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Cypriot cat


The Cyprus cat is a landrace of domestic cat believed to be descended from cats of Egypt or Palestine brought to Cyprus by St. Helen to rid the island of snakes and vermin. It is not recognized as a formal breed by any major cat fancier and breeder organization.

The Cyprus cat, a close relative of the Cyprus Longhair, is an athletic and energetic variety found throughout the island of Cyprus; from mountainous and cooler regions to the lower, hotter areas near the coasts. As such, this cat has adapted to different climates. Many Cypriot cats can be found in the cities of Cyprus, including Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos, and Larnaca. In many cases, large populations have become feral.

Size Large
Weight Male: 10 - 16 poundsFemale: 8 - 14 pounds
Lifespan 12-15 years
Colors All olours... The exception of chocolate, lilac, cinnamon and fawn
Origin Cyprus
Good Lapcat Yes
Good In Apartments

Good With Children

Good With Others: It is usually good with everyone and can be very affectionate towards them.

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs




Grooming Requirements

Moderate Maintenance: Regular grooming is advised to keep its coat in good shape. It stimulates circulation, massages the skin, and removes debris and loose hair.



Moderate Vocalization: Its vocal behavior can be tolerable. Eliminating stimuli that cause the vocalization or modifying the cat's behavior, such as keeping it occupied and content, can reduce vocalization.

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