Cat Khao Manee

Cat Khao Manee

The Khao Manee cat is one of the rarest cats in the world, if not the rarest. Until the end of the nineteenth century no one knew of it outside of Thailand, where it originated, and even in that region there are not many of them and they have risked extinction. An endangered species specialist decided to import the breed to the United States to establish breeding farms and breed … Read more

Korat cat

Korat Cat

The Korat cat is a very old, natural breed, i.e. it was not created by humans and developed in Thailand, specifically on the Korat plateau, where most of these cats are found. Thanks also to the isolation of the areas where it was most concentrated, it has remained as it was in ancient times even today. In Thailand it is also called Si-Sawat, i.e. Good Luck. It was in fact … Read more

Selkirk Rex Cat

Selkirk Rex Cat

The breed of Selkirk Rex cat is rare and rather recent. It was born in the USA in 1987, in Wyoming, in an animal shelter, where a kitten in her litter gave birth to a kitten with naturally curly hair.Β  This was crossed with a Persian and half the litter was born with curly hair. Jeri Newman, a breeder of Persian cats started a new kennel and named it after … Read more

Cat LaPerm

Cat LaPerm

The LaPerm cat is the result of a fairly recent spontaneous mutation. In 1980, on a farm in Oregon, USA, owned by Linda and Richard Kohel, a common brown cat gave birth to six kittens. Amongst them was a kitten with almost no fur and large ears. The kitten, who was named Curly, grew up and over the months developed a curly coat that covered her entire body. Following an … Read more

Kurilian Bobtail Cat

Kurilian Bobtail Cat

The Kurilian Bobtail is a natural cat breed originating from the Kuril Islands in the Pacific Ocean.Β  The origin of the breed probably comes from the Japanese Bobtail, which also originates from the Kuril Islands. Compared to the Japanese, the Kurilian is larger. Most probably some of these specimens were bred as domestic cats, and by mating with traditional cats they strengthened their gene pool to withstand the harsh temperatures … Read more

Pixie Bob Cat

Pixie Bob Cat

Pixie Bob is a big cat that looks like a lynx. This is what an American breeder, Carol Ann Brewer, was aiming for when she found an undernourished kitten on the street that weighed 8 kilograms and brought it home. It was 1985 in the state of Washington, USA. This cat, very similar to a Bobcat, had a short tail and was mated with a polydactyl domestic cat (i.e. with … Read more

Singapura cat

Singapura cat

The Singapura Cat is the smallest cat breed in the world. Originally from Singapore, it was a street cat; the kittens lived in small sewage pipes and for this reason are also called “drain cats”, and survived by rummaging through rubbish bins for food. Β  Nowadays, this breed is bred only in the United States and by very few breeders, so it is quite difficult to find them and they … Read more

Sokoke Cat

Sokoke Cat

The Sokoke Cat originates from Kenya and is a very rare cat. It owes its name to an Englishwoman living in Kenya, Jeni Slater, who found, at the edge of the Sokoke forest, a cat with her kittens. She took them in to breed them. A Danish friend of hers then brought a couple of these cats to Denmark where she started a breeding farm. In Kenya it is called … Read more

Thai Cat

Thai Cat

The Thai cat is the ancestor of the modern Siamese, which over time, with the selections made by breeders, has become much longer. Some breeders, however, continue to breed the Thai, which unlike the Siamese is much more muscular, with a rounded muzzle and chubby cheeks. Its character is also different, the Thai is very affectionate, intelligent, active and has been defined by many as the dog-cat, in fact it … Read more

Cat Neva Masquerade

Cat Neva Masquerade

The Neva Masquerade Cat owes its name to the Russian river Neva, which runs through St. Petersburg, where Siberian cats with this colouring were found. In fact, the Neva Masquerade is nothing else than a Siberian cat with a point-coloured coat, i.e. with lighter extremities and blue eyes. Its history is therefore intertwined with that of the Siberian cats, which have the same size and thick coat. Its character and … Read more

Foreign White Cat

Foreign White Cat

The Foreign White cat is basically the all-white, blue-eyed Siamese. They are very similar both in physique and character and are therefore sometimes mistaken, but there is a substantial difference that distinguishes them. The Siamese can have many colours but its extremities are always darker while the Foreign White is always one colour with no variations in any part of the body. It has another characteristic that makes it appreciated; … Read more

Exotic Shorthair Cat

Exotic Shorthair Cat

The Exotic Shorthair cat is a rather young breed. It has been created by man by crossing a Persian with a British Shorthair and the aim is to create a cat very similar to the Persian but with short hair, which is much less demanding as far as grooming is concerned. And it is precisely in the United States that a selection was started in the fifties to create a … Read more