Barron's Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds

Barron's Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds

A Complete Guide to the Domestic Cats of North America

Book - 2013
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Presents information on all known domestic cat breeds, providing detailed descriptions of each purebred's physical attributes, behavior patterns, and genetic history, and includes information on how to participate in cat shows.

Barron's Educational Publishing
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. 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, 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.


  • Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, Inc., [2013]
    Edition: 2nd edition
    Copyright Date: ©2013
    ISBN: 9780764165801
    0764165801
    Characteristics: 384 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
    Alternative Title: Encyclopedia of cat breeds

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