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A Look At Cat Breeds

March 5, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

A Look At Cat Breeds

Ever since ancient days, humans and cats have had close relationships. Our fondness quite often extends to the big cats – the wild ones, so it it not surprising that some of the most popular domestic cats are those who resemble their wild brothers. Over the last thousands of years, cats have pretty much handled their breeding themselves. Earlier, they were used for one purpose – hunting and killing rodents. As the years passed on, we started to breed cats more to our liking. Now days, there are various different breeds of cats – which you may tell if you look closely.

These days there are over 70 distinct cat breeds, which are established through cat registries. There are various registries that will recognize around 40 breeds or so, as they exclude the more domestic breeds such as tigers. There are also more variations as well, including wild cats that have longer hair.

There are a few cat breeds who have roots going back quite a bit in history. Some Japanese breeds, such as the Japanese Bobtail, possibly derived back more than 1,000 years in history. These cats were very common and well known throughout Medieval Japan. Now days though, they’re all but a myth throughout Japan and the entire world.

The more common cat breeds that are found in North America include the alley cat, long haired cat, and Persian cat. Siamese cats are also common, though they’re well known to be destructive and to have a foul temper. Persian cats are really popular, proving to be loving companions. Persian cats may be very expense, depending on where you get it and what type of Persian cat it’s.

Alley cats are the common in North America. There are really various different breeds, though most of us just refer to them as alley cats. They make good pets, though there are literally thousands of them in existence. Cats are known to breed more than any other pet, and they’ll continue to breed until they’re stopped. Alley cats are among the most bred, as there are hundreds of thousands of cats that are homeless – and have nothing to do but breed.

The look of the cat is the easiest way to tell what breed he or she possibly. A few people select to go by color, though color isn’t as easy to identify. Different breeds of cats have different looks, such as the Siamese and Persian cats. Siamese cats are almost always black, and easy to identify by their color and their eyes. Persian cats on the other hand, are easily identified by their body type and their hair.

Over the years, there’s been quite a few breeds come along. Cats were one of the first pets, and easily one of the most popular. Millions of people around the world own cats, with many people choosing a cat over any other pet – including dogs. Regardless breed of cat you get – you’re sure to get a pet who make for a great companion for years and years to come.

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