Cats 101

Cats 101

  • TV-PG
  • 2008
  • 4 Seasons
  • 8.2  (295)

Cats 101 is an educational program produced by and airing on Animal Planet. The goal of the program is to educate viewers on different breeds of cats and the particular traits of each breed. The show uses a combination of narration, expert interviews and clips of different cat breeds to teach the viewer about each individual breed. Much like other animals, cats have traits that are linked to their breed. This show seeks to inform cat owners and perspective cat owners what they can expect from a particular breed of cat. While the show admits that all animals are different, by displaying traits common to certain breeds, they help people make a decision on what kind of cat will fit best in their household. The show gives you an overview of the breed and what traits they tend to exhibit. Topics including playfulness, activity level, health, allergy potential, grooming, compatibility with children and compatibility with a multi-pet household. All this information helps the viewer learn more about the breed in question and gives them insight into what they could expect should they invite one into their home. The show seeks to help potential pet owners make an informed decision so that both cat and human can live together in a long and happy life. By utilizing a combination of expert testimonial and recorded footage of a breed's typical behavior, the viewer is presented not only with an expert opinion on a particular cat's suitability but also given a demonstration of how the behavior may be exhibited. Each sixty-minute episode covers three or four breeds and then concludes the episode by recapping the major points of each breed including its strong points and the points of concern. Finally, the show adds in a bit of trivia at the beginning and end of each commercial break where the viewer has to identify a fun fact about one of the breeds being showcased.

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Oriental Bicolor, Donskoy, Minskin, Javanese, Sokoke and Cats of the Web
4. Oriental Bicolor, Donskoy, Minskin, Javanese, Sokoke and Cats of the Web
May 12, 2012
Spotlighted breeds include the Oriental bicolor, donskoy, minskin, Javanese and sokoke. Also: cats of the Internet.
Highlander, Arabian Mau, Khao Manee, European Shorthair, American Wirehair, Thai cats
3. Highlander, Arabian Mau, Khao Manee, European Shorthair, American Wirehair, Thai cats
May 5, 2012
Meet the Highlander, Arabian Mau, Khao Manee, European Shorthair, American Wirehair, and Thai cats
Aegean, Skookum, Li Hua, Peterbald, Chantilly, Cats who have nine lives
2. Aegean, Skookum, Li Hua, Peterbald, Chantilly, Cats who have nine lives
April 28, 2012
Meet the Aegean, Skookum, Li Hua, Peterbald, Chantilly, and Cats who have nine lives.
Kurillian Bobtail, Chausie, Dwelf, Burmilla, Lambkin, Klepto Cat
1. Kurillian Bobtail, Chausie, Dwelf, Burmilla, Lambkin, Klepto Cat
April 21, 2012
Meet the Kurillian Bobtail, Chausie, Dwelf, Burmilla, Lambkin, and Klepto Cat.
Decision 2012
Decision 2012

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Cats 101 is an educational program produced by and airing on Animal Planet. The goal of the program is to educate viewers on different breeds of cats and the particular traits of each breed. The show uses a combination of narration, expert interviews and clips of different cat breeds to teach the viewer about each individual breed.

Much like other animals, cats have traits that are linked to their breed. This show seeks to inform cat owners and perspective cat owners what they can expect from a particular breed of cat. While the show admits that all animals are different, by displaying traits common to certain breeds, they help people make a decision on what kind of cat will fit best in their household. The show gives you an overview of the breed and what traits they tend to exhibit. Topics including playfulness, activity level, health, allergy potential, grooming, compatibility with children and compatibility with a multi-pet household.

All this information helps the viewer learn more about the breed in question and gives them insight into what they could expect should they invite one into their home. The show seeks to help potential pet owners make an informed decision so that both cat and human can live together in a long and happy life. By utilizing a combination of expert testimonial and recorded footage of a breed's typical behavior, the viewer is presented not only with an expert opinion on a particular cat's suitability but also given a demonstration of how the behavior may be exhibited.

Each sixty-minute episode covers three or four breeds and then concludes the episode by recapping the major points of each breed including its strong points and the points of concern. Finally, the show adds in a bit of trivia at the beginning and end of each commercial break where the viewer has to identify a fun fact about one of the breeds being showcased.Cats 101 is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (17 episodes). The series first aired on December 6, 2008.

Cats 101 is available for streaming on the Animal Planet website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Cats 101 on demand at Philo, Amazon, Animal Planet and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    December 6, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (295)