Cat Breeds

Information on all cat breeds.

Learn more about your favorite cat breeds by perusing our comprehensive list of cat breed profiles. We outline cat breed basics and give you the skinny on what you should know before bringing a new kitty home – everything from the history of your cat breed of choice to common health concerns and what they are typically like to live with. Browse our guides to the most popular cat breeds, top cats for apartment dwellers, families with children and more. We'll help you choose the right cat based on your lifestyle, living situation and the qualities you’d like in a cat.

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Identifying a Himalayan Cat

If a kitty is a Himalayan, she should have a different color on her paws, nose, ears, and tail. The body should be lighter than these color points. The points can be any number of different colors, dark brown, light gray, and even orange, just to name a few.

Roz P., owner of a Himalayan

Ragamuffin History

The Ragamuffin is a purebred cat, not a mixed breed in the sense of a generic moggy, but it is a mixture of breeds. Basically, it's a Ragdoll that's been outcrossed with Persians, Himalayans, and domestic long haired cats. Since it's so closely related to the Ragdoll, some registries have been reluctant to recognize the breed. But Ragamuffins seem to be nice cats--I've never seen one, but I have seen Ragdolls, and wouldn't mind having one myself if I didn't have so many Maine Coons.

Valerie D., owner of a Maine Coon

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