selective breeding

Are long-haired cats more mild-mannered?

This is an interesting question because it suggests that there might be a link between the length of a domestic…

5 days ago

Bombay cat health issues

Like many purebred cats (all purebred cats?) the Bombay cat has some health issues. I am referring to genetically inherited…

4 weeks ago

Average life expectancy of a Siamese cat

As this is an imprecise science I don't believe that you can provide a confident answer to a question about…

1 month ago

What is a Persian cat’s life expectancy?

The Persian cat's life expectancy is almost 4 years shorter than the general cat population for one major reason: polycystic…

1 month ago

You can selectively breed hypoallergenic cats

I have just written about a study in which the scientists found that individual cats are hypoallergenic (the link opens…

2 months ago

Why are dogs so different but all cats look the same?

I have to be tough on the way the question has been asked in the title. Firstly, all cats do…

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

Where is the Maine Coon cat from?

It depends how far back into history you want to go. The important point is that the Maine Coon, or…

3 months ago

Reasons why cats are selectively bred?

The only reason why domestic cats are selectively bred is to make attractive cats which sell at the maximum price…

4 months ago

Cats are ideal pets now with one flaw but what about the future?

Domestic cats are already adapting to modern human living but what about the long term future, the 22nd and 23rd…

4 months ago