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Cat breed

The following 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, distinct domestic population not being actively developed and lapsed breeds.

Inconsistency in breed classification among registries means that an individual animal may be considered different breeds by different registries. For example, The International Cat Association's Himalayan is considered a colorpoint version of the Persian by the Cat Fanciers' Association while the CFA's Javanese is considered a color variation of the Balinese by TICA.

The domestic shorthair and domestic longhair are not breeds but terms used in cat fancy to describe cats that do not belong to a particular breed.


Breed Country Origin Body type Coat Pattern Image
Abyssinian Egypt Natural Oriental Short Ticked
Aegean cat Greece Natural/Standard Semi-long Bi- or tri-colored
Australian Mist Australia Crossbreed Moderate Short Spotted and Classic tabby
American Curl United States Mutation Short/Long All
American Bobtail United States
American Polydactyl United States Mutation Moderate Short/Long All
American Shorthair United States Short
American Wirehair United States Mutation Rex All but colorpoint
Arabian Mau Arabian Peninsula Natural Short
Asian (cat) Developed in the United Kingdom-Britain Short Evenly solid
Asian Semi-longhair Great Britain Crossbreed Semi-long Solid
Balinese United States Crossbreed Oriental Long Colorpoint
Bambino United States Crossbreed Hairless/Furry down
Bengal United States Hybrid Short Spotted/Marbled
Birman Burma Natural Semi Long Colorpoint
Bombay United States Crossbred Moderate Short Solid
Brazilian Shorthair Brazil Natural Short All
British Shorthair United Kingdom Natural Cobby Short All
British Longhair United Kingdom Cobby Long
Burmese Burma and Thailand Natural Short Solid
Burmilla United Kingdom Crossbreed Short/Long
California Spangled Cat United States Crossbreed Short Spotted
Chantilly/Tiffany United States
Chartreux France Natural Cobby Short Solid
Chausie France Hybrid Short Ticked
Cheetoh United States Hybrid Crossbreed Short Spotted
Colorpoint Shorthair Short 100px
Cornish Rex United Kingdom Mutation Rex All
Cymric Isle of Man Natural/Mutation Long
Cyprus cat Cyprus Natural Lean and muscular All All
Devon Rex England Mutation Oriental Rex All
Donskoy or Don Sphynx Russia Hairless
Dragon Li China Natural Short Striped tabby
Dwelf Crossbreed Hairless
Egyptian Mau Egypt Natural Short Spotted
European Shorthair Sweden Natural Short
Exotic Shorthair United States Crossbreed Cobby Short All
German Rex East Germany Mutation Rex
Havana Brown United Kingdom Short Solid 100px
Highlander America Crossbreed Moderate Short All
Himalayan/Colorpoint Persian United Kingdom Crossbreed Cobby Long Colorpoint
Japanese Bobtail Japan Natural Moderate Short/Long All but colorpoint and ticked
Javanese Indonesia Crossbreed Oriental Long/Short Colorpoint
Khao Manee Thailand Natural Short Solid
Korat Thailand Natural Short Solid
Kurilian Bobtail Russia Natural Semi-Cobby Short/Long
LaPerm United States Mutation Moderate Rex All
Maine Coon United States natural Long All but colorpoint and ticked
Manx Isle of Man Natural/Mutation Short/Long All but colorpoint
Mekong bobtail Russia Natural/Mutation Short Colorpoint
Minskin United States Crossbreed Semi-Cobby Short/Hairless All
Munchkin United States Mutation
Nebelung United States Semi-long Solid
Napoleon  ? Long/short Varied
Norwegian Forest Cat Norway Natural Long All but colorpoint
Ocicat United States Crossbreed Short Spotted
Ojos Azules United States
Oregon Rex United States Mutation Rex
Oriental Bicolor Oriental Bicolor
Oriental Shorthair ? Oriental Short All but colorpoint
Oriental Longhair ? Oriental Semi-long
Persian Greater Iran Cobby Long All
Peterbald Russia Crossbreed Stocky Hairless All
Pixie-bob United States Natural Short Spotted
Ragamuffin United States Crossbreed Cobby Long All
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Ragdoll United States Crossbreed Cobby Long Colorpoint/Mitted/Bicolor
Russian Blue Russia Natural Short Solid
Russian Black, White or Tabby Australia Crossbreed Short
Savannah United States Hybrid Short Spotted
Scottish Fold Scotland Natural/Mutation Cobby Short/Long All
Selkirk Rex United States Mutation/Cross Rex (Short/Long) All 100px
Serengeti cat United States Hybrid Crossbreed Short Spotted
Serrade petit France Natural Short
Siamese Thailand Natural Oriental Short Colorpoint
Siberian Russia Natural Semi-Cobby Semi-long All
Singapura Singapore Natural Short Ticked
Snowshoe United States Crossbreed Short Colorpoint
Sokoke Kenya Natural Short Classic tabby with ticking
Somali Somalia Mutation Long Ticked
Sphynx Canada Mutation Stocky Hairless All
Swedish forest cat Sweden Crossbreed Ticking Semi-long all
Thai Thailand Natural Short Colorpoint
Tonkinese Canada Crossbreed Short Colorpoint/Mink/Solid
Toyger United States Crossbreed Moderate Short Mackerel
Turkish Angora Turkey Natural Semi-long All but not colorpoint
Turkish Van Turkey Natural Semi-long Van
Ukrainian Levkoy Crimian province Hairless
York Chocolate Cat United States
Breed Country Origin Body type Coat Pattern Image

See also

Notes and references

  • Fédération Internationale Féline Breed Standards
  • Cat Fanciers' Association Breed Standards
  • The International Cat Association Breed Standards

External links

  • Detailed list of cat breeds
  • The Validity of "Breeds"


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