Types and Usage

The topic that I chose to talk about is Cat, which needs no introduction. It is a small, furry, carnivorous animal… which is hated by most but loved by many as pets.

There are more than seventy cat breeds recognized by various cat registries. However, the broadest division of purebred cats is based on body type and activity level.  Such as:

There are mainly two category of cats:

1. Oriental cats: Cats with long, sleek bodies and short hair. These cats are active, vocal, inquisitive, and intelligent. Example: Siamese, Abyssinian, and Burmese.

2. The non-Oriental cats: Cats that have larger bodies with long hair and are less active. They are laid-back, gentle, and typically love people and other animals. These cats probably won’t jump on top of the cabinets or race around the house as much as the Orientals do. They’d rather sit in your lap. Example: Persians, British and American Shorthairs, Ragdolls, Himalayans, Turkish Angoras, and Turkish Vans, Norwegian Forest Cats, Siberians, and Maine Coons.

10 Best Types of Cat

1. Gray Tabby: The name “gray tabby” describes not a breed but a coat color and pattern.

2. Scottish Fold: While his ears are relatively straight, internet sensation Maru is a Scottish Fold, a breed of cat usually characterized by ears that fold forward and down.

3. Persian: Fur, fur, fur. The Persians (called Longhairs outside the U.S.) are perhaps the quintessential “luxury” cat—that is, the cat who expects to be kept in the lap of luxury.

4. Japanese Bobtail: Japanese Bobtails are like cats on the front end and rabbits on the back end.

5. Norwegian Forest: If you like hugging a cat who’s a big armload of fur and can take what you dish out, then the Norwegian Forest Cat is for you.

6. Siamese: Who can resist the Siamese cat’s pretty blue eyes? These cats have been valued for their unique patterning and outspoken personalities for centuries. Long a status symbol, Siamese cats have been given to dignitaries as gifts.

7. British Shorthair: The British Shorthair is known for both its looks and its typically easygoing and fun-loving personality.

8. Calico: It is impossible to clone a calico cat with the same markings, because of the random activation of genes.

9. Snowshoe: With its white muzzle and feet, dark “points,” and blue eyes, the Snowshoe looks like what it was bred from: a Siamese with white “boots” that turned up in the litter of a Siamese breeder in Philadelphia in the 1960s.

10. Polydactyl: Let’s be real, polydactyl cats give the best high-fives. Errr, high-sixes. Also known as “mitten cats” or “thumb cats,” polydactyls have a genetic mutation that gives them more than the usual number of toes on one or more feet.


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