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California Spangled Cat - Breed Profile:

Origin: USA
Black, brown, blue, bronze, charcoal, red, gold, silver, white
Coat Type(s): Shorthair
Grooming: Weekly
Talkativeness: Average
Activity Level: Very high
Attention Requirement: High
Overall: Can be a handful

Physical characteristics

The California Spangled Cat looks like a small leopard: the breed was originated to have a domestic wild-looking cat without actual wild roots but with gentle temperament. Surprisingly heavy for their size, California Spangled Cats have a long body with developed muscles, bones, and solid thighs. The head is rounded with a strong chin, prominent cheekbones, full whisker pads, and powerful jaws, which is typical for many small wild felines. The high set ears are upright. The wide set eyes are almond shaped and slightly slanted. The legs are long and strong. The tail is moderately long with the same thickness along its entire length.


In spite of its wild look, California Spangled Cats have very affectionate and devoted temperament. Their favourite time spending is an interactive play with humans. Active, curious, and social, these cats will want to become an energetic member of your family that always knows what's going on around. They love high spots and perches, so make sure you've satisfied this need, and be prepared to find your dear companion gazing at you from the top of doors, wardrobes, fridges, book shelves, etc. California Spangled Cats are very intelligent and friendly, and usually get along well with other cats, even though they don't mind being the only cat in the house.

Coat and grooming

California Spangled Cats are shorthair and come in a spotted tabby pattern. The typical colours are black, brown, blue, bronze, charcoal, red, gold, silver, and white. Weekly grooming is necessary.


Generally robust, California Spangled Cats have no known breed-specific health problems.

Other interesting facts

The breed was originated in 1980s, so it's relatively new and cannot be easily found.