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.

Scottish Fold


The Scottish Fold Cat is rightfully named as the cartilage in their ears contain a fold, which give them a strange,

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Selkirk Rex


The Selkirk Rex has very curly hair, even the whiskers are curledvibrissae. Unlike the Devon Rex and Cornish Rex, their fur is of normal length and

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Siamese Cat


Perhaps the most widely recognised domestic cat for its sleek and fine, boned appearance and distinctive coat patterning, the Siamese cat is also one of the world's most popular domestic cats. The exact origin of the breed is unclear however the West firs

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Siberian Cat


The Siberian Cat is a medium/large, solid cat. Females generally weigh less than the males, both sexes are extremely agile, and powerful cats. The bac

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The Singapura cat is a product of Singapore with the name coming from the Malaysian name for the country. The Singapura is an alert cat and features a muscular bone structure. The breed first came to prominence during the 1970s.


Snowshoe Cat


The Snowshoe cat was only recognised as a breed a little less than three decades ago but has made a big impression in this short time. In the 1960s, the breed first came into being after cross-breeding between the Siamese and American Shorthair. As more a

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Sphynx Cat


The Sphynx cat is somewhat Siamese in appearance with an angular face and bat style ears. The large ears sing proportionally larger because of the lack of fur on the face of the Sphynx cat. They are not absolutely hairless but they are certainly too spars

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Tonkinese Cat


The Tonkinese is a hybrid breed, a cross between the Siamese and the Burmese, and as would be expected it has some characteristics of each . Because i

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Turkish Angora


A famously ancient breed, the Turkish Angoras have their origins in central Turkey. Unlike many of today's breeds, Turkish Angoras were not deliberately bred, but rather are a naturally occurring breed. The breed was thought to have gradually travelled fr

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Turkish Van Cat


The Turkish Van cat is a breed with a difference. Not only is it known for its plush white coat, but it is also known for its love of water and swimming

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Turkish Van Cat


The Turkish Van cat makes an exotically different pet, with its beautiful chak white coat and striking auburn face and tail. Its main claim to origina

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York Chocolate Cat


The York Chocolate Cat has a long, fluffy coat and a plumed tail. The first part of its name is taken from New York state, where it was bred in 1983.

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