Barron's Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds

Editor/Author Helgren, J. Anne
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-76-416580-1
Category: Animals & Veterinary Medicine
Image Count: 256
Book Status: Available
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Updated with the latest information on all recognized feline breeds, this valuable reference source includes a survey of feline history and evolution, a detailed description of the attributes that make a purebred cat, a summary of feline genetics, and an in-depth discussion of conformation, color, and coat.

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Table of Contents

  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  • DEDICATION
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • PREFACE
  • 1 FELINE HISTORY
  • Evolution
  • Divergence
  • The Cat Family
  • Domestication
  • The Spread of the Feline
  • In the Future
  • 2 WHAT IS A PUREBRED?
  • Defining a Purebred
  • Why Pedigrees?
  • New Breeds
  • Establishing New Breeds
  • 3 FELINE GENETICS
  • Basic Genetics
  • Mutation
  • Genetic Symbols
  • Polygenes
  • Breeding Methods
  • 4 CONFORMATION, COLOR, AND COAT
  • Conformation
  • Color and Pattern
  • Black and Its Dilutes
  • The Pointed Pattern
  • Sex-Linked Orange
  • White Spotting Factor
  • Dominant White
  • Chinchilla, Shaded, and Smoke
  • Golden Color
  • Coat
  • 5 THE CAT FANCY
  • History of the Cat Fancy
  • Cat Associations
  • Why So Many Cat Registries?
  • Cat Shows
  • How a Show Works
  • 6 THE RECOGNIZED BREEDS
  • Introduction
  • Abyssinian
  • American Bobtail
  • American Curl
  • American Shorthair
  • American Wirehair
  • Balinese
  • Bengal
  • Birman
  • Bombay
  • British Shorthair
  • Burmese
  • Chartreux
  • Colorpoint Shorthair
  • Cornish Rex
  • Cymric
  • Devon Rex
  • Egyptian Mau
  • European Burmese
  • Exotic
  • Havana Brown
  • Himalayan
  • Japanese Bobtail
  • Korat
  • LaPerm
  • Maine Coon
  • Manx
  • Norwegian Forest Cat
  • Ocicat
  • Oriental
  • Persian
  • Pixiebob
  • RagaMuffin
  • Ragdoll
  • Russian Blue
  • Scottish Fold
  • Selkirk Rex
  • Siamese
  • Siberian
  • Singapura
  • Somali
  • Sphynx
  • Thai
  • Tonkinese
  • Turkish Angora
  • Turkish Van
  • 7 NEW OR EXPERIMENTAL BREEDS
  • Introduction
  • Burmilla
  • Munchkin
  • Nebelung
  • Savannah
  • Snowshoe
  • York Chocolate
  • 8 THE AMERICAN DOMESTIC
  • The Random-bred Cat
  • History of the American Domestic
  • Obtaining a Random-bred Cat
  • The Household Pet Class
  • Household Pet Standard
  • 9 WHICH BREED IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
  • Choosing a Breed
  • Give It Some Thought
  • Compatible Breeds
  • 10 CHOOSING A PUREBRED CAT
  • Finding a Breeder
  • Questions You Should Ask
  • Visiting the Cattery
  • Questions the Breeder May Ask
  • Pedigreed Quality
  • Price
  • Choosing a Kitten
  • The Sales Contract
  • 11 SHOWING YOUR CAT
  • Before the First Show
  • Which Association?
  • Preparing Your Cat
  • Entering the Show
  • Grooming
  • Attending the Show
  • GLOSSARY
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Photo Credits