Breeds

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Regular Types of Short-Haired German Shepherds

Here we'll look at short-haired, regular German Shepherds and provide coat care information for owners.

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Natural Breeds of Cat Explored

Among the many breeds of cats worldwide today, a select few belong to the category of being a natural breed. Developed without people's intervention, these cats have evolved naturally to take advantage of their environment. They enable a wide range of traits and characteristics within the cat world.

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20 Black and White Cat Breeds

Here's a list of black and white cat breeds.

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7 Hairless Cat Breeds: Cats Without Fur

Hairless cat breeds make unique pets. While lack of fur is a result of a natural mutation in some cat breeds, others have been developed by creatively crossing breeds.

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Top 10 Weirdest Cat Breeds

Learn about the weirdest-looking, cool cat breeds from all over the world.

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Guide to the Legendary Tuxedo Cat

Tuxedo cats are classy and sleek, and their coats are velvety-soft and silky to the touch. It's important to note that "tuxedo" is not the name of an actual breed of cat—it’s a term that is used to describe the characteristic bicolor patterning of various cats (like the black and white tuxedo cat).

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Top 10 Most Affectionate Cat Breeds That Like to Cuddle

Cats of all types can be sweet and cuddly. Feline companions come in all shapes and sizes and breeds. Discover which breeds are the most affectionate.

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Top 10 Smartest Cat Breeds

This article explores the top ten smartest cat breeds in the world. It examines each cat's characteristics, traits, and behavioral patterns that make them unique in the feline world.

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The Old Persian Cat Species

Here are some insights into one of the oldest cat breeds. The Persian cat is a great, friendly indoor cat. This breed requires regular grooming and care, but it's a genuine, lovely friend to have.

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The Wildly Energetic Bengal Cat

The Bengal cat is very playful and active. This breed is for people who enjoy playing with cats and like to give them the attention they deserve.

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10 Cats That Look Like Tigers, Leopards, and Cheetahs

Here's a list of mesmerizing cat breeds that have markings and facial features similar to wild cats, such as tigers, lions, cheetahs, and leopards, but without the thirst to kill.

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14 Best Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds for People With Allergies

The hypoallergenic breeds on this list produce very little of the allergen-causing protein, so you can enjoy cuddles and sweet meows without congestion.

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How to Determine Your Cat's Breed—Identify Mixed Breeds and Purebreds

You're a cat lover and you're wondering what breed or breeds your cat or kitten is. Some cats, even mixed breeds, present with the dominant traits of their parents. Here's how to determine what your breed your cat is.

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Ragdoll Cats: What to Expect During the First Year

Ragdoll cats are one of the largest cat breeds; as such, their first year will see rapid growth. What should you do to keep your kitten healthy and happy? Read on to find out.

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7+ Bicolor Pattern Variations in Cats (and Why They Occur)

Bicolor (or piebald) cats have a coat with one primary color and any amount of white. They come in a variety of forms, some of which are well-known—like tuxedos—and some that are more obscure, like cap-and-saddle.

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5 Strange and Interesting Cat Breeds

A typo in a cat's genetic code can produce breeds with unique physical qualities. This is just another reason for them to act superior to us, of course.

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Selkirk Rex Cat Breed: Origin, Features, and Pompous Albert

The Selkirk Rex has a curly coat and an unusual appearance. The cat makes a friendly, playful, but generally calm pet. Pompous Albert is a famous example.

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Hereditary Diseases of the Siberian Forest Cat

This article includes preventative treatments for the Siberian Forest cat to eliminate hereditary diseases such as gum, teeth, HCM, heart, cancer, stones, and urinary sickness.

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How to Identify Cat Breeds: From Ear Tufts to Fluffy Tails

Identify your current or soon-to-be pet's breed. Overview of the origin and development of cats, as well as a short introduction to 32 well-known cat breeds.

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Siamese Cats: What You Should Know Before Getting One

Thinking of getting a Siamese cat? Here are some things you should know before you take the plunge.

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Hypoallergenic Cats: Which Cat Breeds Are Least Irritating?

Which breeds of cat are hypoallergenic? What is it about cats that cause allergies? What can you do to make your cat less irritating if you have allergies?

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A Beginner's Guide to Ragdoll Cats

Ragdoll cats are wonderful creatures and make the perfect pet. They're loyal and affectionate and will love anyone who treats them well. Named for their flopping tendencies, they will melt your heart!

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Toygers: The World's Cutest Cat Breed

Some of the cutest kittens I have seen, Toyger kittens, show off mad skills at roaring, hunting, and being ferocious—or not. This adorable breed is fairly new and first showed up in the 1990s.

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How to Care for a Bengal Cat

A domestic Bengal cat is a unique breed. While it can be easier to care for with respect to medical issues, you must be prepared to entertain and engage with this cat more than you might expect compared to other domestic cat breeds.

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Why Are Calico Cats Always Female?

Are all calico cats female? Why are they called "money cats"? Are they mean? In this article, these and so many other questions are answered!

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What Are the Five Most Popular Cat Breeds?

Do you know which are the five most popular cat breeds? Some of the names of the winners may take you by surprise. Includes photos, videos, and trivia about celebrity owners of these top-ranking felines.

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4 Exotic Cats That Make Excellent Pets

Exotic cats are unique and rare animals that can potentially make outstanding pets, but they are not the right choice for everyone or every family. Here's some important facts you need to know before you make your buying decision.

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How to Choose a Cat Who Will Kill Mice

If you live in an area where rodents are a problem, here are a few guidelines you can use to find a cat who will catch those mice for you—a mouser cat.

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Maine Coon Cats: Health Problems Owners Must Know About

While all cats are at risk for certain diseases, Maine coon cats are at higher risk for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, hip dysplasia, and polycystic kidney disease.

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A Devon Rex Is the Best Choice for a Playful and Vocal Cat

If you are not familiar with Devon Rex cats, you are in for a treat. They are energetic and lovable companions that will keep you engaged. Learn more about why they make great pets.

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Ragdoll Cat Breed Facts, Photos, and Care Tips

Ragdolls are big, gentle, and friendly cats. They can be trained to come when called, retrieve balls, sit, and walk on a leash. My Ragdolls get on well with my dogs.

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Differences Between Tortoiseshell and Calico Cats

There are differences between tortoiseshell and calico cats, but they are not two separate breeds. The differences lie in their color patterns. I'll show you exactly how they differ with pictures.

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Sphynx Cats: What You Should Know Before You Buy One

What you should know before you buy a Sphynx cat.

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Savannah Cats: A Hybrid Domestic Cat

The lovely Savannah is a hybrid domestic breed of cat that makes for a unique and excellent pet.

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Tattooing Sphynx (Hairless) Cats Is Cruel

Tattoo artists like to create art on bare skin. Now some are using hairless Sphynx cats to ink. It appears that any hairless animal is also subject to their art form.

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Bengal Cat Characteristics: What to Consider Before Buying

The Bengal cat is a wonderful domestic cat. If you're looking for Bengal cat information, you've come to the right place. Here, you'll find free impartial advice from a longtime owner.

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Things to Consider Before Buying a Persian Cat

A summary of the things to know before buying a Persian cat, including cost, lifestyle choices, and temperament.

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The Chausie Cat Breed: An Exotic and Wild Domestic Hybrid

Domestic cat hybrids are becoming popular among people who want a pet that is out of the ordinary. The Chausie cat breed is larger and more dog-like than ordinary domestic shorthair cats.

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What Are Toygers? Domestic Tiger-Cats as House Pets

Toyger domestic cats have been bred to resemble wild tigers, but they are a friendly, dog-like pet for those that can afford this rare breed

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The Truth About Tabbies: Basic Tabby Cat Genetics

Ever wonder why there are so many striped cats in the world? This article will teach you the basics of tabby genetics, the correct terms, and how they arise.

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The Joys and Hazards of Living With a Pet Bengal Cat

The Bengal cat is a beautiful and intelligent breed, but what is it really like to keep them as pets? All I can say is it's a wild ride! Here is my personal story about caring for Bengals.