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How Were Cat Breeds Created?

How Were Cat Breeds Created?

According to ancient feline DNA analysis, domestic cats are likely descended from the African wildcat (lat. Felis silvestris lybica) several thousand years ago. However, selective cat breeding only appeared over the last 50 years, which in evolutionary terms is a very short time for robust genetically different sub-populations within an animal s...
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Finding Your Cat’s True Breed

Finding Your Cat’s True Breed

Do you ever wonder about your cat’s breed? Is she as cuddly as a Ragdoll, or as large as a Maine Coon? Basepaws now enables you to discover the breed composition and ancestry of your beautiful Domestic Shorthair. To get you started on your discovery journey, here’s what you need to know about cat breeds. The Domestic history of cat breeds It t...
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About The Breed Index

About The Breed Index

Unlike dogs, most cats do not have purebred ancestors. However, every cat shares more ancestors with some cat breeds than others. In order to serve all cats regardless of their pedigree, Basepaws developed a Breed Index (or Breed Report) that can be used by any domestic or purebred cat. How is the Breed Index calculated? After Basepaws sequence...
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The Turkish Angora - Silky and Serene

The Turkish Angora - Silky and Serene

With a coat that glistens and begs to be caressed, this big personality cat breed can charm even the most dedicated "dog people". The Turkish Angora is a stunning and outgoing breed that is sure to not only add beauty, but excitement to all they grace with their presence
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