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List of cat breeds

The following list of cat breeds includes domestic cat breeds and domestic/wild hybrids. The list includes established breeds recognized by various cat registries, new and experimental breeds, distinct domestic populations not being actively developed and lapsed breeds.

Inconsistency in breed classification among registries means that an individual animal may be considered different breeds by different registries. For example, The International Cat Association's Himalayan is considered a colorpoint version of the Persian by the Cat Fanciers' Association while the CFA's Javanese is considered a color variation of the Balinese by TICA.

The domestic shorthair and domestic longhair are not breeds but terms used in cat fancy to describe cats that do not belong to a particular breed.


  • Breeds 1
  • See also 2
  • Notes and references 3
  • External links 4


Breed Country Origin Body type Coat Pattern Image
Abyssinian Egypt Natural Oriental Short Ticked
Aegean Greece Natural/Standard Semi-long Bi- or tri-colored
American Curl United States Mutation Short/Long All
American Bobtail United States Mutation Short/Long All
American Shorthair United States Natural Short All but colorpoint
American Wirehair United States Mutation Rex All but colorpoint
Arabian Mau Arabian Peninsula Natural Short
Australian Mist Australia Crossbreed Moderate Short Spotted and Classic tabby
Asian developed in
Great Britain
(founding stock
from Asia)
Short Evenly solid
Asian Semi-longhair Great Britain Crossbreed Semi-long Solid
Balinese United States Crossbreed Oriental Long Colorpoint
Bambino United States Crossbreed Hairless/Furry down
Bengal United States Hybrid Short Spotted/Marbled
Birman Burma Natural Semi Long Colourpoint
Bombay United States Crossbred Moderate Short Solid
Brazilian Shorthair Brazil Natural Short All
British Semi-longhair United Kingdom Cobby Medium All
British Shorthair United Kingdom Natural Cobby Short All
British Longhair United Kingdom Cobby Long
Burmese Burma and Thailand Natural Short Solid
Burmilla United Kingdom Crossbreed Short/Long
California Spangled United States Crossbreed Short Spotted
Chantilly-Tiffany United States
Chartreux France Natural Cobby Short Solid
Chausie France Hybrid Short Ticked
Cheetoh United States Hybrid Crossbreed Short Spotted
Colorpoint Shorthair Short
Cornish Rex United Kingdom Mutation Rex All
or Manx Longhair
Isle of Man Natural/Mutation Long
Cyprus Cyprus Natural Lean and muscular All All
Devon Rex England Mutation Oriental Rex All
or Don Sphynx
Russia Hairless
Dragon Li China Natural Short Striped tabby
Dwarf cat,
or Dwelf
Crossbreed Hairless
Egyptian Mau Egypt Natural Short Spotted
European Shorthair Sweden Natural Short
Exotic ShortHair United States Crossbreed Cobby Short All
Foldex Canada Crossbreed Cobby Short All
German Rex East Germany Mutation Rex
Havana Brown United Kingdom Short Solid
Highlander America Crossbreed Moderate Short All
or Colorpoint Persian
United Kingdom Crossbreed Cobby Long Colorpoint
Japanese Bobtail Japan Natural Moderate Short/Long All but colorpoint and ticked
Javanese North America Crossbreed Oriental Long/Short Colorpoint
Kurilian Bobtail Western Russia Natural
Khao Manee Thailand Natural Short Solid
Korat Thailand Natural Short Solid
Korean Bobtail South Korea Natural Short/Long Colorprint
Korn Ja Thailand Natural Short Solid
Kurilian Bobtail,
or Kuril Islands Bobtail
Eastern Russia,
Natural Semi-Cobby Short/Long
LaPerm United States Mutation Moderate Rex All
Lykoi United States Natural/Mutation Partly Hairless Ticked
Maine Coon United States natural Long All but colorpoint and ticked
Manx Isle of Man Natural/Mutation Short/Long All but colorpoint
Mekong Bobtail Russia Natural/Mutation Short Colorpoint
Minskin United States Crossbreed Semi-Cobby Short/Hairless All
Munchkin United States Mutation
Nebelung United States Semi-long Solid
Napoleon Long/short Varied
Norwegian Forest Cat Norway Natural Long All but colorpoint
Ocicat United States Crossbreed Short Spotted
Ojos Azules United States
Oregon Rex United States Mutation Rex
Oriental Bicolor Oriental Bicolor
Oriental Shorthair Oriental Short All but colorpoint
Oriental Longhair Oriental Semi-long
Perfold Europe Crossbreed Cobby Long All
Persian (Modern Persian Cat) United States CrossBreed Cobby Long All
Peterbald Russia Crossbreed Stocky Hairless All
Pixie-bob United States Natural Short Spotted
Raas Indonesia Natural Short
Ragamuffin United States Crossbreed Cobby Long All
Ragdoll United States Crossbreed Cobby Long Colorpoint/Mitted/Bicolor
Russian Blue Russia Natural Short Solid
Russian White, Black and Tabby Australia Crossbreed Short
Sam Sawet Thailand Natural Short Solid
Savannah United States Hybrid Short Spotted
Scottish Fold Scotland Natural/Mutation Cobby Short/Long All Lilac-coated Scottish Fold
Selkirk Rex United States Mutation/Cross Rex (Short/Long) All
Serengeti United States Hybrid Crossbreed Short Spotted
Serrade petit France Natural Short mini-cat Serrade petit.jpg
Siamese Thailand Natural Oriental Short Colorpoint
Siberian Russia Natural Semi-Cobby Semi-long All
Singapura Singapore Natural Short Ticked
Snowshoe United States Crossbreed Short Colorpoint
Sokoke Kenya Natural Short Classic tabby with ticking
Somali Somalia Mutation Long Ticked
Sphynx Canada Mutation Stocky Hairless All
Thai Thailand Natural Short Colorpoint
Tonkinese Canada Crossbreed Short Colorpoint/Mink/Solid
Toyger United States Crossbreed Moderate Short Mackerel
Traditional Persian,
or Doll Face Persian
Greater Iran Natural Cobby Long All
Turkish Angora Turkey Natural Semi-long All but colorpoint
Turkish Van developed in
Great Britain
(founding stock
from Turkey)
Natural Semi-long Van
Ukrainian Levkoy Ukraine Hairless
York Chocolate United States long
Breed Country Origin Body type Coat Pattern Image

See also

Notes and references

  • Fédération Internationale Féline Breed Standards
  • Cat Fanciers' Association Breed Standards
  • The International Cat Association Breed Standards

External links

  • Detailed list of cat breeds
  • The Validity of "Breeds"
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