American Curl Cat Breed

 

The American Curl cat breed originally hailed from Lakewood, California due to spontaneous mutation. In June of 1981, the Ruga family took in a couple of stray kittens. They were both longhaired, one was all black and the other was a black and white mix. The family decided to call them Panda and Shulamith. Panda ended up disappearing several weeks later, which ended up making Shulasmith the main female foundation for the breed.
The American Curl cat breed was first shown at a cat show back in 1983 for the first time. In 1987, the longhaired breed was given championship status through TICA (The International Cat Association). By the time 1993 hit, the breed was the first ever admitted into the Cat Fanciers’ Association Championship Class in both the shorthair and longhair divisions. Their rich and unusual history make them a top choice for those looking for an unusual cat breed that will be around for years to come.