How many breeds of cats are there today?

Im doing a research paper on the history of the cat and I want to know exactly how many breeds of cats are there in the world to this date? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Member 1109343 on May 5th 2012 Tagged breeds, numberof in Breeds
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Linus (Dreamboat #72a)

Depends on which association you are talking about.

CFA recognizes 40 pedigreed breeds for showing in the Championship Class, and 2 breeds as Miscellaneous. CFA does not recognize any breeds with wildcat blood (Bengals, Savannahs) or any breeds with mutations considered unhealthy (Munchkins)

recognizes 53 breeds.

Not sure how many breeds TICA recognizes.

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