Cat Breeds

Singapura Cat

Singapura Cat

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.

Snowshoe Cat

Snowshoe Cat

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.

Somali Cat

Somali Cat

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.

Sphynx Cat

Sphynx Cat

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.

Tonkinese

Tonkinese

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.

Toyger

Toyger

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.

Turkish Angora

Turkish Angora

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.

Turkish Van

Turkish Van

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.

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