (Colorpoint Longhair)" 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 origins of the Javanese cat

    Also known as Colorpoint Longhair, the Javanese is a fairly rare breed of cat.

    Contrary to what the various exotic names might suggest, was created in the United States.

    In 1978, American breeders of the Balinese cat and the Oriental shorthair cat crossed the two races to develop a new one with a personality similar to that of the Siamese cat, but with longer hair and a greater variety of colors.

    So, the Javanese cat descends from Oriental shorthair cat, but also of the Siamese cat, since the Balinese cat is a Siamese longhair.

    Of these two ancestors, is clearly the Balinese cat the one that most resembles its general appearance: has inherited the fact that its tail ends in feather-like hairs. This explains the name Javanese, as the Indonesian island of Java is close to Bali: It, Therefore, a nod to its resemblance to the Balinese cat -although, by the way, the balinese does not come from Bali like the Javanese cat makes it Java…

    The cats Javanese and balinese they differ in the colors of their robes. In the case of the first, all dress colors are accepted. For the balinese, However, only colors are allowed point blue, chocolate, lilac and seal.

    The recognition of the breed

    The Javanese cat (Colorpoint Longhair) has caused a lot of controversy and debate about whether this cat is really a new breed., or simply a variety of Balinese cat. Major government bodies around the world remain divided, but many consider it a variety of Oriental Longhair cat, not a separate breed.

    In 1979, the International Cat Association (TICA) recognized the Javanese cat as a race in its own right, with the name of Oriental Longhair cat. But, later he changed his mind and grouped him with the Siamese cat, the Balinese cat and the Oriental shorthair cat, considering all four as one race, the group of Siamese breeds.

    The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) did exactly the same thing: after recognizing the Javanese cat as a distinct breed in 1986, renamed it as Oriental Longhair cat in 2002 and classified it as an Oriental variety, in the same way as the Oriental shorthair cat. In other words, unlike TICA, the CFA regards Orientals as a race in their own right, especially for its wide variety of colors.

    The Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFé) accepted the Javanese cat as a race in its own right in 1985, but with the name of Oriental Longhair cat. It is classified in the group of oriental breeds, along with the Siamese cat, the Oriental shorthair cat, the Balinese cat and the Seychellois cat.

    The British Ruling Council of Feline Fantasy (GCCF) he took the same position when he recognized it in 1997: he also kept the name of Oriental long-haired and integrated it into the group of oriental breeds, where the Siamese already appeared, the Balinese and the Oriental Shorthair.

    For its part, the Livre Officiel des Origines Félines (LOOF), French reference body, decided to associate the Javanese cat with the Balinese cat. Like this, considered at the Javanese as a balinese with green eyes and a wide range of coat colors.
    It also, whatever the official body, accepted crosses are :

    Physical characteristics

    "Javanese cat (Colorpoint Longhair)"

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    The Javanese cat has inherited the physical characteristics of the Siamese cat, from which it descends: the only important difference is that it has a long coat and can be of a greater number of colors.

    It is, because, of a long-haired or oriental cat that is distinguished by its great elegance. In fact, its silhouette is very well balanced and its movements are graceful.

    Medium-sized, tubular and very muscular, their body it is flexible, thin and has a fine bone structure. The tail it is also thin and tapers towards the tip, where the hair is feathered.

    The Hips and shoulders they are equally wide and are attached to legs slender and well muscled. The latter are high, but the ones in the back are even taller than the ones in the front. Both legs end in small feet oval.

    The head rests on a long neck, thin and muscular. It is medium in size and triangular in shape, long and narrow. The skull and the forehead are flat. The profile is straight from the forehead to the nose, which is long and thin. The cheeks they are flat, but the double chin is accepted in the male. The eyes almond-shaped, they are far apart and are usually emerald green. But, individuals with a multicolored coat may have pearly eyes, while those with white fur may have blue eyes. The ears are especially large, long and wide at the base.

    The Javanese cat does not have undercoat, but a top layer of medium long hair, fine and silky, which is shorter on the shoulders. All coat colors and patterns are accepted, except the Colourpoints.

    Last, the Javanese cat presents a lightweight sexual dimorphism, since the male is slightly more solid than the female. It also, the male may have jowls, which does not happen with the female.

    Size and weight

    • Size: 30 to 35 cm.
    • Weight: 3 to 5 kg

    Character and skills

    "Javanese cat (Colorpoint Longhair)"

    Gato javanés
    Oriental Longhair (also Javanese or Mandarin) in chocolate smokeYusui.y, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

    If he Javanese cat shares many traits with the Siamese in terms of appearance, it also has a temperament quite similar to that of the Siamese, even if you are less demanding in daily life.

    But, by being at the same time intelligent, loving and playful, but also stubborn and possessive, it should be noted that he has a strong personality.

    Very faithful and attached to its owners and the people with whom it lives, loves pampering, but also spending time with them and participating in family activities. It's even easier to integrate it into the family, as you can learn to walk on a leash and, Therefore, to be taken for a walk.

    Gets along very well with children and enjoys playing with them, as long as you are treated with respect and attention. In any case, for the sake of both, a cat should never be left alone with a young child without adult supervision. This applies regardless of race.

    It is common for the Javanese to be especially attached to a specific member of the house, who is usually the person who takes care of you the most. Combined with your curiosity, this closeness can make them a bit sticky dogs to the point of following them everywhere, sleep with them and monitor all their movements from morning to night.

    By being very observant and intelligent, does not hesitate to take advantage to learn and reproduce them. That is why it is not strange to see him, for example, opening a door, a drawer or even emptying a bag.

    But, it is possible to use these skills to teach your cat tricks. These may include, can teach your cat to search for and retrieve objects, just like a cat. In fact, the Javanese is an easy to train cat breed.

    To keep your cat happy, it is necessary to stimulate it mentally. Enjoy games that require thought and cunning, such as kibble labyrinths or any other toy that involves difficulty. Giving him a part of his daily ration through a dispenser or toys that appeal to his intelligence is also an excellent thing., because it also helps you to satiate more quickly: this helps prevent this little wolverine from becoming obese, to which you are predisposed.

    It's also a good way to keep you busy when you're away., since his attachment to his humans makes him not bear to be alone. But, as you suffer from separation anxiety, soon begins to behave destructively. So, it is preferable not to leave you alone for a long time or too often, and leave him toys to take care of when he's out. In any case, a person who spends most of his days away from home and cannot take it with him would be better off with a more independent representative of another race.

    Another solution may be to share your home with another dog.; this playmate is sure to help you pass the time, and vice versa. But, things tend to go much better when he comes in second place, or when both enter the house at the same time. If you are used to being the only cat in the house and a newcomer enters, is likely to be jealous and possessive, but also to defend its territory against this invader.

    Due to his closeness to family, the javanese is also a breed of cat that meows a lot. In this case, has a remarkable ability to vary his vocalizations according to the object of his request, to gradually educate their masters to recognize them. He does not hesitate to communicate with his humans and ask for all the attention he needs., generally achieving without difficulty to make oneself understood.

    For seniors, this can be a bit exhausting in the long run, given the attention and response it requires. If they also have difficulty moving and he always hinders them, certain situations can even become dangerous. Again, another cat breed choice is potentially more appropriate.

    In any case, the Javanese cat behaves very differently with people he doesn't know: he is as reserved with them as he is close to those he meets on a daily basis.

    On the other hand, a dog with whom you share your home can be perfectly regarded as your friend, especially if you have lived with him since he was very young. Otherwise, a gradual adaptation is necessary for coexistence to work.

    Although he is sociable with his family, your companions and even dogs, the Javanese cat he is still a formidable hunter. Even if you have been with him since he was very young, a rodent or a bird would never be completely safe with it, because his predatory instinct could take over at any moment.

    This instinct, combined with your curiosity, makes, if you have access to a garden, do not hesitate to abandon it to follow its prey. So, there is a great risk that you will end up getting lost by getting too far away from your territory. Thus, A GPS collar for cats can be a wise investment so you know where your cat is at all times and don't worry unnecessarily.

    In any case, fear of losing it is no reason to keep it locked up when living in a house with a garden. In effect, this little feline, very athletic, agile and lively, needs space to run, frolicking and climbing. It is clear that they are happier in a house with a garden, but they can get used to living in a flat, as long as it is big enough, are stimulated and have a cat tree. You should also remember to provide a scratching post if you don't have access to the outside., as furniture and curtains can be very comfortable for scratching.

    Last, just because it's generally very active and moves often doesn't mean it can't also be calm and restrained at times.. Like this, their closeness to their humans is not incompatible with the fact that, like any cat, you also need your moments of solitude; everyone must respect them, since it is an indispensable condition for its development.

    Health

    The Javanese cat is generally in good health, although it is prone to certain diseases:

    • Asma, which is similar to chronic bronchitis. With proper treatment, the life of the animal is not in danger and can lead an almost normal life;
      Genetic strabismus, that slightly reduces visual acuity and is not treatable;
    • The glaucoma, which is caused by a sudden increase in pressure inside the eye. If not treated quickly, may cause blindness;
    • The progressive retinal atrophy (ARP), an inherited disease that also ends up causing blindness. The difference is that it is incurable;
    • The hyperesthesia syndrome, a rare disease that is manifested by occasional or regular attacks, during which numerous symptoms may appear (spasms of the skin of the back, dilated pupils, frantic licking of certain areas, aggressiveness…). Treatment is possible, but it depends on the cause of the problem, which is often difficult to identify;
    • The amyloidosis, a rare and incurable inherited disease for which there is currently no genetic screening test. It usually occurs before the 5 years and causes kidney failure;
    • The periodontal disease, an inflammation of the structures that support the teeth caused by the accumulation of tartar.
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    Oriental Longhair (Javanese, Mandarin), Red Classic Tabby. Name: Firefly vom HonigtöpfchenKamée, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    It also, the Javanese has a predisposition to Obesity. Easily gluttonous, you can quickly gain a lot of weight and get into a vicious circle, since an overweight animal has less desire to move and, Therefore, tends to get even fatter. Obesity can cause or aggravate many health problems. Obviously, the risk increases if the dog spends its life confined between four walls, no access to the outside world…

    As with any race, adopt a Javanese cat of a serious breeder gives you the best chance of adopting a healthy animal. In addition to a veterinary certificate that certifies that the animal is really healthy, the breeder must be able to show the details of the vaccines administered to the animal (registered in your health card, or vaccination book), as well as the results of any genetic tests carried out on the parents or offspring to counteract the risk of hereditary diseases.

    Once adopted, regular veterinary care is, as in the case of any feline, the best way to keep your pet in good health. In particular, a full check-up should be performed at least once a year to diagnose any potential problems as soon as possible and, at the same time, make sure you are up to date on your vaccinations.

    At the same time, the owner must renew his antiparasitic treatments whenever necessary, so that your partner is always protected.

    Grooming

    Like any cat, the Javanese cat requires a little maintenance every week.

    First of all, it is necessary to brush your coat to remove dead hairs and avoid knots. As it has no underspeed, this is quite easy.

    At the same time, wiping the corners of the eyes with a damp cloth can reduce the risk of eye diseases.

    You should also take the opportunity to clean your dog's ears with a damp cloth to prevent infections..

    The weekly maintenance session is also an opportunity to brush your cat's teeth with a toothpaste specially designed for cats.. This prevents tartar buildup, that doesn't just cause bad breath, but it can cause various diseases, some of them very serious (like septicemia, for example). Do not hesitate to do it even more often if your dog accepts this treatment easily., especially since this breed is prone to periodontal disease.

    Last, it is essential to check the length of the cat's nails at least once a month. If the cat lives outside, natural wear and tear is usually sufficient. But, if you live in a flat, this does not usually happen, and it is even recommended to do it more often. In any case, how long are they too long, it is necessary to cut them by hand, with the risk of them getting in the way or even breaking, with the risk of injuring them in the process. It also, if you do not have access to the outside, you have to provide a scraper to do your needs, at the risk of you using the furniture instead.

    The first time, It may be convenient to learn from a veterinarian or a professional hairdresser the correct gestures and reflexes to take care of the coat, the eyes, the ears, your cat's teeth and nails. It also, no waiting to get started: the sooner you get used to it, sessions are more likely to go well, especially since his proximity to his master makes things easier.

    Food

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    Like all breeds of felines, the Javanese cat you need a good quality diet adapted to your age and activity, and therefore to their nutritional needs.

    It is even more necessary to pay attention to your diet since you tend to be overweight or even obese. In addition to providing you with adequate daily rations, it is essential to control your weight through regular weighing, At least once a month. If your dog is overweight and persists during several heavy (or even gets worse), it is essential to take it to the veterinarian. The veterinarian will be able to determine if the problem is due to a disease, a medicine that is not well tolerated or a diet that is not adequate in terms of quality and/or quantity. Once the diagnosis has been made, may propose a solution to the problem.

    Last, it is absolutely essential that the Javanese cat have continuous access to available water. This is true of any cat, but even more for him, that is prone to hyperesthesia, that causes kidney failure.

    For sale "Javanese cat (Colorpoint Longhair)"

    The price of a Javanese cat often haunt them 1000 EUR.

    But, in Europe, the limited number of breeders Javanese cat makes it sometimes necessary to have patience.

    Another solution is to go abroad to get the cat. In the United Kingdom, the cost is usually about 500 pounds (a few 550 EUR). In United States, country of origin of the breed and with the largest number of breeders, the average cost is 1.500 $.

    In the case of an adoption abroad, it is necessary, of course, find out about legislation on the importation of animals, to comply with it. It also, administrative and transport costs shall be added to the purchase price of the kitten.

    whatever the country, the price that is requested may differ from one copy to another depending on its lineage, the reputation of the hatchery from which it comes, and, above all, of its own characteristics, especially the physical ones.

    Alternative names:

  • Colorpoint Longhair
  • Colourpoint Longhair
  • Balinese (Javanese Division)
  • Javi
  • Javanese
  • Mandarin
  • OLH


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    British longhair cat
    Federations: LOOF, TICA, WCF

    The British longhair cat was recognized as a breed by the International Cat Association (TICA) in 2009. Some other registration organizations still do not consider it a breed of its own..

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    History

    The British longhair cat originated in Great Britain at the beginning of the 20th century and is the result of crossing the British Shorthair cat and the Persian cat. The British Shorthair cat They had long interbred with the persian cats, but the resulting cats that showed the long-haired gene of the Persian they were considered unusual.

    Because the breed has only recently been bred for its specific traits, have achieved race status in recent history. Much of the history of British longhair cat is associated with its relationship with its namesake and ancestor, the British Shorthair cat.

    Physical characteristics

    The British longhair cats are size medium, with long hair and a nice round face. His big round eyes, their sweet expressions and fluffy fur give this breed adorable charm. Under all your fluff, these cats have muscular and robust bodies. The british long hair usually weigh between 3 and 7 kg, and males tend to weigh more.

    The coat of the British longhair it's dense and straight, and moves away from the body to make these cats appear larger than they really are. Its fur is also soft, thick and available in many colors, like black, the lilac, chocolate or gold. They can also have a bicolor pattern, ticked o colorpoint. These cat breeds shed little compared to other long-haired breeds, but they have a thick undercoat.

    The British longhair cat is often compared to the British Shorthair cat and with the Persian cat as for its appearance, And for good reason: This breed of cat follows the same breed standard as the British Shorthair cat, except for their long, soft fur. The magnificent mane of British longhair is the result of the side of Persian cat of his genealogy.

    British longhair cat
    British longhair cat Bounty Amouge, No. 4 according to the RosKosh club international cat show catalog “Golden Autumn-2014” (WCF). – Nickolas Titkov from Moscow, Russian Federation, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Character and skills

    These sweet cats are as personable as their smiling faces would suggest.. The British longhair cat He is known for his smooth, calm demeanor and easygoing demeanor. These cats are not easily upset – some might even call them lazy!! Although sometimes they behave like typical playful kittens, they are significantly less active than most cat breeds and become less active with age. They also sleep quite a bit, even by cat standards.

    But these cuddly cats are so much more than just sofa companions.. They are incredibly smart, social and loving. The British longhair is a loyal breed that loves people and tolerates most environments.

    Although they are very sociable, these cats also have an independent vein, and they often feel good doing their own thing. That does not mean that these cats always leave you alone.; in fact, they have been described as small “private investigators”. True to the cats of pop culture, these cats are quite curious. Don't be surprised if you find these cats pawing at your personal belongings or looking closely to see what you are doing..

    The British longhair cat He is affectionate and tolerant with children, but he doesn't like to be caught. Parents will have to spend time teaching their little ones not to pick up these adorable cats and to meet them on the floor to pet and play.

    Needs of the "British longhair cat"

    Thanks to his laid-back temperament, the British longhair adapts to a wide variety of environments. Their gentle and carefree demeanor makes them patient and loving pets for families with young children and frequent guests.. These friendly felines are sociable and adapt to changes, they tolerate curious young children and noisy dinners.

    They are far from sticky, and they don't mind being left alone while you go to work or your social activities. This independent spirit also means that the British longhair can be a bit stubborn. They prefer to do things their own way, and often do not respond to owners starting the game when they prefer to lie down. But, this does not mean that your british longhair cat does not want to know anything about you. On the contrary, you will have to spend time showing your love and affection. Lots of pampering, attention and the presence of other pets will keep you from feeling lonely.

    These cats love to chat and will have small conversations with you often to let you know that they are hungry., thirsty or just to get your attention. If you have roommates who are easily irritated or you live in an apartment with thin walls, this breed might not be the most suitable.

    If what you are looking for is a friendly and cuddly companion that adapts to different lifestyles and living spaces, the British longhair cat it's a good option. This calm cat adapts well to family life, to frequent travel and most life situations, as long as I receive a lot of love and care.

    Health

    The british longhair cats they are not more prone to disease than other cats, but they have a certain incidence of health problems. This breed has a life expectancy of between 15 and 17 years.

    “It is important to check for polycystic kidney disease, in which cysts develop in the kidneys causing decreased function and, finally, kidney failure”. DNA tests are now available to detect the risk of this disease in parents, so it is advisable to do a previous screening. This disease is also very common in the Persian ancestors of the British longhair.

    Responsible breeders will test kittens for genetic health problems, but it is important to keep regularly scheduled veterinary appointments and follow the advice of your cat's veterinarian. Health problems can develop later in life and will need to be managed.

    British longhair cat
    British longhair cat

    Grooming and care

    British longhair mainly handles that task itself. Because of all this self-grooming, your British longhair cat is prone to swallowing a lot of hair and developing hairballs. Help your cat by brushing more frequently or offering hairball relief treatments.

    The British longhair cat tends to be a bit lazy, and owners will have to motivate them to move. Encourage play often, provide trees to climb and interactive toys to play with.

    “Weight control is very important with these cats because they tend to be less active as adults compared to other cat breeds.. “They are prone to being overweight, so daily exercise is essential”.

    How are they smart, these cats are usually easy to train to perform simple tasks, how to use the litter box or scratching post. These food-loving cats will always appreciate a treat to reward good behavior.

    Socialization should be easy with this easygoing breed. Kittens british long hair those who are introduced to people and pets at a young age are usually easy to get along with and accept unfamiliar faces well.

    Food

    The British longhair cat should be fed a high-quality diet approved by your veterinarian. Look for protein ingredients primarily of animal origin. Your cat can be fed dry or wet food. This breed is prone to obesity, so it is important to monitor your food intake.

    British longhair
    A bluish-white long-haired British cat from the McQueen Cattery. – Felinology, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    For sale "British longhair cat"

    Kittens british long hair from a reputable breeder usually cost between 700 and 1.100 EUR, depending on pedigree.

    Characteristics "British longhair cat"

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