Sunday, December 18, 2016

Savannah Cats

The Worlds Tallest Domestic Cat Breed are a spotted domestic cat breed started in the 1980's. Developed to give the impression of grandeur and dignity of an wild cat with a cheetah type appearance, expressive eyes highlighted by dark tear stains, vibrant coat colors, solid contrasting black spots, huge sonar-like ears and long legs. Since 2006 they have held the Guinness Book World Record for the world's tallest domestic cat.
Breed Standard 
Calls for all traits to mimic those of it's ancestor the African Serval. The goal of the Savannah Cat Breed is to obtain a well rounded temperament yet wild-looking breed that makes a suitable alternative to a exotic pet.
  • Lifespan:  12-20 years
  • Weight:  12-25 pounds
  • Exercise:  Medium/High
  • Hypoallergenic:  No

Health Issues
Are not specific to the breed at this time. Genetic testing is crucial to avoid development of breed specific ailments long term. Reproduction is very difficult and fertility rates are low. Litters average 1 to 3 kittens. Intact cats are often infertile due to genetics. Intact cats are extremely selective, pairing only with those it is raised with from kitten-hood.