The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds: The Comprehensive Visual Directory of all the World's Cat Breeds, Plus Invaluable Practical Information on Breeding, Training, Care, and Showing

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Wellfleet Press, Jan 8, 2011 - Pets - 256 pages
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Lavishly illustrated, the 256 page directory is presented according to basic groups: shorthairs, longhairs, semi-longhairs, orientals, and foreign breeds--all featuring full color identification photography plus photographs of varieties to show variations within the breed. Breed standards are given as well as care boxes for at a glance tips for each breed.

An introductory section covers the history of cats, ranging back over the millennia to the wild cats which roamed the earth with early humans to the domesticated cats of today. There follow sections on the anatomy, physiology, and psychology of the cat, and specialist terminology is illustrated with examples taken from the breeds featured in the Encyclopedia. Photographs, maps, and drawings show how particular conformations and characteristics have evolved into groupings which are recognized today.

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About the author (2011)

Angela Rixon, ARPS, is President of the Cat Association of Great Britain. An ex show judge, she is also a cat breeder, and was responsible for the introduction of the Foreign Lilac and the Oriental Spotted breeds into Britain. She has written over 30 books on cats and cat care.

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