1930s Persian cat compared with 2000 variant (picture)
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1938 Persian cat

The difference that 80 or more years of selective breeding makes to the Persian cat can be seen in the photo. The breeders decided in about 1930 that they needed to refine the appearance of the Persian cat. For some … please continue reading

What is the domestic cat that looks like a bobcat?
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Pixie-bob cat

There are two purebred domestic cats that look like a bobcat: American bobtail and Pixie-bob. In addition to these two purebred cats which are designed through selective breeding to have a domesticated but slightly similar appearance to the American bobcat, … please continue reading

Mass spaying and neutering might leave us with less nice cats
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Sweet kitten

“..the widespread adoption of early neutering by the most responsible cat owners risks pushing the domestic cat genetics back gradually towards the wild, away from their current domesticate state.” (Dr Bradshaw of Cat Sense) Humans selectively breed purebred cats mainly … please continue reading