Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds: A Complete Guide to the Domestic Cats of North America, by Helgren, J. Anne
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- ISBN: 9780764165801 | 0764165801
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 4/1/2013
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 attribures that make a purebred cat, a summary of feline genetics, and an in-depth discussion of conformation, color, and coat. The breed profiles follow, with each profile accompanied by color photos and a bar graph-style at-a-glance summary of the breed's characteristics. Approximately 45 breeds are profiled, including-- ? Abyssinian ? American Shorthair ? Bengal ? Burmese ? Cornish Rex ? Exotic ? Himalayan ? Maine Coon ? Oriental ? Persian ? Ragdoll ? Siamese ? Sphynx ? Turkish Angora . . . and many others Added features that will be of interest to all cat fanciers include-- Descriptions of new or experimental breeds Extensive information on the American domestic cat A discussion titled "Which Breed is Right for You?" Advice on choosing a purebred cat Information on entering a cat in shows The book features more than 100 color photos plus handsome line art.