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Cat Breeds Persian Longhaired Breed The most popular breed of cat in American since 1871 Generally placid and gentle Good mothering ability Coat must be brushed daily. Photo from: http://www.kittypicz.com Exotic shorthaired Shorthaired Breed Solidly built and rounded.

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Cat Breeds

ACT - Cat Breeds

persian
Persian
  • Longhaired Breed
  • The most popular breed of cat in American since 1871
  • Generally placid and gentle
  • Good mothering ability
  • Coat must be brushed daily.

Photo from:

http://www.kittypicz.com

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exotic shorthaired
Exotic shorthaired
  • Shorthaired Breed
  • Solidly built and rounded.
  • They resemble a Persian but the fur is short fur and easier to care for
  • Quite, gentle, and placid
  • Correct nutrition need to keep coat shining

Photo from:

www.myhome.ispdr.net.au/~pshaw/breeds.html

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american shorthaired
American Shorthaired
  • Shorthaired Breed
  • Intelligent and good natured getting along with even dogs
  • Many colors, with the most striking and best-known color being the silver tabby
  • Thick coat but easily kept
  • Eyes and ears are easily cleaned

Photo from:

http://www.kittypicz.com/

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british shorthair
British Shorthair
  • Shorthaired Breed
  • Sweet, gentle nature with a quite undemanding voice
  • Calm, intelligent, readily responds to affection
  • Coat quite dense requiring regular grooming
  • Range in colors but solid colors were preferred in the early days
  • Blue-gray was the most highly prized

Photo from:

http://www.kittypicz.com/

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scottish fold
Scottish Fold
  • Shorthaired Breed
  • Ears fold forward and downward
  • Loves humans and other pets
  • Short, dense coat requires minimum brushing
  • Excellent mothers and kittens are quite precocious
  • Fur color comes in a variety of patterns
  • Cleaning inside the ear folds is necessary

Photo from:

http://www.kittypicz.com/

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birman
birman
  • Semi Longhaired Breed
  • Looks and acts like a Siamese, but comes in many colors
  • Fur silkier but less dense than the Persian
  • Matures early and make excellent caring mothers
  • Inquisitive but with an aloof appearance

Photo from:

http://www.kittypicz.com/

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ragdoll
rAgdoll
  • Semi Longhaired Breed
  • Bred in America and is affectionate, loving, and relaxed
  • Loves to play and be petted
  • Thick coat does not form mats and is quite easy to groom

Photo from:

http://www.kittypicz.com/

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maine coon
Maine Coon
  • Semi Longhaired Breed
  • One of the largest domestic breeds
  • Very playful and amusing
  • Long and flowing coat but rarely mats
  • Slow to mature

Photo from:

http://www.kittypicz.com

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abyssisian
ABYSSISIAN
  • Foreign Shorthaired Breed
  • Myths claim that the cat is descended from cats worshipped by the ancient Egyptians
  • Quite, gentle, shy, and reserved
  • Minimum grooming needs
  • Large ears must be kept clean

Photo from:

http://www.kittypicz.com/

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burmese
burmese
  • Foreign Shorthaired Breed
  • Highly intelligent, active, and stronge-willed
  • Rounded head and solid build
  • Short, glossy soft coat requires little care
  • Love to play and prefer their owners’ stay at home

Photo from:

http://www.kittypicz.com/

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tonkinese
Tonkinese
  • Foreign Shorthaired Breed
  • Hybrid of the Burmese and Siamese breeds
  • Friendly, affectionate, and a strong sense of mischief
  • Good with other cats, dogs, and children
  • Requires very little grooming but the removal of dead hair and buffing imparts a healthy sheen

Photo from:

http://www.kittypicz.com/

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bengal
Bengal
  • Foreign Shorthaired Breed
  • Fur texture is unique and feels like satin or silk with a glittering appearance
  • Cooing or chirruping call is quite different from the ordinary domestic cat
  • Self-assured and confident
  • Affectionate disposition and loving temperament
  • Well balanced diet and regular brushing needed

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devon rex
Devon Rex
  • Foreign Shorthaired Breed
  • Demanding and craves human attention
  • Easily groomed with hand stroking and occasional combing
  • Sparse areas on the body indicates the cat needs extra warmth
  • Large ears need regular cleaning
  • Fur is somewhat wavy and the cat appears to have a quizzical expression

Photo from:

http://www.kittypicz.com/

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russian blue
Russian Blue
  • Foreign Shorthaired Breed
  • Delightful temperament, quite-voiced, and very affectionate
  • Does not like to be left alone and needs human or pet company
  • Short, thick double fur needing regular combing
  • Ears need constant cleaning

Photo from:

http://www.kittypicz.com/

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sphynx cat
Sphynx Cat
  • Foreign Shorthaired Breed
  • Rare and unique breed that never needs brushing
  • Fine covering of hair on the ears, muzzle, feet, tail, and scrotum
  • People-orientated but not fond of other cats
  • Does not like being held or strongly petted
  • Often stands with one foreleg raised and resist lying with its body touching the ground

Photo from:

http://www.kittypicz.com/

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egyptian mau
Egyptian Mau
  • Foreign Shorthaired Breed
  • Bred in the U.S.
  • Only natural spotted breed of domestic cat
  • Shy and attaches its affections to only 1 or 2 people
  • Regular combing to remove dead hair
  • Active and may be taught one or two tricks

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bombay
Bombay
  • Foreign Shorthaired Breed
  • Coat color is black only
  • Even temperament and generally strong and healthy
  • Calm, intelligent, readily responds to affection
  • Coat is easily groomed with regular mitt buffing

Photo from:

http://www.kittypicz.com/

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siamese
Siamese
  • Oriental Breed
  • Can be vocal to get attention and express their many moods.
  • Lively and intelligent
  • Short coat is easy to keep
  • Large ears need regular cleaning
  • The don’t like being left alone and do better in pairs or groups

Photo from:

http://www.kittypicz.com

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oriental
oriental
  • Oriental Breed
  • Intelligent and very affectionate
  • Active and playful and hates being alone
  • Naturally very clean cats
  • Short, fine coats needing daily hand grooming
  • Plenty of toys and a scratching post needed

Photo from:

http://www.kittypicz.com/

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ocicat
ocicat
  • Foreign Shorthaired Breed
  • Loving, gentle, inquisitive and playful
  • The hair is banded except at the tip of the tail
  • Within the markings each hair is tipped with darker color
  • Coat is easily groomed by gentle brushing - combing on a regular basis

Photo from:

http://www.kittypicz.com/

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cat breed info
Cat Breed info.

Resources for this presentation included the following:

  • The American Association of Cat Enthusiasts www.aaceinc.org/index.html
  • Kitten Pic – www.kittenpicz.com
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia for Cat Breeds by Angela Rixon

Feel free to add additional breeds to adapt this presentation to your location. There are several web sites available that gives particular breed descriptions as well as providing additional and helpful information.

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