Domestic Cat Breeds

Domestic Cat Breeds

Different breeds of cats have long inhabited many parts of the world. Throughout history migrations of the human population have been accompanied by migrations of the cat population. Since the mid-19th century, there has been a great revival of interest in cats and cat breeding on both sides of the Atlantic and many new breeds have come out of North America and Europe. Here the breeds are listed according to country of origin.

North America:

  • Peke Face Persian
  • Tortoiseshell-and-White Longhair
  • Colourpoint Longhair
  • Lilac Longhair
  • Chocolate Longhair
  • Balinese
  • Maine Coon
  • Somali
  • Cymric
  • Javanese
  • Tiffany
  • Ragdoll
  • American Shorthair
  • American Wirehair
  • Exotic Shorthair
  • Colorpoint Shorthair
  • Foreign Shorthair
  • Bombay
  • Tonkinese
  • Snowshoe
  • Sphynx
  • Malayan
  • Ocicat

United Kingdom:

  • Smoke Longhair
  • Chinchilla Longhair
  • Somali
  • British Shorthair
  • British Spotted Shorthair
  • British Bicolour Shorthair
  • Max
  • Havana Rex
  • Scottish Fold

Europe and U.S.S.R:

  • White Longhair
  • Black Longhair
  • Cameo Longhair
  • Bicolour Longhair
  • Tortoiseshell Longhair
  • Norwegian Forest Cat
  • Russian Blue
  • European Shorthair

Middle East and Africa:

  • Angora
  • Turkish Van
  • Abyssinian
  • Egyptian Mau

Asia:

  • Birman
  • Siamese
  • Korat
  • Burmese
  • Japanese Bobtail
  • Singapura

See more: White Persian Cat