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Persian Cat – The Glamor Puss of the World

Persian Cat – The Glamor Puss of the World

The Persian’s exceptionally beautiful and graceful coat, chubby cheeks and affectionate personality make it one of the world’s most popular feline breeds of all time. While there are over 200 different types of cats out there, each special and fabulous in its own way, the Persian is the one to enjoy the role of being the glamor puss of the cat ...
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About The Wild Cat Index

About The Wild Cat Index

All cats around the world share the same common ancestor from about 10.8 million years ago. The progressive evolution of the common ancestor eventually led to the development of 37 modern cat species. According to ancient feline DNA analysis, the most recent wild ancestor of domestic cats, in particular, seems to be the African wild cat (lat. Felis silvestris lybica) (Ottoni et al, 2017).
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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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