You might not know it, but there are a few organizations dedicated to cat breeds. They do, however, differ on how many breeds they recognize. The International Cat Association recognizes 71 while The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) allows 44. They’re all pretty adorable! In this article, a local vet introduces a few you may not know about.
The Highlander first clawed her way into our hearts back in 2004. She’s a cross between the Desert Lynx and the Jungle Curl. These cute kitties are cuddly, lovable, frisky, and smart. And they love water, unlike most of our feline pals. They’re also talented little gymnasts!
The Lykoi is making big waves in spite of her small size. Because of their appearance, these sweet kitties are known as the werewolf cat. Don’t worry, though: if Fluffy bite you, you won’t turn into a werewolf !
Named after the love goddess, the Aphrodite is a pretty big kitty that also has a very big heart! These sweet cats have thick, soft coats and very long back legs. They grow more slowly than most of our feline pals, taking about 3 years to reach their full size.
The Cheetoh cat is a mix between two exotic breeds, the Ocicat and the Bengal. Like many exotic cats, they are quite the little chatterboxes and have very pretty patterned coats.
The Tennessee Rex is the only kitty on our list that is always a ginger. These fluffy redheads can grow fairly large. They’re also curly! The breed traces back to a Tennessee stray that gave birth to some unique looking kittens, so their exact lineage is unknown.
The Ojos Azules has been around since 1984, and yet they are still quite rare. These can sport a variety of colors, but they always have striking, deep blue eyes. In fact, this Spanish name, Ojos Azules means ‘blue eyes’ in English!
As the name suggests, the Toybob is an itty bitty kitty. They seldom get any larger than a three to six month old kitten. Unlike most toy breeds, they aren’t a downsized version of a larger breed, but are a unique breed all their own. These cute felines tend to be great climbers and lapcats and are very lovable.
Do you have questions about your cat’s health or care? Contact us, your local animal clinic!