Results for - Favorite Cats by Nation (Part 2)
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Since the long ago domestication of the African wildcat, specific breeds of cats have warmed the hearts of every nation on Earth. Here's a worldwide tour of the favored cats by nation.
1. Canada - Sphynx - The first Sphynx cat was born due to a genetic mutation, in Toronto, Canada, in 1965, as one of only a few naturally hairless cats worldwide. Despite their wrinkled appearance, these medium-size cats have lots of energy and enjoy being the center of attention. Sphynx aficionados tout the breed's Canadian origins and intelligence, claiming that some are smart enough to open twist-off lids. Have you ever shared your life with this affectionate cat?
2. France - Maine Coon - According to folklore, during the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette sent six of her favorite white Turkish Angora cats to a ship waiting to sail her to America for her safety. While the queen of France never managed to escape, her cats did, and once in America they bred with the local short-haired cat population, producing the Maine Coon. Originally raised by farmers in Maine, the longed haired breed is a popular import in France today. Nicknamed the "gentle giant", these felines are beloved for being smart, friendly, and playful. Have you ever shared your life with this curious cat?
3. India - Bombay - In the late 1950s, American breeders desired a cat that had the structure and appearance of the Burmese but wanted the cat to be a deep, glossy, patent leather black. Hopefully, this breed would remind one of the Indian Black Leopard. To this end, a breeding program began using the Burmese and a black American Shorthair with bright, copper eyes. Finally successful in 1965, the resulting cat was named the Bombay to remind people of the Black Leopard, which she actually does resemble, and is a great favorite in India. The Bombay may look like a jungle cat, but this breed does very well in crowds and can enjoy hours of sitting in your lap. Have you ever shared your life with this easy-going cat?
01/23/2021 Pets 2335 62 By: khoxie