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California Spangled Cat

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California Spangled Cat

The California Spangled Cat is a large, well-muscled cat with a long body and a low-slung gait. This ?engineered? breed was carefully developed to have a wild look. The Spangle?s face is expressive and intelligent. It has a broad and well-developed muzzle and contoured and sculpted cheekbones. The eyes are almond-shaped with a gentle slope. The ears are medium-sized, rounded and set well back from the fact. The tail is blunt with a dark tip. The spotted tabby?s coat is shorthaired, with longer hair found on the underbelly and tail.

Temperament The Spangled Cat is affectionate, curious, social and totally devoted to their humans. This lively and energetic breed loves nothing more than interactive play with their family members. Spangles should not be considered a ?trophy cat.? It is a cat you will want to make a treasured and active part of the family. You will be rewarded with years of unfailing devotion.
Weight 12-16 lbs.
Health Problems Spangles are a hardy and healthy cat with no known breed-related genetic problems. Make sure that you purchase your Spangle from a reputable breeder.
Living Conditions This is a very active breed that needs plenty of room to run, hunt and play.
Exercise This active breed loves to run, hunt and play with humans, cats and other animals.
Life Expectancy 10-12 years
Grooming The coat of this breed requires weekly brushing and combing.
Origin The idea for this breed came from writer-director Paul Casey after his visit to Africa in 1971. Casey was saddened by the plight of the dwindling numbers of wild cats in Africa. He decided to create a breed of domestic cat with the look of a wild cat that would deter people from wearing furs that resembled their own pets. He crossed the Siamese, British Shorthairs, American Shorthairs, Manx, Abyssinians and a line of Egyptian and Asian street cats. His breeding program took eleven generations before the breed type was successful and was formally introduced in 1986. The breed is currently registered with both the ACA and the TICA. The Spangled Cat is one of the rarest of cat breeds. Nevertheless, the Spangled has a small but dedicated following of people who love the breed's active personality and exotic looks.