Cat breeds G to L
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German Rex is a breed of domestic cat. They are an average sized breed with slim legs of a medium length. The head is round with well-developed cheeks and big, open ears. The eyes are of medium size in colours allied to the coat colour. The coat is silky and short with an inclination to curl. The whiskers also curl, though less robustly than in the Cornish Rex. They may be all but straight.
In the summer of 1951, a doctor in Berlin, Rose Scheuer-Karpin, noticed a black curly-coated cat in the Hufelandklinik hospital garden. The clinic’s personnel told her that they had known the cat since 1947. The doctor named the cat Lämmchen, German for little lamb. Her supposition that she must be the result of a mutation was shown to be correct. Thus Lämmchen was the first breeder-owned Rex-type cat and the maternal ancestor of all the modern German Rex.
The first two German Rex intentionally bred were two Rex kittens from a 1957 litter of four, offspring of Lämmchen and the straight-coated son Fridolin she had with a stray black tom Blackie adopted by Scheuer-Karpin. Lämmchen died on December 19, in 1967, indicating she had been very young when first sighted in 1947. She left a number of Rex and hybrid descendants – the last one of her offspring was born in 1962.
A German Rex cat is very pleasant and quickly forms bonds with its owner. It is lively, playful, and intelligent. Its nature is greatly the same as a Cornish Rex.
The Havana Brown, one of the breeds identified as the 19th Century Swiss Mountain cat, is a breed of cat well known and shown in England in the 1890s.Comparable to the oriental shorthair, full colour cats, also known as non-blue eyed Siamese, were known to interbreed with the pointed cats of Siam.
The Havana Brown originated from Thailand. In Thailand at the time they thought that brown cats were a renounce from evil. They were brought to England in the 1800s.
The Havana Brown is a clever cat that repeatedly uses its paws both to inspect objects and to communicate with its owners. The most likely reason of the breed’s name is that its coat colour is very comparable to that of Havana cigars; on the other hand, some have also argued that the breed’s name is also derived from the Havana rabbit which also shares the colour.
The Himalayan cat is a breed of long-haired cat identical in type to the Persian, with the exception of its blue eyes and its point coloration, which were derived from the crossing of the Persian with the Siamese.
Though similar breeds have been about for hundreds of years, the Colourpoint Persian as they are frequently referred to in Europe only began in the 1950s.
Like Persian cats, the Himalayan cat tends to have a round (cobby) body with little legs, which makes it harder for them to jump as high as other cats do. Like lots of long-haired cats, Himalayans need to be brushed daily to keep their coats looking their best and healthiest. Plus, they might need their face wiped daily.
The Japanese Bobtail is a breed of domestic cat with a curious bobbed tail like a rabbit’s tail. The short tail is a body alteration caused by a recessive gene. This cat is native to Japan and Southeast Asia, though it is now found the world over. The breed has been known in Japan for centuries, and it often appears in time-honoured folklore and art.
One theory of short-tailed cats in Japan indicates that they arrived from the Asian continent at least 1,000 years ago. In 1602, Japanese powers that be decreed that all cats should be set free to help deal with rodents threatening the silk worms. At that time, buying or selling cats was illegal, and from then on, bobtailed cats lived on farms and in the streets. Bobtails were called street cats of Japan from then on.
These cats are intelligent, playful cats and they like human company.
Korats are a slate blue-grey short-haired breed of domestic cat with a little to middling build. Their bodies are semi-cobby, and startlingly heavy for their size. They have heart shaped heads and big green eyes.
The Korat, Originating in Thailand, it is named after the Nakhon Ratchasima province called “Korat” by the Thai people. In Thailand it is known as Si-Sawat, meaning Colour of the Sawat Seed. They are known as the Good Luck Cat and are given in pairs to newlyweds, for good luck. Until recently, Korats were not sold, but only given as gifts.
They are intelligent, playful, active cats and form strong bonds with people.
The LaPerm is a breed of cat that’s fur is curly with the tightest curls being on the belly, throat and base of the ears. LaPerms come in many colours and patterns.
The first LaPerm was born in 1982 from an ordinary brown tabby shorthair called Speedy at a cherry farm in The Dalles, Oregon, which was owned by Linda and Richard Koehl.
They are loving, energetic and sociable in nature. They are alleged to be hypoallergenic cats, which mean that allergic reactions are less likely with this breed than other cats.