Aegean cat

Aegean cat

Aegean cat Aegean Cat

Breed characteristics

  • Adaptability: 10
  • Family Affection: 8
  • Game activity: 6
  • Intelligence: 7
  • Total health: 9
  • Hair loss: 6
  • Friendliness for children: 8
  • Dog Friendly: 8
  • Love for meow: 5


Aegean cat has an incredibly long history. This breed is one of the oldest on the globe, and is common in Greece, including the islands. Mention of these animals can be found in Cyprus. If you have ever rested in Greece then probably pay attention to local cats, which are impressive lying under cars and pacing in open cafes, waiting goodies from tourists.

Specialists by default accept the version that the Aegean cat arrived in Greece on merchant or fishing vessels – pets highly appreciated for their ability to kill rodents. With another parties, no one can tell for sure and exactly when there was a resettlement of these cats in Greece, and when exactly, as well as for how long they existed in Cyprus.

In any case, the Aegean cat breed numbers about 10,000 years, and is rightfully considered one of the oldest in all the globe. Of course, there are breeds that also came from depths of centuries, however, such depths are extremely rare – few can compete in this respect with the Aegean cat. Especially considering the fact that she was not exposed targeted breeding by humans or mixing with other breeds through human intervention.

Although it is speculated that the Aegean may be associated with Turkish cats (Angora and others). With another parties, not a single felinological organization recognized these cats, as an independent and separate breed. They are recognized only in Greece and are considered a national treasure of this countries.


Aegean cat literally came to our modern world from from time immemorial, when people believed that the Earth was flat and standing on a giant tortoise. These pets have their own, incomparable charm, courage and huge, loving heart. They are wonderful hunters and are not afraid of water, but their playful temper, curiosity and love for various types of activity, according dignity will be appreciated not only by children, but also by adults.

These are medium and large sized cats, muscular and beautiful folded body. We can say that they have classic for cats outlines. Ears are medium sized, triangular, regular forms, muzzle is wedge-shaped, almond-shaped eyes. Average life expectancy of 15-17 years.


As you can imagine, these cats have hunting instincts for height – over 10,000 years they have developed tremendous abilities for hunting for rodents and birds. Love to be on the street, on outdoors, climb trees and generally be at high points, even if it is a room in the house, not a garden. In addition to rodents and birds, they also fish – yes, these cats belong to those breeds that do not feel fear or rejection of water.

Aegean cat has an open and friendly character, but also has self-esteem. However, this is not prevents these pets from treating children well and enduring them antics, not even very respectful. If you live in private house, and looking for a cat with a very ancient pedigree, with beautiful hunting instincts, kind affectionate, which would love children and possessed a high threshold of patience – the Aegean cat will great choice.

They are perfectly oriented on the ground, they can always find the way home is genetically laid, as are hunting instincts. Aegean cats are well socialized, and normally do not perceive only members of his family, but also guests whom they see for the first time.

Common diseases

Due to the fact that the person in no way intervened and did not participated in the formation of the breed, the Aegean cat possesses excellent health and not prone to any genetic diseases.


Short hair of these cats is enough to comb out once in a week. Teeth should be cleaned at least three times a week, every 10 days trim the claws though if you live in a private house and welcome the desire of your pet to catch mice and fish, claws You can not trim. The furniture will remain intact, as the pet will sharpen its claws on trees. Be sure to keep an eye on clean ears and eyes, bathing can be done once in several months.

Breed Information

Country of origin Greece
Life span 9-12 years old
The size medium
Weight Males: 2.5-4 kg, Cats: 2-3.5 kg
Type of wool shorthair
Color black, white, fawn, gray, blue, two-tone, tricolor
Lifestyle outdoor / indoor
Group shorthair
Price 300 – 400 $

Breed photo

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