Cat Breeds

Cat Breeds

It’s a curiosity to me with cat’s having been around as mankind’s second best(depending on who you speak to) for thousands of years, that there are not as many recognised breeds of cat as there are dog. On Mypets, we have over 250 recognised breeds, and there are plenty more we are still detailing, yet there are less than 50 recognised breeds of cats.

Domestic cats don’t come in super large varieties like dogs do, and its probably just as well. They are such efficient predators and lack the pack mentality which makes it possible to keep large dogs under control even though they may be more powerful than their owner.

Cat’s come in timid and bold varieties, long and short haired. Small, delicate breeds such as the Burmese and larger breeds such as the Bengal and the Savannah Cat(Not recognised everywhere as a true breed yet, and banned in some countries).

We’ve detailed the breeds here for your information, we hope you find the one that best fits you.

Abyssinian Cat


Though the Abyssinian is an ancient breed of cat, its exact origins are largely unknown. It is thought that the earliest Abyssinians were introduced into the west from Ethiopia (formerly Abyssinia) in the late nineteenth century. These cats were most like

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American Shorthair Cat


The most popular breed of cat in the United States is the American Shorthair, as both its appearance and temperament contribute to it being a wonderful family pet. This feline breed is thought to have ties to British domestic cats, which accompanied Ameri

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Angora Cat


The Angora makes a charming, dainty companion and is very attractive in appearance, with its long lithe body and plumed tail. It is not a talkative ca

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Australian Mist Cat


The Australian Mist Cat is a new cat breed, originating in Sydney Australia in the 1980's. They are excellent house cats and are very affectionate. Th

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Balinese Cat


The Balinese cat is a domestic feline known for its long fur and Siamese colouring. People first took note of this type of cat in the 1920s, when a Siamese kitten was sometimes, though rarely, born with a long coat. It was not until several decades later

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Bengal Cat


If you’re after a touch of the exotic around the house, there’s none quite so suited as the Bengal. This is one cat that will be sure to make an impression. Originating in America, the Bengal (felis catus) has only been around since the 1960s

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Birman Cat


The Birman Cat is known for its distinctive appearance, which is characterised by a fluffy angora coat and dark grey highlights on the head and limbs. It is not the same as the Burmese cat, despite the similar names. The Birman Breed may have originated i

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Bombay Cat


The Bombay cat not only looks gorgeous. She is intelligent, affectionate and loyal, and can become a wonderful companion and valued member of any family. There are actually two types of cats named Bombay. One is the Self Black version of the Asian group o

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British Shorthair Cat


For a big cat, with a big, loving personality, look no further than the British Shorthair. The British Shorthair cat is thought to date back hundreds of years. And while the name would suggest otherwise, they were originally not native to Britain, but bro

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Burmese Cat


For hundreds of years, Burmese cats lived solely in the southeast Asian country of Burma. They did not gain popularity or recognition until the 1800s and 1900s when they were taken to Britain and the United States.

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Burmilla Cat


The Burmilla originated in the United Kingdom in 1981 through an accidental breeding of a Chinchilla Persion, and Burmese. The results, four kittens b

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Chartreux Cat


The origin of the Chartreux Cat is not really clear. One story is that they were brought from South Africa by the Cathusian monks who made Chartreuse liqueur, and this is how they came by their name.

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Cornish Rex


Cornish Rexes are a breed of cat that is known for having extremely low-allergy fur. This is because their coat comprises only a soft down, rather than the multiple different hair types making up the coat of most cats. Cornish Rexes are a relatively new b

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Cymric Cat


The Cymric's unique appearance distinguishes it from other cats it has no tail, but it differs from the Manx in that it also has long hair. The Cymric

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Devon Rex


If you're after a cute and very distinctive cat, look no further than the Devon Rex. This is one cat that knows how to make a statement. The Devon Rex Cat is a relatively recent breed of cat, originating in the second half of the twentieth century. Its na

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