Cat Breeds

Abyssinian cat

The Abyssinian cat is a joy to have in your home. They’re affectionate, easy to care for and they love people. Read More


American Bobtail Cat

With his short tail, tufted ears and toes, and powerful body, the American Bobtail has a distinctively wild look. Read More


American Curl Cat

The American Curl cat breed originated in the early 1980's. The Curl stands out for his distinctively shaped ears, but even without them he is a striking cat with a sweet expression. Read More


American Shorthair cat

The American Shorthair is a loving cat, adaptable, and attached to the family. He retained his hunting ability, but nowadays, rather than a hunter, he is more a pleasant family companion. Read more


American Wirehair Cat

The American Wirehair is a good companion for single people and loves to play, even when left alone. Read More


Balinese Cat

The Balinese Cat, a longhaired cat breed variety of Siamese, will sit quietly with her parent, purring and being petted. Read More


Bengal cat

The Bengal Cat is one of the large and very muscular cat breeds, a real athlete among cats. It looks like he belongs to the jungle, nevertheless he has a sweet personality, is a loyal friend and closely attached to his human family. Read more


Birman Cat

Birman Cat might be the right cat for you if you like the pointed pattern of the Siamese but not his yowly voice. It's temperament and appearance falls between the Siamese and Persian cat breeds. Read More


Bombay Cat

The Bombay is calm, gentle and affectionate. This solid, medium-size cat was created in the 1950s by crossing sable Burmese with black American Shorthairs. His short, velvety coat is easy to care for. Read more


British Shorthair Cat

The British Shorthair Cat is an affectionate, easy going and gentle cat. He is a loyal companion for single people. See more


Burmese cat

The Burmese Cat may not get along easily with other cats, but he loves being adored by his parents. Read more


Burmilla

The unplanned mating between a Burmese and a chinchilla Persian produced kittens with short, thick coats. The breeder realized how attractive such a breed could be and went on to develop what became known as the BurmillaRead more


Chartreux

Don’t get a Chartreux if you don’t want a cat on your lap every time you sit down. Short playtimes interspersed with naps and meals are his idea of the perfect day. Read more


Chinese Li Hua

Chinese Li Hua (also called Dragon Li) is one of the earliest known domestic cats. They have existed throughout China for centuries, but it is only recently that they have been developed as a breed. The Li Hua is gentle and has a reputation as a talented hunter of rats and other vermin. Read more


Colorpoint Shorthair

The Colorpoint Shorthair was developed using Siamese as the foundation and then crossing it with a red American Shorthair to bring in a new color. This breed is extremely fond of their people. Read more


Cornish Rex

It’s not only his soft, short and wavy coat that distinguishes the Cornish Rex... He has an egg-shaped head topped with large ears, big eyes, curly whiskers, and unusually long hind legs. Read more


Cymric Cat

The friendly Cymric Cat is the longhaired variety of the tailless Manx cat. The Cymric is suited to any home with people who will love him, play with him and care for him. Read more


Devon Rex Cat

The Devon Rex Cat, with fur so fragile that must never be brushed, loves to delight his parent with playful performances. Read more


Egyptian Mau

The Egyptian Mau is a very strong cat, and needs opportunity for exercise but has a very balanced temperament. What makes him happy is being with his family, to whom he is fiercely devoted. Read more


Exotic Cat

The Exotic Cat, friendly with anyone, is an exciting and funny cat. With its large, round and brilliant coloured eyes is able to return given love many times over. Read more


Havana Brown

The Havana Brown enjoys interacting with her parent but can also be a bit of a loner. It is a rare breed, so much so that his genetic diversity is threatened. Read more


Himalayan

The Himalayan can be both a quiet companion and energetic playmate. This breed is generally friendly to everyone. They reserve their attention for family members and those few guests whom they feel they can trust. Read more


Japanese Bobtail

The Japanese Bobtail is happy among people. He’s not loud at all, but he does have a lot to say and a range of tones in which to say it. Read more


Javanese Cat

The Javanese Cat is a delightful and beautiful cat that came from mixing various cat breeds: Siamese, Colorpoint and Balinese cats. They are almost identical in shape and personality to a Siamese cat, but their coat has a unique look due to their breeding. Read more


Korat

Korat Cat craves attention and will require an owner that can dedicate the time for attention that they warrant. Not wanting to be alone for long periods of time, the Korat is notably a curious breed that likes to be engaged in whatever their owner is doing. Read more


LaPerm

The curly coated LaPerm is friendly, loving, and curious. His unusual appearance is the result of a spontaneous mutation. The coat, which varies in length, comes in all colors and patterns seen in cats. Read more


Maine Coon

One of the most admired among cat breeds: Maine Coon. He has a powerful muscular body, is sweet tempered, and adaptable to any environment. Read more


Manx

The Manx will likely get along with all of the people in your life and provide many years of loving companionship. This is a happy, playful cat who likes to follow his favorite person through the house and assist with whatever he or she is doing. Read more


Nebelung

The rare Nebelung is a longhaired variety of the Russian Blue. This cat may have a reserved nature, but he loves to play and enjoys jumping or climbing to high places where he can study people and situations. Read more


Norwegian Forest cat

The Norwegian Forest Cat is large, strong and muscular, but also a gentle and a friendly cat who appreciates the praise of parents. Read more


Ocicat

The gentle and playful Ocicat is well suited to life with families with children and cat-friendly dogs. He can learn tricks, enjoys interactive toys, and loves the attention he receives from children who treat him politely and with respect. Read more


Oriental

A beautiful cat, the Oriental is highly intelligent and requires a parent who will return the cat`s dedication. Orientals are extremely fond of their people and will tell you exactly what they think, in a loud, raspy voice. Read more


Persian cat

The Persian Cat is known to enjoy sunbaths, with only occasional bursts of energy, so attention must be paid to weight management. Read more


Ragamuffin

The RagaMuffin is a huggable lug who wants nothing more than to follow his people around and sit in a lap whenever possible. They are a muscular, heavy breed of cat needing approximately four to five years to fully mature. Read more


Ragdoll cat

The Ragdoll Cat loves people. Despite its semi-long/long, soft and silky coat can be an ideal pet for an apartment. Read more


Russian Blue Cat

The Russian Blue Cat is gentle and loving, with an elegant, graceful body and long, slim legs. Many think that it is a perfect cat to add to your family. Read more


Savannah

The Savannah Cat is a cross between a domestic cat and the serval, a wild African cat. The unusual cross became popular at the end of the 1990s, and in 2001 the International Cat Association accepted it as a new registered breed. Read more


Scottish Fold cat

The Scottish Fold Cat is very charming with his small and tightly folded ears and large and wide open eyes. Read more


Selkirk Rex

The Selkirk is not always a lap cat, but he likes people and other animals. This breed is known for its extremely soft curly hair and its curly whiskers, yet it is distinct from all other curly-coated cat breeds. Read more


Siamese cat

The Siamese Cat is a medium sized breed with a long body. A very affectionate cat breed which requires dedication from his owner. Read more


Siberian Cat

The Siberian loves people and wants to be near them, so expect this affectionate cat to follow you around, including to the bathroom, and to “help” you with all of your reading, computer work and meal preparation. Read more


Singapura

The Singapura is known for being the smallest of the domestic cat breeds. He likes being a lap cat and is an excellent bedwarmer on cold winter nights. Despite his busy nature, he is a gentle friend who will put aside his activities to keep you company when you’re feeling under the weather. Read more


Snowshoe Cat

The Snowshoe is generally affectionate, sweet-tempered, and mellow. He enjoys the company of humans and is compatible with children and other pets. A Snowshoe usually chooses a favorite person in the family, but he maintains cordial relationships with everyone. Read more


Somali

The Somali is a breathtaking cat that resembles a red fox, with its large tufted ears, masked face, large neck ruff and bushy tail. He is also known as the Fox Cat or the Longhaired AbyssinianRead more


Sphynx cat

The Sphynx Cat is an entertainer and loves to delight his humans. Friendly and loving, grabs attention with his hairless coat and wrinkled skin. Read more


Tonkinese

Tonkinese Cats are unusually intelligent, curious, affectionate toward and interested in people. They are playful, but not hyperactive cats, although they can be mischievous if they become lonesome or bored. Read more


Turkish Angora

The Turkish Angora is an affectionate, inquisitive and intelligent companion. They are outgoing, strong-willed and want to be at the very center of their owners’ world. Read more


Turkish Van

The Turkish Van is one of the larger, more heavily-built domestic cat breeds. When he is properly socialized in kittenhood, this is a social and affectionate cat who is strongly attached to members of his family, although he may choose one or two as his favorites. Read more


This complete list of cat breeds includes domestic cat breeds, and domestic × wild hybrids. The list includes established breeds recognized by various cat registries, new and experimental breeds, landraces being established as standardized breeds, distinct domestic populations not being actively developed and extinct breeds.

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