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Snowshoe
2007-12-13 15:41:08

The Snowshoe is a cross between a Siamese and a bi-colored American Shorthair. The first Snowshoes appeared in the 1960s. The breed is sturdy and pointed with white markings on the face, chest and feet. The ears and head of a snowshoe are triangular. The head typically has black markings. The eyes of a Snowshoe are always blue. The Snowshoe coat is short-haired and is white and gray; it can...

Exotic Shorthair
2007-12-13 14:28:03

The Exotic Shorthair, a cross between the American Shorthair and the Persian is a breed of cat first created in the 1960s. The breed is often referred to as the "Lazy man's Persian" because it has the same body type and personality as a Persian but lacks the long haired coat that requires so much grooming. The body of the Exotic Shorthair is round, compact, powerful, and low to the ground....

European Shorthair
2007-12-13 14:06:30

The European Shorthair originated in Sweden, and is one of the oldest and most common breeds of cat. However, surprisingly, the breed was not standardized until recently and is not often recognized. European Shorthairs are often referred to as a Bondkatt (Farmer's cat in Swedish), because of the fact that they do not have a pedigree and therefore can not be recognized by the official name....

Egyptian Mau
2007-12-13 14:01:55

The Egyptian Mau is the only naturally spotted breed of domesticated cat; its spots are not only on the coat, but on the skin of the cat as well. The Mau is similar to the Ocicat and the Bengal, but the Ocicat's spots were bred-in, and the Bengal is much larger than the Egyptian Mau. The Mau is a medium sized shorthair breed. Its body is compact much like the Burmese and slim like a Siamese....

Bombay
2007-12-13 13:28:07

The Bombay is a Burmese type cat with a black coat, paw pads and nose, and green or copper eyes. The American Bombay was created by crossing an American Shorthair with a Burmese, while in the UK it was created by crossing Burmese with domestic black cats, and is part of the Asian group. The Bombay was originally bred for the purpose of creating a domestic cat that resembled a wild panther....

American Shorthair
2007-12-13 13:25:11

The American Shorthair is a descendant of English cats which were brought on ships to North America by settlers to protect their cargo from rodents. Today the American Shorthair is the most popular breed of cat in the United States. American Shorthairs can be medium to large cats, not reaching their full size until 3 to 4 years of age. They have very powerful legs, strong paws and a square...

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