Cat breeds -P-R-
The ancient history of the modern Persian cat will always remain foggy.
However, the forefathers come from Persia (Iran).
This long hair could be crossed with Angora's from Turkey who in the 16the century with sailors and merchants came to France.
Persians later came to England, where she immediately became popular in people.
By the end of the 19the century they were exported from Europe to America.
The press has a sturdy, stocky body with a broad chest, muscular shoulders and a short powerful neck.
He has short legs a solid bone structure, yet it is a cat with a noble and majestic.
The tail is short, thick and full.
The coat is long-haired, filled with a dense fine silk like structure.
In the length the press loses much of his thick coat.
The head is round and wide, the press has full round cheeks, a short nose with clear stop.
The eyes are large, round and are quite a distance from each other.
The ears are wide at the base and are low on the skull.
The eye colors exist in: copper-colored, dark orange, green or blue.
Persians come in a multitude of colors and patterns.
The origin of the Pixie Bob is not known, it is believed that the animals originated from crosses between wild Bobcats (Lynx) and farm cats.
These cats are also called "legend cats", DNA testing has so far provided no evidence that it actually "wild" blood.
In 1985 had breeder Caron Ann Brewer two such cats, which reminded her of lynxes.
From a cross of this she Pixie, this Kitty would form the basis of this breed.
Although the Pixie Bob myself a long tail had she was standing by her look of a Bobcat model for the variety that Carol Ann Brewer wanted to create and thus was born the Pixie bob.
From the beginning, the breeding seriously addressed, it was especially used by cats that were found in the wild or in the countryside and to the description of the Pixie bob.
Also the Manx is used.
The gene causing the short tail at the Pixie bob is not the same as that of the Manx.
In the 1990s, the breed was recognized.
Pixie bobs have a medium to large, muscular body.
By the prominent shoulder blades has the cat a typical rolling gait.
The hips are a bit higher than the shoulders; the Pixie bob has deep, powerful flanks and a broad, well developed chest.
The bone structure is round and heavy; males are slightly larger and more muscular than females.
They are very muscular and have a firm, heavy bone structure.
The tail is short and flexible, kinks and knots are allowed in the tail, the tail should not be wider in scope than the heel.
The legs are long and have heavy bones, with large, almost round feet.
The Pixie bob comes both in long hair as short hair, both coats are water repellent.
On the ventral side is longer than the hair on the rest of the body, the long-haired variant has a half-long coat.
The Pixie bob is only recognized in Spotted Tabby (spotted tabby), with a dark gray base to the roots.
The ground color is warm, with black or Brown Ticking and a white hair peak.
The eyes can also golden to brown, green is allowed.
All genuine Ragdolls are descended from Josephine, not true-brad a white Persian Cat.
Just before the birth of her kittens was the pregnant puss Josephine hit by a car.
The kittens were born after the accident were particularly sweet and affectionate, moreover, could keep the kittens feel completely limp like a rag doll.
Ragdoll is the English word for rag doll.
Some people claim that the character of the Queen was changed after the accident and that they had those properties passed to her kittens (this is of course not genetically possible).
Ann Baker from California, breeder of long hair was the neighbor of the Persians, owner of Josephine.
They got a few kittens of Josephine and bred continue, they always used the largest and gentlest possible descendants for her breeding program (these cats were Ragdolls).
In the US, this new breed was officially recognized in 1965 in 1991 came the first Ragdolls to Netherlands.
Burmese, Persians, Siamese, Burmese and the HTK-cats belong to the ancestors of the Ragdoll.
The Ragdoll is a big and muscular, but very elegant cat, with a long body, a short, powerful neck and a well-built chest.
Its hind legs are higher than its front legs, and feet are round with Tufts between the toes.
The tail is well hairy and the length is in good proportion with the body.
The head is of medium size, the sight display a wide wedge.
The ears are medium sized and are far apart with rounded points.
The eyes are large, oval in shape and blue.
The coat is silky, medium length and lies against the skin, the coat is long on the chest and stomach and on the back of the head, which gives you a clear collar see.
Because they have a silky semi-longhair coat, the fur shows no tendency to tangles.
Ragdoll kittens are born white, after about 2 – 3 weeks you go see the color.
It may do to the 4the years before the Ragdoll have his final color and fully grown up.