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About the “Shirazi” cat by a resident of Dubai, UAE — 3 Comments

  1. The name Omar or your comment did not appear on the version I received, Thanks anyway. Yes it’s refreshing to see input from that part of the world.

  2. Hi Michael. A very interesting article only marred by the lack of information as to the original author. He or she is obviously a well informed an intelligent person, Nobody should be concerned about a cat not having any pedigree or not being a recognised breed. We all know that pedigree cats do not have any specific characteristics that make them superior to non-pedigree cats especially in regard to health matters. The inferred superiority is a marketing technique designed to increase their value. The term pure bred is often used, but this actually means inbred with the potential of genetically induced health problems and suppressed immune systems. Not even the purebred claim has any validity because DNA analysis shows that pedigree breeds rarely have any significant relationship to the breeds they are supposed to belong to. Thank you for posting this article.

    • I agree with all you say. It would be nice to know the author’s full name. He provided the name you see. I have told him that his comment has been made into an article so he may comment. I found it interesting too as it comes from a person who knows cats and lives in the Middle East. It is rare to get that combination.

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