‘Pans Truls’ the ORIGINAL Norwegian Forest tomcat born 1st of May 1973

Pans Truls. The original Norwegian Forest Cat

Pans Truls (Pan’s Truls) is the original Norwegian Forest (NFC) tomcat from which the breed standard was written, and it still applies today. This is the original and the guiding light of the entire breed. An important cat. I find it interesting. It is the first time that I have seen a photograph of …

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New cat breeds – careful selection 2022

Lykoi Cat - Defensive pose

The following are new mainstream cat breeds: Lykoi, Khao Manee, Toybob, Maine Coon Polydactyl, Minuet and Minuet Longhair (Napoleon). I’d like to include one, new non-mainstream breed, the Cheetoh. Lykoi – recognised, accepted and registered by America’s Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) and The International Cat Association (TICA). This interesting “werewolf cat” was founded in …

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American Shorthair cat ‘Piper’ and one other, both silver tabbies

American Shorthair cat Piper

I believe that the American Shorthair is an underrated purebred cat. This is a cat with a long American history, similar to the more famous Maine Coon. This was a cat of American barns, a kind of working cat; a moggy to use the vernacular. They were and still are to be honest street …

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World’s oldest cat breed?

"World's oldest cat breed" is a tricky topic

Some websites confidently state that the world’s oldest cat breed is the Egyptian Mau but I disagree with the authors of these websites. Before you decide the world’s oldest cat breed you have to decide what a ‘cat breed’ is. And that, funnily enough, is quite a tricky question. I’ll explain why. Before about …

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