Today’s Abyssinian retains a resemblance to the noble cats depicted in ancient Egyptian statues. The breed sports a ticked, richly colored tabby coat without markings on legs, tail and neck, but with dramatic facial markings. The Aby comes in four coat colors: ruddy, red, blue and fawn. Not a lap cat, the Aby is nonetheless among the most loyal and highly intelligent of breeds..
Ticked, richly colored tabby coat without markings on legs, tail and neck, but with dramatic facial markings.
The Abyssinian's resilient, silky coat makes grooming a breeze. An occasional bath and brushing should suffice. Routine dental checkups are also recommended.
Abyssinians are social cats. Some form of companionship is highly recommended.
Abyssinian Cat Club of America, (480) 893-7695, www.abyworld.com
Active, intelligent and loving, Abyssinians breathe life into any household. They're loyal, love a good shoulder ride and are apt to teach their owners to play fetch.
Abyssinians dazzle observers with "ticked" fur that glistens with bands of color, particularly in sunlight. Lithe and graceful, these elegent cats are often described as a happy medium between the cobby body type of the American Shorthair and svelte Siamese.