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- Kitt Killion

California Spangled Cat Breed Information

Country of origin - United States

Breed standards - TICA(*)

The California Spangled Cat was a breed of cat which became extinct in the 1990s [1] . They were bred to resemble spotted wildcats, like the ocelot and leopard. They were originally bred in the 1980s and were only ever a rare breed, and were usually expensive, priced between $800 to $2,500. The popularity of two other spotted cats breeds- the Ocicat and the Bengal- overshadowed their development.

Inspired by the poaching death of a leopard, the anthropologist Louis Leakey motivated Californian scriptwriter Paul Casey to breed a domestic cat resembling a small leopard, and that this would emphasize how important it is to preserve the leopard.

California Spangled Cats were a crossbreed of many strains of cat, including the Abyssinian, American Shorthair and British Shorthair. Despite their wild appearance, they were completely domestic.


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