Based on the oldest Documented cat to live tame with humans. Found in a stone age grave with a skeleton similar too the Aphrodite’s Giants cats living today on the island of Cyprus. At the UC Davis laboratories in the USA; Dr Leslie Lyons worked on a Genetics research program that has produced a specific fingerprint for purebred cats. 30 Aphrodite’s Giants were also investigated and shown genetically.
Aphrodite Giants have uniquely long hind legs, which allow them to climb up steep slopes with greater ease. A clear sign of their origin in mountainous regions of Cyprus.
Grooming and Physical Needs
Size: Reasonably large in size.
- Grooming Needs: This breed comes in both longhaired and shorthaired varieties. In either case, the fur is very soft, thick, and luxurious.
- Coat Type: Longhaired and shorthaired variants. In the winter, there will be an undercoat as well.
- Moulting: This giant is quite good at maintaining its own shedding, though they do shed medium to heavy year round.
- Exercise Needs: Quite docile but love being treated and brushed, so while they don't need much play they do need attention.
- Average Life Span: 12-15 years
- Healthcare: Generally healthy breed.
- Family: Good with kids and cat friendly pets.
- Temperament: Very social and loving.
- Trainability: Receptive to training as they love attention.
- Sociability (Other Pets): Loves company of fellow cats and cat get along with other cat friendly pets.
- Meowing: Normal levels of meows, purrs, coos and chatters. Not overly loud.
Because they enjoy the company of others, Aphrodite Giant catsshould not be housed alone or left alone for extended periods of time. Potentially give them a feline companion.
Information courtesy of ANCAT