This is a comprehensive visual guide to cats, cat breeds, and cat care. It is a complete encyclopedia of all the main cat breeds of the world: from the exotic longhaired Persian to the novel hairless Sphynx; the ever-popular Shorthair to the tailless Manx; and the truly rare breeds such as the Singapura, Ocicat, Bengal, and Tiffanie. It shows you how to choose the right cat for your home, routine care, feeding and nutrition, grooming, breeding and showing, as well as health care and essential first aid. It includes fascinating insights into each cat breed's typical character and temperament. This book is the perfect companion for all cat lovers, providing expert advice on choosing and caring for a cat, together with a complete guide to the cat breeds of the world. There is helpful information on feeding, nutrition, grooming, training, health care, breeding and showing. A comprehensive visual encyclopedia covers popular breeds such as Persian, Shorthair, Burmese and Siamese, as well as rarer breeds such as Maine Coon Cat, Ocicat and Ragdoll. Each breed's characteristics are described, such as size, temperament and grooming needs.Over 700 images accompany the expert text, making this a beautiful and informative volume for every cat owner.
Alan Edwards has been a judge with the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy in Great Britain, a frequent International Judge in Europe, and an International Guest Judge with the Cat Fanciers' Federation in the USA.