Cat Breeds

Information on all purebred cat breeds and hybrid 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 cat home – everything from the history of your breed of choice to common health concerns and what they are typically like to live with.

Abyssinian close up with whiskers.
Looking for a cat who’s trainable and would love to walk on a leash? The Abyssinian might be just the cat breed for you.
American Curl on a couch.
American Curls can vary a lot in personality, but are basically easygoing, fun loving pets.
American Shorthairs are gentle cats who enjoy children and spending time with their human family.
American Wirehair.
The American Wirehair is an affectionate, people-oriented cat that loves to play but is not hyperactive or clingy.
True to its open, friendly Aussie heritage, the people-oriented Australian Mist loves to sit in a lap.
Extremely agile and graceful and polite, the Balinese enjoy a game of fetch but equally enjoy taking naps in your lap.
A Birman cat, full length.
This is a gentle cat who plays gracefully and enjoys learning some tricks in a dignified style.
Bombays are happy, friendly cats who love to play and interact with humans and other pets.
British Shorthairs rarely have met a lap that they didn’t like.
If charm and cleverness are the keys to your heart, you’ll quickly be captivated by the beguiling Burmese.
This mix of Burmese and Chinchilla Persian is loving, energetic — and unusually proportioned.
Intelligent and playful, the California Spangled Cat takes an active role in family life.
This is a gentle, loving cat who “speaks” with a soft chirp or coo.
The ever-pleasing, comical Chartreux never turns down an invitation to play.
Chausie.
Chausies are very active, assertive cats. They need time and attention, especially interactive play.
Colorpoints are vocal and demanding of attention. They are also very active and love to play.
Cornish Rexes are very active and love to be in the center of attention.
These very intelligent cats are very playful and active.
As Domestic Longhairs are of mixed ancestry, their temperaments can be hard to predict.
All Domestic Medium Hairs have one thing in common: their thick, double coat.
All Domestic Shorthairs have one thing in common: their short, sleek coat.
Don Hairless are very affectionate and interactive with their owners. They are active and need a lot of attention.
Fierce loyal, the Egyptian Mau has a moderate activity level, and a soft, melodious voice.
With a sweet disposition, intelligence and affection for people, the European Burmese can also be chatty.
European Shorthairs come in many different temperaments. Some are quiet and laid back while others are active and playful.
Gatos adjust their schedules to their owners.
Havana Brown
Havana Browns are charming, playful, people-oriented and intelligent cats.
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