Breeding by themselves, cats were mainly used for hunting down and killing rodents. They make good specimens for cat shows and are good companions. They are quiet and come in different color forms. They are very affectionate and love to be stroked.

With short hair lying close to their skin they are athletic and slim in form and sport large ears. Its appearance is rather strange. It appears to be hairless, but in fact it is not. It has no hair to keep it warm and therefore loves to cuddle against people and other animals. Eyebrows and whiskers maybe present or either totally absent. They have heavy bodies and wedge shaped heads.

The Sphynx is loving, lively and a loyal breed of cats. It is the official cat in the state of Maine. The Maine Coon has a large bone structure. This breed of cat was popular in cat shows. Its coat is long and flowing and the body is rectangular in shape. The Maine Coon is known for its gentle personality.

The average weight of a male cat is twelve to eighteen pounds and a female cat weighs between ten and fourteen pounds. They come in a variety of colors. They tend to be rather timid around strangers, but are quite playful and intelligent. They have a close relationship with humans and are popular cats because of their coat and their personality. The Russian Blue has a lean body and is known for having an undercoat which is very soft in texture. They enjoy playing with toys and get along with children in the household.

There is a definitive resemblance between the Abyssinian and the ancient Egyptian cat. It is a colorful cat and very beautiful in its appearance. It shows a lively and eager interest in its environment. The Abyssinian is of medium size and is muscular and strong. Its body is pale with deep blue eyes. They sport little white boots which are actually their white paws.

The Birman cat is supposedly originated from Burma. Birmans are bred for companionship with humans. They form a close bond with their owners. They seem to be very intelligent and take a keen interest in their surroundings. When a Birman is a kitten it requires constant attention and as it grows up it tends to be very lively and playful. Its coat is silky and soft and has long semi long hair. It has an affectionate nature and is well known for its placid and docile temperament.

When a Ragdoll is picked up it has a tendency to become limp. They are considered to be laid back and gentle in nature. A male Ragdoll weighs approximately twenty pounds and a female weighs up to fifteen pounds. M’ marked on its forehead. The Tabby has four patterns such as classic, spotted, mackerel and ticked. This pattern shows up in other cat breeds which make a Tabby not a real breed. They have a wide range in coloring and are similar to a Tabby’s coat. Domestic shorthaired cats tend to look different in various countries and do not have an exact body shape. North America with early British settlers. They were brought to protect the British settler’s precious cargo from mice and rats. Male cats of this breed tend to be much larger than females.