British Shorthair Cat

The British Shorthair Cat Breed

If your home has a rodent problem, then you must not own a British Shorthair. These big cats may look placid and lazy, but they are actually great hunters. After all, the British Shorthair is descended from Britain’s barn and house cats. This breed was created in the late nineteenth century. Despite its early popularity,…

Burmese Cat

The Burmese Cat Breed

If you are a fan of the Oriental cat breeds, but want a quieter cat, you may want to consider the Burmese. These cats are not as talkative as the chatty Siamese, although they are actually closely related. While the foundation cat for the Burmese breed was imported from Burma, this breed was actually created…

Chartreux Cat

The Chartreux Cat Breed

If you are looking for a cat breed that is as wonderful as a good French wine, you may want to consider the Chartreux cat. After all, a legend tells that this breed was named for the Chartreuse liquor that Carthusian monks were so famous for. Of course, while it is true that the Chartreux…

Colorpoint Shorthair Cat

The Colorpoint Shorthair Cat Breed

Even if you’ve never heard of the Colorpoint Shorthair cat before, you may have seen several of these elegant animals. Many people mistake Colorpoint Shorthairs for their close relative, the Siamese. After all, the only real difference in their appearance is that the Colorpoint has a variety of point colors that Siamese cats do not…

Cornish Rex Cat

The Cornish Rex Cat Breed

If you ever felt the need to take a second look to be sure the animal in front of you was actually a cat, then you’ve probably already seen a Cornish Rex. These unusual looking cats are very different from other cat breeds in appearance and coat texture. Some people think they look like alien…

Devon Rex Cat

The Devon Rex Cat Breed

If you’ve always wanted a monkey, then you may just want to take a look at the charming Devon Rex cat breed. These playful, good natured little cats have been frequently compared to monkeys and mischievous children. These cats have oversize ears, enormous eyes and a slightly pug nose. This combination of features makes the…

Egyptian Mau Cat

The Egyptian Mau Cat Breed

If you’ve always wanted to own a wild cat, you may want to take a close look at the Egyptian Mau. This cat, which is descended from cats that lived in ancient Egypt, is closely related to the African Wild Cat. When you look at a Mau, you are looking at the same spotted wild…

European Burmese Kitten

The European Burmese Cat Breed

If you love the temperament of the American Burmese, but don’t care for the breed’s exaggeratedly round head, then you may want to take a close look at the European Burmese. This breed is actually descended from the American Burmese, which originated from temple cats in Burma. The temple cats were pure white, but suddenly…

Exotic Shorthair Cat

The Exotic Cat Breed

If you are a fan of the beautiful longhair Persian cat, but are concerned about being able to keep your cat’s coat from matting, you may want to consider the Exotic. This breed looks exactly like the Persian, except that it has a much shorter coat. The Exotic weighs in at seven to fourteen pounds…

Havana Brown Cat Breed

The Havana Brown Cat Breed

When a cat breed has a name like Havana Brown, it can only come in one color, right? Well, actually, the active Havana Brown comes in a rich Chocolate color or an attractive Lilac color. This breed was created when a Chocolate Point Siamese cat produced a solid Chocolate kitten. Although this has been happening…