Cats - a symbol of home comfort, an object of adoration for adults and children - live in many families. Over the long years of coexistence, man has been able to adapt this animal in accordance with his ideas of beauty. He managed to breed many breeds that differ not only in the length of the coat, but also in appearance.
Short-haired breeds are the most ancient, their representatives and ancestors were distributed all over the world. Cat lovers choose these breeds for their special grace and grace, and for the fact that short hair requires less maintenance. The most beautiful and popular representatives of these breeds include, in particular, the Russian blue cat. This is the result of selection work, during which the breed, exported from Russia, was crossed with Abyssinian and European shorthair cats. Differs in aristocratic appearance and special grace, as well as gray-blue color of the coat.
Delicate and fragile Singapore cats look charming, attractive for their refined simplicity and neat, proportional physique. But Thai cats are interesting precisely for their almond-shaped blue eyes and color, the so-called color-point, when the tail and muzzle, as well as the tips of the ears and paws, have a uniform dark color. They are a bit like Siamese cats, but, nevertheless, this is a separate breed that belongs to the most intelligent, they have truly human intelligence.
When purchasing a cat that has any exotic features such as a missing or shortened tail, please note that such breeds are often particularly painful and do not live long.
American Bombay cats look like miniature panthers, their hair is coal-black, silky, tight to the body. In these cats, even hairs with a different color are considered a violation of the standard. The Scottish Fold cats are also very beautiful - the result of a gene mutation. Dangling ear tips give these imposing beauties a special charm and charm.
One of the most beautiful representatives of long-haired breeds is the Persian, they come with silver and golden hair. They are distinguished by their accuracy and calmness, but they are always ready to play. Cimrian or Welsh tailless cats have an interesting appearance, which appeared as a result of a gene mutation during the selection of Maine Coons.
Many breeds of long-haired cats also descended from ordinary Siberian cats, which are widespread in Russia.
In Kimrian cats, in place of the tail there is a dent, hidden under thick long hair and warm down. Their closest relatives, Maine Coons, are considered the largest domestic cats. A distinctive feature of this breed is a muzzle that resembles a human face, as well as tassels on the ears, making them look like a lynx.