cat fancy

Thai cats – describing their place in the Siamese cat family

People have different points of view about Thai cats. And it is quite a complicated history. I will present my…

4 weeks ago

Why are Ragdolls so docile?

The reason why Ragdolls are so docile is because they have been bred to be docile. This is called selective…

1 month ago

America: tame wild cats exhibited at cat shows 1895-1903

Miss Frances Simpson was one of three major personalities in the early years of the cat fancy in England. She…

2 months ago

The meaning of “lines” in cat breeding

The goal of cat breeders should be to found (establish) a line of healthy cats which excel in reference to…

3 months ago

Maine Wave – Rexed Maine Coon Cat

The Maine Wave, a rexed Maine Coon cat, never became a recognised cat breed. FYI - 'rexed' means having a…

4 months ago

Singapura cat’s history was an elaborate deception by the founders of the breed

The Singapura is quite a rare cat breed and arguably the smallest of all the breeds. It looks like a…

6 months ago

Massive muzzle on Maine Coon (picture)

This is another extraordinary looking Maine Coon. I have described the cat's muzzle as massive. It is very strong and…

7 months ago

Picture of badly bred Exotic Shorthair cat

It is instructional to remind ourselves what a badly bred purebred cat looks like. Here we have an Exotic Shorthair,…

9 months ago

Where do Persian cats come from?

Well, Persian cats should come from Persia which is now Iran. Of course we are referring to the original Persian…

10 months ago

General Principles of Responsible Breeding

Some general principles of responsible cat breeding are nicely set out in a couple of European documents. These are the…

1 year ago