August 10, 2017
Rarest Cat Breeds on Earth
Everyone knows common cat breeds such as the Persian and the American Shorthair, but have you ever heard of the Serengeti or the Peterbald. There is a great chance that you have never heard of them before, as they figure in the list of the rarest cat breeds in the world. Let’s have a look at some of the rarest breeds of cat currently in existence!
Peterbald were bred in Russia in the year 1994, and they bear a striking resemblance to the hairless Sphynx. As the Peterbald grow it becomes incredibly elegant, sleek and beautiful. This breed is extremely lovable and sweet, and the guidelines for their care is very much the same as for the Sphynx. They are built like the Oriental Shorthair, and these rare kitties comes in numerous colours and markings.
Ojos Azules means blue eyes in Spanish, and this is the distinctive feature that you will find with the Ojos Azules cat breed. They were first discovered in 1984 in New Mexico. However, due to their extremely small population, not much common traits are known to describe them. Quite a few owners of this breed have reportedly noted that the Ojos Azules are affectionate, active, and friendly.
While many cat breeds are the product of selective breeding, the Kurilian Bobtail simply came into existence naturally. This breed is originally from the Kuril Islands, however, today they are popular in parts of Europe, and mainly Russia. A few of them have even been found in the U.S. The sweet and independent Kurilian Bobtail is considered as a highly intelligent breed. They have some similarities with the Japanese Bobtail, but comes with a wider head.
A cross between an Oriental Shorthair and a Bengal resulted in the Serengeti breed in the mid-90s. This cat breed is still quite rare; however, they have hugely gained popularity around the world for their fun, outgoing and alert personalities. A distinct feature of the Serengeti is its long legs. You can easily mistake this breed with its spotted coat and long frame to the wild African cat known as the Serval.
A cross between the Munchkin and the Sphynx resulted in the creation of the Minskin cat breed. Given the origins of this hybrid cat breed, it has short frame of the Munchkin combined with the hairless body of the majestic Sphynx. The development of this breed was started in Boston. Apart from being known for their compact size, the Minskin breed also much appreciated for their friendly nature.