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A Comparison of Individual Breeds among the member organisations

Aphrodite's Giant Shorthair
                  WCF Aphrodite's Giant Shorthair
Breed Name                 Aphrodite's Giant Shorthair
Recognition status not recognised not recognised not recognised not recognised not recognised not recognised not recognised not recognised full
Breed code                 aps
Allowable outcrosses                 Aphrodite's Giant Longthair
Recognised colours                 All colours except colourpoint and Burmese gene (cs and or cb)
Breeding restrictions                 none
Special notes                

It is believed, that they developed separately from other cat populations in the inner country of Cyprus.
Due to the hard circumstances  of living, cold, wet winters and very dry hot summers they developed their tremendous coats and huge boning. The main food were big lizards, snakes and rats. Smaller cats or cats with weak teeth were not able to survive hard living in the mountains. To maintain the beauty of the Aphrodites we would like to request judges to prefer large examples of both sexes of that breed.