Thais present the Korat as a wedding gift to bring luck and wealth.
These cats were brought to Britain from Arkhangelsk Island, Russia, in the 1800s and spread to Scandinavia and other places.
These first of American Shorthair felines accompanied English colonists on the Mayflower and were prized for their ability to catch rats.
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As the name suggests, the defining trait of the American Wirehair is the wiry, crimped coat that resulted from a genetic mutation in farm cats in New York in the 1960s. Although they are well-known as show cats, they are pretty rare.
Norwegian Forest cats resemble Vikings. Everyone notices its lengthy double coat for warmth and solid Scandinavian craftsmanship.
During WWII, the Egyptian Mau almost survived. Maus are recognized for their naturally spotted coat and 30-mph speed.
The Maine Coon is one of the largest domestic cat breeds — it can be 18 to 25 pounds. So it’s got a high price tag initially and high upkeep costs as well.
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