Flat-faced Persian cat can’t eat conventionally because the food goes all over their face

Flat-faced Persian cat can't eat conventionally because the food goes all over their face

Well, this video is about people who are scared of cats or who don’t like them. They find out over the course of a week that cats can be charming and great companions. All of them were won over. BUT for me the interesting episode in the video is the flat-faced Persian eating from …

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The extreme English bulldog face

Luna before the op

For some time, now, those who are in the know understand that some dog and cat breeds have been selectively bred to extreme to emphasise their facial features which are dictated by the breed standards. However, breeders tend to overemphasise these guidelines in order to gain an advantage and in doing so you get …

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Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) should revise breed standards as the Kennel Club has done for the French bulldog

The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) has been under pressure for decades to revise the breed standard i.e. the guidelines, for the flat-faced cat breeds namely the Exotic Shorthair, the Persian and the Himalayan. I hope that the pressure has been ramped up on the news that the Kennel Club has revised its guidelines for …

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Prize-winning blue Persian cat carried like a sack of potatoes by owner

Patrick of Allington, a blue Persian wins first prize at a cat show at Holy Trinity Hall in central London in 1933

This is another interesting cat show photo from a different era. It shows a blue Persian cat of the traditional style (doll-face). His name is Patrick of Allington. Cat fanciers love their fancy names and rightly so. His attractive female owner carries Patrick on her shoulders as if carrying a sack of potatoes from …

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Humans breed cats to extreme and change themselves to an extreme too

Humans breed cats to extreme and change themselves to an extreme too

There must be a common reason why some people are obsessed with extreme appearance in animals and in humans. There must be something wrong with humankind if there are people who think it is clever to breed cats to an extreme appearance or change their appearance in an extreme way. The two objectives or …

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Hypocritical Cat Fanciers’ Association’s utterly confused breed standards

Tear duct overflow due to a deformed drainage system in a flat-faced Persian who also seems to be suffering from a deformed mouth due to the same reason: extreme breeding

I don’t want to criticise the almighty Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA), probably the most influential cat association on the planet but…they are hypocritical in a very fundamental way. It has to be stated until they do something about it. Yes, I am addressing that thorn in the flesh, long-term problem: the runny eyes, tear …

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