Cat Breeds – G – H –


Cat Breeds – G – H –


German Rex


As far as is known, this is the oldest cat breed with a curly coat.

He first appeared in 1946 at Dr. Scheuer-Karpin.

But the breed German Rex was only developed from a stray cat that was recorded in 1951 by raiser.

By crossing with a Cornish Rex curly kittens were born.

This confirmed that both races possess the same gene that is responsible for the curls mutation.

The Fife and WCF and some German associations have recognized the German Rex.


The body is medium sized, sturdy, muscular but not solid or heavy.

A round and powerful chest, the back runs right from the shoulders to the hindquarters.

The head is rounded, with a large space between the ears.

Well-developed cheeks, massive, strong Chin and the whiskers are shorter than normal and curled.

The nose has a slight stop at the basis.

The ears are medium sized, wide at the base and with slightly rounded tip.

The exterior is covered with fine and thick hair, the inside is slightly hairy.

The eyes are medium sized, well placed and well opened apart.

They should be solid, shiny and the color should be in harmony with those of the fur.

The German Rex has slim, medium-long legs, they are well developed, slightly oval or round feet.

The tail is medium long, thick at the root and thinner end of line to the rounded tip.

The coat is short, velvety, soft, and very silky.

He must have wavy, curly or curls all over the body, longer than the Cornish Rex and more of the body distance (no outer coat)

All colors are recognized, except chocolate, Lilac and Color-point.



Havana Brown


The Havana Brown is a very rare breed.

The Havana is created in the 1950s in England by crossing Siamese with black Oriental short-hairs and a Russian blue.

They tried an all-brown color (Chestnut brown) called Havana Brown breed that one eventually because the color match came with the color of the Havana rabbit-species.

Other ‘ historians ‘ claim that the name was chosen by the similar color of Havana cigars.


The Havana Brown is a solid muscular, yet sleek and graceful cat that high on his legs.

The coat is short, fine, silky, shiny, flat adjacent (not too dense Undercoat).

At the lilac variety is a little fluffy coat type allowed.

The tail is slim; the head is long with a notch on the whiskers (Whisker break).

The ears are large, with rounded tops, quite far from each other while standing.

When the animal is alert they are facing forward, the ears are thin hairy especially on the inside.

The eyes are also large, oval, not convex and close to the nose base.

The colors of the eyes are: all the nuances and intensities of green.

A color change is allowed until at the age of one year.



Holy Burma


The Burmese is according to legend an ancient, originating from Burma race, that something like a heavily built long-haired Siamese.

He has a unique white drawing on the feet.

The Burmese is in some other countries Burma.

In France, where he is most popular and actually comes from, he is called “Chat Sacre” the Burmese.

This cat has nothing to do with the Burmese, a short-haired breed.

Legend has it that the Burmese originated in a temple in Tibet.

The white long haired cat Sinh was there when his master Mun-Hua, an old priest, was raided and died.

Sinh was at that time on the head of his master and looked at the image of the goddess Tsun-Kyan-Tse.

He got when of the goddess are golden Sheen and his sapphire blue eyes, of the Earth got his head, feet and tail the color except his feet, which were given the color of the beard of his beloved Master: white, the color of the cleanliness.

The next day had all white cats in the temple the same color as Sinh.


The nose is medium length and should not stop, but a slight notch in the nasal bridge is not penalized.

The Chin belongs firmly, but not too pronounced.

The head is wide and around with full cheeks and a firm Chin.

The eyes are not too round, oval, rather as deep blue as possible.

The ears are medium sized and slightly rounded at the point.

Endorsement of the legs is white, with no other color.

The gloves to be symmetrical on both front legs hear and walk up to the kink in the foot, at the back they hear right.

Also to the hind legs they hear to be symmetrical on the back end of line to a point, just below the heel, or shorter.

The tail is of average length in relation to the rest of the body and is an elegant impression.

The coat has a special texture.

He feels silky and falls naturally as a lush veil to the cat.

He has little undercoat and is something corrugated, whereby the coat not fast burdock.

Around the collar, on the tail and hind legs the coat is longer than on the rest of the body.



Highland Fold


The Highland Fold is descended from the Scottish Fold.

As the name suggests originated the breed in Scotland.

Discovered In 1961 Shepherd William Ross and his wife Mary in Tayside a cat with folded ears.

The white puss, Susie, lived on the neighboring farm of the family M.C. Rae.

Susie gave birth to Snooks, a white cat with the same folded ears.

Snooks was crossed with a British short hair, the result was the white Stud Snowball.

A new breed was created and was Folded Ear (folded ears), after the mutation that took care of the characteristic ears.

The dominant gene responsible for the folded ears made unfortunately also for serious abnormalities such as deformities of the limbs, tail and the joints.

The registration of the breed was therefore discontinued in 1973; it was the American geneticist Neil Todd who brought the breeding recovering.

He crossed the breed with the British short-hair, the Exotic and the American short-hair to joint problems and deformities.

The C.F.A. and then recognized the breed the T.I.C.A. again.

The race quickly became popular in the United States, in 1980; the breed was also exported to Europe.

The breed remains quite rare in Europe.

By a cross with a press in the United States was born the long haired version, also called the Highland Fold, Scottish Fold Long Hair.

The intersection of a Rex and Scottish Fold did the ‘ poodle-cat ‘ occur, a cat with a curly coat and fold ears, this new breed has not yet recognized.


The body of the Highland Fold is medium sized and muscular.

The legs are in good proportion to the body, this variety has been built, robust and evenly around.

He has a smooth tail, average of length.

The Scottish Fold has a short coat, the Highland Fold a semi-longhair coat.

Coat the Highland Fold requires some maintenance; he should definitely be brushed weekly.

During the moult, the woolly coat more often scoured to remove the excess hair.

All coat colors are allowed except chocolate, Lilac and the Siamese pattern.

The Highland Fold has a round, convex forehead; the cheeks are rounded and may what full in adult males.

He has a nice rounded snout with a wide short nose, round whisker pads and a solid Chin.

The big round eyes have a color that must be in harmony with the coat color.

The breed has folded ears small forward who almost flat against the head, they are far apart with rounded tops.

The folded ears are only visible after 3 to 4 weeks and the degree of fold-over only after 5-6 weeks.

There are two different folds in the ears: the single and the double fold.

The ears should be cleaned gently every now and then, but have no more care than other cat breeds.