Get to know the Cymric
All you need to know about the breed
The Cymric is full of contradictions but the bottom line is, their top-notch temperament makes them great companions. While they’re incredibly playful, indoor life suits them well so apartments make an ideal home. They’re also well-matched with first-time owners due to their laid-back nature, which makes them difficult to offend.
The closer a Cymric cat can be to your lap, all the better for snuggling. This breed likes to keep a watchful eye on the household and is often on high alert for potential threats, a nod to their mouser origins. On the flip-side, the Cymric is sociable, known to greet new human acquaintances with a friendly cheek rub while welcoming cat-friendly dogs with very open paws. The Cymric is not the most vocal feline but when they need your attention, they will let out a gentle chirp or trill.
Another distinctive physical attribute of the breed, in addition to their unconventional tail length, is that their hind legs are longer than their forelegs. This makes the Cymric an excellent jumper. If you find them going too high, let them know - well-mannered, they tend to respect your wishes.
Cymric cats are a highly intelligent breed, with the capacity to learn tricks, such as playing fetch. They’re also late bloomers, maturing at five years old, so they often keep their kitten-like behaviour even as adults. That gives you plenty of time to teach them all the party tricks - they’ll certainly appreciate the attention.
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Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Cymric