All breeds of cats: description and nature
Our conversation we want to devote to cats that are our favorite pets. It is simply impossible to describe all breeds of cats in the framework of one article. But we will try to talk about the most prominent representatives of the family.
Which breeds are the best?
If you are planning to start a cat at home, you certainly already thought about what kind of breed to prefer. People have different approaches to the choice of pets. One wants to have the smartest animal, some to the most beautiful animal, some still need some more ... However, when making a choice, it is necessary to base on what care and nutrition the cat needs and whether you can provide it with the necessary conditions. All breeds of cats are beautiful, intelligent, and affectionate. But proceed from the fact that the needs of the animal and whether you have the opportunity to pay attention to the pet as much as it needs.
There are a lot of cats, and each owner will say that his favorite is the best, dexterous, well-fed, beautiful, thoroughbred, faithful ... Of course, this is so. So let's agree that in the article we'll talk about some species, as all breeds of cats can not be described. In doing so, we will try not to adhere to any ratings, highlighting the "most, most." Each breed is good and worthy of attention. And, if you liked the animal, then by all means take it, because it is very important that there is contact between the owner and the cat. And all the rest is not so important.
If you like big cats, the Maine Coon breed will surely interest you. After all, this is the largest domestic cat, which is incredibly attached to the family and loves all its members.
The breed is semi-long-haired and has American roots. It is believed that the ancestors of these animals lived in the American state of Maine. In translation, the name of the breed stands for "manx raccoon". Such a name is not at all accidental, since cats are actually somewhat resembling raccoons because of their color, their large physique, and their huge, lush tail.
Maine coon breeds are not for nothing considered one of the largest in the world. The average weight of males varies from 7 to 12 kilograms. The average size of a cat weighs from 5 to 6 kilograms. It is difficult to imagine that an adult animal can reach 15 kilograms. The breed is currently incredibly popular in the world.
Maine Coon cats have a strong muscular body and large ears with tassels. Nature presented these animals with amber and green eyes. Paws of cats are large enough and strong. Animals have a shiny and silky coat, which is naturally inhomogeneous in length. Maine coon coloring can be quite diverse.
Maine Coon Character
Maine Coon cats are very cheerful, but at the same time and calm. They do not arrange confusion in the house, as other animals do. From the side of a stranger it may seem that these pets are completely indifferent to people. But this is not so. Simply animals of this breed do not immediately begin to trust the new man. But after a while they become devoted and truly loving.
Behind the impressive size of Maine Coons, there are real good-hearted people ready to make friends with all the neighbors: dogs, hamsters, cats and other animals. Although the ancestral experience of life and taught cats to hunt on farms, however they do not touch even the smallest living creature in the house. Small rodents for them rather are toys. Cats have a balanced temper, but do not like very much when they are taken in their arms, because with their weight on the hands of a person they feel not very comfortable. But in a dream they stretch out to their full height, causing a smile of affection and pride for their pets from the owners.
Asking the question of what breed the cat is clever and kind, do not doubt - this is Maine Coon. Intellect is very developed in animals. They have an excellent memory, remembering even the intonation of the host's speech, understanding it even simply from the look. Such smart cats, if desired, can even be taught some tricks.
Care and maintenance of Maine Coons
Almost all breeds of cats are harassing their masters from time to time with a heart-wrenching meow. But this does not apply to Maine Coons, which have a completely unusual melodic voice. And each cat has an individual and unique timbre. A quiet, pleasant purring even looks very contrasting against the backdrop of the large build of the animal.
Cats are not too demanding in the content. Taking care of a pet's hair is not so difficult: combing a pet is enough and once a week. More attention should be paid to wool only during moulting periods (cats molt once a year).
Maine coons do not spoil furniture, sharpen claws they prefer about carpets and carpets, so they just need to organize a special horizontal device for procedures. Then the carpeting in the house will remain intact.
British Cat: description of the breed
The history of the British is rooted in the period of Ancient Rome and Egypt. But in Britain they already got, thanks to the Roman legionaries, at a time when Rome was in control of the island. So in a simple way, short-haired cats settled in Britain, where they began to interbreed with forest cats. The animals quickly became favorites of the English for their aristocratic character and truly exquisite appearance. They became the ancestors of the current British.
Cats of the British breed belong to short-haired animals with soft, but thick wool. Nature has given them big copper eyes. The head of the cats is round, but the body is strong enough. For the breed is characterized by short paws, broad chest and shoulders, a plush tail.
The British can have very different colors: solid, smoky, tortoiseshell, bicolor, tabby. The most common is blue, and therefore even has its name "British Blue". But other colors of animals are not a deviation from the standard.
The British have large and medium sizes, as well as a strong physique. The weight of the female is from 3 to 5 kilograms, and the male is 5-7 kilograms.
The character of the British
Undoubtedly, all breeds of cats (photos are given in the article) are good, but the British are considered the best companions, especially if you prefer smart animals, unpretentious in care. The first acquaintance with such a cat will amaze you with true British restraint. However, with a closer acquaintance, you yourself will not notice how the pet will become truly loving and faithful. The more time you spend with the animal and give it to your love and care, the better your relationships will be.
Cat breed Briton - it's always a quiet creature, from which you should not wait for dirty tricks. Animals of this breed are playful. They are loyal, but not hyperactive. If the pet lives in the family, then he adores all its members, not choosing someone alone. The British are very contact animals, but still they need their own space for solitude to feel happy. By nature, they are not tame, but at the same time they prefer to curl up next to a person to be stroked.
Britons are angry too much attention from the owners, so they periodically disappear in their secluded corner. But at the same time, animals calmly accept other cats into the family without squabbling and jealousy. Cats do not differ shyness and are quite confident in themselves, and therefore get on even with dogs.
Features of British content
If you want to get a clean dog, you probably think about what kind of cat is the most neat. Even newborn babies, only having learned to walk, themselves run to the tray, so there is no problem in order to long-term accustom the animal to proper behavior.
Not all breeds of cats (photos are given in the article) calmly tolerate the absence of owners. The British in this matter are very calm. They will sleep or find a job until the family returns home. At the same time, they absolutely do not dirty, do not spoil furniture, curtains and wallpaper, quickly accustomed to scratching. Cats have an endlessly patient nature. They never yell, demanding food or attention. If you are busy, the animal will wait, when you are free, and will not bother you.
British cats are wonderful hunters. If they are given the opportunity to hunt, they will not miss it. For all its massiveness, the animals are very dexterous and fast, but they do not damage home things. Care for such pets is not at all complicated. Like any animal, a Briton needs a balanced diet, toys and water. In addition, once a week, one must always comb the thick wool of the pet. Several times a year the animal needs to bathe and do not forget about cleaning the ears and eyes.
Siberian cats: the history of the breed
The cat of the Siberian breed is a semi-long-haired animal with a very thick, moisture-proof hair, a cute face and a fluffy tail. Currently, such pets enjoy incredible popularity, because they are considered to be hypoallergenic. This breed was bred in Russia by crossing aboriginal cats with eastern representatives.
The first mention of this breed dates back to the sixteenth century. In those distant times, they were distributed throughout Russia, and called them "Bukhara". It is not known exactly when and how the animals got to Siberia. There are several versions. Each of them claims that the cats were brought in by the settlers. If they were actually brought by merchants from Central Asia, then it is likely that the Persian, Siberian and Angora breeds had a single Asian ancestors.
Gradually, the animals spread throughout Siberia. In conditions of severe weather, cats got long and dense hair with a thick undercoat.
Description of the Siberian breed
Siberian cats are animals with a well developed and large body. Adult females weigh up to 6 kilograms, and males are somewhat larger, they can reach 12 kilograms. Siberian cats have a large, well-developed body with muscular legs. A distinctive feature of the breed are pieces of wool between the fingers, inherited from steppe and forest cats. The size of the cats can vary from medium to large.
Siberian cats in many ways resemble Persian. Both breeds have a fur collar around the neck and "panties" on their hind legs. The undoubted advantage of the Siberian cat is its fur. But it is not her length that is valued, but the almost complete lack of allergy to it. The woolen cover consists of a rigid part and a dense undercoat, which is conditioned by nature itself.
The hair covers of animals are completely waterproof. Therefore, bathing such a pet is a troublesome business. Although the wool of the Siberian cats is long enough, it does not require special care. As for coloring, the efforts of breeders created a huge number of options for all sorts of colors, most of which are not found in the natural habitat. The natural coloring helps animals masquerade in the wild. It is worth noting that the natural color is not popular among housewives and cat lovers.
The nature of Siberian cats
Siberian cats are affectionate, faithful and loving. They are quite playful, smart, they are interested in absolutely everything that falls into their field of vision. Owners of such animals claim that their cute pets are ready to take any step to get what they need. Sometimes it may even seem that they are thinking ahead of their actions.
Siberian cats are not very noisy, but they certainly need somewhere to go for a walk in order to throw out energy. Pets perfectly remember their nicknames and always respond to them. The breed is strong, but at the same time very flexible for its size. From a height, animals can jump on fairly decent distances. Owners of Siberian cats celebrate the love of pets for water. They like to watch the waves of water or throw toys in a bowl of water.
Representatives of the breed are very friendly to strangers, dogs and other cats. They love all family members. If the baby will unnecessarily torture the pet, the cat will tolerate everything, but in the future it can bypass the child by side.
For cats of the Siberian breed the greatest happiness is the opportunity to climb the tree in the yard. The same love for the height is also observed in kittens who can climb up to the closet, so you need to watch for the kids.
It can not be said that Siberian cats are very demanding in care, but their long and thick coat requires more than careful supervision. The "fur coat" of the animal should be regularly combed with a good comb. Do this at least two times a week. To comb the combs very carefully, so that the comb does not slip through the individual sections, this leads to the formation of coils later. Special attention is paid to wool during the moult period.
The reproductive age of cats begins early enough - in five to six months. This surprising fact has a fairly simple explanation. Siberian cats have a direct relationship to wild animals, which often died at a young age. The offspring of one female, as a rule, consists of five or six toddlers. The males of this breed are known as very caring dads. Cats help cats take care of their offspring. They willingly live together. And some cats remain all their lives with the same male. The nature of the Siberian breed is such that its representatives feel better and happier in a pair. The presence of the second half positively affects the emotional background of animals.
Instead of an afterword
We hope that our article will be of interest to all those who love such pets as cats.
The names of the breeds, given by us, or rather their number, in no way reflect the number of species that exist throughout the world. It is not possible to describe all breeds within the framework of one article, and therefore we decided to stop our attention only on a few. All animals, without exception, are good. Each breed has its own merits, and therefore a description of several species will allow you to get acquainted with the characteristics of pets in order to understand what kind of animal you would like to see next to you as a friend and companion.