persian cat breeding

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

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,…

10 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

Persian cats can’t groom themselves properly. I explain why.

A relatively high percentage of Persian cats have haircoat disorders because they are unable to groom themselves properly A recent…

1 year ago

The cat breeder should be ashamed of creating this monstrosity

I realise that I am hammering away at the same old problem but we have to because change is needed…

2 years ago

1930s Persian cat compared with 2000 variant (picture)

The difference that 80 or more years of selective breeding makes to the Persian cat can be seen in the…

2 years ago

New regulations prohibit extreme dog breeding in England but omits cats

New regulations for England prohibit the breeding of dogs with inherited health problems which exist because of the breeding process.…

2 years ago

What Are the Signs of an Inbred Cat?

Cat inbreeding causes what is described as "inbreeding depression" which is another term for general weakness. Robinson's Genetics for Breeders…

4 years ago

California Spangled is Extinct. Can a Cat Breed be Extinct?

The California Spangled is extinct but, that said, cat breeds can't become extinct. Sarah Hartwell says, "The breed was considered…

6 years ago

World’s Saddest Looking Cat (droopy-eyed Persian)

This is Pixie, a very cute little calico Persian, living in Bristol, UK, who looks sad but the only reason…

6 years ago