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Use information specific to each breed to choose the best cat for a given use.

Differ in color, patterns, length of hair, shape and length of ears, shape and color of eyes, head shape, body conformation, size, and disposition

For our discussions we will focus on the two major types of hair: ◦ Shorthaired Breeds ◦ Longhaired Breeds

Ruddy (orange-brown), red and blue, all ticked with darker colors at tips of each hair Medium sized ◦ Muscular cat

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Almond shaped eyes Very active

◦ Fond of water ◦ Can be taught to retrieve

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Came to US with English settlers 34 recognized color patterns ◦ tabby is the most common color

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Medium to large sized Affectionate ◦ makes great lap cat

Relatively new breed resulting from Burmese x American Shorthair ◦ Medium sized cat ◦ Jet black ◦ Copper or gold colored eyes


◦ Graceful, charming, and get along well with others, even strangers

Oldest Natural English breed ◦ Larger and taller than American Shorthair ◦ Large rounded head ◦ Big, round copper or gold eyes ◦ Quiet, easy going, docile nature  likes to sleep a lot

Originated in the Unites States


Cross between Siamese x Burma ◦ Medium-sized ◦ Sable-brown in color with gold eyes ◦ Good disposition, enjoy being held  Can become bossy, stubborn, and angry

Small to medium size

Oval eyes and curves or rippling hair coat

Must be kept indoors ◦ lacks guard hairs to protect it from the elements

Resulted from feral (wild) domestic cat x cared-for stray ◦ Medium sized cat with wavy hair coat ◦ Large, wide-based ears are set low and distinctive to this breed

Known for calico (tortoiseshell or 3 colors)

◦ Calico is some shade of black, orange (red), and white.

Distinctive short (bob) tail

◦ Is kinked to form a “pom” or “bunny tail”

The tail is sensitive

◦ Care must be taken to prevent injury and pain when handling the cat

Highly prized, rare cat of Thailand ◦ Protective of family members, and reserved with strangers

Medium-sized cat ◦ Silver blue fur tipped with silver  Produces a halo effect

Among earliest European breeds ◦ result of a genetic mutation

Medium-sized ◦ affectionate cat ◦ tends to be better in one-to-one relationships

The BEST show Manx cats do not have a tail (rumpy) ◦ others have a short tail (stumpy) ◦ some have a long tail (longy)

Known for one-on-one devotion to one person

Eye color is always deep blue

Head forms an equilateral triangle from the nose to the tips of the ears ◦ Very little pigmentation in color pattern ◦ Pigmentation is darker at the points ◦ Color is restricted to the points: mask, ear, foot and tip of tail

Medium-sized ◦ very long and refined

Siamese cats are very unpredictable; however, they are described as talkative, loyal

Fearless cats of extraordinary intelligence.

Siamese cats are particularly sensitive to vaccinations and anesthetics

Small breed

Known for its’ quiet, shy disposition

Males weigh at most 6 pounds

Females usually weigh less than 4 pounds

Crossed with Abyssinian recessive carriers for long hair Friendly, affectionate, prefers company, playful, very active medium size usually orange-brown ticked with black or red ticked with brown coat gold or green eyes

Medium to large size ◦ Similar to American Shorthair  white feet ◦ Bright blue eyes are large, oval ◦ Ears are large and broad at base ◦ Wedgeshaped head

The mask, tail, ears, and legs are usually defined seal or blue with the masking colors covering the entire face, except for inverted white V-shaped pattern over mouth and nose

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Canadian origin in the late 1960’s Known for its tough, wrinkled hairless skin Indoor cat ◦ cannot survive outdoors ◦ depends upon people for survival ◦ Constantly purrs

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Adores body contact and is very affectionate Normal body temperature is 4°F higher than most other breeds

◦ unable to store body fat ◦ must eat more frequently to maintain its body temperature

Body style of Siamese, but long hair




Eyes are deep vivid blue

Sturdy cat of medium to large size

Long, silky coat that does not mat ◦ requires little care

Very sociable ◦ needs the company of others

White paws - trait ◦ Eyes are round ◦ Ears are medium with rounded tips

Alert and sweet natured

Excellent with other pets and children

Large cat that is tailless

(Siamese x Persian x Birman)

Medium to large size

Persian type cat

Long, flowing hair coat with Siamese patterns

Oldest natural breed in North America ◦ native American origin

Large-sized ◦ reaches 12 -18 pounds

Brown tabby is the best known color

Lovable and friendly ◦ has a tiny voice that squeaks and chirps

One of the oldest and most popular breeds

Medium to large size ◦ short, compact body ◦ large head ◦ small rounded ears

Well mannered ◦ easy going ◦ quiet cats

Make good apartment cats and excellent companions

Require daily grooming ◦ removes and knots

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Originated in the US during the 1960’s

Exceptionally large

Heavy breed

Blue eyes

Docile, quiet, and composed

◦ named because they show little signs of fear or pain ◦ take a floppy posture when handled

Himalayan x Burmese

Medium size

Oriental style ◦ essentially a long-haired Burmese

Follows owner like a puppy

Few exist in the United States

Small to medium-sized cat


Intelligent ◦ very responsive ◦ easily trained to perform tricks

Prefers a clean, almost spotless environment

Use techniques that improve the well being of cats.

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Discuss grooming practices for cats

Removes old and dead hair

Provides opportunity to check for: ◦ Parasites ◦ Skin disorders ◦ Eye problems ◦ Ear problems

Need daily care to keep free of tangles and mat.

Equipment ◦ Combs ◦ Blunt end scissors ◦ Nail clippers ◦ Grooming brush ◦ Grooming powder

Procedures for longhair cats ◦ 1st-Use a wide tooth comb for animal ◦ 2nd- Use a small toothed comb ◦ Once all tangles are out, brush hair in opposite direction of growth occasionally and sprinkle grooming powder  This removes old hair and reduces hairballs.

◦ Check for parasites, skin disorders, eye and ear problems

Comb with two sizes of teeth (fine toothed and a flea comb).

Nail Clippers

Grooming brush natural bristles (nylon causes static)

Grooming powder such as baby powder, talcum, or cornstarch.

Rubber grooming brush

Fine-toothed/ flea comb

Soft chamois, silk, nylon pad

Rubber grooming brush ◦ Avoid removing good hair


Start bathing as early as 4 months


Avoid splashing or running water when cat is present


Use ~4 inches of warm water


Gently lower cat into the water until the entire cat is wet


Keep water our of eyes and ears


Apply a baby shampoo to the wet coat, lather and rinse • Medicated shampoo for fleas


Towel dry or use a hairdryer

Check teeth and gums ◦ Dry food helps to clean the teeth

Check for ear mites ◦ Dark, crumbly wax indicates mites ◦ Use ear drops to treat

Used special clippers to trim claws ◦ Do not cut into pink area of claw, it will bleed ◦ Scratching post helps to reduce claw trimming

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