The Cat Selector: How to Choose the Right Cat for You

The Cat Selector: How to Choose the Right Cat for You

by David Alderton
     
 


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With so many cat breeds available, making the right choice can be difficult. How can you tell if your cat will be good with children, or need extra grooming? Will it love being outdoors, or will it prefer indoor comforts? Will it want to bring you little presents it has hunted in the backyard? Is it intelligent and curious, or is it really quite… See more details below

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(back cover)
With so many cat breeds available, making the right choice can be difficult. How can you tell if your cat will be good with children, or need extra grooming? Will it love being outdoors, or will it prefer indoor comforts? Will it want to bring you little presents it has hunted in the backyard? Is it intelligent and curious, or is it really quite lazy? This authoritatively written guide will help you understand the essential character of 120 breeds. You'll find the information you need to make an informed decision and find your perfect feline pet.

  • Each cat profile includes information on personality, appearance, grooming requirements, and specific health considerations
  • Over 200 stunning photos with informative captions will help you identify the key qualities of each cat breed
  • Special selector charts are designed to match the right owner with the right cat

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    How to Choose the Right Cat for You
    Choosing a cat is an important decision--one you hope to be happy with for a long time to come. All cats are independent, but their behavior characteristics, their coats, and their general appearances will vary widely among different breeds. Recognizing these differences can make choosing the feline companion that is perfect for you a daunting task.

    The Cat Selector is designed to help you make that choice wisely. Author David Alderton's expert advice is accompanied by at-a-glance breed facts, engaging photographs, and fascinating insights into the development of over 120 breeds. Here is all the information you'll need to carry out your search for the perfect feline companion.

    A carefully planned questionnaire at the end of the book directs you to your ideal match, analyzing your personality, lifestyle, and experience, and harmonizing these details with the cat breed that's perfect for you. Whether you want a loyal stay-at-home Abyssinian, a dramatic Himalayan, or a family-friendly European Shorthair, you'll find the right cat for you in this book.

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    About the author
    David Alderton is a writer specializing in pets and natural history. His books have sold over six million copies and have been translated into 30 languages. He also writes about pets and their care for many newspapers and magazines, and participates frequently in radio and television programs. Most recently, he worked on It's a Dog's Life, which was broadcast worldwide on the Discovery Channel.

    David has been awarded the Maxwell Medallion by the Dog Writer's Association of America, and was nominated for the Sir Peter Kent Conservation Book Prize. He is an elected member of the Kennel Club.

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  • Editorial Reviews

    Library Journal
    Alderton (You and Your Cockapoo) divides this slender, oversized reference into 16 thematically organized minichapters, detailing cat colors, patterns, and breeds. A representative breed image accompanies each entry and is annotated to indicate distinctive characteristics. The final chapter poses questions and presents a scoring system that facilitates informed decisions about the type of cat appropriate for specific criteria. Prefacing the brief further-reading list is a useful glossary that makes cat-specific markings, colors, and genetic terms readily understandable. With its annotated and open layout, this family-friendly guide will satisfy parents' desire for factual detail while also appealing to children's interest in visuals.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780764164248
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    08/01/2011
    Pages:
    176
    Product dimensions:
    10.10(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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