Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds

Author(s): J. Anne Helgren

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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. 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.


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Full of great illustrations and interesting descriptions, this encyclopedia will teach you about all the major cat breeds. Not too jargon-heavy, kids and adults will learn a lot.

Elisa, Book Grocer

General Fields

  • : 9780764165801
  • : Peterson's Guides,U.S.
  • : Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • : 1.4515
  • : August 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : J. Anne Helgren
  • : Hardback
  • : 392