Breeding catteries – Klavlav http://klavlav.org/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 05:31:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://klavlav.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/klav-150x150.png Breeding catteries – Klavlav http://klavlav.org/ 32 32 “Hello, I Must Be Going”: Groucho joins the family https://klavlav.org/hello-i-must-be-going-groucho-joins-the-family/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 15:44:12 +0000 https://klavlav.org/hello-i-must-be-going-groucho-joins-the-family/ The allegedly hypoallergenic Devon rex breed is known to be trainable and mischievous I was about to call our 14 week old kitten Barney Fife, but my wife, Robin, said, “I can only think of this purple dinosaur, and our cat isn’t purple. In fact, this Devon rex kitten is a rare seal point with […]]]>

The allegedly hypoallergenic Devon rex breed is known to be trainable and mischievous

I was about to call our 14 week old kitten Barney Fife, but my wife, Robin, said, “I can only think of this purple dinosaur, and our cat isn’t purple. In fact, this Devon rex kitten is a rare seal point with a mustache, and a funny mustache to boot. I needed a better name.

Groucho Marx, of course!

As the philosopher humorist once said, “If a black cat crosses your path, it means the animal is going somewhere.

I’m a fan of the Marx brothers, I even have a bow tie that once belonged to Groucho.

Groucho liked dogs, although I’m not sure how he felt about cats. He once said, “Cats are like many women in my life; you never know what they are thinking. And if you knew it, you better not know it.

Roxy, our 19 year old Devon rex, died just 3 weeks before we picked up Groucho. When Roxy died, the hole in my heart was more like a crater. Although Lap of Love made the ending sweet, I was shattered. We have all been there. Working in the profession does not make the loss less hurtful.

My wife and I have had Devon rex cats in the past. Ricky was a famous cat in his day. He played the piano and loved going out into the world to give recitals. Before YouTube, training a cat was unheard of. Ricky has become a television star, from National Geographic Explorer to Pets: Part of the Family on PBS, and even FOX News. When Ricky died very young of feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), I started The Ricky Fund1 with the Winn Feline Foundation (now EveryCat Health Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps fund cat health studies) to learn more and ultimately manage HCM. To date, we have raised over $300,000 and funded numerous studies. As a result, a genetic test was created to determine if a genetic defect for HCM exists for 2 feline breeds, and further studies are underway.2

When Ricky died, we brought another Devon rex, Ringo, into our lives. It’s not something I can talk about easily because he died of a feline infectious peritonitis as a kitten. We were, of course, heartbroken.

Roxy followed and lived to the ripe old age of 19. But she had lymphoma and severe osteoarthritis. Her quality of life was pretty good, considering her age and medical issues, but it was still work caring for her, which we gladly did.

Kittens bring joy, and we were thrilled that Whiskerbreak, a cattery just outside of Chicago, Illinois, had one available. I had inquired about the breeder and I had asked him a deluge of questions, but that is what all potential buyers should do. Via FaceTime we saw the cattery before going there in person. It was spotless, the owner doesn’t often breed cats and his answers to our questions were honest.

My niece, who is allergic to cats, motivated us to discover the Devon rex. The breed was created from a spontaneous mutation in Devonshire, England, and is known for its alleged hypoallergenic properties. Devon rex cats have a single curly coat, not to be confused with the folate defiant sphynx cat, which has very little hair, or the sleek Cornish rex with a coat similar to Devon. The 3 are different and distinct breeds. What we do know is that although allergies may be less severe in these breeds (no evidence, only anecdotal), no breed is truly hypoallergenic.3

In fact, humans are allergic to Fel d 1, a protein found primarily in the saliva of all cats, as well as in their anal glands, sebaceous glands, skin, and coat. Cats groom themselves, and then when they molt or rub against a wall or sleep on the couch, the proteins stick.4 Purina Pro Plan LiveClear contains an antibody that neutralizes the Fel d 1 protein, which then inhibits sneezing, wheezing and other discomforts associated with cat allergies in humans.5

Devon rex cats tend to be hip attached to their owners. Some will sit on your shoulder and teach you how to shave or apply makeup. They are active, affectionate and trainable. The Cat Fanciers’ Association breed description calls the Devon rex cat “a cross between cat, dog, monkey, and Dennis the Menace.”6

When we took the shipping box out to the breeder, our new cat instantly jumped inside. He was purring and maybe singing to himself that Groucho tune “Hello, I Must Be Going”.

Yet I am terrified, paranoid and nervous. Once you’ve had a kitten with FIP, you never really get over it. We weigh our little cat twice a day and watch carefully to make sure he is eating and playing.

When Groucho met our 13-year-old Chihuahua/terrier mix, Hazel, he hissed. Hazel looked away as if to say, “What cat?” I don’t see a cat. He’s a confident little guy.

References

  1. Special funds. EveryCat Health Foundation. Accessed May 31, 2022. https://tinyurl.com/3kybvk7r
  2. Dale S. Video presentation: Ricky the cat who plays the piano and raises funds for heart disease in cats. Steve Dale’s world of pets. September 29, 2021. Accessed My 26, 2022.https://stevedalepetworld.com/blog/video-presentation-ricky-the-piano-playing-cat-and-raising-money-for-heart-disease-in-cats/
  3. Fogle B. The Cat Encyclopedia. DK edition; 1997:198-202.
  4. Bonnet B, Messaoudi K, Jacomet F, et al. Update on cat molecular allergens: Fel d 1 and what else? Chapter 1: Fel d 1, the major cat allergen. Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol. 2018;14(14). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13223-018-0239-8
  5. Purina Landmark Study: Crucial Step Toward Cat Allergen Reduction. Purina Institute. September 2, 2020. Accessed May 26, 2022. https://www.purinainstitute.com/science-of-nutrition/neutralizing-allergens
  6. About the Devon Rex. Association of Cat Lovers. Accessed May 26, 2022. https://cfa.org/devon-rex/

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Why Pet Breeding Businesses in Indonesia are Controversial – Mon Jun 13, 2022 https://klavlav.org/why-pet-breeding-businesses-in-indonesia-are-controversial-mon-jun-13-2022/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 18:10:07 +0000 https://klavlav.org/why-pet-breeding-businesses-in-indonesia-are-controversial-mon-jun-13-2022/ JP Staff (The Jakarta Post) PRIME Jakarta ● Mon 13 Jun 2022 Often decried by animal rights activists, pet breeders are seeing their business continue to prosper, especially in large cities. From breeding typical domestic animals like cats to more exotic creatures like turtles, the profession has made a lot of profits over the years, […]]]>

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Often decried by animal rights activists, pet breeders are seeing their business continue to prosper, especially in large cities. From breeding typical domestic animals like cats to more exotic creatures like turtles, the profession has made a lot of profits over the years, especially now that people are trying to bring nature closer to home.

Businesses will always have their pros and cons, and the pet farming industry is no different. The industry has flourished, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Pet farming has indeed been very busy, especially in 2020-2021 – at the start of the pandemic, when many people were looking for a business to do from home because they had the opportunity to work For example, you just have to see the trending boom in ornamental fish, such as betta fish, and reptiles such as turtles, geckos and others,” said Andrie Kriesniawan, owner of Manggala Cattery in East Jakarta.

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Why Indonesia’s Pet Breeding Businesses Are Controversial – Environment https://klavlav.org/why-indonesias-pet-breeding-businesses-are-controversial-environment/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 02:00:50 +0000 https://klavlav.org/why-indonesias-pet-breeding-businesses-are-controversial-environment/ JP Staff (The Jakarta Post) PRIME Jakarta ● Sun Jun 12, 2022 Often decried by animal rights activists, pet breeders are seeing their business continue to prosper, especially in large cities. From breeding typical domestic animals like cats to more exotic creatures like turtles, the profession has made a lot of profits over the years, […]]]>

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PRIME

Jakarta ●
Sun Jun 12, 2022

Often decried by animal rights activists, pet breeders are seeing their business continue to prosper, especially in large cities. From breeding typical domestic animals like cats to more exotic creatures like turtles, the profession has made a lot of profits over the years, especially now that people are trying to bring nature closer to home.

Businesses will always have their pros and cons, and the pet farming industry is no different. The industry has flourished, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Pet farming has indeed been very busy, especially in 2020-2021 – at the start of the pandemic, when many people were looking for a business to do from home because they had the opportunity to work For example, you just have to see the trending boom in ornamental fish, such as betta fish, and reptiles such as turtles, geckos and others,” said Andrie Kriesniawan, owner of Manggala Cattery in East Jakarta.

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Coimbatore International Dog and Cat Show: Spotlight on Native Breed Pigs – The New Indian Express https://klavlav.org/coimbatore-international-dog-and-cat-show-spotlight-on-native-breed-pigs-the-new-indian-express/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 21:16:00 +0000 https://klavlav.org/coimbatore-international-dog-and-cat-show-spotlight-on-native-breed-pigs-the-new-indian-express/ By Express press service COIMBATORE: It was a perfect paw fest for pet lovers at the International Dog and Cat Show held in the city on Sunday. A total of 35 breeds of dogs and 10 breeds of cats captivated visitors. Also, initially, native breeds were exhibited. Dog breeds including the indigenous breed of Tamil […]]]>

By Express press service

COIMBATORE: It was a perfect paw fest for pet lovers at the International Dog and Cat Show held in the city on Sunday. A total of 35 breeds of dogs and 10 breeds of cats captivated visitors.

Also, initially, native breeds were exhibited. Dog breeds including the indigenous breed of Tamil Nadu – Kombai, Chippiparai and foreign breeds like Pitbull, Rottweiler, Belgian Shepherd, Poodle, Great Dane and Chihuahua participated in the 18th All India Breed Dog Show. On the sidelines, the second international cat show was organized by Anaimalai’s Kennel Club and The Coimbatore Cattery Club.

B Prathap, vice president of the Coimbatore Cattery Club, said more than 250 dogs from 35 different breeds and 120 cats from 10 different breeds took part in the shows this year. Dogs and cats were chosen for prizes based on the standards followed at international shows. We received a good response as the show was organized after two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The ten cat breeds like Maine Coon which is one of the natural breeds in North America, silver mottled Bengals, Exotic Shorthairs, Ragdolls and Persian cats also drew crowds. Judges Komal Dhanoa from Punjab and Harish Patel from Gujarat judged the dogs and Judges Sudhakar Katikineni, Anne Carrol and Dr. Pradeep judged the cats.

J Pratheeba, treasurer of the association, said that unlike before, many people are interested in keeping cats. This clearly shows that they have busted the myth that cats bring bad luck. Besides Tamil Nadu, participants came from Hyderabad, Nagpur, Bangalore, Mysore and Kerala.

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Chard dog owner to represent Great Britain at IGP Championship https://klavlav.org/chard-dog-owner-to-represent-great-britain-at-igp-championship/ Tue, 31 May 2022 10:47:34 +0000 https://klavlav.org/chard-dog-owner-to-represent-great-britain-at-igp-championship/ A MAN from Chard qualified to represent Britain with his German Shepherd in a dog training competition in September. Aidan Jackson, 23, will represent Great Britain at the All-Breed World Championships in the Czech Republic later this year. He said: “It was a really good feeling, I didn’t really expect to win because it was […]]]>

A MAN from Chard qualified to represent Britain with his German Shepherd in a dog training competition in September.

Aidan Jackson, 23, will represent Great Britain at the All-Breed World Championships in the Czech Republic later this year.

He said: “It was a really good feeling, I didn’t really expect to win because it was the first major tournament I was playing.

“It should be a very good event, the sport itself is very important in the Czech Republic and I’m looking forward to it.

“My father has been involved in the sport since its inception in the UK in the 1980s. He is an internationally recognized and respected judge.

“When I was about 14 he was looking for a lure or ‘helper’ as they are called to take bites.

“I started doing this and immediately fell in love with the sport and all things dog training. Brody is a 5 1/2 year old working German Shepherd and my first show dog. t was my first big competition and it was a great success.

Aidan qualified in the qualifications for the 2022 FCI All-Breed World Championship.

He also hopes to compete at the WUSV World German Shepherd Championships in Denmark in September.

Qualifications for this tournament will take place on July 9 and 10.

Aidan and his father have a dog training business, a dog grooming business (Danies K9 beauty) and a kennel and cattery all based in Hartshill, near Wambrook, Chard.

They offer 1-2-1 training and residential classes and will soon be rolling out group and puppy training.

For more information, visit hartshillkennels.co.uk

In the early 1900s in Germany, the sport was originally created as a breeding test for the German Shepherd, to allow breeders to make better decisions regarding the temperament and character of dogs used in breeding programs. ‘breeding.

The German Shepherd Club of Germany (SV or Schaeferhund Verein) required that only dogs that had passed a Schutzhund test be suitable for breeding and that their offspring be registered as German Shepherd Dogs.

This rule remains to this day.

The Schutzhund herding test included tracking, obedience and protection, as the IGP sport does today.

For more information, visit www.libertyk9.ie

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Role of feline coronavirus as a contributor to diarrhea in cats from breeding catteries https://klavlav.org/role-of-feline-coronavirus-as-a-contributor-to-diarrhea-in-cats-from-breeding-catteries/ Sat, 28 May 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://klavlav.org/role-of-feline-coronavirus-as-a-contributor-to-diarrhea-in-cats-from-breeding-catteries/ This article was originally published here Virus. 2022 Apr 21;14(5):858. doi:10.3390/v14050858. ABSTRACT (1) Background: Feline coronavirus (FCoV) infection is common in multi-cat environments. A role of FCoV in diarrhea is often assumed, but has not been proven. The aim of this study was to evaluate an association between FCoV infection and diarrhea in multi-cat environments. […]]]>

This article was originally published here

Virus. 2022 Apr 21;14(5):858. doi:10.3390/v14050858.

ABSTRACT

(1) Background: Feline coronavirus (FCoV) infection is common in multi-cat environments. A role of FCoV in diarrhea is often assumed, but has not been proven. The aim of this study was to evaluate an association between FCoV infection and diarrhea in multi-cat environments. (2) Methods: The study included 234 cats from 37 catteries. Fecal samples were analyzed for FCoV RNA by quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR). Potential co-infections were determined by applying a qPCR panel on different potential enteropathogens and fecal flotation. A fecal scoring system was used to classify feces as diarrheal or non-diarrheal. (3) Results: Of the 234 cats included, 23 had diarrhea. The prevalence of FCoV infection was 87.0% in cats with and 58.8% in cats without diarrhea. FCoV infection was significantly associated with diarrhea (odds ratio (OR) 5.01; p = 0.008). Moreover, presence of Clostridium perfringens α toxin (OR 6.93; p = 0.032) and feline panleukopenia virus (OR 13.74; p = 0.004) were associated with an increased risk of diarrhea. There was no correlation between FCoV load and fecal score. FCoV-positive cats with co-infections were no more likely to have diarrhea than FCoV-positive cats without co-infections (p = 0.455). (4) Conclusions: FCoV infection is common in cattery cats and may be associated with diarrhea.

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The wild cats of Ireland https://klavlav.org/the-wild-cats-of-ireland/ Wed, 25 May 2022 07:50:46 +0000 https://klavlav.org/the-wild-cats-of-ireland/ At a Cork farm she visited recently, there were 53 feral cats in the colony and once they were neutered, wormed and checked for disease they were returned to the farm. There are many other places around Cork where Maggie traps feral cats. “Cats are very specific – they will go where they can sleep […]]]>

At a Cork farm she visited recently, there were 53 feral cats in the colony and once they were neutered, wormed and checked for disease they were returned to the farm.

There are many other places around Cork where Maggie traps feral cats.

“Cats are very specific – they will go where they can sleep and find food safely. These can be housing estates, businesses, restaurants, hotels and hotels that are happy to accommodate them. keep to keep rats away.

“We could trap between one and 50 weird cats,” Maggie explains.

Community Cats Network works with the Riverview Veterinary Group which covers Cork.

“The vets give us a discount. So the cats come in, they’re in cages, they’re sedated and given a full head and body exam and then an external or internal operation for neutering. It takes about 20 minutes. per cat and the vet subsidizes it heavily and we pay around €45 each,” says Maggie.

The cats are then notified and returned to their original environment and the network remains in contact with the person who feeds them. The ear flip, which helps identify a neutered cat, also allows farmers to register them as a working farm animal, Maggie explains.

She thinks there needs to be a lot more education in the community about cat fertility and the amount of disease that feral cats can transmit.

“From April to October they are in heat, until that time changes. Most of the time a wild female gets pregnant – then she can get pregnant again after 21 days after giving birth. She can have three litters per year and from 14. weeks later, the female kittens are fertile.

“With a dog, people will lock them up while they’re in heat. You can’t do that with a cat,” she says.

Disease and population control is the biggest problem she sees.

“The biggest problem is that they are constantly reproducing and constantly getting sick and dying, so it’s all about welfare and control,” says Maggie.

And although she catches more than 1,000 feral cats a year in Bandon and Kinsale alone, she knows it is a “national problem”.

“In 2019 we trapped 1,136 cats and last year it was 934 but that was because of Covid and we weren’t sure if we were allowed to work for a while. But it’s definitely not only in Cork is it a national problem. I know of smaller groups that practice trapping and neutering in Ireland,” says Maggie.

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Manx SPCA Chronicle: The Health Consequences of Not Having a Tail https://klavlav.org/manx-spca-chronicle-the-health-consequences-of-not-having-a-tail/ Sun, 22 May 2022 05:39:09 +0000 https://klavlav.org/manx-spca-chronicle-the-health-consequences-of-not-having-a-tail/ Last week’s article on the Manx cat focused on the history of this iconic breed, and this week’s article examines the cat as it is today and, in particular, the implications for health associated with not having a tail. At the risk of upsetting Manx cat fans, strictly speaking the Manx cat is not a […]]]>

Last week’s article on the Manx cat focused on the history of this iconic breed, and this week’s article examines the cat as it is today and, in particular, the implications for health associated with not having a tail.

At the risk of upsetting Manx cat fans, strictly speaking the Manx cat is not a true breed in the biological sense as its lack of a tail is caused by a genetic mutation.

Scientifically speaking, a true breed has certain biological traits that only produce offspring with those traits when bred with another true breed.

Female Manx cats can produce kittens that have no tail, a short tail or a long tail – even within the same litter.

The genetic mutation that causes the absence of a tail is actually a deformity affecting the entire spine, causing vertebrae to be missing or fused together.

A Manx cat’s vertebrae tend to be missing or very short at the front of the spine, while those at the back may be fused together, causing loss of flexibility.

Sometimes the combination of genes produces a severe genetic mutation in the spine that results in a form of spina bifida.

Spina bifida is not a specific disease and is a general term used to describe an incomplete spinal cord that does not fully cover and protect the nerves within it.

Nerve damage can affect the messages sent by the cat’s brain, and in Manx cats this is most noticeable with regard to leg movement.

Some Manx cats seem unable to move their hind legs independently, giving them a bouncing, rabbit-like gait.

Where the genetic mutation extends to the pelvis, the Manx cat may have difficulty controlling its bladder and bowls; and some combinations can actually kill the cat (thus the Manx cat gene is sometimes called the “killer gene”).

Kitten embryos carrying the lethal combination of genes are often reabsorbed during pregnancy or may result in the death of the kitten.

About a quarter of Manx kittens are affected in this way, resulting in Manx cat litters being about 25% smaller than litters of most other breeds.

Another common genetic mutation in the Manx breed is polydactyly, where the cat has more toes than the norm – meaning more than five on the front legs and four on the back legs.

Polydactyly is rarely a problem and may or may not be passed on to offspring.

Tabby is considered the true color of Manx cats and Manx tradition states that there are three varieties of tabby: “spotted” tabbies have coats with lots of black spots in the fur; ‘blotched’ tabbies have larger circles of black fur; and “mackerel” tabbies have fishbone-like stripes.

Manx tabby cats are also said to have a capital “M” marked with black fur between their eyes – the “M”, of course, stands for Manx!

And a Manx cat’s tail length also has designated categories: “rumpy” cats have no tail at all (a “rumpy dimple” has a small indentation where the tail would start, and has no coccyx); ‘rumpy riser’ cats have the hint of a tail with a few vertebrae under the fur above the cat’s bottom; “stocky” cats have a short tail that tends to have limited movement; and “long” cats appear to have relatively normal tail length, with full mobility.

We have a very nice rumpy Manx cat in our cattery at the moment.

He’s a feral cat called Sloc but, now that he’s neutered, he can’t be sent back to the place of his name because he doesn’t get along with the other savages in the colony there.

Sloc is therefore available through our House a Mouser program which places feral cats in rural areas, such as farms and stables, where they will have an element of human contact and supervision. In return, they will help control the rodent population in the most natural way possible, using their legendary hunting skills.

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15 friendliest cat breeds https://klavlav.org/15-friendliest-cat-breeds/ Tue, 17 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://klavlav.org/15-friendliest-cat-breeds/ Believe it or not, cats and dogs can coexist. Here are the best cat breeds that get along well with dogs. Cats and dogs have long been portrayed as mortal enemies. Who remembers the 2001 film, aptly titled cats and dogs, about the top secret war between the two types of pets? (Spoiler alert: the […]]]>

Believe it or not, cats and dogs can coexist. Here are the best cat breeds that get along well with dogs.

Cats and dogs have long been portrayed as mortal enemies. Who remembers the 2001 film, aptly titled cats and dogs, about the top secret war between the two types of pets? (Spoiler alert: the dogs won!) Then there’s the constant bickering enjoyed by rescue pup Chance and house cat Sassy in Back home. And while Tom’s biggest rival has always been a mouse, he’s certainly not friends with the dog named Spike in the beloved cartoon. Tom and Jerry. This strained relationship between furry frenemies has been perpetuated through pop culture for decades, but sometimes cats and dogs can actually become — dare we say — friends.

Of course, some breeds of cats and dogs can coexist better than others. Golden retrievers, beagles, labs and more affectionate dog breeds with little prey will more likely accept a cat as a new member of the family. However, not all dogs will do well with the addition of a cat, so you will need to test it on a case-by-case basis if you are bringing a cat into your home for the first time. On the other hand, some cat breeds get along better with dogs than others. These friendly felines are known for their laid back personalities and affectionate natures.

The family dog ​​is likely to like one of the cats on this list, but be sure to research the breed of your two pets before bringing a new animal into the home. Even the most easy-going dogs or cats can take a little getting used to a new furry friend. While all dogs and cat breeds are lucky enough to become playmates with the right introduction and socialization, they are the best cat breeds that get along well with dogs.

15 cat breeds that get along well with dogs

1. The Maine Coon

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Maine Coon Region Association of cat lovers favorite and incredibly friendly cats. These gentle giants are known for their canine nature. They are also incredibly helpful and love to fetch, so it makes sense that they get along well with their canine counterparts.

2. American Shorthair

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According to CFA, these kittens are famous for their “sweet personalities and friendliness with children, dogs, and other pets.” American Shorthairs also generally live long and healthy lives. Basically, it’s a unicorn that ticks all the boxes.

3. Norwegian Forest Cat

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The norwegian forest cat may take some getting used to with a dog, but the couple are sure to be best friends once they do. They are larger cats, much like the Maine Coon, with affectionate and gentle personalities. Intros can be slow at first, but it will be worth it.

4. Bombay

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Bombay cats are known as miniature panthers, although there is no genetic correlation between the domestic cat and the wild cat. According to CFA, Bombay’s personality is like “a dog, a cat, and a monkey rolled into one mischievous package”. These cats are very easy to train and can do things like walk on a leash and play fetch. They are also very social cats who enjoy playing with people, children, and other pets.

5. Burmese

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Burmese cats are descended from a mixture of a Burmese cat and Siamese cats. They have the uncanny ability to turn the most ardent dog lover into a fan. The Birman is fearless and can be incredibly playful. They are more likely to turn a dog into a playmate than scratch their eyes, but some may simply tolerate the existence of a dog.

6. British Shorthair

A cute British lilac white bicolor cat is lying on a blue sofa and looking directly at the camera

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The British Shorthair likes to be around its people and other cats, so why wouldn’t they like to be around a dog? It takes a lot to piss this cat off, so if you’re bringing a new puppy into the house, you have a long head start before this cat snaps. In fact, they’re more likely to wander off and find a place to hide before they get upset, making them the perfect companion for a pesky pup.

7. Tonkinese

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This rare cat breed is extremely intelligent and trainable. In fact, some can even be seen playing with their owners. These adorable cats love getting to know new people and new pets, including those of the canine variety.

8. Abyssinian Cat

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Abyssinian cats have the perfect personality to gain a doggie companion. They are curious by nature and enjoy being around their humans. Abyssinians are also very playful, so they may like having a dog to play with.

9. Bengal

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bengals are full of energy and very affectionate. According to CFA, Bengals can get along well with other pets when “properly introduced”. They look a lot like german shepherds who love to be included in all aspects of their family’s life and thrive on playing and learning. They are also water loving and will be perfect for a water loving dog.

10. Siamese cat

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Siamese cats are an ancient breed that are intelligent, beautiful, and loving. They love talking to their people as much as they love going out. You may find a Siamese sitting on beds, on its owner’s lap, or following it around. Siamese cats are also the curious type. They will definitely give a dog a chance with their curiosity and big heart.

11. Ragdoll Cat

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Ragdoll cats are another feline that exhibits dog-like behavior. They are excited when you come home and sad when you leave. Not to mention that they love a good hug. They have an even temperament which makes them a good dog companion. Ragdolls and dogs have the potential to become best friends, and you may even find them cuddling.

12. Burmese Cat

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Birman cats have various personality traits. They are dramatic, gentle, loving, patient, and adventurous. Patience is essential in animal-to-animal introductions. While their dramatic side might get in the way if a dog rubs them the wrong way, their loving and adventurous side will hopefully take the lead.

13. Turkish Angora

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The Turkish Angora is known to be intelligent, affectionate and very friendly. They love to play and can easily adapt to new situations. Because they can adapt to new people and pets, they do well with young children and dogs. However, they like to have the title of top dog cat at home.

14. Japanese Bobtail

Stray Japanese calico bobtail cat in a park in Kagoshima, Japan.

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Japanese bobtails love to be the center of their family’s attention. They love their people and want to participate in even the most mundane aspects of daily life, like watching television. Japanese bobtails are athletic and excel in agility sports, love to travel and spend time outdoors. They do well in homes with children and dogs.

15. Siberian cat

NEVA MASQUERADE SIBERIAN CAT, COLOR SEAL TABBY POINT, MALE ON WHITE BACKGROUND

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siberian cats are very smart. Cat lovers are drawn to this breed because of their adventurous side. These easy-going cats are ready to share their home with dogs, children and other pets. Nothing seems to bother these cats as they are naturally calm and fearless, making them a great playmate for a canine friend. They love to play with toys and will even participate in a fetch game.

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Manx SPCA Chronicle: The Fascinating History of Manx Cats https://klavlav.org/manx-spca-chronicle-the-fascinating-history-of-manx-cats/ Mon, 16 May 2022 23:11:23 +0000 https://klavlav.org/manx-spca-chronicle-the-fascinating-history-of-manx-cats/ It’s been a while since we’ve talked about Manx cats in these articles, and so to restore balance, the next two will be dedicated to this iconic breed. This week will focus on his story and next week will update us with the Manx cat today. Cats are not native to the Isle of Man. […]]]>

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about Manx cats in these articles, and so to restore balance, the next two will be dedicated to this iconic breed.

This week will focus on his story and next week will update us with the Manx cat today.

Cats are not native to the Isle of Man.

No one knows when they were first introduced, but the Vikings probably played a big role in increasing the island’s cat population.

The Vikings loved cats and gave them as gifts and, according to Norse legends, Freyja (the goddess of love) rode in a chariot pulled by two wild cats.

The breed that was probably most familiar to the Vikings was the ‘Norsk Skogkatt’, or Norwegian Forest Cat, which had hind legs longer than the front legs, much like Manx cats.

Both breeds also have a double coat (a soft undercoat of thick, short hair covered with coarser, longer hair), share a taste for water, and tend not to be very vocal.

The first references to tailless Manx cats occurred in the early 18th century.

‘Cat’ in Manx is ‘kayt’ and all cats on the island seemed to have been referred to as such until around 1750 when a new word ‘stubbin’ crept into Manx from English ‘ stubby”.

“Stubbin” in Manx is a cat with no tail or only a short stump, and so it seems likely that tailless cats became common enough around this time that people needed a word to distinguish them from their cousins. tailed.

Tail shortening in Manx cats appears to have arisen spontaneously and to be the result of what is known in genetics as the “founder effect”, where distinctive differences arise from a limited gene pool.

If there is little variation in the gene pool, the differences may set in, and as the gene pool of cats on the Isle of Man was relatively small, short tails (or no tails) became much more common in due to inbreeding.

Inbreeding was of course part and parcel of being on an island.

The Manx cat was considered a welcome addition to most farms due to its excellence as a hunter, and it was often kept as a working animal and used as rodent control.

Before the days of neutering, colonies of feral Manx cats flourished, such as that of the Douglas Horse Tramway Stables which became established in the 1950s.

Cats in this colony have been observed regularly preying on herring gulls, aided by their longer hind legs which allow them to jump up to catch their prey.

The Manx cat wasn’t just a popular choice for farmers – it was only fitting that town businesses, both on and off the island, had their own felines. For example, Dumbell’s Bank in Castle Rushen, the English House of Lords and the Home Office in Whitehall.

Besides their hunting ability, Manx cats were particularly popular ship’s cats because a common naval belief was that a cat could cause a storm using the magic stored in its tail.

And if you don’t have a tail, you can’t start a storm! In 1963, a tabby Manx cat was presented to the Queen Mother during her visit to Castletown, and this cat later became the ship’s cat on the Royal Yacht Britannia. His name was ‘Schickrys’, which means Manx for ‘certain’.

Manx cats had another purpose. In the 19th and 20th centuries the government of Manx used them to promote the island.

They were given as gifts to famous people such as John Wayne, Walt Disney and Edward VIII, and tourists were encouraged to take one home.

To maintain a supply of Manx cats, the Isle of Man government set up a cattery at Knockaloe Farm in 1961, but the farm was difficult for tourists to visit and so in 1964 the cattery moved to Noble’s Park, where she remained for the next 30 years. .

The cattery closed in 1992 due to soaring costs and concerns over cat welfare, but Manx cats are still prevalent on the island.

The SPCA Manx sometimes has a Manx cat for adoption – the overweight Stubbin, for example, came to us last year and found a loving new family who put him on a strict diet!

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