The Korat Cat Breed

If you are at all superstitious, you may want to take a look at the Korat cat breed. This breed originated in Thailand well before the seventeen hundreds. The Thai people believed that the silvery blue color of this stunning breed stood for monetary wealth, while the brilliant green eyes of the breed symbolized abundant…

The La Perm Cat Breed

If you’ve ever seen a cat breed that looks like it is having a bad hair day, you may have been looking at the La Perm, a breed that is probably closely related to the Rex cat breed. These cats have a wavy coat reminiscent of the hair permanents that were so popular in the…

The Manx Cat Breed

When you picture a cat in your mind, the animal probably has a long, gracefully tapering tail. However, one cat breed actually has no tail at all, the Manx cat. While tailless Manx cats are the only type of cat seen in the show ring, you can also find cats known as stumpies or tailies.…

The Norwegian Forest Cat Breed

The thick coated Norwegian Forest Cat originated in chilly Norway during the early nineteen hundreds, but its ancestors accompanied the warlike Vikings as they sailed around the world. The cats kept their owners company, but they also had a more important purpose, rodent control. The Norwegian’s exceptional hunting ability enabled it to keep the Viking…

The Ocicat Cat Breed

Have you always been an admirer of the beautiful and dangerous leopards and ocelots? While these spotted big cats can be lethal pets, there is a domesticated cat with the same exotic appearance, the Ocicat. These cats were actually developed completely by accident when a breeder in the United States was trying to create a Siamese…

The Oriental Cat Breed

Do you love the temperament of the Siamese cat breed, but wish you could find a cat with a very different coat color? If so, the exuberantly affectionate Oriental is the perfect breed for you. These charming cats are closely related to the Siamese and are even considered to be Siamese by many cat associations.…

The Persian Cat Breed

The grumpy looking face and long coat of the beautiful Persian cat are familiar characteristics to most cat lovers. After all, this striking cat breed has been well known since it was first developed in the eighteen hundreds. However, these cats are certainly not the perfect breed for everyone, since caring for the lush coat…

The Ragamuffin Cat Breed

If you are looking for a cat breed that won’t mind if your children decide they want to play dress up, you may want to take a look at the Ragamuffin cat breed. These cats are very tolerant of children and other pets and will allow children to play games that would have other cat breeds and…

The Ragdoll Cat Breed

During the mid nineteen hundreds, an American breeder developed a cat breed that was so laid back and relaxed that it would hang limply like a cloth doll when people held it. This breed was developed from a Birman cat and a longhair cat with an unknown ancestry. The breeder called these cats the Ragdoll…