Low maintenance cats breeds (66) | MyCatBreeds

thai cat


The Thai cat is also referred to as the Wichien Maat. It is an old cat breed descended from the cats of Thailand. The Wichienmaat is a cat that wa..

turkish van cat

Turkish Van

Hailing from Turkey, the Turkish Van was brought to the UK in 1955 by 2 British women, Laura Lushington and Sonia Halliday. These cats were used as..

ukrainian levkoy cat

Ukrainian Levkoy

The Ukrainian Levkoy is a distinctive looking cat with its folded ears. This is a new breed of cat, only being developed recently early in the 2000s. ..

ussuri cat


Not much is known about the Ussuri cat but it does seem to be a rare natural cat breed. The cat originates from Russia but is rare even in that countr..

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This is a rare cat breed and therefore not much information on it is available. It does seem that in 2002, a 5th generation Viverral was developed ..

United States
abyssinian cat


Known also as the Bunny Cat or the Abys, the Abyssinian cat hails from Abyssinia which is today known as Ethiopia. It is believed that the cat was ..

african serval cat

African Serval

The African Serval is a wild cat that hails from Africa. You’ll see them on Africa’s savannas where there is tall grass and reeds, preferably near wat..

South Africa
chausie cat


The Afro-Chausie came about from breeding a few individuals from a species of jungle cat which was native to India, Asia and the Middle East. In other..

american keuda cat

American Keuda

It is thought that the cat was brought to America by the Spanish to keep the rat population down. The name KEUDA stands for Kitten Evaluation Under..

United States
american polydactyl cat

American Polydactyl

It is believed that this unusual cat came to the United States on ships – kept by sailors who thought of them as a good luck charm and to keep the mic..

United States
american shorthair cat

American Shorthair

Often sailors of old would keep cats onboard to protect their stores from mice and rats, and so it was when settlers sailed from Europe to North Ameri..

United States
american wirehair cat

American Wirehair

The American Wirehair started as a spontaneous mutation so that somewhere along the line, an unusual litter with this unique wiry type of fur was born..

United States
applehead siamese cat

Applehead Siamese

As the traditional Siamese cats from Siam, now known as Thailand, this ancient breed of cat goes back to 1350AD. It is believed that these Traditional..

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Known also as the Malayan, the Asian cat is likened to the Burmese but just with different coat patterns and colors. This particular cat breed was ..

United Kingdom
australian mist cat

Australian Mist

This beautiful cat, the Australian Mist was developed in Australia and is a cross between the Burmese Cat, the Abyssinian as well as domestic shorthai..

balinese cat


The slender Balinese cat is a cat similar in looks to the Siamese cat but fluffier. In fact, in the 1950s, Siamese breeders in the United States disco..

blue russian cat

Blue Russian

The Blue Russian is a rare cat and not much is known about its origins, but it is believed that the cat comes from northern Russia. The Cat Fancier..

bombay cat


The Bombay cat was developed by breeding black American Shorthair cats and sable Burmese cats to bring about a sleek panther-like cat. Cats of the ..

United States
brazilian shorthair cat

Brazilian Shorthair

This attractive purebred cat is the first cat from Brazil to get international recognition. It is amazing that this cat goes back to the streets of..

bristol cat


The Bristol cat hails from Texas and was developed during the 1980s, using a south American wild cat and domestic cats. The Bristol cat isn’t well-..

United States
british shorthair cat

British Shorthair

A cat breeder, Harrison Wier took a street cat of Britain and with an intensive breeding program, transformed it to the British Shorthair. The Brit..

United Kingdom
burmese cat


A dark brown cat together with Dr Joseph C. Thompson made their way from Burma to the United States in 1930. Cat fanciers believed that it was a dark-..

United States
calico cat


Nobody can say with certainty where Calico cats originate from, but it is thought they they hail from Egypt, and that they later came to port cities i..

chantilly tiffany cat


The beautiful Chantilly/Tiffany cat gets people thinking the cat is a semi-longhaired Burmese, but of course, it's not. The way the Chantilly came ..

United States
cheetoh cat


The Cheetoh is a beautiful cat whose parent breeds are the Ocicat and the Bengal. It was in 2001 that these two breeds were crossed by breeder Caro..

United States
colorpoint shorthair cat

Colorpoint Shorthair

The Colorpoint Shorthair is a Siamese cat that came about when the Siamese cat was used with the red American Shorthair to bring about new colors. ..

United Kingdom
cornish rex cat

Cornish Rex

Cornwall is the birthplace of the unusual Cornish Rex cat – a curly-coated cat. A kitten was born in 1950 and belonged to Nina Ennismore and Winifr..

United Kingdom
devon rex cat

Devon Rex

The Devon Rex is a cat known for its large ears and its curly, soft coat. It hails from England, emerging in the 1950s. The cat is recognized by qu..

United Kingdom
domestic shorthaired cat cat

Domestic Shorthaired Cat

The Domestic short-haired cat has also got mixed ancestry and can have lots of different looks. In the UK they are often referred to as Moggie. It ..

United States
don sphynx cat

Don Sphynx

Of Rusian origin, the Don Sphynx is an interesting looking, hairless breed. The cat came about in 1987 when a hairless cat was seen in Rostov-on-Don, ..

egyptian mau cat

Egyptian Mau

The Egyptians have always been interested in cats, and it is believed that in 1953 a noblewoman left Egypt with a tabby cat, returning to Italy. La..

european burmese cat

European Burmese

The European Burmese was developed in the 1960s when they were imported to England by British breeders. They were then crossed with red-point Siame..

european shorthair cat

European Shorthair

The European Shorthair is a cat breed that hails from Sweden but it also has roots that go back to the Roman Empire. It is referred to as a natural..

exotic shorthair cat

Exotic Shorthair

The Exotic Shorthair cat is such a sweet-faced cat that it is often referred to as the ‘lazy man’s Persian. This is because the face is also flat and ..

United States
german rex cat

German Rex

The cat originates from Germany and was developed in about the 1950s. Dr. Rose Scheuer-Karpin found a frizzy-haired black and white cat and chose to b..

havana brown cat

Havana Brown

The rare Havana Brown cat seems to be a result of a planned breeding between Siamese and domestic black cats. It was in the 1950s that cat fanciers..

United Kingdom
ocicat cat


Virginia Daly was the first breeder of Ocicats, hailing from Michigan. She wanted to breed an Abyssinian-pointed Siamese in 1964 and the first kittens..

United States
ojos azules cat

Ojos Azules

This is a fairly new cat breed that was discovered in New Mexico and its a rare cat. It was in 1984 that the cat was identified. There was a feral ..

jaguarundi curl cat

Jaguarundi Curl

Found mostly in Central and South America, the Jaguarundi Curl has been bred to look like a wild cat. - the Jaguarundi. It was in the 1940s that th..

United States
japanese bobtail cat

Japanese Bobtail

It is believed that these naurally-occuring short-tailed domestic cats in Japan arrived from the Asian continent about 1 000 years ago. It was way ..

javanese cat


The Javanese is also known as the Colourpoint Longhair in some cat registries, but it's a purebred domestic cat that was developed in North America. ..

United States
korat cat


The Korat cat is a breed of domestic cat. He is a natural breed and originates from Phimai in Thailand. It is thought that the cat is named after i..

laperm cats


The LaPerm cat hails from the United States of America but you’ll find him in many other countries around the world. The cat has a dominant gene wh..

United States
machbagral cat


This is an experimental cat breed – a wildcat hybrid. It seems as though this cat was also developed in the United States like many of the other hybri..

United States
oriental shorthair cat

Oriental Shorthair

This domestic cat is also related to the Siamese Cat. Orientals come from a diverse group of cats, but they have their foundation in the Siamese breed..

United Kingdom
oriental bicolour cat

Oriental Bicolour

Oriental Bicolour cats owe their origins to Lindajean Grillo of Ciara Cattery. The cats hail from the United States. It was in 1979 that Grillo paired..

United States
nebelung cat


The Nebelung is a new breed of cat originating in the USA. It is a close relative of the short-haired Russian Blue. The name Nebelung means 'creat..

United States
munchkin cat


Information about the short-legged Munchkin cat has been around since the 1940s. A British veterinary report in 1944 noted these short-legged cats. ..

United States
manx cat


The Manx cat is a domestic cat originating on the Isle of Man, with a short tail. It is one of the oldest cat breeds. The cat is actually known as ..

United Kingdom
owyhee bob cat

Owyhee Bob

This breed of cat is a cross between two fantastic cat breeds – the Manx and the Siamese. It’s a cat breed that is recognized by the Rare and Exotic F..

United States
pantherette cat


There isn’t too much history to the beautiful black Panetherette cat as it is still in development. It is in other words a hybrid cat and the name ‘P..

United States
pixie bob cat


The Pixie-Bob breed is thought to have started from the unplanned litter of a bobcat and a barn cat in 1985. The whole idea of the Pixie-Bob was to ge..

United States
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Red Point Siamese

The Siamese cat remains one of the most famous among the cat breeds. The Red Point is also known as the Flame Point Siamese cat. This breed of Siames..

United Kingdom
russian blue cat

Russian Blue

It is believed that this beautiful cat originates from Russia, and more specifically the Archangel Isles. It is also thought that these cats descen..

safari cat


The Safari Cat, hailing from the USA, is one of the rarest breeds of cats. There are only about 70 of these cats registered at the International Cat A..

United States
savannah cat


Savannah cats have been bred to look like a Serval but it is essentially a domestic cat. The first Savannah cat was born in the United States in April..

United States
scottish fold cat

Scottish Fold

The Scottish Fold is a domestic cat that has an owlish look to it. This is because of the natural dominant-gene mutation that affects cartilage in the..

United Kingdom
serengeti cat


This is a cat breed that was deliberately bred to resemble the Serval cat. It was developed by crossing a Bengal cat and an Oriental Shorthair. The..

United States
siamese cat


The Siamese cat is one of the most recognized cat breeds there are. The cat hails from Thailand and is the foundation stock for a number of other bree..

siamese tabby cat


Lynx point Siamese cats are believed to also be known as Tabby point Siamese in the UK. Breeding of these cats began in about the 1940s and the first ..

United Kingdom
singapura cat


There are conflicting stories surrounding the origination of the Singapura. It does seem however, that natural Singapurans were found in Singapore. ..

skookum cat


Skookums are a new cat breed – an experimental and rare hybrid dwarf cat breed, It was developed in the United States in the 1990s. As a new breed,..

United States
snowshoe cat


The Snowshoe is a short-haired, natural breed of cat. It is a bit similar in looks to the Siamese cat. It was in the late 1960's that Dorothy Hinds..

United States
sokoke cat


Compared to other breeds of cat, the rare Sokoke Forest Cat is a fairly new natural breed. It comes from the Sokoke district of eastern Kenya but was ..

United States
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Stone Cougar

Once again the Stone Cougar, also referred to as the Mountain Cougar or Chausie, is a cat that was developed to resemble a wild cat but that is actual..

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The Sumxu is an odd-looking cat with its droopy ears or drop-ears. The truth is, the cat is considered extinct and the last reported Chinese lop-eared..


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