Affectionate cat breeds (107) | MyCatBreeds

tabby cat


The Tabby isn’t a cat breed but rather a certain cat pattern. So the Tabby has lots of different coat colors and patterns and the cat comes in differe..

United Kingdom
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..

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..

United States
tonkinese cat


It was about in 1960 that a breeding program was established for these cats. The Tonkinese is a cat that hails from Canada and it was a certain Jane B..

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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..

United States
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,..

United States
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..

United States
traditional siamese cat

Traditional Siamese

There are now three types of Siamese cats. The Traditional Siamese is said to be the original cat imported from Thailand. The Classic was the type ..

turkish angora cat

Turkish Angora

The Turkish Angora is a very old breed that naturally developed. It is thought that the breed developed in Turkey in the Ankara region formerly known ..

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..

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..

United States
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
van kedisi cat

Van Kedisi

The Van Kedisi cat or Cat of Van as it is also known is a domestic cat that hails from the Lake Van region of Turkey. There are historians who agre..

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..

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 ..

aegean cat


Thought to be the only native Greek variety of cat, the attractive Aegean cats hails from Greece – more specifically the Cycladic Islands of Greece. ..

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 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..

United States
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 ..

United States
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 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..

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..

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..

United States
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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
asian semi longhair cat

Asian Semi-Longhair

Similar to the Asian Shorthair, the Asian Semi-Longhair with its semi-long fur was developed in the UK in the 1980s and isn’t recognized by any U.S. r..

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..

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..

United States
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..

United States
birman cat


There isn’t clarity as to this exquisite cat’s origins. Many people believe they originated as the companions of temple priests in northern Burma. ..

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 longhair cat

British Longhair

The British Longhair cat hails from Great Britain. The cat is a longer-haired variety of the British Shorthair. These British Shorthairs were inter..

United Kingdom
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..

british semi longhair cat

British Semi-Longhair

The British semi-Longhair cat is exactly like the British Shorthair except when it comes to the coat length - the hair is longer. During the 20th c..

United Kingdom
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..

United States
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
chartreux cat


Hailing from France, the Chartreux cat is a rare cat breed but is still recognized by a number of cat registries around the world. It’s not a new b..

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
cymric cat


The Cymric is a naturally tailless cat although having said that, not every Cymric is completely tailless. It’s actually a long-haired Manx cat thi..

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
dilute calico cat

Dilute Calico

The Calico isn’t a breed of cat but is describing a color and pattern of the cat. Many breeds of cats can be calico, and ‘Dilute Calico’ simply means ..

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. ..

United States
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..

United States
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
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..

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..

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..

United States
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
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..

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
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 ..

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
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..

United States
oriental longhair cat

Oriental Longhair

Your Oriental Longhair cat has his foundations in the Siamese breed. The Siamese came from Thailand to the UK in the 1800s. Sometimes a litter of S..

United Kingdom
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
norwegian forest cat cat

Norwegian Forest Cat

The beautiful Norwegian Forest cat has a thick fur to survive the snow and icy weather in Norway. It is the official cat of Norway. It originated i..

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
persian cat


Cat lovers the world over know the Persian cat very well. It's a beautiful long-haired cat breed with its familiar round face and blunt muzzle. It ..

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
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..

United States
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..

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
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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..

United States
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
siberian cat


The beautiful Siberian cat originated from Russia, a very cold area which explains his thick coat. This is a natural variety of domestic cat. It is..


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