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.

highlander cat breed
A naturally short tail and distinctive ears are some of the unique features found in the friendly Highlander cat.
Himalayans are a flat-faced cat breed.
Himalayans are gentle, calm, easygoing cats.
Japanese Bobtails exude confidence, curiosity, intelligence and high energy. They enjoy playtime but are not high-strung or skittish.
Javanese cats are people-oriented, playful, intelligent and vocal.
Khao Manees are friendly, outgoing cats that love to interact with people.
A gray cat scratching.
The Korat is an active and playful cat.
The people-oriented LaPerm loves to sit in a lap, but also loves exploring its surroundings.
Highly intelligent, playful and energetic, it’s hard not to love the Maine Coon.
Outgoing and playful, this feline sweetie loves people and enjoys being handled.
Short and so very sweet
A black and white Munchkin cat.
Munchkins are outgoing and playful, and enjoy lots of attention.
Nebelung close up.
The Nebelung loves its family but may disappear when strangers arrive.
Wild in looks, the Ocicat possesses a tabby temperament.
The Oriental cat can be found in more than 600 patterns. Photography ©GlobalP | Getty Images.
Orientals are very active and vocal, and crave attention.
A flat-faced Persian cat.
Persian cats are well known for their quiet, docile dispositions.
Peterbald pouncing at the floor with his tail up.
Peterbalds are intelligent, active cats that love attention and are known for being affectionate
Pixie-Bobs are busy but not hyperactive. They tend to develop an unusually strong bond with their families.
The RagaMuffin wants your attention — and knows how to get it
If you’re looking for an easygoing cat who enjoys being held or sprawled in your lap, the Ragdoll is ideal.
Russian Blues are known for being both intelligent and independent. They are moderately active, and like to play.
A Savannah Cat.
Savannahs are apt to follow owners around the house, play fetch and exhibit other intelligent behaviors.
Never overly demanding, the soft-spoken Scottish Fold welcomes laps slightly more than games of fetch.
Selkirk Rexes are mellow cats that love to be with people. They are affectionate, and like to play.
A Siamese cat. Photography ©studdio22comua | Thinkstock.
Siamese are vocal and demanding but are also curious, affectionate and athletic.
Siberians are very active and tend to be very good thinkers and problem solvers.
Known as “Velcro cats” because of their intense desire to be with their chosen people, Singapura love laps.
A Snowshoe cat.
The Snowshoe has a sparkling and affectionate personality and likes being with people.
The independent but loving Sokoke bonds closely to its people and will “talk” to them for hours.
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