Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds by J. Anne Helgren, Updated with the latest information on all recognized feline breeds, this valuable reference source includes a survey of feline history and evolution, a detailed description of the attributes that make a purebred cat, a summary of feline genetics, and an in-depth discussion of conformation, color, and coat.
Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds by J. Anne Helgren
The breed profiles follow, with each profile accompanied by color photos and a bar graph-style at-a-glance summary of the breed’s characteristics. The book features more than 100 color photos plus handsome line art.
Approximately 45 breeds are profiled, including: Abyssinian, American Shorthair, Bengal, Burmese, Cornish Rex, Himalayan, Maine Coon, Oriental, Persian, Ragdoll, Siamese, Sphynx, Turkish Angora . . . and many others. Added features that will be of interest to all cat fanciers include–
Descriptions of new or experimental breeds Extensive information on the American domestic cat A discussion titled “Which Breed is Right for You?” Advice on choosing a purebred cat Information on entering a cat in shows
This is the gold standard of cat encyclopedias; it contains virtually everything there is to know about cats, including their history from wild animals to domestic felines. Whether you’re a cat breeder, cat show enthusiast, or just a cat lover, this is the book for you.
Complete with profiles of all the major breeds, this all inclusive volume provides photographs of every cat breed, statistics on all aspects of each breed, and a host of other vital information related to feline care, etc. If you’re looking to purchase a pedigreed cat, want information on showing your car, or are seeking details about breeding, etc., this book covers it all.
I’ve read many books about car breeds, but none compare to the plethora of information found here. There’s really no need to look further, as this wonderful encyclopedia contains everything that you could possible want to know.