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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Shorthair Group.

Weight:

8-10 pounds.

Height:

Abyssinian cats have medium sized, muscular bodies.

Color(s):

Abyssinians generally have tawny coats with dark ticking.

Coat:

The coat of an Abyssinian cat is short and fine with a soft, silky texture.


Overview

Character:

Intelligent and curious, Abyssinians love to play and explore. These cats are independent and like their freedom, but they also love human company and make great companions.

Country of Origin:

Egypt.

History:

Perhaps one of the oldest cat breeds in the world, the exact history and origins of the Abyssinian are somewhat debated. However, even today, Abyssinians resemble cats depicted on ancient Egyptian tombs and monuments. This breed was introduced into North America from Britain either during the late 1800s or early 1900s.

Name:

Although Abyssinia was a previous name of the region now known as Ethiopia, this breed originated in Egypt and not Ethiopia. It is believed that this breed was incorrectly given this name during an exhibition in Britain where the breed's origin was mistakenly listed as Abbyssinian.

Temperament:

Abyssinians are generally not lap cats, but they do enjoy interacting with humans and love to ride around on their owner's shoulder. These cats are active and social animals and require plenty of attention and activity to keep them happy and healthy.


Care

Training:

Intelligent and clever, Abyssinians can be trained; however, they are perhaps better known for their ability to train their owners.

Activity:

Abyssinians very energetic, active, and playful cats.

Ownership:

While typically not lap cats, Abyssinians do bond deeply with their owners and are very loyal companions. These cats require plenty of attention and activity every day in order to prevent them from becoming depressed and unhealthy. Social and energetic, an Abyssinian will bring life and energy to your household


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