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Abyssinian Resource

Abyssinian


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..

Breed Details

Color:
Ruddy, red, blue and fawn
Coat:

Ticked, richly colored tabby coat without markings on legs, tail and neck, but with dramatic facial markings.

Grooming:

The Abyssinian's resilient, silky coat makes grooming a breeze. An occasional bath and brushing should suffice. Routine dental checkups are also recommended.

Best Home:

Abyssinians are social cats. Some form of companionship is highly recommended.

National Breed Club:

Abyssinian Cat Club of America, (480) 893-7695, www.abyworld.com

Personality:

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.

Appearance:

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.