How to Find the Best Domestic Cat Breed For Your Personality

If you are considering a cat as the family pet you may be wondering which domestic cat breed is best for you. There are so many different types of breeds and the right cat is just waiting to move in. The process is very simple. By asking yourself a few questions about who you are, and knowing a little about various breeds you will be better equipped to make the right decision about which breed to go with.

All people have various personality traits that make them unique, and some people may have a very diverse personality, meaning that they can be very social when the occasion calls for it, yet artistic and quiet at other times. Choose a cat based on your most dominate personality traits.

TYPE A: Funny and Outgoing

People who have a type A personality are very outgoing and cheerful the majority of the time. These people look at the positive side of life. They are innocent and tend to attract the opposite sex. Type A personalities are strong because they always seem to find joy in the simple things that life has to offer.

People, who display these personality trails most of the time, tend to do well with very social energetic vocal cats. Top cat breeds for this personality are: Bengals, Rag dolls, Tonkinese, Manx, Japanese Bobtail, Tabbies, Calicos, Siamese and Abyssinian.

TYPE B: Artistic and Creative

People with type B personalities are very artistic and creative. They love to explore and meet new people, but they also like their quiet time. Crafty people love to work on the next big project and help others by making gifts or serving in some way.

Creative people tend to be more emotional and treasure close relationships, rather than having a lot of friends. Type B personalities do well with social, yet quiet cats. Top cat breeds for this personality are: Bengals, Tiffany, Scottish Fold, Persian, American Curl, Turkish Angora, and the Norwegian Forest Cat.

Type C: Emotional Sensitive and Loving

People with type C personalities are very emotional and sentimental. These people give and receive a lot of respect because of their ethical nature and loving character. They treasure marriage, and avoid arguing at all costs. They try to make amends and keep the peace with everyone they come in contact with. People with these personality traits forgive others quickly.

However, sometimes people who favor these personality traits can be very naïve and other people take advantage of their sweet giving philosophy. These people do very well with loving, affectionate, quiet cats. Top cat breeds for this personality type are: Persian, Turkish Angora, Turkish Van, Angora, Rag Doll, Bengal, Himalayan, and Burmese.

TYPE D: Charming, Successful, Aggressive

People who have this personality type are very aggressive and successful at just about everything they do. However, some of these people will favor the charming ethical side while others will favor the controlling side and step on people in order to get to the top. Type D personalities are not bad, it just depends on how they use their talents. These people tend to be very focused on their outward appearance and sex appeal. They love to have fun and get attention.

Type D personalities do well with beautiful social, unique cats because they love to stand out from the rest of the crowd. Top domestic cat breeds for this personality type are: Bengal, Siamese, Japanese Bobtail, Wild Abyssinian, Ocicat, California Spangled, American Curl, Siamese, Main Coon, Calicos, and Tabbies.

Also remember that even though certain breeds are known for specific personality traits, every cat still has his or her own individual personality. You will still need to spend time with the kitten or cat first to see if you found the right one.

Have fun finding the best domestic cat breed that matches who you are as a person! As a new cat owner, there is still so much more that you need to know. Cats are lovable family pets, but they can be even better additions to the family when they are in top health and when they are properly trained. Get Your Copy of Cat Behavior and Health Secrets Now at: http://www.cats101.info.

Angora Goat Breed Guide

The Angora goat breed is distinctly smaller than sheep and other domestic goats. The physical characteristics include horned feature for both sexes, and obvious drooping ears. Angora goat is a unique breed of goat originating from Angora in Asia Minor during ancient times. The goats possess silky coat known as mohair. Mohair has commercial value, and each goat typically yields up to eight kilograms per year. Mohair differs from wool in terms of the elasticity of the fiber and its smoothness. Angoras are shorn twice a year but sheep are shorn only once a year. The very first breed was brought to Europe in 1554 but the import was not well received. A century later, the animal was established in South Africa this marks the development of Western mohair industry. The goats were imported to the United States soon after and much of the development took place in Texas and the Southwest.

To care for Angora goats, you will need to pay attention on its diet and health. The goat should be fed with a substantial supply of hay and straw on daily basis. Special goat mixes are prepared for their staple intake and some other foods beneficial for their growth include barley straw and sugar beet. In terms of shelter when keeping goats, they will require draught-proof shelter. During winter, dry straw beds will keep them warm and comfortable. Note that you will have to change the beds regularly during winter. You may also choose to keep them in on chilly days to protect them from the cold wind. It is also advisable that you observe the grounds to inspect the sprouting plants. Then, you will have a general idea what they nibble at. Some plants such as ragwort are harmful to the goats.

Specially designed salt and copper licks in the form of blocks should be made available to the goats. The blocks provide the essential minerals needed for healthy growth. Fresh and clean water supply must be provided. The water sources will require cleaning from time to time. You should also have willow branches supply ready when keeping goats. These branches acts as natural pain killer and may be given to the goat is it seemed unwell. Young goats will require pre-kidding injections, and another round again at 8 weeks old. You should also rid your goats of worm once every 3 months.

Angora goat breed should be cared for kindly in order to keep them healthy and productive. Read up more on tips to care for your goat and talk to your vet if you have any questions in mind.

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Dog Breed Legislation – The Breed Ban Laws

The issue of breed-banning has stirred quite the controversy over the last few years, with concerned citizens and dog owners fighting it out over which direction to take such litigation. Seattle has informally considered banning some dangerous breeds such as pitbulls, but has yet to address the issue formally due to lack of consensus among city councilmen. The question is whether breed-ban laws have any appreciable effect on the reduction of attacks against humans. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the answer is no. This organization relies on a 2003 study that addressed the effectiveness of a pit bull ban passed by Prince Georges County, Maryland. The ban forced the county to spend more than $ 250,000 each year to enforce the law. But the study concluded that “public safety is not improved as a result of [the ban]” and that “there is no transgression committed by owner or animal that is not covered another non-breed specific portion of the [County’s code] (e.g., vicious animal, nuisance animal, leash laws).” The study recommended that the breed-ban law be repealed.

ASPCA also points to a study by the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) which did not support breed specific legislation because of several problems associated with this type of law, including the inaccuracy of dog bite data and the difficulty of identifying dog breeds (especially mixed breeds). The CDC also was concerned that the breed ban laws would merely encourage irresponsible dog owners to turn to other breeds in an attempt to make the non-regulated breeds more aggressive and dangerous to human beings.

ASPCA also argues that breed-ban laws actually help to compromise rather than enhance public safety. ASPCA states that when scarce animal control resources are used to regulate specific breeds without regard to behavior the focus is shifted away from routine, effective enforcement of laws that have the best chance of making communities safer: license laws, leash laws, animal fighting laws, and laws that require all pet owners to control their dogs regardless of breeds.

On the other side of the debate is the newspaper publication Animal People www.animalpeoplenews.org, which writes that certain breeds are statistically much more responsible for attacks upon people (e.g., pit bulls and their mixes can account for nearly three-fourths of all attacks). It further asserts that the harm inflicted upon a human being by a dog may be irreparable and no amount of punishment can undo the damage. Thus, breed specific legislation can prevent the most gruesome and extreme injuries and attacks by prohibiting possession of those high-risk dogs that are more likely to cause them. The essence of breed specific laws, Animal People argues, is that they better protect public safety from dangerous dogs then by relying on the uncertain deterrent effect of punishment after-the-fact.

Central to the argument that certain breeds should be banned, according to Animal People, is that those uniquely dangerous breeds like pit bull mixes and Rottweilers often tend to attack without the series of warnings that most other dogs provide first, and then often inflict immediate and severe injuries, whereas most other breed-types will inflict disabling, disfiguring, or fatal injuries only in sustained attacks or pack attacks. Thus, the breed-specific law will help to prevent if not eliminate those types of severe attacks that often come without any advance warning. Essentially, with certain breeds Animal People argues that it is much better to be safe than sorry after a gruesome attack has occurred.

Seattle dog bite lawyer Christopher Davis represents dog bite attack victims who have suffered serious injuries, rabies, puncture wounds and scarring, emotional trauma and wrongful death as a result of the attack. As a resource for victims of any dog bites or animal attacks, Chris Davis wrote the book “When the Dog Bites” to provide legal advice for those in need.

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Australian Mist Cat – New ‘Australian Made’ Breed

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The Australian Mist Cat is a relatively new cat breed. It was first created by Truda Straeda. The Australian mist is a combination of three cat breeds. The Abyssinian, the Burmese and The Domestic Short Hair. This breed is known for it’s even temperament, sense of humor and loving nature. As it is said to have inherited the Burmese ‘laid back’ nature. The Abyssian’s striking fur and the hardiness of the Domestic Short Hair.

The Australia Mist Cat is a short haired breed, that comes in Spotted and Marbled varieties with a range of colors meeting the breeds standards. You can find an Australian Mist in Lilac, Brown, Chocolate, Peach and Gold. With a cat having spots or a marbled pattern within this color range. I in fact have two chocolate spotted which resemble miniature leopards.

As pets they are perfect with children and the elderly. They are happy to be handled and do not scratch or bite. As kittens they are playful and are said to become a bit more mature as they get older, though I can vouch with my three year old she is still extremely playful (plays fetch), with age bringing more a sensibility that is not often found in kittens in any breed. This is a cat breed that is expect to live to their mid to late teens with very little health issues (thanks to the Domestic Short Hair in them).

Green eyes are a distinguishing feature and they can come in any shade of green. There build is quite stocky as they are a medium sized cat with a muscular chest, and they can be voracious eaters, so need to be monitored. They are often heavier than they seem, with a rounded head and big expressive eyes – in that stunning green mentioned previously. Ears tend to range from medium to large and their paws are elegantly oval. Tails are thick, tapering towards the end and often have rings of it’s feature color around it.

Now to comment on my cats, to give you a feel for how different they can be within the breed (both have their papers) both as I said previously are chocolate spotted, and from a distance it’s easy to confuse them. But one has a more golden undertone, whereas the other has a more cafe au lait undertone. Both with chocolate spots. And one is long, well built yet very very muscular. And the other is soft and squishy to touch and whilst looks smaller than the other is about 1.5kg heavier. Both eat the same amount and exercise the same. One talks a lot, especially when he wants something, the other is quietly watchful. Both are very affectionate. One in an in-your-face way. The other in between periods of reserve.

A distinguishing feature too of the Australian Mist cat is that their base coat is not white, it is a very light light cream. So any cat that is said to be Australian Mist and has a base color is not a true Australian Mist cat.

Another lovely trait of this beautiful breed is that you can train them like a dog from a young age (any age in fact). They will sit, come and also play fetch. I am bought a ball as I sit at my office desk, throw it down the stairs and my cat runs after it, brings it back and drops it at my feet…yes I am talking about a cat!

This breed is also good with other cats and also people. Nothing really phases them. I have not known two cats that so lack that split personality of friend one minute, foe the next. They’re chilled and very playful. Another distinguishing characteristic is their desire just to be near you, the owner. My two are allowed outside, however they choose to stay close to me. So no ‘secret cats business’ for this breed.

All in all with the Australian Mist Catbreed, you get a hearty, healthy very easy going cat, with striking markings that is very easy to care for. And they have personality plus. I definitely have become a big fan!

Carolyne McCourtie is an Internet Marketer, Business Coach and Consultant. Who’s passions including helping people, fine wines, good food, the outdoors & exercise and her Australian Mist cats.

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What is the Largest Breed of Cat?

The tiger is the largest breed of cat. It is a highly adaptable animal and lives in some of the more densely populated areas of the world. The Bengal is the most recognized in the world.

It is native to most of eastern and southern Asia. It is at the top of the food chain with no known predators. Being a carnivore, it feeds on meat from other animals. It can reach up to 13 feet in length and 660 months in weight. Unlike the lion, it is a solitary and territorial animal. The first tigers were known to have live 1.2 million years ago.

The most numerous species, the Bengal, is a rusty brown colored animal with black stripes and a white fringe around the face. The coloring provides camouflage for the animal in the wild. Because of its powerfully built legs and shoulders, it can pull down prey heavier than itself. It usually hunts at night and will attack most animals for food. It will always have good cover, be near water and have enough prey. When it is wounded or unable to catch its prey, it will attack humans for food, hence the name man eater.

There are eight species: Bengal, Indochinese, Malayan, Sumatran, Siberian, South China, Balinese(extinct) and Javan(extinct). The remaining six are considered endangered. Due to growing human populations in their former habitats, conflicts with humans have resulted in the killing many of them.

Another variation of the Bengal is the white tiger. Although rare in the wild, it has been successfully bred in zoos. It tends to be crossed eyed and its life span is less than its orange counterpart. It is a popular attraction at a zoo and was used in Siegfried and Roy’s Las Vegas magic act until February, 2009.

The Animal Planet conducted a poll to determine the world’s favorite animal. It was voted first by 1% more than the dog. There is an estimated 12,000 tigers in the United States kept as pets by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Only nineteen states ban private ownership of it. Like any wild animal, making it a pet can be dangerous especially when it reaches full size.

It is the national animal of many Asian countries. It is the mascot for many sports teams and companies. Many novels have been written about the animal. It is usually seen in most jungle movies. It remains as a symbol of a fierce but noble animal.

Frank Loethen lives with his wife and three cats, Sunny, Sinclair and Midnite, in Georgia. If you enjoyed this article, please visit my cat products website, http://www.purrfectcatproducts.com, your one stop site for all your cat and kitten needs. Cat treats, cat toys, litter accessories and cat treats are among the many items on the site. You can also see my three cats on the site.