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Your breeds and their characteristics!

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by shamykebab, Feb 5, 2012.


  1. shamykebab

    shamykebab PetForums VIP

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    Having just re-read Cats In The Belfry for the umpteenth time, I was just wondering how many of your cats live up to their breed characteristics?

    Sounds like Siamese aren't for the faint hearted! :D
     
  2. Oscars mam

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    When I was researching BSH all the stuff I read said they weren't very vocal!! Oscar is the most vocal cat I've ever owned and I have conversations with him! I know most if his sounds but must admit some do stump me lol
     
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    Apart from having a mad half hour at least once a day and howling like banshees when they're calling my girls aren't too bad at all :D Curiosity is their worst trait - they have to investigate any open cupboard, look in every bag or box and be 'helpful' all of the time :rolleyes:
     
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    Minnii does a wonderful Birman huff! Very breed typical and is also loving. Coda is a typical RagaMuffin and very loving and cuddly.
     
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    Vogue one of my Siamese girl doesnt as much talk to me...but shout at me!
    We do get the mad half hours where both girls race from room to room playing tag.

    Lilly my young Siamese girl brings toys to me to play with her, and she carries fluffy objects like toys, custions or the even the bottom of her bed around the house.

    Both girls demand attention and make sure they get it.

    I am followed around the house from room to room, I cant even go the the loo without one of them trying to look in the bowl while im sat there, there really isnt a place of sanctuary in our house especially since owning Siamese cats:p:p:p
     
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    My Burmese are very active and also have their mad half hours, when they stage the Grand National around the house, and often end up perched precariously on the top of the doors. They can get pretty vocal as well.

    They are very intelligent, know exactly how to get our attention when we are concentrating too much on the TV and not enough on them - walking along the top of the fireplace miaowing loudly so we don't miss them and swiping ornaments off as they go.

    We regularly come downstairs in the morning to find EVERY cupboard door and drawer in the kitchen open, and they might well be sleeping curled up in the tablecloth cupboard, amongst all the clean table linen. They enjoy helping us unpack the shopping or the Zooplus box.

    They also love snuggling up for a cuddle and sleeping down our beds.
     
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    Reading that lot I'm so pleased Birmans and Muffins are much more laid back.
     
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    Having researched BSH's a lot before I got him I think Thomas is very typical of his breed. Very laid back, unflappable, gentle when we play together but then he is still a young kitten so we have typical kitten behaviour too.
     
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    Loving this thread!

    Have to admit, ever since I first read the book I've wanted a Siamese, not now, but sometime in definitely in the future!
     
  10. Oscars mam

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    Oscar and Rosie are both very typical of the breed as in the things you mention and Rosie is very quiet I don't hear her meow unless playing with Oscar but my god Oscar never shuts up :D
     
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    leo does live up to his characteristics- although he is alot more vocal than they say!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    My ocicats have a few quirks but on the whole they match the breed profile. Bloo is a bit sooky and loves being a lap cat but he is also very playful and inquisitive. Freckle is more reserved but very intelligent. Neither are overtly keen to meet strangers but that is probably more to do with lack of people socialization. Both are very toy driven and certainly show off their Siamese voices at any opportunity!!! :eek:

    My little selkirk rex girl I am still getting to know. She does love a cuddle and adores everyone, including the vet. She certainly knows how to play and has no qualms about putting herself first at dinner time, play time, mummy time, bed time... Her meow is quiet and small which is a nice change from the boys. ;)
     
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    my three BSH variants are pretty quiet and layed back, they only meow when im doing their food. Coco is abit naughty and into everything, but he is still young,:) I am alittle worried about what my maine coon will be like when he arrives, as i have heard alot of stories about red maine coon kitties !!!!:eek:,:w00t:,;)
     
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    My norwegians are all fairly typical, laid back (most of the time apart from the odd made half hour), adapt to new things easily, love their humans & their dogs, like to say hello to visitors (sniff first then Amba has to wash your hair) etc.
    BB does like to have conversations (they are said not to be at all vocal), but he has a right chunter some days. :D
     
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    My Norwegians are very laid back and quiet [apart from chatterbox Kyrre]. Kyrre and his brother Kalle are great climbers but the other two aren't. Kyrre is also into everything and has the nickname of 'chief nose'. There are lots of mad half hours with the four in full pelt that make the cat trees shake. Karlo thinks he herds me on a morning [nipping ankles to make me get his breakfast faster :D]. Convinced he was a corgi in a previous life. Karlo particularly also needs no demands a lot of a love and attention.
     
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    We got out BSH kittens for their quiet and laid back nature!
    But we never bargained on how smart they were going to turn out!
    Izzy has now figured out how to open all the cupboard doors in the kitchen and there was me blaming the OH.
    Blanket loves water so taps are her fave thing!
     
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    My two exotic shorthairs seem quite typical of their breed - both very calm, laid back and quiet boys. Very affectionate and follow us from room to room - always involved in whatever we are doing. For instance I had a telekit at home the other day and within minutes Gus was asleep on my paperwork and albert busy chewing my pen :eek:
     
  18. carly87

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    Mine are both fairly typical of the Persian breed bearing in mind that they're colourpoints and had a bit of siamese in there a long, long while ago. Or should I say, they both have a lot of characteristics, but not them all. Tia is the typical couch potato, hardly stirs her bones unless it's to go for food, a cuddle, or a rather gentile play. She loves people she knows, but really isn't keen on strangers (she wasn't well socialised when I rehomed her).

    Millie, on the other hand, sleeps hard, but also plays hard. She cuddles hard, in fact, she does everything to extremes. Untypically, she likes to ride around on peoples' shoulders. She talks a lot, but then, so does Tia. The meow is pretty quiet and sweet though, not like a moozer at all.

    Both girls follow me from room to room. millie has to be involved in everything, but Tia will sit back and watch. Both sleep in the bed with me, Tia at the bottom and Millie usually digs her way under the covers with me.

    So as you can see, even when they're typical of the breed, there's room for personality differences.
     
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