Cat breeds (C)
Cats are wonderful animals aren’t they? There are a wide range of breeds to choose from and getting an animal that suites you and an owner that suites them can be tricky, but fear not, knowing about their breed can help you achieve this goal. Please remember to give your kitty the love, attention and respect they deserve.
The California Spangled is a breed of domestic cat that was bred to resemble spotted wild cats, like the ocelot and leopard. They were formerly bred in the 1980s and were only ever a rare breed. The popularity of two other spotted cats breeds, the Ocicat and the Bengal, overshadowed their progress. This cat at first gives the impression of being a little leopard. It has a long, lean, fairly muscular body and a low slung walk, along with spots. These cats are loving, social, inquisitive, and tremendously devoted to their owners. They like to have eye contact and being in on the action, they love to settle on places that are at your shoulder or eye level so that they can see exactly what is going on. They are known for their well-honed intelligence, physical abilities, high energy level, and unintentional acrobatics. California Spangled Cats love to pounce and have very sharp hunting skills, they also take pleasure in games that involve a large involvement part by their owner.
The Chantilly-Tiffany, or the Foreign Longhair, is a breed of cat derived largely from cross-breeding long-haired Asians and Burmese. The breed originated in North America. As the name suggests, it is strongly related to, and in some registries considered separate from, the Tiffany. It is a cat with a partially foreign body style and a average coat. The coat is smooth and soft the lack of undercoat generally makes grooming simpler than that of cats with an undercoat. These lovely cats easily become a close, friendly companion that is not exceedingly demanding or impish.
The Chartreux is a breed of domestic cat from France that is similar to the British shorthair. The Chartreux is large and muscular, with relatively short, fine-boned limbs, and very fast reflexes. They have blue/grey water resistant short haired double coats which are often somewhat nappy in quality and orange or copper coloured eyes. Chartreux cats are also well-known for their “smile”: due to the configuration of their heads and their narrowed muzzles, they often appear to be smiling. Chartreux are first-rate hunters and are very valued by farmers.
Chartreux are good with children and other animals. They’re not aggressive, warm, excellent travellers and usually very healthy. Chartreux are inclined to bond with one person in their household, preferring to be in their general area.
The Chausie is a domestic breed of cat that was developed by breeding a few individuals from a nondomestic species to a far larger number of domestic cats.
Chausies are bred to be medium to large in size, as compared to traditional domestic breeds. Most Chausies are a little smaller than a male Maine Coon, for example, but larger than a Siamese. Adult Chausie males normally weigh 9 to 15 pounds. Adult females are more often than not 7 to 10 pounds. On the other hand, because Chausies are built for running and jumping, they tend to be built of muscles. They are long-bodied and long-limbed. They look fairly large, but they weigh less than you would think.
They have a high activity level and love to play and like sticking their nose into things.
A Cornish Rex is a breed of domestic cat. The Cornish Rex has no hair except for down. The Cornish Rex is a genetic mutation that came from a litter of kittens born in the 1950s on a farm in Cornwall, UK. Hence the first part of the breed’s name. One of the kittens, a cream-coloured male named Kallibunker, had a very unusual, fine and curly coat; he was the first Cornish Rex. These cats tend to stay playful and kittenish all through their long lives. Some Cornish Rexes like to play fetch, race other pets, or do athletic jumps. The Cornish Rex is an exploratory cat and is very intelligent. It can readily adapt to new situations and will explore wherever it can go.
The Cymric is a brawny, compact, medium to large cat with a strong bone structure. They weigh between seven and thirteen pounds and have a round look. Cymric’s have large and full eyes and have widely spaced ears. The hair of a Cymric is medium-long, thick and well padded over the main body, adding to the round appearance. They are all colours and patterns and eye colour may be copper, green, hazel, and blue although other colours have been known. The name Cymric (pronounced Kim’ rick) means Welsh as many of these cats were seen in Wales.
Cymric’s have a playful nature, are good jumpers and their fascinated by water.
They like being around people and get on well with other pets. They are not especially needy cats.
The Cyprus Shorthair is a breed of cat, sometimes called Aphrodite cat, thought to be descended from cats of Egypt or Palestine, brought to Cyprus by St. Helen to rid the island of snakes and vermin. Cats of this breed are friendly, athletic and awfully social, they are brilliant family companions as they love children.