Cat Breeds: Everything you need to know about these cats
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In France, purebred cats represent only 5 to 15% of the feline population, the rest includes so-called gutter cats. Compared to alley cats whose appearance, characteristics and temperament are unpredictable, cats of the same breed have similar characteristics and behaviours.
In the following you will find everything you need to know about the different cat breeds, as well as all our useful tips for choosing and adopting the ideal cat.
You can find the breed cat of your dreams, whose appearance, behaviour and habits are perfectly adapted to your tastes, lifestyle and character. All you have to do is to search carefully among the sixty or so existing cat breeds.
All Cat Breeds
Still called "basset cat" or "sausage cat", the Munchkin is the cat with the shortest legs in the world! It was probably the smallness of its legs that gave it its name, inspired by the Munchkins people, the small characters in Fleming's 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.
Weighing between 2 and 4 kg and only 21 to 24 cm high, it is a very sociable and particularly active cat, but in addition to not being able to tolerate loneliness, it needs a minimum of affection and care. In the following, you will find everything you need to know about this friendly unusual cat, as well as everything you need to make this adorable fur ball happy and flourishing.
The Maine Coon
With an average weight of 8 kg and up to 14 kg, all for a height of about 1 metre, the Maine Coon is undoubtedly the largest domestic cat in the world.
Despite its giant appearance, this is a gentle, peaceful and affectionate animal, which is why it is often called a peaceful or gentle giant colossus.
However, if you want to adopt a Maine Coon, you will have to guarantee it an environment conducive to its development, as well as a minimum of care specific to its breed, and above all, a lot of tenderness and love. In the following, you will find everything you need to know about this giant fur ball, as well as all the conditions to make it happy.
Born from a cross between a domestic cat and a wild cat, the Bengal is an animal with great vivacity, an adventurous and playful spirit, as well as a wild but graceful physical appearance.
The most domestic of the wild cats
To let you know if this particular breed of cat is right for you, this article offers you the opportunity to discover everything you need to know about this breed of cat, the Bengal, its history, origins, physical and behavioural characteristics and many others.
The British Shorthair
With its elegant and robust appearance, great intelligence, calm temperament and golden character, the British Shorthair, an emblematic British cat, is now a renowned breed throughout the world.
However, to be happy and fulfilled, this famous little fur ball needs a number of accessories, a minimum of care and a lot of affection on your part. In the following, you will find everything you need to know about this iconic British cat, as well as all the good reasons to adopt it!
The Savannah is a breed of cat that is still unknown to the general public, yet it is a cat that only attracts followers once it is known. It is one of those very majestic cat breeds and of a presence like you may have rarely seen in a cat.
One of the most sociable cats with wild cat origins straight from Africa.
Very affectionate and with its large blue eyes typical of its breed, the Ragdoll is a cat that stands out from the others for its great sociability and its ability to become a true living plush. But before you think about welcoming him into your life or your family, you must get to know him well, he is not a purebred cat like any other.
From its origins to the adoption process, including its character, health, education, diet and even price, we offer you a complete presentation of this breed cat, to help you get to know it better and especially to determine if it is right for you or not.
You want to adopt a Chartreux cat, but want to learn a little more about its breed, needs and compatibility with your lifestyle or that of your family before you commit yourself? Make yourself comfortable, we have the answer to all your questions.
From its origins to its adoption, including its physical characteristics, its behaviour, its diet, its health, the care and accessories it needs to flourish, we offer you below everything you need to know about the Chartreux, this special cat very popular with French families.
With its black mask, sapphire eyes and clear coat, the Siamese, sacred cat of the kings of Siam, is fascinating because of its slender physique and its strong character. One of the oldest and most famous cat breeds in the world, it is intelligent, affectionate, sociable, protective and loyal to its owner and family.
However, it is a very sticky and even capricious cat, who needs above all the care and affection of a devoted and patient master, as well as a minimum of accessories adapted to satisfy his need for exercise and his love for the games. Below, everything you need to know about this special cat from Thailand.
A product of natural evolution, the Norwegian is an affectionate and sociable cat with a dense coat and a wild look. Often confused with the Maine Coon, it remains a unique breed because of its physical characteristics and behaviour, which make it an excellent companion animal, according to the opinions of its happy owners.
Although relatively independent, cats need your affection and care to feel loved, fulfilled and healthy, as well as a number of accessories to satisfy their naturalness for games and action. Below, all the information about the Norwegian cat breed, and which will allow you to know if this cat is right for you or not among all cat breeds.
SphynxThe Sphynx is one of the most atypical cat breeds. Resulting from a natural genetic mutation, this "bare skinned" feline stands out for its original appearance, fascinating for some, repulsive for others. But behind his slightly extraterrestrial physique is actually an intelligent, affectionate, calm, endearing and sociable companion.
Endowed with an iron health, this little feline nevertheless needs a lot of love and affection from you, as well as a minimum of care and accessories in order to be happy and more fulfilled. Find out below everything you need to know about this unusual-looking cat, as well as all the good reasons to adopt it.
The Persian is undoubtedly one of the oldest and most famous long-haired cat breeds in the world. Appreciated both for his elegant physique and for his gentle, affectionate and calm temperament.
However, while nature has endowed the Persian with an exceptional physique and character, it has been less generous towards his health, devoting this little feline to dependence on the care and affection of his master so that he can live a long, happy and fulfilling life. Below you will find everything you need to know about the Persian cat breed, as well as all the good reasons to adopt it.
Originally from Scotland, the Scottish Fold is a calm, attentive cat, of remarkable sweetness, and therefore very endearing. However, because of its high predisposition to certain genetic diseases and the frequent occurrence of malformations, this feline will require special attention.
Find out below everything you need to know about the Scottish Fold, one of the most popular breed cats, its origins, history, behaviour, characteristics, photos, and much more that will tell you if it is right for you or not.
Still called Exotic cat, the Exotic Shorthair is a peaceful, friendly and caring cat, which has everything to please many cat lovers, especially since it requires very little maintenance. Nevertheless, you will be required to give it a special touch of attention for a more fulfilling life at your side.
Sacred of Burma
Calm, sensitive and very affectionate, with its panache-shaped tail, large eyes and white gloved legs.
Although most of the time in good health, the Sacred One of Burma needs special attention to lead a long, happy and fulfilling life.
With its average size, great intelligence, independent, sociable and playful character, the Turkish Angora, a two thousand year old cat from Turkey, is an ancient breed recognized throughout the world. Resulting from a natural genetic mutation, it is a cat prized for its physical elegance, its behaviour and its iron health.
However, he needs a minimum of care and affection from you, as well as a number of accessories adapted to be happy and fulfilled.
Breed cat or gutter cat: What are the differences?
The result of a long process of genetic selection by humans, cats of the same breed have common and very precise physical characteristics, as well as the same character. Purebred cats have a pedigree, i.e. their origins are known until at least the 4th generation.
On the other hand, alley cats are cats whose lineage is unknown, and therefore do not have a pedigree. Basically, the term alley cat refers to all cats that do not have a specific breed. Thus, alley cats have diverse and varied physical characteristics, in the same way that it is impossible to predict their behaviour. In other words, every alley cat is unique!
How to choose your cat's breed?
To find the ideal cat for you, you just have to take into account 3 main criteria: the cat's physical appearance, its character, as well as its level of autonomy.
The look of the cat
First of all, the perfect cat for you must have a physical appearance that you like. From his height to the shape of his head, including the colour of his eyes, the length of his hair and many others, your cat's physique must be pleasant to your eyes.
The temperament of the cat
But as they say, the clothes don't make the monk: basing yourself solely on physical appearance is not enough to find the cat of your dreams. Indeed, you must choose a breed whose character and temperament are perfectly compatible with your own character.
The cat care
Finally, note that regardless of breed, adopting a cat will require enormous responsibility and therefore a minimum of availability, especially to take care of the animal. However, some cat breeds require more care and attention than others. This is the case, for example, for long-haired cats, which must be brushed regularly. You must therefore choose a cat breed that matches your schedule, habits and availability.