Enough with all this talk about ugly dogs. Let’s talk about adorable cats. Have you ever seen a poodle cat?
The animal has existed for several years but it was only recently classified as its own genetically distinct breed.
According to the Mother Nature Network, researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna recently concluded that the poodle cat isn’t just a breeding an anomaly. The breed is known as Selkirk Rex and is a distinct curly haired cat breed distinct from other Rex breeds.
Gemini notes that many believe that the first Selkirk Rex was born in 1987 to a feral cat in Montana. The kitten was one of five but looked a little different than its brothers and sisters. The kitten had curly hair and quickly garnered the attention of Persian breeder Jeri Newman.
Nine generations of poodle cats have been born over the last 25 years and has now been scientifically declared it’s own breed.
The cat has been an acceptable cat breed in the International Cat Association since 1992. It was also recognized by the American Cat Fanciers Association in1998 and the Cat Fanciers’ Association in 2000. So the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna’s recently conclusion isn’t exactly groundbreaking.
Still, it gives us an excuse to look at some poodle cats.
Poodle Cats Exist And They’re Adorable
You can see a video about poodle cats here.