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Types of Cats List

Abyssinian ​cat​
Abyssinian ​cat​

The Abyssinian is a slender, fine-boned, medium-sized cat. The head is moderately wedge shaped, with a slight break at the muzzle, and nose and chin ideally forming a straight vertical line when viewed in profile.

American ​Bobtail​
American ​Bobtail​

By selectively breeding the like type cats, breeders have helped Mother Nature to develop the American Bobtail into the big, hearty, wild-looking bobtail cat seen today. No recognized breed of pedigreed cat has been used in the development of the American Bobtail. American Bobtails are a very strong and healthy breed, experiencing no known genetic predisposition to health problems.

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American Curl​
American Curl​

The American Curl is a highly distinctive cat with elegant, wispy ears that curl backwards in a graceful arc, creating an alert, sophisticated look similar to that of a wild lynx. Kittens of this breed are born with straight ears.

American ​Shorthair​
American ​Shorthair​

If you love American Shorthair cats with sliver color, this breeding farm is the perfect place for you. The breeding farm is located in Minnesota and was established in 1990. The owner is a veterinary specialist and has nearly 28 years of experience in the field of emergency and animal care.

American ​Wirehair​
American ​Wirehair​

The American Wirehair breed is uniquely American. It began as a spontaneous mutation in a litter of upstate New York farm cats in 1966. A spontaneous mutation is an uncommon, although not rare, happening.

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Balinese cat​
Balinese cat​

In fact, the Balinese is noted for its lack of shedding amongst long coated cats. The coat on the contemporary Balinese is of a silky texture, medium length and lying close to the body. This breed is typified by a long and tapering form, with softer lines than the Siamese owing to the fuller coat.

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Bengal cat​
Bengal cat​

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Birman​
Birman​

Most Birman breeders have a waiting list for their kittens, so be prepared to wait to get the kitten of your dreams. Usually kittens will be ready for their permanent homes between the ages of 12 to 16 weeks. Birman babies are learning life experiences from their mother, their siblings, and their people during this early time in their life ...

source: cfa.org
Bombay cat​
Bombay cat​

The Bombay cat is a type of short-haired cat developed by breeding sable Burmese and black American Shorthair cats, to produce a cat of mostly Burmese type, but with a sleek, panther-like black coat. Bombay is the name given to black cats of the Asian group. Bombay cat is also called 'mini-panther' and 'black Burmese'.

British ​Longhair​
British ​Longhair​

Between 1914 and 1918, cat lovers started crossing British Shorthair cats with Persians, thereby creating the British Longhair breed, showcasing all of the unique coat features of a Persian and the temperament of a British Shorthair.

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British ​Shorthair​
British ​Shorthair​

This Encyclopedia Britannica Animals list features selected breeds of shorthair domestic cats. ... Shorthair Cat Breeds. ... British Shorthair cat The British ...

Burmese cat​
Burmese cat​

In 1958, the United Burmese Cat Fanciers (UBCF) compiled an American judging standard which has remained essentially unchanged since its adoption. Meanwhile, in the UK, interest in the breed was reviving. The cats which composed the new British breeding program were of a variety of builds, including some imported from America.

Burmilla​
Burmilla​

The Burmilla sheds a lot and should be groomed at least once a week. Brush it thoroughly to remove dead hair and, if its ears are dirty, clean with a damp cloth. In addition, its teeth should be brushed once a week. Health. The Burmilla is a generally healthy cat that can live well into its teens.

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Chartreux​
Chartreux​

The Chartreux (Chartreuse) is an internationally recognized breed of domestic cat from France. The Chartreux is large and muscular, with short fine-boned limbs, big paws, and very fast reflexes. They are known for their blue (grey) water-resistant short hair double-coats and gold- or copper-colored eyes.

Colorpoint ​Shorthair​
Colorpoint ​Shorthair​

Colorpoint Shorthair is the name the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA), a United States breed association, uses to refer to pointed cats of Siamese ancestry and type in colors other than the four "traditional" Siamese colors (seal, chocolate, blue, and lilac point).

Cornish Rex​
Cornish Rex​

About the Cornish Rex. The Cornish Rex is a study in curves, with curly coat, curved profile, large expressive ears, and Whippetlike arched bodies. In spite of their sophisticated, elegant appearance, they are anything but cool, aloof, or dignified. They are affectionate, people-oriented, and active cats whose kitten-like antics last a lifetime.

source: cfa.org
Cymric​
Cymric​

Some cat registries consider the Cymric simply a semi-long-haired variety of the Manx breed, rather than a separate breed. Except for the length of fur, in all other respects the two varieties are the same, and kittens of either sort may appear in the same litter.

Devon Rex​
Devon Rex​

About the Devon Rex The Devon Rex, the Pixie of the Cat Fancy, sports oversized ears on an elfin face with large impish eyes. This adorable combination only hints at the mad-cap personality within – a cross, some say, between a cat, a dog, a monkey, and Dennis the Menace.

source: cfa.org
Egyptian Mau​
Egyptian Mau​

Egyptian Mau Rescue Organization and export of Maus. The Egyptian Mau Rescue Organization (EMRO) is an agency for the adoption, both locally and internationally, of tame Maus born in the Middle East. Supported solely by private and corporate donors, EMRO aims to increase education in Egypt and around the world about the cats.

Exotic ​Shorthair​
Exotic ​Shorthair​

The Exotic Shorthair was said to have been created by mixing a Persian with an American Shorthair. While the Exotic Shorthair possesses a very Persian temperament, being docile and sweet, this breed is a bit more adventurous and playful due to its American Shorthair lineage.

Havana ​Brown​
Havana ​Brown​

The Havana Brown is a graceful, affectionate and highly intelligent cat, with a big personality in a mid-sized package. It is similar in temperament to the Siamese, although it is less vocal and has a softer (and what many consider to be a more pleasing) voice. These are sociable, adaptable, friendly cats that crave human companionship and do not thrive when left unattended for long periods of time. However, they are not pushy or overly demanding of attention.

Himalayan cat​
Himalayan cat​

In other registries, including the American Association of Cat Enthusiasts, the American Cat Fanciers Association, and the Traditional Cat Association, the Himalayan is classified separately from the Persian.

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Japanese ​Bobtail​
Japanese ​Bobtail​

The Shorthair Japanese Bobtail was accepted for championship status in 1976, followed by the Longhair Japanese Bobtail in 1993. Japanese Bobtails are very strong and healthy cats. They usually have litters of three to four kittens that are large for newborns.

source: cfa.org
Javanese cat​
Javanese cat​

The Javanese is a breed of domestic cat recognized by the Cat Fanciers' Association as a show cat. It is an oriental-type longhair. The breed was developed in North America and its name is derived from the tradition of naming oriental-type cats after south-east Asian places.

Korat​
Korat​

The Korat was discovered in Ampur Pimai of the Korat province in Thailand. The earliest known record of the Korat appears in The Cat-Book of Poems or Smud Khoi of Cats, produced some time during the Ayudhya Period of Siamese History (1350-1767).

source: cfa.org
LaPerm​
LaPerm​

The LaPerm is a recognized breed of cat. A LaPerm's fur is curly, with the tightest curls being on the belly, throat and base of the ears. LaPerms come in many colors and patterns. LaPerms generally have a very affectionate personality.

Maine Coon​
Maine Coon​

About the Maine Coon Cat Myths, legend and lore surround the Maine Coon Cat. Some are amusing, some are fantastic flights of fantasy and some are merely plausible. They certainly provide good material for conversation. Many books and articles dealing with these aspects of the Maine Coon Cat are available and have been well received as people never seem to tire of the subject and are always eager to learn more about this National Treasure.

source: cfa.org
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Manx cat​
Manx cat​

The Manx cat is an ancient breed that originated on the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea. The Manx taillessness is caused by a mutation that probably originated among the island’s native shorthair cat population and, because it is a dominat gene, spread to the other cats on the island.

source: cfa.org
Munchkin cat​
Munchkin cat​

Munchkin cat (also known as Weirner Cat, Dachshund Cat, Mini Cat) is one of the cutest cats from the United States.The name Munchkin today is very popular with many cat lovers around the world because they are very cute, funny, friendly and closed to owners.

Nebelung​
Nebelung​

Nebelung cats are lively, playful, affectionate, good-natured, and intelligent. The cat's mild-mannered state and personality may not always reflect the relatively high level of intelligence often found in the breed. In spite of the fact that it is an active cat, it can live very well indoors.

Norwegian ​Forest cat​
Norwegian ​Forest cat​

The Norwegian Forest cat (Norwegian: Norsk skogkatt or Norsk skaukatt) is a breed of domestic cat originating in Northern Europe. This natural breed is adapted to a very cold climate, with a top coat of glossy, long, water-shedding hairs and a woolly undercoat for insulation.

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Ocicat​
Ocicat​

The Ocicat originates from interbreeding of Abyssinian, Siamese, and American Shorthair and is the only spotted domestic breed selectively bred to emulate the cats of the wild. Available in 12 colors, the ideal Ocicat is a large, active animal with an athletic appearance.

source: cfa.org
Oriental ​Shorthair​
Oriental ​Shorthair​

About the Oriental. The Oriental was developed to explore all the possibilities of color and pattern. Since its initial acceptance in CFA, Oriental breeders have maintained a constant pace to fulfill the breadth of this destiny. The Oriental has an equally colorful personality.

source: cfa.org
Persian cat​
Persian cat​

Persian Cat and Kitten Supply List. We have gathered together a list of our favorite supplies and products for Persian cats. Most of the products on the following list come from Amazon.com, Castle Baths (natural products), Life's Abundance (healthy, natural cat and dog food and products), Pet Edge, Petco, Drs. Foster and Smith, and 1-800-PetMed.

Peterbald​
Peterbald​

The Peterbald is a cat breed of Russian origin. It was created in St Petersburg in 1994 from an experimental breeding by Olga S. Mironova. They resemble Oriental Shorthairs with a hair-losing gene. The breed was accepted for Championship class competition in 2009.

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Pixie-bob​
Pixie-bob​

The Pixie-bob is a breed of domestic cat claimed to be the progeny of naturally occurring bobcat hybrids. However DNA testing has failed to detect bobcat marker genes and Pixie-bobs are considered wholly domestic for the purposes of ownership, cat fancy registration, import and export.

Ragamuffin ​cat​
Ragamuffin ​cat​

The Ragamuffin is a breed of domestic cat. It is a variant of the Ragdoll cat and was established as a separate breed in 1994. Ragamuffins are notable for their friendly personalities and thick, rabbitlike fur.

Ragdoll​
Ragdoll​

The Ragdoll is a cat breed with blue eyes and a distinct colourpoint coat. It is a large and muscular semi-longhair cat with a soft and silky coat. Like all long haired cats, Ragdolls need grooming to ensure that their fur does not mat. It is recommended Ragdolls are given baths once a month.

Russian Blue​
Russian Blue​

By breeding the Scandinavian cats, known for their good head type and vivid green eye color, with the British Russian Blues, a cat with a silver-blue coat color and graceful body style, the breeders finally achieved what they were looking for.

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Savannah cat​
Savannah cat​

A Savannah cat is a cross between a domestic cat and a serval, a medium-sized, large-eared wild African cat. The unusual cross became popular among breeders at the end of the 1990s, and in 2001 The International Cat Association (TICA) accepted it as a new registered breed. In May 2012, TICA accepted it as a championship breed.

Scottish Fold​
Scottish Fold​

The Scottish Fold is a medium-sized cat, with males typically reaching 4 to 6 kg (9–13 lb), females 2.7–4 kg (6–9 lb). The Fold's entire body structure, especially the head and face, is generally rounded, and the eyes large and round.

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Selkirk Rex​
Selkirk Rex​

The gentle but social Selkirk Rex is a perfect choice for families with children and cat-friendly dogs. He loves the attention he receives from children who treat him politely and with respect. Introduce pets slowly and in controlled circumstances to ensure that they learn to get along together.

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Siamese cat​
Siamese cat​

The Siamese (sometimes in the traditional form) is among the foundation stock of several other breeds developed by crossbreeding with other cats; some examples are the Oriental Shorthair and Colourpoint Shorthair, developed to expand the range of coat patterns; the long-haired variant most often dubbed the Himalayan; and hair-mutation breeds including the Cornish Rex, Sphynx, Peterbald, and the blue point Siamese cat.

Siberian cat​
Siberian cat​

Participating Catteries for Siberian Cat Health Group. Tiberius Cats is a boutique breeder, specializing in the propagation and preservation of purebred Siberian Forest Cat blood lines.

Singapura cat​
Singapura cat​

Active: The Singapura is a highly active, highly affectionate cat breed. Not only do they love to play games and keep you entertained with their antics, but they love to show affection, demanding your attention often. Size: The Singapura cat breed is small in size, typically weighing from 4 to 8 pounds.

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Snowshoe cat​
Snowshoe cat​

Snowshoe Cats from 26 October 2013 will be officially be allowed to be shown at Championship level with the GCCF. The Snowshoe Cat Association was the first Snowshoe club to establish in the UK, now called The Snowshoe Cat Club In April 2005 the Snowshoe Cat Society was born.

Somali cat​
Somali cat​

The first Somali cat officially shown in the United States was named Lyn Lee’s Pollyanna. My breed is duly recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) and was granted our very own Championship status in 1978.

Sphynx cat​
Sphynx cat​

A Sphynx cat needs a bath at least once a week, and preferably in a medicated pet shampoo like Malaseb to ensure any bacteria or other nasties are killed during the bath. Most cats of this breed have been acclimated to regular baths by their breeder, which you can see in all the cat videos of hairless kitties happily playing in the bath.

Tonkinese cat​
Tonkinese cat​

Tonkinese are a domestic cat breed produced by crossbreeding between the Siamese and Burmese. They share many of their parents' distinctively lively, playful personality traits and are similarly distinguished by a pointed coat pattern in a variety of colors.

Turkish ​Angora​
Turkish ​Angora​

The Turkish Angora (Turkish: Ankara kedisi, 'Ankara cat') is a breed of domestic cat. Turkish Angoras are one of the ancient, natural breeds of cat, having originated in central Turkey, in the Ankara region.

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