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An Abyssinian cat is one of the oldest known breeds, recognized for its playfulness, graceful gait and interesting appearance. The Abyssinian resembles some of the Egyptian cat breeds, such as the Mau, with its gently sl... More »

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Cat breeds can be divided into two types: longhaired and shorthaired. A few cute longhaired breeds are: Persian, ragdoll, Maine coon and Himalayan. The Abyssinian, American shorthair, Bengal, Bombay, Egyptian mau, munchk... More »

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According to Catster, purebred cat breeds known for being friendly include the Burmese, the Abyssinian and the Ragdoll. These three breeds are all recognized for their friendly, social personalities and are good choices ... More »

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Families choose a cat by deciding on an age, observing the cat's personality, and considering preferences such as fur length, activity level and appearance. Finding a cat that fits the family's needs and preferences ensu... More »

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Fluffy cat breeds include the Persian, Himalayan and LaPerm. Persian cats may be the earliest breed of cats. Himalayans are a cross between Persian and Siamese cats. The LaPerm cat was first bred in the United States in ... More »

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Hypoallergenic cat breeds include Cornish Rex, Balinese and Sphynx. Cornish Rex cats have characteristic wavy hair. Although the Balinese breed has a medium-length silken coat and a fluffy tail, it sheds very little. The... More »

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Most cats, including domestic breeds, have 19 pairs of chromosomes for a total of 38. Some types of cat in South America, however, have only 36 chromosomes, including ocelots, kotkots and margays. Dogs have more than dou... More »

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