Day: January 1, 1970


The Burmilla is a breed so new, there’s not much information about it in our Cat Breeds section. One Burmilla cat owner writes, “They are the best of both worlds: They can be playful, intelligent and very active but also can settle down after playtime and cuddle up to you.” Here are nine reasons we …

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Quick Facts Weight: 9 – 12 pounds The Look of a Chartreux This breed features a medium-length woolly, blue-toned fur with a dense undercoat that feels like sheep’s wool. The blue coat is similar to the Russian Blue. The Chartreux is noted for its round-shape head that bears a Mona Lisa smile and soulful eyes …

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British Shorthair

Quick Facts Weight: 12 – 18 pounds The Look of a British Shorthair This breed puts the “r” in round: round face, round eyes, round ears, round torso and round paws. The British Shorthair is noted for its signature blue-colored coat that is dense and plush – designed to weather cold climates. However, cat registries …

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Quick Facts Weight: 6 – 11 pounds The Look of a Bombay Bombays are known for their short, sleek coats that come only in black. Their eyes are gold to copper in color. This medium-sized, muscular cat also has black nose leather and paw pads. Traits Panther-like appearance Very social Active and playful Closely related …

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A Birman cat, full length.


Quick Facts Weight: 8 – 12 pounds The Look of a Birman Look down at the paws and you will discover a telltale Birman trait. All Birmans are born with all four paws white. They are referred to as “gloves.” A Birman’s eyes are deep blue and expressive. The head is round with small ears. …

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Bengal upside down, showing off belly.


Quick Facts Weight: 10 – 15 pounds Height: about 16 inches The Look of a Bengal Coveted for its wildcat exotic looks, the Bengal prowls like a small leopard with its sleek, muscular body, oval eyes, broad nose, strong chin and wedge-shaped head. Its hind legs are slightly longer than the front legs, yielding a …

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The Look of a Balinese The Balinese looks like a more petite version of the Siamese with her fine wedge-shaped head, oversized ears and big, blue eyes. The difference is the coat length – the Balinese coat is longer and silky and a beautiful plumed tail. The coat comes in a variety of colors, but …

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American Curl on a couch.

American Curl

Quick Facts Weight: 7 – 10 pounds Height: The Look of a American Curl American Curls have distinct, curled back ears that give them their signature look. Kittens of this breed are born with straight ears that begin to curl back within one to seven days after birth. As they get older, the curl can …

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