The Cat Breeds and Domestic/Wild Hybrids
The Maine Coon is the largest domesticated breed of cat.
It has a distinctive physical appearance and valuable hunting skills. It is one of the oldest natural breeds in North America,
specifically native to the state of Maine, where it is the official state cat.
History The ancestral origins of the Maine Coon are unknown…
The List Of Cat Breeds
Browse Cat Breeds
Abyssinians aren’t for those who want decorative cats to match the rust-colored carpet, or for those who want cats that enjoy …
Read more about the Abyssinian cat breed.
While the breed is still developing, breeders say that Bobtails are playful, energetic, and
Read more about the American Bobtail cat breed.
Curls have qualities other than the whimsical ears to make them attractive pets. They are people cats that do not show any of …
Read more about the American Curl cat breed.
When describing the American Shorthair, the expression ‘happy medium’ springs to mind. These all-American cats are medium in …
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Wirehairs are people cats that crave human attention and affection. They are active without being hyper, and affectionate …
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Balinese cats are smart, sweet, and fun to be around. Like the Siamese, they are known for their ability to communicate vocally, …
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The Bengal may look like a wild cat, but breeders insist that the Bengal is as
Read more about the Bengal cat breed.
Birmans are affectionate, gentle, and faithful companions with an air of dignity that seems to invite adoration by their human …
Read more about the Birman cat breed.
If an aloof, independent cat is what you’re craving, this breed isn’t for you. Bombays are attached to their
Read more about the Bombay cat breed.
If you’re looking for a cat that will loot your refrigerator and swing dizzily from your chandeliers, then the British Shorthair …
Read more about the British Shorthair cat breed.
Breeders and fanciers report that Burmese are amusing, playful, and super-smart, the perfect interactive cats for home, office, …
Read more about the Burmese cat breed.
Known for their hunting prowess, Chartreux cats may have been taken in by those monks long ago to rid the monastery of vermin. …
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Cornish Rexes are good for folks who like having their lives run by active, inquisitive, gazelle-like felines that love a good …
Read more about the Cornish Rex cat breed.
The personality of the Cymric has won a strong following despite the breeding challenges. Cymrics are intelligent, fun-loving …
Read more about the Cymric cat breed.
Devons have been compared to pixies, elves, and, of course, space aliens for their jumbo-sized satellite-dish ears, large, …
Read more about the Devon Rex cat breed.
While fanciers might at first be attracted to the Egyptian Mau’s beautiful spotted coat, most become enthusiasts because of the …
Read more about the Egyptian Mau cat breed.
Some folks who don’t appreciate that laid-back, mellow personality label Persians and their relatives ‘furniture with fur’, but …
Read more about the Exotic Shorthair cat breed.
More distinctive than the muzzle, ears, or
Read more about the Havana Brown cat breed.
Read more about the Himalayan cat breed.
Bobs make outstanding companions. They’re curious, bold, intelligent, and alert, and easily adjust to new people, situations, …
Read more about the Japanese Bobtail cat breed.
Javanese cats, like their Balinese relatives, are playful, devoted, and always eager to tell you their views on life, love, and …
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Korats are not as vocal as their Siamese comrades; they have other ways of getting their wishes across. At dinnertime they’ll …
Read more about the Korat cat breed.
No breed has a monopoly on love and affection, but there’s got to be some good reason that the Maine Coon has clawed his way up …
Read more about the Maine Coon cat breed.
The Manx’s personality is probably the reason the breed has won such a strong following despite the physical difficulties and …
Read more about the Manx cat breed.
For their part, Munchkins, oblivious to the controversy surrounding them, go on being just what they are, cats; self-assured and …
Read more about the Munchkin cat breed.
Nebelungs are mild, soft-spoken, and gentle. They are generally reserved around strangers, ranging from hiding-under-the-bed …
Read more about the Nebelung cat breed.
Norwegian Forest Cat
Natural athletes, Norwegian Forest Cats love to investigate counters, bookcases, and the loftiest peaks of their cat trees. …
Read more about the Norwegian Forest Cat cat breed.
Ocicats may look wild, but they are actually affectionate, curious, and
Read more about the Ocicat cat breed.
The personality of the Oriental is as distinctive as the multicolored exterior. They are natural entertainers, full of …
Read more about the Oriental cat breed.
If you want your cats bouncing around like hyperactive popcorn, don’t buy a Persian. Persians are perfect companions, if you …
Read more about the Persian cat breed.
Docile, mild-mannered, and congenial,
Read more about the Ragdoll cat breed.
Russian Blues are gentle, genteel
Read more about the Russian Blue cat breed.
Scottish Folds are intelligent, sweet-tempered, soft-spoken, and easily adaptable to new people and situations. They are very …
Read more about the Scottish Fold cat breed.
Selkirks are fun-loving, mellow cats with a generous measure of love and affection for their human companions. Very people-…
Read more about the Selkirk Rex cat breed.
Some cats seem to think that a purr or a friendly rub speaks louder than words. Siamese are not of this school of thought and …
Read more about the Siamese cat breed.
Siberians are affectionate cats with a good dose of personality and playfulness. They are amenable to handling, and breeders …
Read more about the Siberian cat breed.
Singapuras, happily unaware of the controversy surrounding them, go right on being what they are: pesky people pleasers. At home …
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Breeders brave enough to take on the Snowshoe challenge find that the cat pays back the effort in love and affection. Anyone …
Read more about the Snowshoe cat breed.
With all the virtues of the Abyssinian and adorned by a gorgeous semi-long coat, the Somali is a beautiful and lively addition …
Read more about the Somali cat breed.
According to the French breed standard, the Sphynx is part monkey, part dog, part child, and part cat. The breed does seem to …
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The Tonkinese has a winsome personality, not surprising since the Burmese and Siamese are prized for their temperaments. …
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Turkish Angora fanciers are as attached to their cats as their cats are to them. Angoras seem to invoke strong responses in …
Read more about the Turkish Angora cat breed.
While you might be drawn to the Van for his fascination with water, you’ll fall in love with the breed for his other qualities. ‘…
Read more about the Turkish Van cat breed.