AEGEAN CAT

Aegean cats (source unknown)HISTORY

The Aegean Cat is considered to be the only naturally occurring native cat breed in the Greek Isles. Cats were discovered over 10,000 years ago in the area of the Greek Isles and Cyprus. These cats are undoubtedly related to these original cats. Aegeans are probably related to Turkish cats as well owing to the close proximity of Turkey. Because they are island cats, they show a distinct affinity to water and fishing. Unfortunately, the breed is yet to be considered an official breed by the Cat Fanciers Association.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aegean Sea with island groups Aegean Cats

 

CHARACTERISTICS

WEIGHT RANGE               8-12 pounds
EYE COLOR Green, Blue or Gold
COAT Semi long haired.
COAT COLORS Bicolor or tricolor with one of the colors being almost always white. Patterns vary and some have tabby markings.  
OVERALL APPEARANCEThe paws of the Aegean cat are medium sized and have a round shape.  Their tails are long and sometimes “hooked”. Ears have a wide base and rounded tips and are covered by hair. The eyes have an almond shape and their color can be any shade of green, blue and yellow. They usually have a lean, muscular body. 
PRICE Unknown. Not Recognized by Cat Fanciers Association

 

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Aegean cats are a talkative cat noted for their affinity for water and fishing. They are smart and have good health because they have not been selectively bred. It is unlikely that you will be able to find an Aegean outside the Greek Isles, so the best way, is to go on a great vacation and adopt one for free from there! Importing cats to the United States is rather easy. 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. I love reading about different breeds, and this is certainly an interesting one. I wish there were more photos displaying the characteristics mentioned. Thanks for your great work. Carry on!

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