Cats are typically referred to as either domestic or purebred. Domestic felines do not have a pedigree history of their lineage, while purebred cats do.
Some cat breeds have been around for many, many years and have made a lot of cat lovers. These kinds of breeds may have grown in popularity due to a movie that featured one of their own cats, personality traits that are unique, or physical appearances that leave them hard to forget.
Popular since the 19th century, this cat breed originated in Thailand (formerly known as Siam). The Siamese has been a great help over there, because of the Siamese many other cat breeds, including the Oriental Shorthair, Sphynx, and Himalayan were breed.
Siamese felines have distinct markings called “points,” the points are the areas of coloration on their face, ears, feet, and tail, but some kinds of Siamese may not have any points. There are also 2 varieties of Siamese cats, one with an “apple” shaped head and chubbier look and one with a larger head and slender body.
The animated Disney film, “Lady and the Tramp,” featured Siamese felines singing a song and showing not only their intelligence but also how vocal they can be.
A lot Siamese cats that were originally from Thailand had a kink in their tail. This trait was bred out later out of most Siamese, but you’ll still find some in the Siamese street cats in Thailand.
Also referred to as one of the “smushed-face” felines, Persians have beautiful, long, fur coats. They can come in the most variety of colors, depending on which cat registry association you are looking into, and have a flat-shaped face when compared to most other breeds of cats. Some breed descriptions even state the nose is not allowed to protrude past the eyes when viewed in a profile.
Persians have been seen in a lot of movies, art, commercials, and homes throughout the years and have also been one of the most popular cat breeds and that for decades.
Their coats demand constant grooming, otherwise, matting will result. Like many purebreds, they are weak to a variety of diseases, including renal and cardiac problems.
Persians are also well known as the Persian Longhair, the Shirazi cat, and the Iranian cat, the Shirazi cat was named after the city of Shiraz, Iran, since they were originally imported from Iran.