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Canine felines

RoxanneH-post1-650x433Many people feel that a house is not a home until there is a pet living in the space. But when it comes to choosing a pet, families often have trouble deciding between a kitten or a puppy. Each species has positive and negative virtues, depending on what the pet owner is looking for and the ultimate decision can be a tough one.

This decision may not be as difficult as it used to be. A relatively new breed of cats, called ‘puppykats’, is a feline breed that tends to have a canine nature. Discovered when a woman by the name of Dawn Houston of Lake Elisnore, California when two of her feral cats mated and produced puppy-like offspring.

The puppykat, a mix of Scottish Fold and Manx feline breeds features folded ears, bobbed tails and extra toes. The puppykat looks like a typical cute cat, but is bred to behave more like a dog. In fact, the puppykat can be trained to fetch and walk on a leash.

The puppykat has been registered with the Rare and Exotic Feline Registry by Houston and exhibits many dog-like traits, including a social, curious and playful personality. Puppykats often crave human attention more than the average cat and looks more doglike than catlike.

The medium to large-sized domestic cat with a long body has a medium wide head with a strong muzzle. The puppykat’s eyes are round in shape. Generally the breed is intelligent, calm and playful and enjoys the company of people – making the puppykat the perfect addition to almost any home.

If you’re looking for more information about the puppykat, visit Houston’s website at http://www.bundlesofunkitties.com/puppykats-index.html or if you’re looking for a new home for your furry family, please get in touch with me at 416-925-9191 or Roxanne@ChestnutPark.com.

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