Cat Breeds – A –


Cat Breeds – A –




The Abyssinian is probably originating in the desert of Ethiopia, at the time called Abyssinian.

Although it is one of the oldest cat breeds, the exact origin is not really known.

According to many was the Abyssinian already by the time of the Pharaohs to find but there is no direct link between them found.

What is striking is the similarity between the current Abyssinian and the mummified cats that are found at Egyptian excavations.

The first Abyssinian would be taken from Ethiopia in 1868 to Great Britain.

This former House cats were among other things off more of the little wild Libyan cat and the Abyssinian exhibits here looks much similar with it.


Apart from its impressive ornate and venous physique, the Abyssinian another wonderful outward feature, namely his fur.

This is characterized by a double or even triple bands marking in each individual hair, in which black, Ruddy and sand color alternate.

This was the original color (wild color).

Nowadays there are multiple colors under the Abyssinian’s.

Some of these are outside the wild color: Sorrel, blue, silver, chocolate and Fawn, so as to describe only a few colors.

The Abyssinian is a short-haired species, has a muscular, sturdy and supple body.

The legs are relatively slim; the ornate feet are small and oval.

The head is wedge-shaped, wide and moderate the nasal bridge is showing a slight curve.

The almond-shaped eyes are angled in the headings.

The relatively large ears are low set, are broad at the base and walk pointed.



American Curl


The American Curl is more curly ears with his backwards without a striking appearance.

In June 1981 in Lakewood, California, by Joe and Grace Ruga a starved Black pussy found.

This kitten was given the name Ruga’s by the Shulamith and be included in the House and would later be the matriarch of all American Curls.

She got 4 kittens, and two of them had the same form of ears (back curled) as their mother.

Curious of how it came, they had to establish that this is just by a spontaneous mutation.

Because they were such a unique appearance it was decided this characteristic of the back curled ears capture in a new race, the American Curl.


The American Curl is born with straight ears, only after a day or 3 a 5 start the ears slightly backwards to curl, the curling of the ears is completed after about 16 weeks.

They have a medium with an elegant, slim and elongated body, all parts of the body must be in relationship with each other and under no circumstances stomach the cat too coarse or too fine.

The head is wedge-shaped, slightly longer than wide.

They have a straight nose and a solid Chin, the eyes are large and oval.

The ears are upright at the corners of the head and include fluent back to bend with the points to the center of the mind, the cartilage in the ears feel less flexible than those of other pedigree cats.



American Bobtail


The American Bobtail or American stub tail cat is originally submitted by the United States.

Although they are known in America, they are very few in our environment.

The characteristic of the Bobtail, the shortened tail, is the result of a mutation that is caused by a dominant gene.

Originally was the coat short, cross with the Persian Himalayan color point, in the United States) came the long hair factor in race (semi longhair American Bobtail).

In 1989 the breed recognized by the T.I.C.A.

Not to be confused with the Japanese Bobtail, which in Europe more than the very rare American Bobtail.


The American Bobtail is a medium to large, solidly built breed with a natural, wild look.

The hind legs are longer than the front legs; they have large and round feet.

These cats are only after a year or 3 fully matured.

The tail of this cat is right and reaches normal until the middle of the heel, he may also slightly bent.

The length and shape of the tail are quite variable, from almost nothing to half a tail with multiple nod.

There are of this variety a long-haired and short-haired double coat has guard hairs variant, the hard and a soft Undercoat.



American Short-hair


Originally lived there is no house cats in North America.

The Inter American short hair is the refined service book version of the American House cat, which is probably in 17th century with the Puritan Pilgrim Fathers traveling from England.

Until 1985 he was ‘ domestic Short-hair ‘, he had heavy life of the men and women who the boundaries realigned into the new country: tempered, smooth and a good Mouser.

In 1904, ‘ Buster Brown ‘ as the first of the breed registered.

The cat is rare in Europe, very popular in Japan and very popular in the United States.


The American Short-hair is medium to large, powerful body with uniform proportions.

The coat is short, dense coat, water repellent easy.

However, one cat 2 or 3 times a week combing about loose hair.

There are over thirty colors; tabby, solid and shaded are the most popular.

The American Short-hair is fairly quiet and rather good with children.



American Wire hair


The American Wirehair is originally American and is exclusively bred there.

In 1966 the breed is the result of a spontaneous mutation of a nest New York Farm Cats.

A spontaneous mutation is rare but is still regularly.

In the past, in pairs of two ordinary cats it could happen that there is a litter was born spontaneously of which deviated in terms of one or more kittens total race and appearance of both the parents and brothers and sisters.

In 1978, the American Wirehair officially recognized in the United States, the first copies appeared in France in 1972.

This cat, which in America is very rare in Europe.


The coat is coarse, thick, hard, frizzy, short and water repellent.

The hair ends are hooked or curved curly, kinky, this creates a unique coat.

The fur brushing and combing, NOT only during shedding.

The colors of the coat are the same as for the American Short-hair, so more than 30 colors.

Solid colors turns out to be the most popular.

The American Wirehair is quite independent, rather quiet and can be good with children.