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Turkish Van

Turkish Van Cat

Turkish Van Cat
Scientific name: Felis catus
Origin: Turkey, United Kingdom
Body: Large
Coat Length: Medium Hair

The breed is rare, and is distinguished by the Van pattern (named for the breed), where the colour is restricted to the head and the tail, and the rest of the cat is white.

The Turkish Van is an excellent hunter. Although early bloodlines had a tendency to be aggressive, today the breed is generally very social, with a friendly disposition toward people, and the cats tend to develop a strong bond with their owners. They are very playful and lively. Many Turkish Vans will play fetch, and may bring a toy to their owner to initiate play.

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Sokoke Forest Cat

Scientific name: Felis catus
Origin: Kenya
Body: Large
Coat Length: Short Hair

The Sokoke is a more recently developed natural breed of domestic cats, recognized by two major cat pedigree registry organizations as a formal cat breed. It is named after the Arabuko Sokoke, the environment of the Kenyan Khadzonzo landrace it was developed from.

Sokoke cats are very active and enjoy climbing. They tend to be vocal toward human keepers and other cats they cohabit with. They bond deeply to each other, as well as their owners.

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Selkirk Rex

Scientific name: Felis catus
Origin: United States
Body: Medium, Large
Coat Length: Short Hair, Long Hair

The Selkirk Rex originated in Montana, USA in 1987, with a litter born to a rescued cat.

The temperament of the Selkirk Rex reflects that of the breeds used in its development. They have a lot of the laid-back, reserved qualities of the British Shorthair, the cuddly nature of the Persian, and the playfulness of the Exotic Shorthair.

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Savannah Cat

Savannah Cat

Savannah Cat

Scientific name: Felis catus
Origin: United States
Body: Medium, Large
Coat Length: Short Hair

The Savannah is a hybrid cat breed. It is a cross between a serval and a domestic cat.

Some Savannahs are reported to be very social and friendly with new people and other cats and dogs, while others may run and hide or revert to hissing and growling when seeing a stranger. Exposure to other people and pets is most likely the key factor in sociability as Savannah kittens grow up.

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Ragamuffin

Scientific name: Felis catus
Origin: United States
Body: Medium, Large
Coat Length: Long Hair

The Ragamuffin (often spelled RagaMuffin) is a breed of domestic cat. It is a variant of the Ragdoll cat and was established as a separate breed in 1994. Ragamuffins are notable for their friendly personalities and thick, rabbitlike fur.

The only extreme allowed in this breed is their docile nature. They are friendly, attentive and affectionate, with a tendency to go limp when held.

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Ragdoll

Ragdoll Cat

Ragdoll Cat
Scientific name: Felis catus
Origin: United States
Body: Large
Coat Length: Long Hair

The Ragdoll is a cat breed with blue eyes and a distinct color point coat. It is a large and muscular semi-longhair cat with a soft and silky coat.

They often are known as “dog-like cats” or “puppy-like cats” due to behaviors such as their tendency to follow people around, their ease at being physically handled, and their relative lack of aggression toward other pets. The docile, calm and floppy nature of the Ragdoll is a characteristic thought to be passed down from the Persian and Birman breeds.

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Pixie-Bob

Scientific name: Felis catus
Origin: United States
Body: Medium, Large
Coat Length: Short Hair

The Pixie-bob is a breed of domestic cat claimed by breed founder Carol Ann Brewer of Washington State to be the progeny of naturally occurring bobcat hybrids. DNA testing has failed to detect bobcat marker genes and Pixie-bobs are considered wholly domestic for the purposes of ownership, cat fancy registration, import and export.

Pixie-bobs are said to be highly intelligent, social, active, bold, and enjoy playing with other animals.

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Ocicat

Scientific name: Felis catus
Origin: United States
Body: Medium, Large
Coat Length: Short Hair

The breed is unusual in that it is spotted like a wild cat but has the temperament of a domestic animal. It is named for its resemblance to the ocelot.

Ocicats are friendly and sociable and are not often shy around strangers. This makes them good family pets, and most can also get along well with animals of other species

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Maine Coon

Maine Coon Cat

Maine Coon Cat
Scientific name: Felis catus
Origin: United States
Body: Large
Coat Length: Long Hair

The Maine Coon is among the largest domesticated breeds of cat. It has a distinctive physical appearance and valuable hunting skills. It is one of the oldest natural breeds in North America, specifically native to the state of Maine, where it is the official state cat.

The Maine Coon is a large and sociable cat, hence its nickname – “the gentle giant”, and is characterized by a robust bone structure, rectangular body shape, a silky flowing coat and a long, bushy tail.

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Kashmir (Cashmere) Cat

Scientific name: Felis catus
Origin: United States
Body: Large
Coat Length: Long Hair

The Cashmere cat is the long haired variety of the Bengal cat. Cashmere cats have a silky soft pelt and are very rare. For a Cashmere kitten to appear in a litter, you’ll need both parents to carry the recessive gene for long hair. That’s why it is very difficult to find Cashmere kittens, because they do not occur very often in the shorthair Bengal breedings.

The Kashmir type of cat is not recognized as its own breed by many cat fancier and breeder organizations, being usually more of a label of a coat type: semi-long-haired to long-haired, and grey or brown.

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