The Persian cat is probably the most popular of all cat breeds. Purebred Persians are common all over the world as pets, and are prominent participants in every cat show. Persian cats have a short and broad body type, often referred to as "cobby." The body should be powerfully built and well balanced, with a massive short neck and thick legs.
The head should also be of a heavy broad type. All Persians share large round eyes, short broad noses, and small rounded ears. However there is a distinction between two face types:baby face and punch face.
The long, beautiful coat demands constant grooming. Persians need daily brushing and regular baths. Persians are very affectionate, but relatively quiet. They are more inclined to a sedate lifestyle and feel most comfortable in calm, quiet surroundings.
The Himalayan, also called colorpoint Persian, is a breed of cat with extremely long, fluffy fur, The body of a Himalyan is white, These cats are sweet-tempered, intelligent, very social and good companions. Because of their heritage from the Siamese cats they tend to be more active than ordinary Persians. Their coat needs daily attention and grooming, because, like many long-haired cats, they have an abundance of fur. The Himalayan is one of the most popular breeds of cats. These longhair, blue-eyed beauties capture the eyes and hearts of cat lovers all over the world. The Himalayan should have a round, massive head, attached to a thick short neck, with small round-tipped ears and large, round, wide-set eyes.
The Siamese cat, with its distinct coloration, brilliant blue eyes, and inquisitive social personality, is one of the more popular cat breeds. The Siamese are very social cats. They are intelligent and curious and are known for their tendency to explore every nook and cranny of their homes. They are also a very talkative breed and can make quite long speeches.
Siamese cats need relatively little grooming. Their close-lying coat can do with a gentle brushing just once a week to remove dead hair.
This breed has several distinctive genetic faults, all of which are cosmetic and require no medical treatment. These include crossed eyes and a kinked tail. These faults are becoming more rare with time as breeders try to breed them out.
The British Shorthair is the oldest cat breed, its calm nature and its unique round "teddy bear" look make him a popular pet, as well as a sought after show cat. The coat of the British Shorthair is short but very dense. Its texture is not particularly soft, but is smooth and carpet-like. Originally, pedigreed British Shorthairs had blue coats - in fact, the breed was once called the British Blue. Today many colors and patterns are acceptable, but most associations still do not recognize the British Colorpoint Blue. The British Shorthair is an easy-to-maintain breed. The short coat needs only a brushing once or twice a week to remove dead hair. Occasional bathing helps to remove excess oil from the coat.
The Bengal Kitten is a domestic cat breed developed to look like exotic jungle cats such as leopards, ocelots, margays and clouded leopards. Bengal cats were developed by the selective breeding of domestic cats crossed then backcrossed and backcrossed once more with hybrids from the Asian leopard cat (ALC), Prionailurus bengalensis bengalensis, and domestic cat, with the goal of creating a confident, healthy, and friendly cat with a highly contrasted and vividly marked coat.
The name "Bengal cat" was derived from the taxonomic name of the Asian leopard cat. They have a "wild" appearance with large spots, rosettes, and a light/white belly, and a body structure reminiscent of the ALC. Once separated by at least four generations from the original ALC domestic cat crossing, the breed possesses a gentle domestic cat temperament.
Bengal cats are generally a bright orange to light brown colour, although pale or off-white "snow" Bengals also exist, and are popular among owners.