11.12.10

The Largest Domestic Cat "Savannah Cat"

I am simply intrigued about this newest cat breed call "Savannah Cat". I found out about this breed simply surfing the web and came across this article "Living with Savannah cat" by Patric Hatt. I was like what is Savannah cat?? Why are they so special??? well let me tell you they are not only special, they are just magnificent cat that resembles a wild cat but without wild part!! 

According to Wiki, Savannah cats are considered one of the larger breeds of domesticated cats. Savannah cats are the name given to the offspring of a domestic cat and a serval— a medium-sized, large-eared wild African cat. The unusual cross became popular among breeders at the end of the 20th century, and in 2001 the International Cat Association accepted it as a new registered breed. Savannahs are much more social than typical domestic cats, and they are often compared to dogs in their loyalty. They can be trained to walk on a leash and even taught to play fetch. 

I checked out some of Savannah cat breeders and came across with A1 Savannahs in New Hampshire.  They seems to be really successful breeding Savannah cat. I borrowed above picture from them. I learned that there are types/grade to Savannah cat. F1~F5. This number associated with it toindicate how many generations it is from its Serval ancestor. So F1 is most wildest and F5 is less. Also F1 cats are the largest and most expensive. F1 goes up to $28,000!!! So interesting. Here are some videos of them I found on their site.




I just think Savannah cats are amazing! They are like normal cats but looks like a wild cat! I don't think I will own Savannah cat, it will eat Goma up!! lol but I sure want to meet one someday!!

6 comments:

jmuhj said...

Savannah Cats, like all cats, are gorgeous, I agree -- what the breeders don't ever mention, though, is the suffering of the cast-off Serval Cats used for breeding the Savannah, which you can read about by visiting http://www.BigCatRescue.org , the many Savannahs abandoned due to caregiver failure and ignorance, and, as always, the MILLIONS of healthy, loving, beautiful domestic cats who lose their lives in domestic shelters annually -- every one of them needs a loving home first!

Sparkle said...

OMC! That is not a cat - it's a horse! I am about a quarter of that cat's size. My human was at the cat show in White Plains, NY last month and there was a famous Savannah there called Elvis.

Angel and Kirby said...

That is one big kitty!

Oana said...

I just sow last evening on Animal Planet's Cat 101 the Savannah cat and I just love it.It-s kinda big,but it-s so cute!!!love your blog!!1kisses from romania!!

The Lee County Clowder said...

Now that is a cat! Gorgeous.

But I wonder who on earth would spend $25,000+ for a cat, any cat.

Freya's Staff said...

Savannahs are magnificent cats aren't they? although I'd say I'm worth $25,000 anyday! :-)

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