selective breeding

Is ‘Ocicat’ a word?

Yes, Ocicat is a word. It is a made-up word; a combination of 'ocelot' and 'cat'. The word should be…

2 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,…

2 months ago

How healthy are the human-faced Maine Coons of this Russian breeder?

These Maine Coons with human faces keep resurfacing on the internet. I reported on them quite a while ago and…

3 months ago

Picture of a tiny, dark chocolate Oriental Shorthair kitten with huge ears and sharp claws sitting in a hand

The Oriental SH is known for slenderness and long legs and, yes, large ears but this strange looking individual has…

3 months ago

How do Siamese cats get their colour?

Siamese are dark cats with a pigment-inhibiting, temperature-sensitive gene which removes some of the darkness when the temperature is warmer.…

3 months ago

Do cats have less health problems than dogs?

Do cats have less health problems than dogs? There are indications to me that they are and I discuss them…

8 months ago

Six flat-faced Persians taken to rescue centre in one week for medical problems

Six flat-faced Persian cats arrived at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in one week because they required medical treatment for…

9 months ago

F1 Safari Cat SABINI

Melissa very kindly agreed to let me publish some of her pictures of her male F1 Safari Cat "Sabini". "F1"…

11 months 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…

1 year ago

Why do cats live longer than dogs?

Why do cats live longer than dogs? Curiously Dr Google PhD does not provide us with a good answer on…

2 years ago