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The Curious Story of the Burmese Cat The Curious Story of the Burmese Cat
Basepaws
03/19/2019

The Burmese is a curious kitty of a compact, muscular body and glossy, silky coat. In a testament to its appearance, it is sometimes described as a "brick wrapped in silk". The Burmese loves to observe its hoomans and other animals, which explains its devotion to the important task of supervising the street through the window. The breed originally originated in Thailand but was developed in the United States and Britain.

Please note: the Burmese cat is not to be confused with the Birman cat or "sacred cat of Burma".

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Domestic Shorthair: Celebrating the Polycat Domestic Shorthair: Celebrating the Polycat
Basepaws
02/23/2019

“What greater gift than the love of a cat?” – Charles Dickens.

While the Persian and the Siamese may be the dolls and divas of the Cat World, the world’s most favorite cat has always been the purrfectly wonderful and diverse domestic cat. The domestic cat is not a recognized breed with gilded papers, but is rather a cat of mixed ancestries. Here at Basepaws, we affectionately call these diverse and captivating companions Polycats - because why do purebreds get to have all the cool names?

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The Story of The British Shorthair The Story of The British Shorthair
Basepaws
02/12/2019

The most popular pedigreed breed in its native country, the British Shorthair is widely recognized for its well-behaved nature and sweet personality. The handsome looks and calm temperament of this kitty make them frequent media stars. The most notable appearance of the breed was in Alice in Wonderland, as the Cheshire Cat. The Cat Fanciers' Association profile for the breed reads: "When gracelessness is observed, the British Shorthair is duly embarrassed, quickly recovering with a 'Cheshire cat smile'". Ladies and gents, please meet the British shorthair cat!

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Meet The Bengal: The Miniature Leopard of The Cat World Meet The Bengal: The Miniature Leopard of The Cat World
Basepaws
01/24/2019

If you're looking for a cuddly cat that will purr and snuggle its days away in your lap – then don't get a Bengal! These Miniature Leopards, although very friendly, are exceptionally energetic and curious, agile, intelligent and constantly on the move. Bengal is a joyful kitty that will fill your home with laughter, lots of playing and some mischief.

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The Enchanting Story of The Sacred Cat of Burma The Enchanting Story of The Sacred Cat of Burma
Basepaws
01/15/2019

The Birman, or famously known as the "Sacred Cat of Burma", is a strikingly gorgeous cat of a lovely legend behind its beauty. These kitties are distinguished by a soft, silky coat, piercing blue eyes, and the elegant, white "gloves" on their paws. Do you feel prepared for the enchanting story of this mysterious feline breed? Buckle up and keep reading as the secrets are about to unravel.

Please note: The Birman cat is not to be confused with the Burmese cat, a completely different cat breed of a similar name.

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Everything You Need To Know About Your American Shorthair Everything You Need To Know About Your American Shorthair
Basepaws
01/03/2019

Sturdy, powerful and friendly, the American Shorthair is a laid-back, loving cat that originated in the United States of America likely during the 1900s. They are exceptional hunters who steal human hearts with their captivating gaze and utmost loving personalities. Ladies and gents, please meet the pawsome American Shorthair (ASH) cat.

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Meet The Miniature Cougar Of The Cat World Meet The Miniature Cougar Of The Cat World
Basepaws
12/13/2018

The Abyssinian cat is a peculiar breed that, thanks to its unique, ticked coat, is often said to resemble the wild cats found all over North America. These gorgeous, energetic cats are impressive athletes of sharp minds and charming personalities. The confident Aby is always on the go, on yet another mischievous mission. For this and many more reasons, today we are excited to introduce to you the Miniature Cougar of the cat world – the Abyssinian!

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Meet The Gentle Giant – The Maine Coon Meet The Gentle Giant – The Maine Coon
Basepaws
11/29/2018

Tipping scales at almost 20 lbs., the Maine Coon is said to be one of the heaviest cat breeds out there. This strong, athletic cat of valuable hunting skills is gentle-mannered, friendly and highly intelligent. Such a unique combination of features led to their affectionate nickname "the gentle giant". Because their paws are often white in color, they are also called "the snowshoe cats". Ladies and gents, please meet one of the world's oldest natural cat breeds – the Maine Coon cats

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The Purrfect Not-So-Furry Companion: The Sphynx Cat The Purrfect Not-So-Furry Companion: The Sphynx Cat
Basepaws
08/21/2018

Hairless but fearless, Sphynx cats turn heads everywhere they go! This is the cat who demands its well-deserved attention, loves entertaining its family and treasures meeting new humans. The Sphynx have the undeniable power to enchant anyone with their humor, loving nature and exotic appearance. To no surprise, they were rated as the top 8 most popular breed of 2017 in the US. Not under the Sphynx’ spell yet? Wait until you read the rest!

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We’re Bringing Tom Back! Meet The Archangel Cat! We’re Bringing Tom Back! Meet The Archangel Cat!
Basepaws
07/31/2018

The elegant Russian Blue, also known as the Archangel Cat or the Archangel Blue, is winning hearts over left and right with its vividly green eyes and shimmery fur. The superior combination of remarkable strength and agility, exceptional beauty and sweet-nature earned them the well-suited title of "Doberman Pinschers of cats". To top things off, did you know that Tom Cat from Tom & Jerry was in fact a Russian Blue too? You read that right! And today we are bringing Tom out into the spotlight! Ladies and gent, please, meet the Russian Blue!

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The Floppy-Eared Darlings: The Scottish Fold The Floppy-Eared Darlings: The Scottish Fold
Basepaws
07/17/2018

Meet the only cat who has ever been described to resemble an owl. Yep! The enchanting Scottish Fold is a carrier of a distinctive feature of forward-folded ears and a reputation of remarkably loving companions. Scot folds come in all coat colors, patterns and lengths. Interestingly, they are notorious for sleeping on their backs with all fours up in the air! Read on for a small dose of these mesmerizing bundles of love.

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Domestic Shorthair Domestic Shorthair
Basepaws
02/09/2018

Please note that you're reading the old version of this blog. You can find the updated article here.

While Persian and Siamese cats represent dolls and divas of the cat world, the world’s most favorite cat is the humble and diverse "house cat", or officially the "Domestic Shorthair" (DSH). This is not a pure and recognized feline breed, but rather a cat of mixed ancestry. Thanks to the natural breeding, meaning a larger genetic pool, Domestic Shorthair cats actually account for the healthiest and smartest cats of all.

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The Siamese cat The Siamese cat
Basepaws
02/01/2018

Ever wonder who the royal feline of the cat world may be? The Siamese, of course! The Siamese cat has enjoyed this luxurious and royal status for centuries. In fact, in the early beginnings this breed was referred to as "Royal Cat of Siam", and it was believed this cat was kept only by Siamese royalty. The outgoing, chatty kitten is famous for its remarkable baby blue eyes, strikingly large ears and sleek, muscular body. These cats require a lot of love and care, but in return – they make for the most ideal companion.

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The Persian Cat The Persian Cat
Basepaws
01/29/2018

As Basepaws gears up for the release of our first breed-related results (Yay!), let’s take some time to talk about cat breeds and feline ancestry. It is estimated there are somewhere between 60 to over 200 different types of felines out there, and each possesses something special - each fabulous feline has a unique set of features, traits and markings that sets them apart. Ladies and gents, please meet the glamor puss of the cat world – the Persian cat!

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