Best and worst cat breeds on 10 characteristics as the British Shorthair comes out on top (Infographic)

Blue British Shorthair at a cat show

Well, this is an infographic showing the best and worst cat breeds with respect to 10 different characteristics. I think people who are considering adopting a purebred, pedigree cat will find it interesting. The infographic is entirely based on one study: Breed differences of heritable behaviour traits in cats. It was conducted by Milla …

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What is the black cat personality?

Charlie my cat

I’ve been doing some research on black cat personality and it is striking to report that their personality is almost diametrically opposed to the diabolical image that they have thanks to their association with witches in the Middle Ages. I can refer to at least three good sources on black cat personality which I …

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Person asks, “I want a beautiful cat that is affectionate and loving. What breed makes the best cat?”

Trying to select the right cat breed.

I’m going to answer the questions in the title which are on the website. I like to do that from time to time because they do ask lots of questions, some of which are worth answering! This will be short because I think I can summarise the answer without using many words. There …

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About the personality of the cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus

Cheetah has a timid and retiring character or personality compared to the more aggressive lions, leopards and hyenas from which they keep their distance

It’s interesting to discover that Google doesn’t know how to search for information about the personality of the cheetah which has the scientific name of Acinonyx jubatus. I have to include this beautiful wild cat’s Latin (scientific) name to make sure that Google understands what I’m talking about. People just don’t discuss the character …

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Cat’s expressive eyes and mobile ears

Cat with 2 individual whiskers that curl up and touch both her eyes

The body language of a cat’s eyes and ears are worth a quick discussion and I am reliant on personal experience and that of the vet Dr Bruce Fogle in his book Complete Cat Care. Eyes As is typical of other animals, dilated pupils indicate excitement or enervation because the cat is fearful or …

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Emotionally cats help people to sleep but behaviorally they disrupt sleep

Man's sleep is disturbed by his cat! He can't breathe.

There appears to be two opposing forces in play when it comes to how cats and dogs affect human sleep. On the positive side, the emotional support and warmth that cats and dogs bring to their human caregivers promotes better sleep. On the negative side, the behavior of a companion animal – particularly cats …

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Give your cat the time they need to use a new product

Gabs in his fancy bed for the first time in 12 months

This little episode in my life reminded me to be patient when buying a product for your cat. They sometimes hardly use or even ignore a carefully chosen product such as a cat bed or toy. It can be a bit dispiriting. It can be off-putting in fact. It can stop you buying nice …

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