The Cyprus Cat is a domestic natural breed, not recognized as a formal breed by international organizations. Though, it is one of the oldest domestic cats like the Aegean ones. Quite recently archaeological excavations brought in light a cat skeleton pointing back to 4,000 years or more indicating their connection with the Egyptian cats.
The Cyprus cats are large with long legs and luxury coats, a characteristic relate them to the Cyprus Longhair breed. They have strong bodies, long neck, and big bones. They have triangular heads, medium to large ears and medium to long tails. Their coat is of medium length, some of them long hair in almost all colors and their eyes are almond shaped, expressive, in all variety of colors as well.
They are independent, sociable, communicative and friendly. They are affectionate, playful and they get along well with kids. They are quite calmed cats, love to sit on your lap and be groomed.
The Cyprus Cats live up to 15 years without any recorded genetic problems or specific health problems related to the breed. They need regular weekly coat brushing, the long hair ones even more, especially during shedding seasons. Nail trimming, ear cleaning, teeth brushing would be perfect if they trained since kittens. You must also take care of their annual vaccination, to protect them from the common health issues.
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