The most beautiful cat in the world
A selection of 25 amazing domestic breeds of cats, each breed is unique and has its own distinctive features. Someone like angora, someone prefers Mao, in any case, you will see a lot of beautiful cats!
Cats are different, but basically they can be divided into longhaired and shorthaired (there are, of course, and bald). The main drawback of most longhaired breeds is a need for constant grooming, but it is compensated by the beauty of these cats.
One of the most famous and popular longhaired breeds is the Turkish Angora is known, first of all, thanks to often manifests itself among its representatives heterochromia - one eye of cats are usually blue, and the second - amber or green.
The body is covered with fur of the Angora cats medium length hair on the tail is very long, which is why it seems to be very voluminous. Usually hair snow-white Turkish Angora, but there are cats with bluish, black and reddish color.
Let another one breed, bred in Turkey - the Turkish Van.
This poludlinnoshorstnye cat, whose fur has excellent water resistance. Fur layer thickens winter and in summer becomes soft as cashmere.
Turkish Van is a "native breed" of domestic cats - according to the latest genetic research, is one of the oldest domestic breeds, survived to our times.
On the Turkish Wan is quite unlike another interesting representative of the cat family - Norwegian Forest cat.
This large breed is distinguished by long fluffy fur and a thick undercoat, especially on massive legs, making these cats do not are freezing in the harsh winter forests of Norway.
The distinctive features of the Norwegian forest is a large body, long legs, bushy tail and rysepodobny appearance.
The representatives of this breed quite calm and thrive in the same house with the dogs.
This is the official Norwegian breed, recognized by the International Federation of Cats in 1977.
has a similar appearance American Maine Coon, also featuring sweet temper, excellent hunting skills and large body size.
With the approach of winter undercoat Maine Coon becomes thicker, but this breed requires minimal grooming.
This is the official breed of the North American state of Maine.
While Maine Coons are considered to be the largest domestic cats on the planet, there is an interesting breed, which is considered the highest in the world - the savanna, which many call the unofficial name Asher. In addition, the savannah on the list of most expensive pet.
Another large breed on our list received official recognition relatively recently - in 1995, although the first of its representatives appeared in the late 60-ies of the last century. We are talking about Ceausu Nile or cat, is a distant relative of swamp lynx.
It is absolutely fearless, fast and jumpy cat, the "talkative" and dedicated owners. In the United States itself nurseries, which are bred in these unusual, "Wild on the outside, inside the house," cats can be counted on the fingers, so it is no wonder that we have such institutions do not exist, but the cat itself is almost impossible to get.
Little-known and extremely rare in our country, the Somali cat has long been conquered America and Europe for its unusual beauty.
These excessively calm cat distinguished by large size, long body, bushy tail-pipe, a dense layer of fur "collar" around his neck and "panties" on their hind legs.
Another feature of Somali cats is ticked coat color - when every hair is painted in several colors, separated by transverse dark stripes. The more of these strips - the pedigreed cat and more valuable.
Interesting poludlinnoshorstnaya breed was developed in California in the 1960s. We are talking about a cat ragdoll, whose name literally translates as "rag doll".
In contrast to the "Persians", which served as the basis for the emergence of this new breed, wool Ragdoll is like a rabbit fur and does not require constant care, and the character has turned even more calm and kind - it is one of the most patient breeds in the world!
Not surprisingly, the main feature of this cat is a kind of muscle "confusion" - a feeling that it is absolutely "violet" who and what it does.
It is possible to stroke and squeeze Ragdoll plenty - they will not resist.
It looks quite meditative and sometimes comical - the cat will assume the position in which it have planted or put, so the Internet often appear ridiculous pictures Ragdoll is - of course, thanks to the creative owners :)
Next breed many seem selective bullying, but the fault of its unusual, strange as it seems, has become a natural mutation. We are talking about Munchkin - unusual cats, paws which is two or even three times as long as normal cat paws. The first reports about fun korotkolapyh cats began to haunt Europe in the 30-ies of XX century. Initially it was thought that this congenital defect, but later, when the same korotkolapye kittens, this gene (dominant gene achondroplasia) were found in the offspring korotkolapyh cats, and with it a new breed was officially recognized.
By the way, his name - Munchkin - they received in honor of the little people, were part of the book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." In general, the animal is a peace-loving, sociable and affectionate, but in an emergency they can fend for themselves.
The most household and among the most popular in the world are considered the Persian cat, who simply can not live away from home.
A distinctive feature of the Persians is short, wide, upturned nose and long hair in need of constant care and highly confusing for the lack thereof.
In addition, the cat's eyes also need regular cleaning to avoid infection.
Similar to Persian, Himalayan blue eyes is different, demonstrated irregular color-point (light body with darker legs, muzzle, ears and tail, like Siamese cats).
In Europe, this breed called Persian color-point.
Scientists and various international associations have not yet been concluded, it is a separate species or variety of Persian, so faithful are both names.
The above-mentioned Siamese breed also got on our list.
Not everyone knows that the Siamese kittens are born completely white, and the tail, paws, muzzle and ears begin to darken as a kitten growth.
Siamese breed is considered to be the most eastern, came to America and Europe from Thailand in the early XX century.
This is a very friendly, intelligent and sociable cats that are different from their home relatives at night activity, due to the low content responsible for the "night vision" pigment tapetum in their blue eyes, but, in contrast to the night calm hosts, can be countered by excessive "volubility" cat.
As a result of cross-breeding Siamese cats with twin American Shorthair was born Snowshoe breed or Belonozhko.
Just with the English name of the breed means "snow shoe" - got it for these cats white "socks" on paws.
Although the relationship with Siamese cats, Snowshoe - quiet, calm and very affectionate cat, loves to hang around for the owners, take baths and hard to bear the separation.
This breed is small and fairly presented, mainly in the United States.
The representatives of the following interesting breed in our list, like little tigers - this is what the similarities and tried to get Judy Sugi, creating a breed Toyger (a play on words - a cross between a toy (toy) and the tiger (tiger), that is, the name literally means "toy tiger").
motion and appearance resemble the wild cats Toyger, while having a loving, sociable and loyal nature of a domestic cat.
occurs as a full color striped, and striped, spotted, wool Toyger is very soft to the touch, the light pours gold.
His breeding work Judy tried to draw public attention to the problem of destruction of the tigers in the wild. For the first time the breed was recognized in the 90s, but received full recognition only in 2007, after which the breed cats were able to participate in international competitions along with other handsome thoroughbred. Today Toyger breeding takes only a few breeders in the United States, three more in the UK, two in Canada and one in Australia.
Another wonderful breed - Ocicat - named after the wild ocelots, in which it is very similar.
There were Ocicats a result of experiments on crossing the Siamese with Abyssinian, Siamese mestizos.
This is a rather large muscular cat with "rings" on the feet and unfinished "collar" around his neck, a body covered with spots.
The ears are rather large, sometimes on the tips of the brush are like a lynx. Wool Ocicats thin, light and pleasant to the touch.
Ocicat - fun playful cat, very loyal and affectionate, with a gentle nature. Often, this breed is called "cat-dog" - for what it brings to the ball, he responds to his name and is easy to bring up.
On the Ocicat is a bit like a cat Sokoke or Kenyan forest cat. Its dry muscular body is covered with short color marble shorstkoy stained various shades of brown.
This is a semi-wild cat, which, however, are easy to domestication, are peace-loving nature and well trained, but we are very rare.
Another Spotted Shorthair - egyptian - retains its elegant appearance for thousands of years.
This is one of drevsheyshih breeds of domestic cat, its image found in the relics of 3,000 years ago. It is these cats had once worshiped by the ancient Egyptians and revered them as gods.
The name "Mau", consonant with the cat's meow, translated from the ancient Egyptian means "cat".
over the eyes of the true Egyptian Mau is a pattern in the shape of the letter "M", and at ear level - in the form of a "W". This pattern is also called "Scarab", in honor of the sacred as the ancient Egyptians beetle.
Green eyes Mau must emphasize the "makeup" - two lines passing under the eyes and on the cheeks.
The most common silver representatives of this breed, rarely bronze, and almost never - smoked.
Chozhy bronze Mau appearance is the European Shorthair cat, bred at the beginning of the last century German breeders.
An interesting fact is that in our country and in other CIS countries to European shorthair cat is treated as a mongrel, but if at any exhibition there is the same Shorthair from America - it is treated on a par with other purebreds.
The color of these cats has many beautiful species most prized such rare colors like gold and silver tabby, marbled tabby and white.
In America, a popular local, American Shorthair that got here in the XVII century the first European emigrants, then crossed with some native species and officially registered as a new breed.
Cats got a strong, beautiful, diverse in color and eye color, and their "home" character remained intact.
They are easily distinguished by wide-set eyes and a relatively small size
One of the most popular breeds of shorthair is a Russian Blue cat.
In the list of the most beautiful cats in the world, this tall, long, graceful cat with bright green eyes, pointed muzzle and very thick to the touch silky hair fell completely by chance.
It is possible that this is the oldest native breed of cats in Russia are on the verge of extinction in the years of the Second World War.
Russian Blue cat is very intelligent, headstrong, but very attached to their owners, it has a playful nature.
fundamentally different from the Russian blue cat Singapore, or just Singapore.
This is a relatively small shorthaired animals with strong body, large eyes and ears.
Singapura easily tamed and feature a soft, calm character, but in Europe they are extremely rare.
At least unusual looks scottish fold, whose face, thanks to a funny little lugs, almost constantly looks surprised-comical.
These cats come in many different colors, different large physique, good health and a balanced character.
The distinctive features of the Scottish Fold is her raspy voice and the ability to effortlessly stand on its hind legs.
In the other direction - back - wrapped ears of American korla - proportional to medium-sized cats and different colors.
Korly easily adapt to new surroundings, have a friendly, playful nature.
There poludlinnoshorstnye shorthair and subspecies of this species, with that of the first of them a lot more fans.
This cat is rare in homes outside the United States.
It is also one of the most beautiful domestic cats do not just accept Asian Cat, resulting from crossbreeding with Burmese Persian chinchilla (and later - to the Abyssinian).
The body tabby - average value with graceful legs and powerful chest, eye color ranges from yellow to deep amber.
This is a very nice, gentle and inquisitive animals are active, we have rare, but very common in the UK, where, in fact, brought the breed in 1990.
Do not dispense care and the most popular Japanese cat - Japanese bobtail.
These cats have long been the object of public veneration among the Japanese.
From time immemorial, ever since the Middle Ages, it was believed that the tail cat accumulated evil forces and negative energy, in connection with which the Japanese specially selected tailless cats to store home.
Bobtail is very unpretentious, friendly and accommodating, in a sitting position often raise the front foot, which is also considered a good omen in Japan, bringing good luck.
other tailless pet, recognized by many pretty enough, Manx is a cat or a Manx. The name of this breed is its received from the British Isle of Man, where it originated.
In spite of the fact that the lack of a tail is a distinguishing feature of Manx cats, not all representatives of this breed of tailless.
It is very important when interbreeding Manx is the condition of having a tail at least one of the parents, so if both are to tailless -.. Is likely the offspring of death.
We introduced you to the 25 most interesting, in our view, domestic cat breeds. Of course, there are still many amazing species that are not included our list: Bengal cat, mentioned above savannah, Serengeti, British Shorthair, Nibelung, House and many others no less spectacular representatives of the cat family.