Cat Breed - Aegean

Aegean Cat

-  A little history  -

The Aegean cat originates from the Cycladic Islands in the Aegean Sea where they occur as a natural landrace. Aegeans are considered one of the oldest domesticated cat breeds and are considered a natural cat, developing without human interference. Development of the Aegean cat as a formal breed began in he early 1990s but they are yet to be recognized by any major fancier and breeder organization. They are common as feral cats in Greece, where they are found amongst fishing ports begging for food. In Greece, Aegean cats are considered a national treasure and are considered to be the only native Greek variety of cat.

-   Average Lifespan  -

Around 10 years

-  Size  -

Medium size cat weighing 4.5 to 5 kilo

-  Personality  -

Although the Aegean has only very recently begun to be bred systematically, it has been domesticated for many centuries and thus has become adapted very well to humans. It is a social pet that tolerates living in an apartment rather well. It is intelligent, active, lively and also communicative, not hesitating to draw a person's attention.

-  Coat Colour  -

The coat is bicolour or tricolour with one of the colours being almost always white. White usually takes up between 1/4 to 9/10 of the body. The colour of their coat might include many other colours and patterns such as black, red, blue, cream, with or without tabby striping.

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Aegean Cat