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British shorthair
is the pedigreed version of the traditional British domestic cat, with a distinctively chunky body, dense coat and broad face.
Siamese
is one of the first distinctly recognized breeds of Oriental cat. One of several breeds native to Thailand, this cat became one of the most popular breeds in Europe and North America in the 20th century
persian
is a long-haired breed of cat characterized by its round face and short muzzle. In Britain, it is sometimes called the Longhair or Persian Longhair. It is also known as the Shiraz or Shirazi, particularly in the Middle East, is considered rich
Abyssinian
is a breed of domestic shorthaired cat with a distinctive "ticked" tabby coat, in which individual hairs are banded with different colors, have muscles do back flips
Maine Coon
is among the largest domesticated breeds of cats. It has a distinctive physical appearance and valuable hunting skills.
Bengal
not friendly to have as pets, is a domestic cat breed developed to evoke the feline denizens of the jungle such as leopards, ocelots, margays and clouded leopards.
Sphynx
is a breed of cat developed through selective breeding starting in the 1960s, known for its lack of a coat, though it is not truly hairless. The skin should have the texture of chamois, as it has fine hairs, has no hair
American shorthair
is a breed of domestic cat believed to be descended from European cats brought to North America by early settlers to protect valuable cargo from mice and rats SARA IS IT
Exoctic shorthair
is a breed of cat developed to be a shorthaired version of the Persian. The Exotic Shorthair is similar to the Persian in many ways, including temperament and conformation, with the exception of the short dense coat
rag doll
is a cat breed with blue eyes and a distinct colorpoint coat. It is a large and muscular semi-longhair cat with a soft and silky coat, is known for laying in owners arms
Burmese cat
is a breed of domestic cat, originating in Southeast Asia and developed in the United States and Britain.
scottish fold
is a breed of domestic cat with a natural dominant-gene mutation that affects cartilage throughout the body, causing the ears to "fold", bending forward and down towards the front
Birman
also called the "Sacred Cat of Burma", is a domestic cat breed. The Birman is a long-haired, colorpointed cat distinguished by a silky coat, deep blue eyes and contrasting white "gloves" or "socks" on each paw.
Norwegian Forest cat
is a breed of domestic cat originating in Northern Europe. This natural breed is adapted to a very cold climate, with top coat of glossy, long, water-shedding hairs, and a woolly undercoat for insulation.
Russian Blue
is a cat breed that tends to come in colors varying from a light shale grey to a darker, opaque black. this cats fur can almost look blue
Siberian cat
is a landrace variety of domestic cat, present in Russia, Siberi, for centuries, and more recently developed as a formal breed, with standards promulgated since the late 1980s
Himalayan cat
is a breed or sub-breed of long-haired cat identical in type to the Persian, with the exception of its blue eyes and its point colouration, which were derived from crossing the Persian with the Siamese. THIS CAT IS FOUND IN THE MOUTAINS
American Bobtail
is an uncommon breed of domestic cat which was developed in the late 1960s. It is most notable for its stubby "bobbed" tail about one-third to one-half the length of a normal cat's tail.
devon rex
is a breed of intelligent, short-haired cat that emerged in England during the 1960s. They are known for their slender bodies, wavy coat, and large ears. This breed of cat is capable of learning difficult tricks.
Balinese cat
is a long-haired breed of domestic cat with Siamese-style point coloration and sapphire-blue eyes
Cornish Rex
is a breed of domestic cat. This cat has no hair except for down. Most breeds of cat have three different types of hair in their coats: the outer fur or "guard hairs",
Manx cat
from an island between ireland and england, is a breed of domestic cat originating on the Isle of Man, with a naturally occurring mutation that shortens the tail.
Turkish Angora
is a breed of domestic cat. these cats are one of the ancient, natural breeds of cat, having originated in central Turkey, in the Ankara region.
Savannah cat
is a hybrid cat breed. It is a cross between a serval and a domestic cat, has a distinct tiger coat.
Japanese Bobtail
is a breed of domestic cat with an unusual "bobbed" tail more closely resembling the tail of a rabbit than that of other cats. The variety is native to Japan and Southeast Asia, though it is now found throughout the world, usually has unique color around the eye.
Munchkin cat
is a relatively new breed of cat characterized by its very short legs, which are caused by a naturally occurring genetic mutation
ocicat
is an all-domestic breed of cat which resembles a wild cat but has no wild DNA in its gene pool. The breed is unusual in that it is spotted like a wild cat but has the temperament of a domestic animal.
Turkish Van
is a semi-long-haired breed of domestic cat, which was developed in the United Kingdom from a selection of cats obtained from various cities of modern Turkey, especially Southeast Turkey, is the only cat that can swim
Egyptian Mau
are a small- to medium-sized short-haired cat breed. Along with the Bahraini Dilmun cat, they are one of the few naturally spotted breeds of domesticated cat. The spots of the cat occur on only the tips of the hairs of their coat.
chartreux
is a rare breed of domestic cat from France and is recognised by a number of registries around the world, has a distinct grey to blue coat
American Curl
is a breed of cat characterized by its unusual ears, which curl back from the face toward the center of the back of the skull
Singapura cat
is one of the Smallest breeds of cats, noted for its large eyes and ears, brown ticked coat and blunt tail.
Bombay cat
are a type of short-haired cats developed by breeding sable Burmese and black American Shorthair cats to produce a cat of mostly Burmese type, but with a sleek, tight black coat
Somali cat
this cat appeared in the litters of Abyssinians as long-haired kittens. In the 1940s a British breeder named Janet Robertson exported some Abyssinian kittens to Australia, New Zealand and North America.
Oriental Shorthair
is a breed of domestic cat that is closely related to the Siamese. It maintains the modern Siamese head and body type but appears in a wide range of coat colors and patterns, this cat is from east asia
Selkirk Rex
is a breed of cat with highly curled hair, is also a long haired cat, comes in many different colors and patters
Ragamuffin cat
is a breed of domestic cat. It is a variant of the Ragdoll cat and was established as a separate breed in 1994. these cats are notable for their friendly personalities and thick, rabbit like fur
Korat
is a slate blue-gray short-haired breed of domestic cat with a small to medium build and a low percentage of body fat. Its body is semi-cobby, unusually heavy for its size.
Colorpoint Shorthair
are the first cousins of the Siamese and the Cat Fanciers' Association is the only registry that recognizes them as a standalone breed. In all other registries, they are part of the Siamese and Oriental breeds.
American Wirehair
is a breed of domestic cat originating in upstate New York. As of 2003, though the breed is well-known, it is ranked as the most rare of the 41 Cat Fanciers' Association breeds, with only 22 registered, down from 39 in 2002, this cats hair looks as if it was wired
Tonkinese cat
are a domestic cat breed produced by crossbreeding between the Siamese and Burmese. They share many of their parents' distinctively lively, playful personality traits and are similarly, ITS FUR LOOKS LIKE A TOKEN
Snowshoe cat
is a rare breed of cat originating in the United States of America in the 1960s. these cats were first produced in Philadelphia when a Siamese breeder's cat gave birth to three kittens with white feet.
Javanese cat
is a breed of domestic cat recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association as a show cat. It is an oriental-type longhair, yet looks like it has shorthair and has a distinct shape head
Cymric cat
is a breed of domestic cat. Some cat registries consider this cat simply a semi-long-haired variety of the Manx breed, rather than a separate breed, because of its lack of tail
LaPerm
is a recognized breed of cat. this cats fur is curly, with the tightest curls being on the belly, throat and base of the ears. they come in many colors and patterns. they generally have a very affectionate personality
Pixie-bob
is a breed of domestic cat claimed by breed founder Carol Ann Brewer of Washington State to be the progeny of naturally occurring bobcat hybrids, has a distinct tiger gray coat and has a tail in the shape of a bun
Toyger
is a breed of domestic cat, the result of breeding domestic shorthaired tabbies to make them resemble a "toy tiger", as its striped coat is reminiscent of the tiger's.
Chausie
is a domestic breed of cat that was developed by breeding a few individuals from the nondomestic species jungle cat to a far greater number of domestic cats
Peterbald
is from Russia, this cat is shorthaired and sometimes is has no hair
Burmilla
is a breed of domestic cat which originated in the United Kingdom in 1981. It is a cross between the Chinchilla Persian and Burmese breeds, has white to gray fur
Nebelung
is a rare breed of the domestic cat. this cat has long bodies, wide-set green eyes, long and dense fur, and mild dispositions.
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