Abyssinian cat

Abyssinian is very sociable, easily makes contact with both the man and the other animals. Light, nimble and agile is the perfect companion for both children and adults. His inexhaustible energy and curiosity cause that can be provoked into every play. He learns to retrieve small objects and play with small balls. Since it is very curious, everywhere accompanies man, seeing what was going on. Due to the ease of contact and total lack of aggression in the Nordic countries Abyssinian cat is used to felinoterapii children and adults. Long, broad at the base, tapering, pointed. A medium-sized cat, slender, well-muscled, with almond eyes. Hair short, with little undercoat. Weight from 2.5 to 5 kg. Abyssinians are one of the oldest breeds. Its origin is not entirely clear. According to a very widespread, but totally unbelievable legends race dates back several thousand years old and comes from Abyssinia (now Ethiopia). Images of alleged "Abyssinians" can be found on the reliefs and statues from the time of the pharaohs of Egypt.

Planned breeding of this breed began in the early nineteenth century, when the British brought ancestors of this breed. The first known abisyńczykiem was Zula - female immortalized in the figure from 1868. At that time Abyssinians were significantly different from those currently known, because the crossings were used not only Abyssinians, but also other shorthair cats. Hence, the contemporary range of colors - often a variation of silver. However, all cats of this breed had (and still have) a characteristic Abyssinian ticking.

In 1934 Abisyńczyki zawitały to the United States. Thanks to the work of Virginia Cobb and other US breeders breed has developed on the American continent. In Europe, work on the race ran its course the result of what are now two types of cats Abyssinian - American (recognized by CFA) - is more slender, has a more ears set on the side of the head, a deeper color, and - the European (recognized by FIFe) with stronger construction, a larger head and smaller ears, and with less intense color.