The Mischievous Devon Rex

The Mischievous Devon Rex

The Devon Rex is an intelligent cat breed that originated from England during the late 1950s. They are said to resemble a pixie which in folklore are mischievous little troublemakers. But they are also people-loving pets and they will welcome the attention of friends and family alike. It is known to be … Read more

The Spotted Ocicat

The Spotted Ocicat

The Ocicat is a domestic cat breed that resembles a wild cat but does not have any wild DNA in its gene pool. It means that even though this cat is spotted like a wild cat, it has the temperament of a domestic animal. Cat enthusiasts are always fascinated by spotted cats … Read more

Bombay Cat – The MiniBlack Panther

Bombay cat

The Bombay is a short-haired cat breed and it is the name given to black cats of the Asian group. It is also sometimes called the Black Burmese and nicknamed “mini-panther”. Its characteristic walk has the appearance of a sway, resembling the Indian black leopard. It is known to be an active … Read more

Chartreux – The Smiling Cat of France

Chartreux

The Chartreux is a rare domestic cat breed that originated from France. They are known for their “smile” because of the structure of their heads and their tapered muzzles that often make them appear to be smiling. They are also sometimes compared to a mime because they are silent but communicative and … Read more

Chinese Li Hua – The Smart Cat of China

Chinese Li Hua

The Chinese Li Hua, pronounced as “lee-wah”, is a recently established Chinese breed of domestic cat. It is also known as the Dragon Li or China Li Hua. It is a smart cat that typically forms a strong attachment to people. This breed was developed from a common landrace of cats in … Read more

Burmese Cat – A Brick Wrapped in Silk

Burmese cats

Burmese is a domestic cat breed that originated from Thailand. It is often described as a “brick wrapped in silk” because of its solid and muscular body. But even though it is a heavy cat, it does not preclude it from being active and acrobatic. This cat breed descends from a single … Read more

The Loving American Bobtail

The Loving American Bobtail

The American Bobtail is an uncommon domestic cat breed which is famous for its stubby “bobbed” tail that is about one-third to a half-length of a normal cat’s tail. But this breed is not related to the Japanese Bobtail even though they have similar names and physical type. The genetic mutation that … Read more

The Sweet Himalayan Cat

The Sweet Himalayan Cat

The Himalayan or nicknamed as Himmy is a breed or sub-breed of long-haired cat that is identical in type to the Persian. The only exceptions are its blue eyes and point coloration that came from crossing the Persian cat with the Siamese cat and then breeding their offspring until the desired characteristics … Read more

The Gentle Norwegian Forest Cat

The Gentle Norwegian Forest Cat

The Norwegian Forest is a domestic cat breed that originated from Northern Europe. It is the official cat of Norway where it is known as the “skogkatt” which means “forest cat”. That is the reason why it was named the Norwegian Forest Cat when it came to North America. But since the … Read more

Nebelung Cat: Creature of the Mist

Nebelung Cat: Creature of the Mist

The Nebelung is a rare domestic cat breed. Its name is a combination of the German word “Nebel” which means mist or fog, and the name of a medieval Germanic saga, “Nibelungenlied”. In German, the name Nebelung means “creature of the mist”, in reference to its shimmering silvery-blue coat that seems to … Read more

Birman – The Sacred Cat of Burma

Birman – The Sacred Cat of Burma

The Birman is a long-haired, color-pointed, domestic cat breed that is distinguished by a silky coat, deep blue eyes, and contrasting white gloves or socks on each of its paws. It is also known as the “Sacred Cat of Burma” because based on legends, it descended from Burmese temple cats who were … Read more

Siberian – The National Cat of Russia

Siberian – The National Cat of Russia

The Siberian cat is a native from the taiga of Siberia. It is a variety of domestic cat that’s present in Russia for centuries. Its longer name is Siberian Forest Cat, but it is usually referred to as the Siberian or the Siberian cat. Aside from that, it is also called the … Read more

Exotic Shorthair – The Lazy Man’s Persian Cat

Exotic Shorthair – The Lazy Man’s Persian Cat

The Exotic Shorthair is known to be the lazy man’s Persian because it has the sweet face of the Persian cat but has a short, plush coat that is easier to groom and take care of. It is also similar to the Persian in many ways, including its temperament and conformation with … Read more

The Affectionate British Shorthair Cat

British Shorthair

The British Shorthair cat breed is a pedigreed variety of the traditional British domestic cat. This breed is an ancient cat which probably originated from European domestic cats that were imported to Britain by the Romans in the first century AD. This cat has a good-natured appearance and a calm temperament, making … Read more

Scottish Fold – The Lop-Eared Cat

Scottish Fold–The Lop Eared Cat

The Scottish Fold is a domestic cat breed that has a natural dominant-gene mutation which affects cartilage throughout the body. This gene mutation causes its ears to fold, being forward and down towards the front of its head. Scottish Folds were originally known as lop-eared or lops, named after the lop-eared rabbit, … Read more

Bengal Cat – The Leopardette

Bengal

The Bengal cat is a domestic breed that is developed to appear like exotic wild cats such as leopards, ocelots, clouded leopards, and margays. They were developed through selective breeding from hybrids of the Asian leopard cat with domestic cats with the goal of creating a friendly, confident, and healthy cat that … Read more

Russian Blue – The Doberman Pinscher of Cats

Russian Blue

The Russian Blue cat breed comes in varieties of colors from a light shimmering silver to a darker, slate gray. It has a sophisticated yet well-built body that’s why one cat judge proclaimed it as the Doberman Pinscher of cats. This breed can develop close bonds with their owners and a lot … Read more

The Playful Tonkinese Cat

Tonkinese

The Tonkinese cat is a crossbreed between a Siamese cat and a Burmese cat. It is known to be a great pet because it has a goofy and humorous personality that can be quite entertaining. The short-haired Tonkinese is the best-known variety but there are also medium-haired ones that are more popular … Read more

Ragdoll: The Puppy-Like Cat

Ragdoll

A Ragdoll cat can have you falling into the depths of its glowing, sapphire eyes. It is a large and muscular semi-longhair cat breed that is best known to be docile and has an affectionate nature. This cat breed is popular both in the United Kingdom and its native United States. They … Read more

The Adorable Ragamuffin

Ragamuffin

The Ragamuffin is a variant of the Ragdoll cat breed and it was established as a separate breed in 1994. Though these breeds are similar in temperament and appearance, the Ragamuffin is more affectionate and it loves to be cuddled. They are popular because of their friendly personalities and thick, rabbit-like fur. … Read more

The Athletic Abyssinian Cat

Abyssinian

The Abyssinian or Aby is a short-haired domestic cat which is among the most popular cat breeds. It has a tabby coat that features bands of colors, giving it richness and depth that are not seen in any other breeds. Unlike other cats that love to sit on laps, this breed is … Read more

The Friendly American Shorthair Cat

American Shorthair

The American Shorthair cat breed is a domestic cat that is believed to be a descendant of European cats that were brought to North America by early settlers to protect cargo from mice and rats. It is one of the most popular pedigreed cats in the United States, and it is the … Read more

The Fluffy Persian Cat

Persian cat

The Persian cat or also known as the “Persian Longhair” in the English-speaking countries, is a long-haired breed of cat that is characterized by its round face and short muzzle. They are widely known as “Iranian cats” in the Middle East region and as “Shirazi cats” in Iran. Persian cats are known … Read more

Siamese – The Royal Cat of Siam

Siamese cat

The Siamese cat breed is one of the oldest and most popular cat breeds. It is also one of the first distinctly recognized breeds of Asian cat. It is a clever and active cat that is known for its willingness to play fetch and walk on a leash. This breed made its … Read more

Maine Coon: The Gentle Giant of Cats

Maine Coon The Gentle Giant of Cats

The Maine Coon cat breed is the official state cat of Maine. It is considered to be the oldest cat breed and also the only longhair breed native to the United States. Maine Coons are known for their big sizes but gentle personalities and sociable natures. This is the reason why they … Read more

Popular Russian Cat Breeds

Popular Russian Cat Breeds

Russia may be famous for vodka, borscht, matryoshka dolls and the onion-shaped churches and historical buildings, but it also gave the world some of the most beautiful and unique-looking domestic cats. If you’re a cat lover in particular, you may probably love to check out these cat breeds that originated only in … Read more

Are Cats Really Afraid of Water?

Are Cats Really Afraid of Water?

Have you ever seen a cat that is so excited to dip itself in a water tub to take a bath? Most probably not. Yet, it is most likely that you have seen a cat that is calmly sitting at its resting place but turns violent, angry or distressed when suddenly showered … Read more

Most Popular Cat Breeds in the U.S.

Know About the Most Popular Cat Breeds in the U.S.

According to the U.S census, there are over 90 million cats that reside in American homes as pets. Many of these pets are referred to as “domestic longhairs” or “domestic shorthairs”. Only about 3-5% are actual purebreds. There are currently about 40 cat breeds (approximately) but the list continues to grow with … Read more