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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

American Ringtail Cat

The American Ringtail Cat (also known as the Ringtail Sing-a-Ling) is a fairly new experimental breed that started with a rescued cat named Solomon in 1998.

Kurilian Bobtail

The Kurilian Bobtail is a great family pet, as these cats will get along well with other species, including dogs. They are also inquisitive and clever.

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.

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.

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.

Russian Blue

The Russian Blue Cat is good with children and other pets, and is generally gentle, quiet and shy in nature. This breed is intuitive to its owners' moods.

Abyssinian

Although the Abyssinian is not a lap cat, it is affectionate and intelligent, requiring lots of interaction. The Aby is one of the oldest breeds.

Arabian Mau

The Arabian Mau is one of the oldest of all of the natural feline breeds. These kitties are so friendly, they will get along great with just about anyone.

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.

Egyptian Mau

The Egyptian Mau cat's intelligence and his unquestioned loyalty to his humans makes these irrepressible personable cats almost enchanting to be around.

Don Hairless

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

Savannah

The Savannah cat makes excellent companions and are surprisingly receptive and convivial with other pets in the house. These cats are serious jumpers!

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.

Chinchilla Cat

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

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.

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.

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.

Dwelf

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

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.

Brazilian Shorthair

The Brazilian Shorthair, also known as "Pelo Curto Brasileiro," is the first feline breed to come from Brazil and receive international recognition.

Oriental

The Oriental is one of the most people-oriented of all cat breeds. They don't just want to share their lives with you, they need to.

Siamese

Acutely intelligent and highly inquisitive, there are few cats who exhibit the degree of loving devotion seen in the Siamese.

Anatolian Cat

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

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.

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.

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.

Serengeti

The Serengeti cat looks much like the gorgeous African Serval. His long legs allow him to jump up to 7 feet, and this breed is known for being vocal.

Persian

The Persian cat is the most popular of all cat breeds. It has gentle dispositions to match their sweet faces, and the capacity to blend into any household.

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.

Scottish Fold

The Scottish Fold is a hardy cat, doing justice to the breed's working class origins. They have very small, soft voices and in general "speak" only rarely.

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.

Lambkin

The Lambkin, which is also referred to as the Nanus Rex, is considered one of the world's rarest cat breeds, thanks to the fact that it is such a new breed.

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.

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.

Chinese Li Hua

The Chinese Li Hua is considered one of the earliest domestic cat breeds.These cats are easygoing, affectionate, agile, playful, and intelligent.

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.

Burmilla Longhair

If you are planning on bringing a beautiful Burmilla Longhair home, know that these cats have a personality that can be described as independent and bold.

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.

American Curl

The temperament of an American Curl is nothing short of outstanding. They love spending time with humans, showing open affectionate and are interactive.

Tonkinese

The Tonkinese has a reputation for being a feline innovator. They come up with all sorts of games involving their toys and their humans on a daily basis.

Foldex

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

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.

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.

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.

Napoleon Cat

The Napoleon is also known as the Minuet Cat, and the breed's name is a reference to Napoleon Bonaparte because of its short stature.

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.

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.

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!

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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.

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.

Somali

Alert and personable, the Somali is an intelligent cat that loves life. They will play with anything - including bowls of water - for hours on end.

Toyger

The name "Toyger" is a combination of the words "toy" and "tiger." When you see one, you'll know why it has this name: it looks like a miniature tiger.

European Burmese

The loving and affectionate European Burmese exhibits loyalty to its humans, seeking out companionship, and wanting to be actively involved in every project

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.

Nebelung

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