Shandong lion cat
Shandong lion cats are mainly distributed in China. Linqing lion cats can be seen in zoos in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Jinan and Qingdao. Overseas, we can also find its traces in Japan, Singapore and other countries, but it is very rare. The reason why Shandong lion cat is called Shandong lion cat is that it looks like a lion and its hair is fluffy and long.
1¡¢ The origin of the lion cat in Shandong Province
Linqing lion cat has been raised for two or three hundred years. Tracing back to the origin of Linqing lion cat in Shandong Province of China, it is the offspring of Persian cat and Luxi civet cat. Its cultivation and formation is closely related to the spread of Islam and the opening of the canal. As early as in the Jiajing Wanli period of the Ming Dynasty, Linqing, located at the intersection of the Grand Canal and Zhangwei River, gradually formed the largest handicraft and commercial city in western Shandong. A large number of European businessmen and missionaries poured in. The Persian cats they brought had the chance to mate with Luxi cat, so the Chinese Linqing lion cat appeared.  Because the ancestor of the lion cat is Persia, they have Persian blood and belong to the Persian line (there are more than 80 varieties in the Persian line, such as jinjila, Himalaya, heterosis, etc., which are bred by Persia and other varieties), so many people call them Persian cats. According to the records of Linqing county annals, lions and cats are bigger than ordinary people, with long tails trailing the ground, white and snowy. They are expensive to Mandarin Duck eyes, and the Hui people in the North Street are full of livestock, which is strange. Cao Kejia, a famous cat painting expert, once said: “there are no animals with different eyes in the world. Only Linqing, Shandong Province, has different eyes.” Because of its rarity, it was often paid to the palace in the old days. According to historical records, Emperor Jiajing of the Ming Dynasty kept a lion and cat in Yongshou palace in Xiyuan. After that, he died and regretted it. In order to make a golden coffin, he buried it at the foot of longevity mountain. His righteous life was to value all the elders and recommend him to live beyond life. Yuan Wei, a scholar in charge of lectures, said “turn a lion into a dragon” in his sacrifice. In order to invite the emperor to favor, he was promoted to Shao Zai, Bi Zong Bo, plus a product into the cabinet.
2¡¢ Shandong lion cat
The main classification of lions is based on the color of cats. Can be roughly divided into the following four kinds: first, white lion cat. The coat color is pure white. Its eyes can be divided into Mandarin Duck eyes (i.e. one yellow eye and one blue eye) or two blue eyes. There are three kinds of double yellow eyes, among which mandarin duck eyes are the most precious.
2¡¢ It’s a black lion cat. Its shape is like a white lion cat, but its body is slightly long, with yellow eyes. Except for the white shoulders and gray abdominal hair, it is also regarded as a treasure because of its small number. 3¡¢ It’s whip hydrangea. Its shape is like a white lion cat. There are black spots on the forehead, and the tail is black, long and sharp, which can be swung to the head, so it is called “whip Hydrangea”. 4¡¢ It’s a lion cat. Some of the dorsal hairs are grayish brown with tiger spots; some are white with black and yellow flower spots. According to cat owners, this breed is the offspring of a cross between white lion cat and common cat.