How to Tell the BREED of Your CAT

Some of the most common questions about cats are people trying to work out the breed of their feline friends.

While many have very distinct characteristics, there are others who share certain traits and it is necessary to look a little closer if we want to identify their breed.

Many cats which are adopted come from shelters, they may have been lost or maltreated, but sadly most are simply abandoned as soon as they are born.

If you have adopted a kitten in this way it may be difficult to distinguish the characteristics at such a young age. Once they have grown into adult hood they will begin to assume the physical characteristics that they will have for the rest of their lives.

Once this has happened you should be able to get some idea of which breed your kitty originated from. However, it’s important to note that most cats are of mixed-breed and their heritage cannot be completely assured.

This video will help you to identify your cat’s breed, or at least give you as close an approximation as possible:

If you are thinking of adding a cat or kitten to your family, please consider adopting from a shelter. There are many cats and kittens out there just waiting for the right family to come along. So please, “don’t shop, adopt. ”

But just to give you an idea of the many different breeds there are here’s a 4 and a half minute video showing us 77 different breeds of domestic cat! Phew!

Click here to see 10 of the rarest and most beautiful breeds of wild cat

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