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Aegean Cat - Breed Profile:

Origin: Greece, Cycladic Islands

Colors: Generally white with specks of another color
Size: Medium
Coat Type(s): Shorthair
Grooming: Little
Talkativeness: Average
Activity Level: High
Attention Requirement: Average
Overall: Easy to handle

The Aegean is a cat breed native to Greece, originating from the Cycladic Islands.
The development of this breed didn't start until the 1990's so it is one of the newest cat breeds. Therefore it is believed that it could be among the rarest although they are quite widespread throughout Greece.

Physical characteristics

This breed is a medium sized cat with an athletic structure with a long tail and body. The head is broad and ears are widely set on it. Its eyes are oriental in their shape with a color often in shades of green. The legs are strong and its paws rounded.


The Aegean cat is very much liked for their character and intelligence. In the rural areas of Greece, they are often seen as the best method of pest control, because they are very capable predators. They are active, independent but friendly and are quite adaptable to living in apartments.


These cats generally have a white coat which can have specks of red, blue, black and cream. The hair will be semi-long to protect it from the winter cold.