The Singapura cat does not have much of a history as it has only been around since the 1970s. The breed first came about when two people who were working in Singapore, brought home three brown-ticked cats from the area.
The first Snowshoes were the result of crossing a Siamese with a Bi-color American Shorthair. In 1960s, when a Philadelphia cat gave birth to a strange litter of kittens. This strange litter was crossbred with the common American Shorthair and history was born.
An elegant, sweet-natured and affectionate breed. Basically, it is the semi-longhaired equivalent of the Abyssinian. It is the occasional "fluffy" kitten that appeared in early litters and was dismissed as a poor example of the Abyssinian breed.
It's a fallacy that the Sphynx is a bald cat. It has a soft, downy coat that feels rather like the surface of a peach or a piece of soft chamois leather. This unusual cat has the most remarkable, fun-loving personality.
The Tonkinese cat is a mischievous cat, yet fun and loving. It is a combination of two breeds. The first is the Siamese and the other is the Burmese. You may notice the Siamese features in the face. It was a breed that was introduced to the U.S. in the 1930s.
This cat was bred to look like a real tiger. It is a combination of a Bengal and other similar looking breeds. The objective of each breeder is to get the cat too look as close to a real tiger as possible. Expect to pay upwards of $5000 for a pure bred.
The breed originates from Ankara, formerly Angora, in Turkey. Its long hair is associated with Turkey's cold weather, insulating them from the harsh conditions. Back in the 18th century, this cat was adorned by royalty and kept like true treasures.
Betraying an unusual trait for felines, this breed loves water. It is a breed that has more or less escaped human intervention and is the result of generations of natural, local matings - plus a helping hand from Ankara Zoo.