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Oriental Shorthair

In the years, 1910 and 1920 in Britain, the Siamese cat was very popular. It was the center of attraction because of the unusual color restriction. Because of this coloring, breeders decided that all solid colors should be excluded from this breed. The first solid color Siamese cats were named as “foreign shorthair”. These cats, …

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Birman Cat

There is no clear record of the origin of Birman cats. But is said  Auguste Pavie and Major Gordon Russell once helped the temple priests. So as a gesture of thanks, the priests gave these men a breeding pair of Birmans, from which the breed became established in the western world. However, Birman cats were …

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Ragamuffin Cat

Ragamuffin cat was created by Ragdoll owners who crossed the breed with other cats. Some breeders wanted to introduce new colors and patterns while others thought it was important to widen the actual breed.  The breeding of Ragdolls was strictly controlled by that breed’s founder, Ann Baker, a new group formed to create its breed. So they outcrossed …

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Singapura Cat

The Singapura cat was originated from Singapore and its name means Lion City, the local Malay name for their island. This cat was also known as the ‘drain cat’ because of its habit of sleeping in drains and living in the gutters. This is also the reason given for the cat’s small size, this cat …

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Somali Cat

The Somali cat is the long-haired version of the Abyssinian cat. These longhair gene was introduced into the Abyssinian breed in early 1900 but this variety was not bred specifically until 1960. The original introduction of the longhaired gene took place in Britain and later this was exported to Europe and America. The systematic breeding …

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British Shorthair

British Shorthair Cat is the oldest cat breed in England, this cat is thought to have descended from domestic cats imported from Egypt, accompanying the Romans when they invaded Great Britain in 43 AD. They grew in popularity during the Victorian era when stricter breeding standards were implemented. In the early 1900s, the British Shorthair …

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Abyssinian Cat

The Abyssinian cat looks similar to the African wildcat. This cat breed can directly trace her roots to Nile Valley. In 1860, it was brought to Britain by an army officer Lord Robert Napier from Abyssinian (now Ethiopia). This cat was named Zulu, and it was the first cat breed referred to today as the …

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Turkish Van

The Turkish Van breed originates from the area surrounding Lake Van in Turkey and has been domesticated there for hundreds of years. In 1950, a pair of these cats were brought back to Britain by a couple, and they began to breed these distinctively marked In the late ’70s, the breed made its way to …

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Manx Cat

Manx Cat has been originated on the Isle of Man off the coast of Britain. This cat may have hitched a ride on a ship to the island, spreading her genes upon her arrival. The island became known for the tailless cats, which is how they got their name. It was one of the first …

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