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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-25-2004, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Suggestions for 'Perfect' Cat Breed for me

Hey, I'm looking for a Cat um, yes. I'm looking for a breed that's fluffy but doesn't shed alot and is laid back and easy going and alright to keep inside the house (Because I also own a rabbit who lives outside).

I've been looking through some breeds on the internet, but I thought I might just ask some 'professionals' for help

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Finding a cat with long hair that doesn't shed much might be hard, but daily brushing usually keeps the hair under control

However, I think you should think more about a cat who has a personality that matches up with what you want in a companion. Sometimes this is hard to do with young kittens. Many members here have rescued their cats as strays, or from shelters. Its really a wonderful thing to do.

There are even pure bred rescues around so if you find a breed you think fits what you're looking for, you may want to try a rescue.

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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-25-2004, 11:06 PM
 
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Adopt from the shelter..........they have every shape/size/color/personality you could imagine there!!!
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I would say to visit the local humane association or shelter in your area and let the cat pick you.

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Finding a cat with long hair that doesn't shed much might be hard, but daily brushing usually keeps the hair under control

However, I think you should think more about a cat who has a personality that matches up with what you want in a companion. Sometimes this is hard to do with young kittens. Many members here have rescued their cats as strays, or from shelters. Its really a wonderful thing to do.

There are even pure bred rescues around so if you find a breed you think fits what you're looking for, you may want to try a rescue.

Just some thoughts
Yes, I most definatly will be checking out a shelter first, but I would like a prooven pure bred so that we could enter contests and stuff like that, I think that'd be alot of fun
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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-26-2004, 04:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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I would say to visit the local humane association or shelter in your area and let the cat pick you.

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That'd be awesome!
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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-26-2004, 09:39 AM
 
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If you have your heart set on a purebred you can still rescue! The first thing I though of was a ragdoll....I've never had one, but I have heard that they have really good personalities. Here are a couple of ragdoll rescue links:

http://www.freewebs.com/ragdollrescue/

http://www.freewebs.com/marisaragdolls/ ... Rescue.htm

http://www.netpets.org/cats/catresc/groups/catrag.html
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you can also show domestic cats. In the uk many big shows also have a section for domestic household cats.
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-26-2004, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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If you have your heart set on a purebred you can still rescue! The first thing I though of was a ragdoll....I've never had one, but I have heard that they have really good personalities. Here are a couple of ragdoll rescue links:

http://www.freewebs.com/ragdollrescue/

http://www.freewebs.com/marisaragdolls/ ... Rescue.htm

http://www.netpets.org/cats/catresc/groups/catrag.html
Yes, that's what I thought of at first too, as my friend who I'm visiting in Canada next year has one, and she says that she's very affectionate and sorta like a purring pillow But I'd also like something with a nice pattern, like a Bobtail or Oriental. And thanks for the links!
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-26-2004, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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you can also show domestic cats. In the uk many big shows also have a section for domestic household cats.
Oh, ok. I hope they have that in Australia, they probably do. And I very much like all your pets, you're very lucky to have so many, I have a Mother who is allergic to cats and dogs (reason for not wanting something that sheds too much) and they just generally sorta...hate me
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