What breed is that cat?
This guide to the different cat breeds will make it easy for you to identify
the various domesticated cat breeds of the world
Below you will find a list of the different cat breeds with pictures, divided into
different championship breed categories. By clicking on the name of the cat, you
can read about the origin of the breed, the coat varieties, the personality and
temperament as well as any special grooming needs that the different cat breeds
It is always a good idea to go to cat shows to have a closer look at all the cat
breeds before just getting a cat. Also talk to breeders about the cat that you are
interested in and what special needs it might have.
Where the different cat breeds have longhair and shorthair varieties, it is indicated
with LH and SH after the cat breed name.
Currently 55 championship cat breeds are recognized for championship competitions.
These breeds are classified by TICA (The International Cat Association), which is
the world’s largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats.
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