The Savannah cat descends from a breeding between a male serval and a female Siamese cat. A relatively young breed, the Savannah cat dates to April 7, , when the first kitten from the above cross was born. The kitten and the breed were called Savannah.
It was some years before there were significant numbers of the cats. The International Cat Association began registering Savannahs in The breed achieved championship status in This medium-size to large cat typically weighs 8 to 10 pounds or up to 30 pounds.
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A Savannah cat has a short to medium-length coath with a slightly coarse texture that can be brown-spotted tabby, silver-spotted tabby, black and black smoke. Generally healthy, the Savannah cat can live to 12 to 15 years or more.
Because the Savannah is a young breed, it is probably more genetically variable than other breeds. Savannah cats might enjoy water play. Photography courtesy Brigitte Cowell.
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Savannahs began as a cross between a serval — a small wild cat — and a domestic cat. Kim Campbell Thornton has been writing about cats and dogs for 32 years. She is the award-winning author of more than two-dozen books and hundreds of articles on pet care, health and behavior.
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Stacy Hackett. Elizabeth Anderson Lopez. Denise LeBeau. Question, do they get along with larger breed dogs, like a English lab.
We have a pound English black lab who need a friend, he has separation anxiety, we have been told a second dog would help. Well this house is not large enough for too big dogs, so we were thinking a cat.
A cat of larger size can maybe hold their own when it comes to play time. Since our lab has separation anxiety, he will most likely stay in the Puppy stage most of his life. Also wanting to be right where you are, wanting to play all the time. So what do you think? Thanks, for letting us reach out! Springfield, Ohio. I raise both Savannah and Maine Coons.
I love them both but the Savannah has my heart. They are smart, inquisitive, busy, and love to get into trouble. I would not have it any other way. She is now seven and a half months and quite a handful.
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No problem for me as I love her just as she is. I plan to leash train her so she can go out for walks with me. Has anybody done this and how hard is it to do? When the deputy was about five feet away from the cat, it went into an attack stance. The deputy shot and killed the animal for his protection and for the protection of the public, Phalen said. Chief Deputy Alex Lape said officials don't know who owned the cat.
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He didn't know the condition of the dog or if it was killed. But Lape said the dog was evidently in some type of confrontation with the cat. Lape said it is legal to have such an animal as a pet, but it is illegal to not have a permit for it. The Ohio Department of Agriculture provides such permits.
Lape said it has not been determined yet if the Serval cat was legally owned or not.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources responded to the scene and took possession of the Serval cat's body.