5 Asian cat breeds
Domestic cats are one of the most popular pets in the world, although, in the East and Asia, they have additional symbolism. They are related to good fortune, prosperity, and money. In this article, we will tell you about some breeds of Asian cats, highly revered in their countries.
There is no doubt that cats are extraordinary beings and that they amaze us every day with their occurrences and mischief. In some areas of the planet, moreover, they are revered for their supposed ‘powers’. Discover some of the most popular Asian cats breeds below:
To start with the Asian cat breeds, we have a representative from Thailand, from the ancient Kingdom of Siam to be more precise. Known for its slender body, its pale coat, and its blue eyes, the Siamese –photo that opens this article– is usually quite ‘chatty’ and meows continuously, especially in the mating season.
In addition, he is known for his great personality and for showing his discontent in certain situations. The typical curiosity of all cats is greater in this breed: it will not leave a corner without inspecting. He is quite active, like many of the Asians, and affectionate.
In this case, we move to present-day Iran, where a truly elegant, sophisticated, and majestic cat was created. It is considered aristocratic and, due to its beauty, its population quickly expanded from Asia to Europe and America.
The Persian is a medium to large-sized cat with a round, massive head, a flattened face, and bulging eyes. His hair is abundant, long, and silky to the touch; the tail is also furry and rounded at the tip. There can be all colors, although in most cases they are black, brown, or white.
3. Japanese Bobtail
We return to the east of the continent to find one of the most curious breeds of Asian cats. Its main quality is having a short tail like a rabbit, which is due to a recessive gene. Native to Japan, the bobtail is very iconic in the lore of this country; even the Maneki-Neko charm –lucky cat– is based on this race… And also the Hello Kitty character!
Medium in size, with a triangular face and pointed ears, this cat has a silky coat, either long or short. Its body is elongated, like many oriental cats, its nose is long and its eyes are large. It is a very active, curious, and playful cat; Can’t stand loneliness.
This is another of the Asian cat breeds whose past is quite remote. It is native to the Ankara region, in Turkey, and those specimens with disparate eyes – of two different colors – are considered pure and traditional.
The Angora can have hair of various colors: white, brown, black, cream, reddish, bluish or brindle. As for its temperament, it is a rather meowing, active, curious, agile, and intelligent cat. In addition, he is cuddly, although he does not like to be held for a long time in his arms.
The last of the Asian cats on this list is native to Sri Lanka, southeast of India, and is a breed that is not very widespread in the rest of the world. In his native country, it is considered a symbol of good fortune.
It is a small animal, weighing around five kilos, and its most outstanding physical characteristics are its large ears