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Although many people believe that a cat is a cat, cats, just as dogs do, also come in different breeds.  There are long-haired cats and short-haired cats, and even a hairless variety (the Sphynx) although it is not really hairless but is covered with a very fine down-like fur.  In fact, many people who have cat allergies seem to be able to tolerate the Sphynx cat. Here are a few characteristics of some of the more popular or well-known breeds of cats: American Short-hair – This cat is believed to be the most popular breed of cat in the United...

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The Persian Cat breed was first brought to Europe from the Ottoman Empire in the XVI century. Although originally the Persian cat was typically short-haired, the long hair version of today’s Persian was thought to have been developed from the Pallas cat strain. As is commonly known, today’s Persian cat breed has an extremely long, thick coat.  This cat’s legs seem to be short compared to its body size.  Its head is wide and the ears are rounded and typically set far apart. It has beautiful large round-ish eyes and an extremely fore-shortened, flat-faced muzzle, making its face seem almost...

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