United States cat breeds (54) | MyCatBreeds

tiger cat cat

Tiger Cat

The Tiger cat isn’t actually one breed as such, as it certainly isn’t a combination cat from a mating between a Tiger and a domestic cat as that is ju..

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The Torby is a rare cat and the name ‘Torbie’ is shortened for Tortoiseshell-tabby. They are known for their tri-colored coats. In fact, when a cat ha..

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tortoiseshell cat


The Tortoiseshell isn’t a cat breed but rather a coat coloring of cats. It just happens that most tortoiseshell cats are females. Known as Torties,..

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toyger cat


The Toyger is a domestic cat developed from breeding Shorthaired Tabbies to look like a small Tiger. It has the striped coat of the Tiger. The pers..

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tuxedo cat


The Tuxedo cat is essentially a black and white cat and the name comes from him looking like he is dressed in a formal tuxedo. Tuxedos aren’t a new..

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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 ..

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york chocolate cat cat

York Chocolate Cat

The York Chocolate cat is often referred to simply as the York. The cat was developed in New York in 1983 by breeder Janet Chiefari. The American bree..

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american bobtail cat

American Bobtail

Bobtailed cats have a naturally shortened tail due to natural genetic mutation. The cat’s original appearance genetics were modified so as to bring ab..

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american curl cat

American Curl

The American Curl is well known for its unusual shaped ears and for being one of the youngest cat breeds. It developed in California. The first of ..

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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..

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american longhair cat

American Longhair

The handsome American Longhair cat is thought to be the result of attempts by breeders to have a cat that portrayed some Persian varieties. America..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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ashera cat


Hailing from the USA, and looking similar to the Savannah Cat, the Ashera is a hybrid breed of cat - an exotic domestic cat known as a designer cat t..

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bengal cat


What an exquisite coat the Bengal cat has. It looks like the coat of a wild cat and can have spots, marbling, and rosettes, but it is domesticated, de..

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bicolor cat


The first thing to know is that a Bicolor cat isn’t in fact a breed. Bicolor is just a term that describes a certain look that a cat has with its coat..

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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 ..

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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-..

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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-..

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california spangled cat cat

California Spangled Cat

People seem to want a cat that resembles some of the wild cats we have, and the California Spangled is a domestic cat that has been bred to resemble s..

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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 ..

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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..

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domestic longhaired cat cat

Domestic Longhaired Cat

The Domestic Longhaired cat came about because of various attempts by breeders to bring in certain Persian cat varieties in the American Shorthairs. ..

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domestic mediumhair cat

Domestic Mediumhair

It is unclear as to whether the Domestic Mediumhair comes from Egypt, Europe or the USA. It is a mixed breed cat that no one can be sure how it's g..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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farm cat cat

Farm Cat

Known also as the Barn Cat, this domestic cat is of a mixed breed. The very name ‘farm cat’ is referring to a general kind of cat that lives in an alm..

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ginger tabby cat

Ginger Tabby

All ginger cats are tabbies – they have spots and stripes on their coat. The tabby pattern is a common wild type, and it is believed that medieval cat..

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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..

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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..

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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. ..

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jungle bob cat


This hybrid cat is a cross between a Chausie and a Pixie Bob. What is notable about this cat is that it can have a Bobcat like tail or it can have ..

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jungle curl cat


Originating from the United States, the Jungle Curl cat is a cross between the Jungle cat and the American Curl. Several other spotted cat breeds h..

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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..

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lykoi cat


These cats were first discovered in 2010 in Virginia. It was Patti Thomas who named the breed Lykoi. It was in 2012 that the cat breed went before ..

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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..

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maine coon cat

Maine Coon

The Maine Coon cat hails from Maine, USA. It’s a natural cat breed with actually little being known of its exact origins. In fact, the first refere..

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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..

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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..

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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. ..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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ragamuffin cat


The beautiful Ragamuffin cat is a domestic feline that was established as a separate breed in 1994. It is a variant of the Ragdoll cat. It was duri..

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ragdoll cat


It was in the 1960s that a regular domestic longhaired cat with white fur produced several litters of cats. There was one litter where the kittens wit..

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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..

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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..

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Selkirk Rex

The Selkirk Rex originated in the USA in 1987. A host of cats have been used to develop this cat breed – Persians, British Shorthairs, Himalayans, Ame..

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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..

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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,..

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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..

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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 ..

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somali cat


The Somali is a medium- to longhaired Abyssinian. It was in Britain that the original introduction of the longhaired gene took place. The first Som..

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