Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Cat Breed Comparison Chart



A while back, we were contacted by a human from Find the Best, a site where you can compare things, like golf courses (we hear there are birdies there) to car insurance (we don't drive but we do have a stroller but then, we don't drive that either, hahameow) to cat breeds (well, Teri knows a lot about Cornish Rex)...



That is why Trevor wrote to us, cuz he was working on a
Cat Breed Comparison chart and he thought our readers might be interested in it. So we had Teri go take a look at it (since we can't read words, but we sure can read body language, hahameow!)

We had never heard of FindtheBest.com and so to learn more, we watched the YouTube video and we will have to keep it in mind when we are wanting to compare something to find the best (we are not sure it would help us find our missing toys, though).


We thought the cat breed comparison chart was a great idea, and we know it is hard to find good, accurate and in-depth information about specific cat breed personalities and especially on their care. That is one thing that Teri finds frustrating, as a vet tech...that there is a lot of erroneous information out there.


That is one reason she left the 'cattery' website up and running, so people looking for information on Cornish Rex care have a good source to go to. We aren't sure of many of our bloggie readers have visited it, or viewed our videos on YouTube, but Teri probably get 2-3 calls or emails a week from people who have questions about health or care of Cornish Rex, especially if they got them from a rescue or from a not-so-knowledgeable breeder.

The cat hospital where she works really values her experience and she is always surfing around for good information, and probably has over 400 bookmarked sites on health, behavior, nutrition, art and humor etc. She keeps saying she needs to build something out of what she knows, and she hopes to focus on that this coming year.


As far as Cornish Rex, Teri recommended that Trevor visit the Furrydance cattery website and read over the FAQ page as it would be helpful in clarifying their 'care' needs, which are very similar for Devon Rex also, and Sphynx.


We realize that his Breed Comparison Chart is a work-in-progress, and we know that comparing cats is a lot more complicated than comparing TV's, but we think it's one more link of information for someone looking to learn more about cat breeds.

And we would hope that if any of our readers find info there that needs correcting or improving upon, that Trevor would be happy to hear from you, just like he was from us, and we hope he puts to use the info he learned on our cattery website.


Already Teri has found some things that need changing (the breed was discovered in 1950, not 1956, and they come in a lot more colors than black, chocolate, cream, lilac and Tortoiseshell, and that they were actually crossed with Siamese before the first one were exported to the United States.

For our readers, if you want to learn more about the Cornish Rex breed, here's a link to the Furrydance Cattery website:
Furrydance

And, if you want to see lots of Cornish Rex in action, all our videos on YouTube,
Furrydance

Ps: Trevor left a comment, after seeing my post and Sparkle's comment: Hi everyone, thanks for all the feedback! I will try to fix as many mistakes as I can, and if you see any others you can actually edit them yourselves. We like our readers to have input, kind of like Wikipedia. And a special thanks to Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz!

5 comments:

  1. I checked out the chart, just for a couple of breeds, and there is definitely still work to be done. For example, it says my breed, Somali, is from Somalia - no, we aren't, we are called Somalis purely because of the country's proximity to Abyssinia, to reflect our proximity to Abyssinian cats. We were first bred in Australia and Canada. And it says that ragdolls are not affectionate or lap cats - hello! That is what most people are looking for when they get Ragdolls (along with their fluffiness). At least they got the part right about us Somalis not being lapcats - now, that IS definitely true!

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  2. Sparkle, hahameow...that made us laff n laff but we hope that misinformation gets fixed on that chart ASAP!

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  3. We enjoyed your Furrydance website. We've visited several times. Mom lufs curly cats! Great pics! xoxo

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  4. We are really enjoying reading about all the different breeds of cats. WE had no idea there were so many different ones. The only thing we know about is the feral cat. Thanks for all this info.

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  5. Hi everyone, thanks for all the feedback! I will try to fix as many mistakes as I can, and if you see any others you can actually edit them yourselves. We like our readers to have input, kind of like Wikipedia. And a special thanks to Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz!

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