The European Burmese Cat Breed

If you love the temperament of the American Burmese, but don’t care for the breed’s exaggeratedly round head, then you may want to take a close look at the European Burmese. This breed is actually descended from the American Burmese, which originated from temple cats in Burma. The temple cats were pure white, but suddenly…

The Exotic Cat Breed

If you are a fan of the beautiful longhair Persian cat, but are concerned about being able to keep your cat’s coat from matting, you may want to consider the Exotic. This breed looks exactly like the Persian, except that it has a much shorter coat. The Exotic weighs in at seven to fourteen pounds…

The Havana Brown Cat Breed

When a cat breed has a name like Havana Brown, it can only come in one color, right? Well, actually, the active Havana Brown comes in a rich Chocolate color or an attractive Lilac color. This breed was created when a Chocolate Point Siamese cat produced a solid Chocolate kitten. Although this has been happening…

The Japanese Bobtail Cat Breed

Although the Japanese Bobtail is a breed that goes back several centuries, this breed is still incredibly rare. If you are fortunate enough to find one of these beautiful cats, you will have a wonderful pet. The Japanese Bobtail was first developed in the seventeen hundreds in Japan. Unfortunately, the longhair cat gene is not…

The Javanese Cat Breed

If you love the beautiful, graceful Balinese, but you would prefer to own this cat in different colors, then the Javanese may be the ideal cat for you. After all, this striking cat breed was actually created by crossing the Balinese and the Colorpoint Shorthairs in an attempt to give the Balinese a few color…

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…