Even within breeds, cat behavior, personality, and sometimes appearance will vary widely. Genetics and environment each play a role in an animal’s development, and one can never be certain how a particular cat will act and react to his humans or surroundings. In the end, your cat’s preferences and attitude are as individual as you are. One thing, however, is for certain: All thrive on love, attention, and respect.
Before you adopt a cat, learn about all the many cat breeds you can choose from!
This muscular cat has a soft coat, pointed ears, and a long tail. It comes in various colors like red, fawn, cream, lilac, or ruddy in America while it could be sorrel or fawn in the UK. This breed is very energetic.
This cat could be long-haired or short-haired. These cats have a broad head with medium-sized ears, a wide nose, and a clear muzzle. Legs are proportionate to body length and the length of its tail is half the body length.
This medium-sized cat has a soft and silky coat. It has walnutshaped large eyes with wide and back-curving large ears. Its nose is straight and has a rounded muzzle with a firm chin.
This cat is normally has specific patterns and colors like brown, silver, cream cameo, or red. It has a dense short coat. This cat is affectionate and gets on well with children, cats and other animals.
This breed is popular in the USA, although found all over the world. This breed came into existence through selective
breeding of a male kitten from nonpedigreed parents. It has a curly coat in different colors. This breed has crimped hair.
This medium-sized cat has a fine and silky coat. A tapering head starts from the nose and forms a triangle at the ears. It has long and slender legs. Its feather-like tail tapers at the end.
This is a special breed developed through a domestic cat and an Asian Leopard cat. It is a well-tempered exotic breed with high-energy levels. They are excellent companions and require lot of affection and attention.
This breed exhibits controlled behavior. Although it is a longhaired cat, it does not require extensive grooming. This breed takes part in all action around it and loves playing with toys and children.
These medium-sized muscular cats have fine and shiny coats. Eyes are large and ears tilt forward with rounded tips. It has a round face, short snub nose, firm chin, and round muzzle.
This breed is present in a multitude of colors, patterns, and combinations. Tabby cats could be lilac-silver, chocolate
tortoiseshell silver, and others. Solid cats are normally black, white, red, blue, and other colors.
This breed has a short and glossy coat with large and round eyes. It has a round head with a firm rounded chin and short muzzle. The body is medium sized and the legs are proportionate to its body size. It has a straight tail.
This breed has a soft, short, and dense coat with a woolly texture. It is an affectionate and smart breed. It loves the
telephone and television. These cats mature at the age of three.
This breed has an egg-shaped head with high cheekbones and a round muzzle. Eyes are oval-shaped and the ears are large. This breed has a short and wavy coat.
This breed was discovered in the sixties. It has a small head with large ears. It has a crinkly coat and an impish face. It is easy to train this breed to perform simple tricks. It prefers being in warm places in the house.
This elegant breed has an attractive coat that is silky, dense, and glossy. It normally has light green almond-shaped eyes. This breed is extrovert and smart. It can learn and perform small tricks.
This breed has a short, satin, and thick coat without any undercoat. It has a round head with high cheekbones. It has
slender legs. This breed is heavy, although it may not appear so.
These playful cats have a soft and dense coat with a thick undercoat. Eyes are large and bright and ears have a slight tip towards the front. Legs are short and strong and have a short curvy tail.
This breed is predominantly in brown color. It is more reddish brown than blackish brown. Although whiskers are brown, they turn white with age.
This breed developed through breeding of traditional Persian cats with Siamese cats. They have chubby faces with long and flowing coats. They like a quiet and calm atmosphere.
This breed has a medium-sized coat with large and oval eyes. It has a long head with a long nose and high heekbones. It has a unique tail and large and wide eyes.
This breed comes in different color combinations and patterns. Although they look delicate, they are extremely strong and muscular. This breed is smart and can identify playtimes and mealtimes clearly.
This breed of medium sized cats has smaller females than males. It has a single thick coat with short to medium length. Eyes are large and round with ears set high.
This breed is the original American cat. These cats normally measure five feet from nose to tail. Brown tabby with
mackerel or classic markings is the common color of this breed.
Most cats of this breed do not have a tail, although there are a few with tails. These cats have a round and stout appearance with long hind legs and short backs.
This new breed is through random mutation of a cat with small legs. It has a long or a short coat in a multitude of colors. This breed is active and is normally a fast runner.
This breed has a lustrous coat with round green eyes on a triangular head. It has erect ears and a fluffy tail. These
intelligent cats are affectionate and yet shy.
Norwegian Forest Cat
This is a strong breed and has a silky coat. This breed is normally of many different colors. This breed matures late,
normally around four years old. These cats are friendly pets.
This breed has a smooth and thick coat with large and pointed ears and almond-shaped eyes. These cats have medium-sized muscular legs and a slim and tapered tail.
These medium-sized cats could have long or short hair with a downy undercoat. Normally, this breed is fleckless green, blue,or an orange color. It has a long slim neck with a fine muzzle.
This is one of the oldest breeds. It sports a thick coat and has a wide head with far-set ears and large eyes. These cats
require regular grooming to maintain fur in good condition.
This breed is normally over-sized with heavy bones. It has a naturally bobbed tail of around two to six inches. These are quiet cats but are affectionate and get along excellently with dogs and other pets at home.
These large cats are seen in many patterns, colors, and combinations. They mature at around four years of age and
have a long life. These are very adaptable cats.
These cats are of many color combinations and patterns like blue-cream, seal-tortoiseshell lynx, lilac cream lynx, and
others. These cats could have a link to Burmese and Birman cats
These cats have silvery-blue coats. They are believed to belong to royal families of Russia. These intelligent cats are
very affectionate towards children and elders alike.
This exotic breed is a cross between a domestic cat and an African Serval. These are tall, slim, and large breeds. They
sport dark coats with spots of a lighter shade like a silver coat with dark spots, or a tan coat with black or brownish spots.
This breed is in many colors. It is normally in folded ear or straight ear type. The special characteristic of this breed is the fold of its ear. This is due to a spontaneous mutation of an incomplete dominant gene.
This is a very popular breed. Original Siamese cats had a dark brown contrasted body with lighter shades. Four more shades developed from this later. These are aggressive and assertive cats.
This long-haired breed are hypo-allergenic due to their lack of a specific protein. These are playful, affectionate, and gentle cats. They make excellent companions.
This breed is originally from Singapore. It has a muscular build with strong and slender legs. Its slender tail has a blunt tip. Body color is gold or golden ivory with light bands. It has a round head and a gentle muzzle.
This is a small, lean cat breed with large, triangular eyes. Coat is short-haired and tail is medium-sized. They require more attention than other cats and therefore, cannot stay alone for long periods.
This is the rarest breed among cats. This moderate-sized cat has long legs and a short and dense coat. The coat is elastic and short. Tail is long and thin.
This breed has a great similarity to a fox. These cats have numerous color combinations. These cats mature late, around eighteen months of age. They are otherwise energetic and playful cats.
This is a medium-sized, short-haired cat. They have large eyes with high cheekbones. They normally do not have any
whiskers. They have a soft and warm coat with small areas of fur on the tip of the tail or around their toes.
These are short-haired, medium-sized cats. These muscular cats have large ears over a wedge-shaped head. These cats are playful and lively.
This breed is long and elegant. They have silky and medium length coats. These cats are normally white in color. They are intelligent cats and love their owners unconditionally.
This breed has a seasonal coat with soft and long silky feathers. They have large oval eyes with high cheekbones, a
round chin, and rounded muzzle. Tail is of medium length.