The LaPerm

Background: In 1982 the first LaPerm was born in Oregon as a spontaneous mutation. One of the six kittens in the litter was nothing like…

The Manx

Background: The Manx originated in the early 19th century from the Isle of Man, which is an island between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.…

The Ragamuffin

Background: This breed first pounces in during the 1960s.  Ann Baker, also a Breeder of Persian cats, is credited with their introduction. Before breeding, Anne looked…

The Selkirk Rex

Background: The Selkirk Rex originated in 1987 when a rescued cat gave birth to a litter of kittens in Montana. One of the kittens had…

The Singapura

Background: The Singapura’s origins are controversial and many aren’t convinced of his home country. In 1975 an American couple returned to the U.S. from Singapore…

The Turkish Van

Background: The Turkish Van originated in the Lake Van region of Turkey. Two British women named Laura Lushington and Sonia Halliday were given two of…

The Somali

Background: The Somali is essentially a longhaired Abyssinian; which itself was the result of a recessive gene in the Abyssinian cat. The gene created much…

The Persian

History There are lots of versions of the Persian’s history, but it is generally agreed that the breed originated in Persia in what is now…

The Maine Coon Cat

History Although the Maine Coon’s origins are a bit obscure, there are a lot of interesting stories surrounding its history. One story goes like this:…