Cat Breed Listings S - Z

Let's face it, every cat breed is different. They each have their own look, their own personality and their own special care needs. Our cat breed experts have compiled the latest and greatest information, photos and tips for almost every breed. Select your favorite breed or just explore in this ultimate breed resource.

Here are a handful of featured breeds to get to know. Or select one from the list on the right.

Savannah

The Savannah is the result of crossing African Serval cats with domestic cats. This fanciful cross was first accomplished in the mid-1980's by an ambitious Bengal cat breeder...   [ ]

Savannah

Scottish Fold

The story of the Scottish Fold takes place in the Tayside Region of Scotland in 1961 when a shepherd named William Ross spotted a white barn cat named Susie with ears folded forward and downward at a neighbor’s farm. She looked like a cuddly owl...   [ ]

Scottish Fold

Selkirk Rex

The Selkirk Rex started in Montana with a Persian breeder named Jeri Newman. Newman bred a curly haired kitten from a local shelter to one of her Persian males, and three curly-coated kittens resulted...   [ ]

Selkirk Rex

Siamese

One of the oldest and most recognizable cat breeds in the world, the Siamese traces its royal roots back to the 14th Century in Thailand when it was known as Siam. This elegant breed belonged to members of the Siam royal family who would bestow them to visiting dignitaries...   [ ]

Siamese

Siberian

This breed has been in existence for at least 1,000 years and proudly serves as the national cat of Russia. Siberians were among the first breeds competing in early cat shows held in England in 1871...   [ ]

Siberian

Singapura

Born in the streets of Singapore, this breed’s official beginnings remain shrouded in mystery.

Hal and Tommy Meadow of California brought the first four Singapuras to the United States in 1975 after moving back here from living in Singapore...   [ ]

Singapura

Snowshoe

The Snowshoe was developed by Philadelphia breeder Dorothy Hinds-Daugherty in the early 1960s. She crossed a bicolor American Shorthair with a Siamese, and the result was a sturdy, pointed cat with white markings on the face, chest and feet...   [ ]

Snowshoe

Sokoke

The Sokoke is native to Kenya, and the name Sokoke is a reference to the area where they were found, a rainforest on the Kenyan coast. In 1978, horse breeder Jeni Slater discovered a litter of the kittens on her property and raised them as pets...   [ ]

Sokoke

Somali

Pinpointing when this breed got its start remains clouded in controversy. Cat experts speculate that the Somali breed was derived from the mating of Abyssinians with non-Abyssinian longhaired cats shortly after World War II...   [ ]

Somali

Sphynx

This unusual looking breed traces its origins to 1966 in Toronto, Canada when a domestic cat gave birth to a hairless kitten.

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Sphynx

Tiffanie

The Tiffanie originated in England after an accidental mating between Burmese and Persian Chinchilla cats. The resulting cats were both short and longhaired...   [ ]

Tiffanie

Tonkinese

The Tonkinese breed hails back to the Middle Ages, and was imported to England in the 1800s. Originally known as a Chocolate Siamese, the breed is actually a combination of Burmese and Siamese blood...   [ ]

Tonkinese

Toyger

The development of the Toyger began in the 1980s with a California Bengal breeder named Judy Sugden. Sugden discovered face markings on two of her Bengal kittens that were similar to circular markings seen on tigers...   [ ]

Toyger

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