Cat Breeds

There are many different kinds of cat breeds – how do you know which breed is right for you? Don’t worry; we’ve done all of the research for you. What kind of personality does that cat have? Does it like other animals? How much attention does it need? Is there a lot of shedding? No matter what your lifestyle is, PetGuide.com has the purrfect cat breed that will fit right in your household.

With our breed research tool, finding a cat with a personality to match yours is a simple process. Just add your personal preferences like size, hair length, and lifestyle compatibility, and you will get a list of potential breed candidates to choose from. Easy-peasy! When you find a kitty that you like, just click and read up on all of the main facts and characteristic of the breed. Petguide.com provides you all the information in one place, including the breed’s history, description of their physique, personality traits, and grooming requirements. All you have to do is pick out one of the many cat breeds, and go to a nearest shelter or a responsible breeder, and get the cat of your dreams!

When you are choosing a furry companion, it is important to be aware that you’re making a big commitment. You need to be a cat parent for your new four-legged baby through thick and thin, and as long as they live. It is only logical that a decision like that shouldn’t be made lightly! That’s why Petguide.com created Cat Breeds research tool, allowing you to get all the resources you need for a kitty match made in heaven. And, when you finally pick out a furball you want to take home with you, head on over to our Cat blog, where you will find tips, advice, and guides on everything feline-related.

Nebelung

The lively and affectionate Nebelung is both intelligent and good natured. Although playful, these are mild mannered cats with a gentle disposition.

Foldex

The Foldex is known for being cheerful, curious, intelligent, and active. It is also an affectionate breed, willing to approach strangers with confidence.

Skookum Cat

Thanks to its short stature, endearing personality, and curly fur, the Skookum cat is playfully referred to as the Shirley Temple of the feline world.

Burmilla

Burmilla cats are intelligent, figuring things out, such as how to get a door open, and learning tricks. And they also enjoy playing with toys and people.

Aegean Cat

Tracing its originals to Greece, the Aegean cat is a natural feline breed that developed without human intervention, making it a healthy and hardy breed.

Sokoke

The Sokoke is one of several cat breeds that are said to have dog-like personalities. Generally this means they will fetch, or can be leash trained.

Peterbald

The Peterbald is a new hairless cat breed that originated in Russia in the 1990s. These cats are renowned for their dog-like loyalty toward their humans.

Cheetoh

The Cheetoh is a product of the Ocicat and the Bengal cats. This fun-loving kitty enjoys playing, running, and jumping through every room in your house.

Japanese Bobtail

The Japanese Bobtail is a sociable, active breed known for its excellent health. They like to be with their humans regardless of the activity at hand.

European Shorthair

Today, the sleek and stocky European Shorthair may be the most common feline in Europe, and it may also be the oldest feline breed in continental Europe.

Korat

An affectionate and cuddly cat, the Korat bonds strongly with its humans, but will single out a favorite. They are playful, but gentle with children.

Foreign White

The Foreign White likes getting attention, lounging in your lap, and is curious and playful. These cats can also be quite demanding and talkative.

Cornish Rex

The Cornish Rex is very much a people cat. They may look elegant, even aloof and dignified, but in reality they are active and affectionate.

British Shorthair

The British Shorthair is an adaptable and calm breed. They learn quickly, get along well with all members of the household and don't like to be carried.

LaPerm

Elegant and athletic, the active LaPerm is also an excellent lap cat with an affectionate, gregarious, and inquisitive nature. They make superb family pets.

Donskoy

The Donskoy is a truly unique feline breed. It's a hairless cat breed; some kittens are born bald, while others are born with fur and become bald over time.

Siberian

A Siberian cat is a charming and personable presence in the household. They like to be near their people, and do quite well with other animals and kids.

Munchkin

A Munchkin is a fun-loving cat that scurries about on its short legs chasing toys and happily running around the house. Confident and intelligent cats.

Sphynx

Friendly, inquisitive, open, and intelligent, the hairless Sphynx cat is a definite lap cat if for no other reason than it craves your body warmth!

Snowshoe

The Snowshoe has a reputation for being a mellow cat with a sweet, affectionate personality. They like being with people and other pets, and with children.

Chinchilla Cat

The Chinchilla cat could also be referred to as the Chinchilla Persian because this breed is actually a type of Persian cat.

Burmese

The Burmese is a highly affectionate and charming cat that seems to convey an endearing quality of innocence. They bond deeply with their humans.

Domestic Longhair

A mix of several breeds and considered one of the most popular cats in the United States, the Domestic Longhair is also one of the most common house cats.

Bambino

The Bambino is one of several dwarf feline breeds that are also known as miniature cats. They are known for being mischievous, outgoing, and rambunctious.

Dwelf

The Dwelf is an interesting looking and hairless cat breed that's named for its elf-like features and dwarf-like stature.

Balinese

Elegant, graceful, and intelligent, the long lines of the Balinese create a svelte, muscular cat that is both supple and strong. Playful and affectionate.

Minuet Cat

The Minuet Cat is a cross between a Persian and a Munchkin cat. These cats are really affectionate and social, as they love to be around people.

Thai Cat

The Thai Cat is intelligent, clever, and talkative, often telling their owners how they feel. This cat breed can be quite demanding for your attention.

Devonshire Rex

The Devonshire Rex is one of the most fun-loving of all cats. Loyal and devoted to its humans, you are owned by the Devon, not the other way around.

Don Hairless

A friendly, intelligent, and loving cat, the Don Hairless exhibits an active curiosity about its surroundings. These cats entertain themselves well.

American Wirehair

The first American Wirehair was born as a result of a genetic mutation that occurred completely on its own, without anyone trying to create the breed.

Norwegian Forest Cat

Although well adapted for life outside, the Norwegian Forest Cat would much rather spend his time indoors. This cat likes to be at home with his people.

Singapura

The Singapura is such a charming extrovert, playful in a nondestructive way, and delightfully curious, it's hard to lose patience with him.

Lykoi

The Lykoi cat breed is also known Werewolf cat - this is due to its werewolf-like appearance. It is the only cat that has a roan coat pattern.

Exotic Shorthair

The quiet and docile Exotic Shorthair adapts easily to any environment, getting along well with dogs and children. They are inquisitive and outgoing.

Colorpoint Shorthair

The Colorpoint Shorthair is one of the most talkative of all cat breeds. These cats are still much like the Siamese breed in both looks and personality.

Domestic Medium Hair

Domestic Medium Hair cats are referred to as mutts because they are mixed breed felines that can have the looks and characteristics of different breeds.

Birman

Known as the "Sacred Cat of Burma," the Birman is an ancient breed whose true origins are unknown. The Birman is a friendly, outgoing, self-assured cat.

Tiffanie

The Tiffanie is an active breed with a curious frame of mind, but gentle and affectionate. They don't get along with other cats and are given to jealousy.

American Shorthair

The American Shorthair is an easy-going cat that openly displays affection and does well with children and dogs. They do, however, like their quiet time.

Domestic Shorthair

One of the most popular cat breeds in the world is the Domestic Shorthair, which is also referred to as DSH. But this is not a single recognized breed.

Chartreux

An amiable and loyal breed, the Chartreux is known to follow its human from room to room chirping quietly and actively interested in whatever is going on.

Karelian Bobtail

The Karelian Bobtail is a rare, beautiful, and unique feline breed. These cats are extremely friendly and they enjoy the company of people and other pets.

Highlander

The Highlander resembles a wildcat, making it a truly unique looking breed. Even though they may look wild, they are actually wonderful, gentle pets.

Manx

The playful and intelligent Manx is a devoted family member. These cats are highly interactive and reputed to have a distinct sense of humor.

Anatolian Cat

The Anatolian cat is very loving and affectionate towards their human companions. Despite their large size, they are gentle, especially around children.

Chausie

The Chausie is a hybrid feline breed, which means they are also part wild cat. The name is derived from the Latin name for the Jungle Cat, felis chaus.

Australian Mist

The Australian Mist is a breed with a really great personality that any cat owner will love. On top of that, it's also the national cat of Australia!

Turkish Angora

The Turkish Angora has an outstanding reputation for being not only intelligent but highly adaptable. Playful and loving, these cats do well with children.

York Chocolate

York Chocolate cats are even-tempered, friendly, intelligent, curious, and energetic. They get along great with other pets and with children of all ages.

Genetta

The Genetta is a dwarf breed that has been bred to feature short legs and marbled or spotted fur. It's a new feline breed that is still being developed.

German Rex

German Rex cats are lively and friendly, and they'll get along really well with just about anyone, from young children to the elderly.

Bengal

The highly intelligent Bengal forms close and strong bonds with their humans, seeking attention and placing themselves in the middle of all activities.

Kanaani

The Kanaani cat is agile, playful, and athletic, as well as highly intelligent and affectionate. It is a slender breed that is very athletic and muscular.

Ragamuffin

The Ragamuffin is an extremely docile cat. They love their people and are affectionate and cuddly, so much so, that when they are picked up, they go limp.

Himalayan

Although playful and active, the Himalayan likes lap time. These are people oriented cats who offer their "help" regardless of what their humans are doing.

Bombay

The Bombay can be a mischievous handful, possessing the combined qualities of a dog, a cat, and a monkey! They love to play fetch and entertain themselves.

Cashmere Cat

The Cashmere cat is also known as the Bengal Longhair. It is basically the longhaired version of the modern Bengal, but still considered rare.

Ocicat

Neither a demanding or clingy cat, the Ocicat loves to be with his humans as much as possible and isn't above nudging you for a bit of attention.

Havana Brown

The Havana Brown is unusually expressive with its paws, using them to examine things it finds interesting and to communicate with its owners.