Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Top 15 Lovely-looking Striped Breeds of Cat in the World

Tigers and Zebras are the most popular striped animals in the world. If you are a cat lover, I am sure you are aware that there are breeds of cat that are striped. Here are the most beautiful and remarkable striped cat breeds in the world.

1.) Toyger

The awesome-looking Toyger is probably the most remarkable striped breed of cat in the world. This breed is the result of breeding domestic shorthaired Tabbies to make it looks like a “toy tiger”. The breeding started in the 1980s. The purpose of its development is to inspire people to care about the conservation of Tigers in the wild.

2.) American Bobtail

The very sturdy American Bobtail is a striped bred of cat that originated in the USA. The development of this new and uncommon cat breed started in the 1960s. The breed is remarkable for its stubby "bobbed" tail which is the result of a cat body type genetic mutation affecting the tail development. American Bobtails can be either shorthaired or longhaired and their coat is shaggy rather than dense or fluffy. Their eyes and fur come in different colors.

3.) Dragon Li

The Dragon Li is a striped Chinese breed of cat and displays a unique golden brown, broken mackerel tabby pattern which is also known as broken striped. Its almond-shaped eyes are yellow/green in color. This intelligent breed is also known for a variety of names such as Chinese Li Hua, China Li Hua, Li Hua, Li Hua Mau, Li Hua Mao, or simply Li Mao.

4.) Norwegian Forest Cat

The handsome-looking Norwegian Forest Cat is not just a long-haired breed ca; it is remarkable for its striped legs. This breed is very popular in some countries of Europe such as Norway, Sweden and France.

5.) Exotic Shorthair

The fancy-looking Exotic Shorthair is a striped cat breed developed to be a shorthaired version of the Persian, a longhaired cat breed.

6.) Bengal Cat

The stripes on the Bengal Cat are notable on its legs, neck and tail. It is a striped cat and at the same time, a spotted one. This hybrid breed of cat is a cross of an Asian Leopard Cat and a domestic feline.

7.) European Shorthair

The elegant-looking European Shorthair is a striped cat breed that originated from Sweden. It is also known as Celtic Shorthair.

8.) American Shorthair

The beautiful American Shorthair or ASH is a striped cat breed that descended from English domestic cats brought to North America by early British settlers for the purpose of protecting their valuable cargo from mice and rats. This breed is the 8th most popular breed of cat in the United States.

9.) American Curl

The American Curl is not only unique for its peculiar ears that curl back but also for its slight stripes. This cat breed originated in Lakewood, California, USA.

The breeding of American Curl started in 1981 from two stray cats.

10.) Sokoke

The Sokoke’s stripes are notable on its tail and legs. This cat breed’s original name was Khadzonzos. This name was given to the cat by the local people, the Giriama tribe, who had known of the cat for a considerable time.

11.) Grey Classic Tabby

The awesome-looking Grey Classic Tabby is captivating for the “bull’s eye” pattern on its body and looks more beautiful for the stripes on its legs, tail and breast.

12.) Kurilian Bobtail

The Kurilian Bobtail is a striped and beautiful breed of cat that originated in the Kuril Islands of Russia.

13.) Pixie-bob

The Pixie-bob is a striped and wonderful domestic cat breed which is bred primarily for the purposes of ownership, cat fancy registration and for import and export.

14.) Scottish Fold

The Scottish Fold is a unique striped cat breed with folded ears and beautifully colored eyes. Its ears that bend forward and down towards the front of its head gave the cat an "owl-like" appearance.

15.) Domestic Shorthair

The last but not the least striped cat breed on the list is a Domestic Shorthaired Cat or DSH. It is a cat fancy that does not have a pedigree or doesn’t belong to a recognized cat breed.

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  2. This was a nice little article with pretty pictures. I am still curious which of these cats has been domesticated and which are wild? I would have liked to see links for each cat so that myself and others could have easily found out more information on any of the individual breeds. Thank you


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