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18 Cat Breeds With Huge Eyes (With Pictures)

Written by: Christian Adams

Last Updated on May 10, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

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18 Cat Breeds With Huge Eyes (With Pictures)

All cat parents know that all cats are beautiful, but certain cat breeds are better known for their huge captivating eyes than others. If you’re on the lookout for your next cat breed, maybe you’d like to look at possible options with mesmerizing, large eyes.

In that case, you’re in the right place! Our list of these cat breeds with huge eyes includes some popular breeds like the Persian and British Shorthair, along with less-than-familiar options, like the California Spangled cat and the Elf cat. Let’s dive in!

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The 18 Cat Breeds With Big Eyes

1. Burmese Cat

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The elegant Burmese cat combines a svelte outline with large, round eyes that express exactly what this kitty is thinking about. Their beautiful coat colors of blue, champagne, platinum, and sable contrast against their green or golden eyes for a truly stunning effect.

2. Tonkinese Cat

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As well as having mesmerizing large eyes, these cats have stunning colors not seen in other cat breeds. Violet, sky blue, gold, and aqua are just a few of the shades of eye color found in the Tonkinese breed.

3. Scottish Fold Cat

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One of the most noticeable features of this breed is their folded-over ears, which give them their name! But their eyes are also round and large. They stand out even more due to their small nose. Scottish Fold cats can have eyes in almost any shade.

4. Persian Cat

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The Persian’s small, slightly flat face and fluffy coat just seem to make their large, round eyes stand out even more! Persian cats often have bright blue eyes, although they can often be seen in a copper shade. Occasionally, Persians have two different colored eyes, known as heterochromia.

5. Sphynx Cat

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While the Sphynx might be more famous for their hairless bodies, their eyes are certainly an incredible feature in their own right. Their eyes are wide set, with an oval shape rather than round. Common eye colors are green, blue, and yellow.

6. Singapura Cat

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The Singapura might be the littlest breed of cat, but their eyes are certainly not small! In fact, their breed standard considers small eyes a fault. Singapuras have expressive faces and playful natures and love human company. Their eyes can be hazel, yellow, or green.

7. Devon Rex Cat

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The first of two Rex breeds in our list, the Devon Rex has a streamlined body and large ears that only serve to enhance their huge eyes. Devon Rex cats can have eyes in any color, and occasionally, you’ll see them with incredible eyes in shades of aqua and blue.

8. Cornish Rex Cat

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Another Rex breed, the short and slightly curly coat of the Cornish Rex just makes their beautiful large eyes pop even more. Their eyes can come in many different colors, including green, hazel, brown, and blue. The most common eye color is a stunning gold.

9. Russian Blue Cat

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The Russian Blue combines piercing green eyes with a smoky blue coat that makes this an incredibly striking breed. Kittens are born with yellow eyes that will change to green as they mature.

10. British Shorthair Cat

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The chunky British Shorthair is full of round curves, including their eyes! This breed is found in a wide range of both coat and eye colors, so if you’re looking for variety, this is the cat for you. Their short and thick coat also makes them the perfect cuddle companion.

11. Abyssinian Cat

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The Abyssinian cat is svelte and long-limbed, with large almond-shaped eyes that have a distinctive darker line surrounding them. No matter what color coat an Abyssinian has, their large eyes always stand out.

12. Chartreux Cat

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The deep steel-blue coat of the French Chartreux breed creates a fantastic contrast with their mesmerizing eyes. Their eyes come in all different shades of yellow to orange, but the most prized is a deep, piercing orange.

13. Ocicat Cat

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Ocicats have a wide range of possible eye colors, but in any case, their almond-shaped eyes are always impossible to ignore. The one eye color that you won’t see is blue. These athletic cats can also have plenty of different coat colors, but they’ll always have a few leopard spots in there.

14. Japanese Bobtail Cat

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The Japanese Bobtail is always unmistakable due to their short bobbed tail, but their eyes are also large and round and come in an attractive range of colors. These clever and playful cats are great fun to live with, and there will never be a dull moment with a Bobtail about.

15. Ragamuffin Cat

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The Ragamuffin is a long-haired breed with huge, expressive eyes that can be found in all shades. They have a sweet and affectionate nature but be warned that they may use those adorable eyes to persuade you into giving them one more helping of dinner.

16. Elf Cat

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The Elf cat is certainly eye-catching, thanks to their hairless bodies, curled ears, and huge eyes! This hybrid breed is a cross between the American Curl and the Sphynx and is very rare. They are a friendly and affectionate breed, always up for a cuddle.

17. LaPerm Cat

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The eyes of a LaPerm aren’t the only things that make this breed stand out. Their medium-length curl coat is also both stunning and incredibly unusual. These sweet cats can have a wide range of eye colors, but they’re all equally adorable.

18. California Spangled Cat

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You may not have heard much about this relatively modern breed, but once you meet one, you’ll never forget their eyes. They were bred so their long coats resemble that of a wild cat, but their temperament is sweet and affectionate.


There you have it! We just went over 18 cat breeds with huge eyes, so we’re sure you’ll find one you’re completely mesmerized by in no time. With any luck, you’ll find a reputable breeder or one for adoption so that you can bring one home.

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