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Selkirk Rex Cat Officially Its Own Breed
2013-06-24 09:27:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online For over 20 years cat lovers and breeders have recognized the Selkirk Rex, or the poodle-haired cat, as its own breed. Now, scientists have finally agreed with these fans, formally classifying the interesting looking animal as its own breed. This means that every Selkirk Rex roaming the planet can be traced back to a single cat named “Miss Depesto” who was born in Montana in 1987. Though they are sometimes confused with other...

2010-12-09 10:43:00

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Cat Fancy magazine, the world's premier cat publication, won 14 Certificates of Excellence and three Muse Medallions(TM) at the 17th Annual Cat Writers' Association's Awards Banquet in White Plains, NY, held Nov. 19-20. The Muse Medallion is the Cat Writers' Association's top honor. Cat Fancy won in the Monthly Magazine, Health and General Care and Magazine Columns categories, and Cats USA®, the complete guide to purebred...

2009-10-14 07:00:00

-- Chicago, Seattle and Detroit Go to the Dogs While Baltimore, Philadelphia and Houston Are the Cat's Meow -- NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While both cats and dogs have been our faithful companions for centuries, it turns out that dog owners bark louder than cat owners purr when it comes to voicing their love for their pets, according to the results of the "Pet Preference" poll on www.meetthebreeds.com. Inspired by the upcoming Meet the Breeds(TM) event, the...

2009-06-29 10:26:00

- Buy Your Tickets to Meet American Breeds and Many More at NYC's Javits Center October 17-18, 2009 at www.meetthebreeds.com - NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With dogs and cats having been domesticated for thousands of years, many of the breeds we know and enjoy today originated in other countries. However, there are some dog and cat breeds that are truly all-American. In the spirit of July 4th, and to announce Meet the Breeds - a showcase of over 200 dog and cat breeds that...

2008-11-25 17:52:15

A pedigreed Persian cat from Raleigh, N.C., has received its 39th Best in Show title at the 2008 International Cat Show in Atlanta. Brandon Moore, 22, said his 1-year-old black Persian, named Santos, was named the top cat from a pool of 730 during the weekend by judges from the Cat Fanciers' Association, the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer reported Tuesday. Moore and the cat's other owners said Santos has been named Best in Show at 39 of the 40 cat shows he has participated in, including shows in...


Latest Cat Fanciers' Association Reference Libraries

Dragon Li
2013-06-12 16:16:03

The dragon li, also known as the China Li Hua or the Li Hua Ma, among other names, is a domestic cat breed that originated in China. This natural breed is a descendent of a wild natural breed, or landrace, and occurs in dynastic culture and Chinese folklore. Although it goes by many names in its native China, which has caused some confusion, it has more recently been called the dragon li or the Chinese Li Hua in recognition of the cultural popularity of the Chinese dragon. The dragon li is...

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2007-12-13 12:08:19

The Ragamuffin is a medium-longhaired cat which is very similar to a Ragdoll. They are heavy, muscular cats that do not reach maturity until they are around 4 years old. When fully grown, the females of this breed weigh 10 to 15 pounds and the males 15 to 20. They have broad chests, powerful shoulders and rectangular bodies with short necks. Ragamuffins have large walnut shaped eyes and full cheeks. They have a ruff around their neck, and every possible color and pattern is allowed in this...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.