Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds
by Anne Helgren
Edition: 2nd., 2013
Updated with the latest information on all recognized feline breeds, this valuable reference source includes a survey of feline history and evolution, a detailed description of the attributes that make a purebred cat, a summary of feline genetics, and an in-depth discussion of conformation, color, and coat. The breed profiles follow, with each profile accompanied by color photos and a bar graph-style at-a-glance summary of the breed's characteristics.
Approximately 45 breeds are profiled, including: Abyssinian, American Shorthair, Bengal, Burmese, Cornish Rex, Himalayan, Maine Coon, Oriental, Persian, Ragdoll, Siamese, Sphynx, Turkish Angora . . . and many others. Added features that will be of interest to all cat fanciers include--
Descriptions of new or experimental breeds
Extensive information on the American domestic cat
A discussion titled "Which Breed is Right for You?"
Advice on choosing a purebred cat
Information on entering a cat in shows
The book features more than 100 color photos plus handsome line art.