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.

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.

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.

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.

Aphrodite Giant

The Aphrodite Giant cat breed is one of two naturally occurring breeds from Cyprus. This rare breed has a wonderful personality and a calm temperament.

Anatolian Cat

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

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.

Siamese

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gato

The Gato is an exotic cat breed that has a combination of traits from a few different felines, including the Siamese, the Himalayan, and the Egyptian Mau.

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.

Selkirk Rex

The Selkirk Rex has a patient, loving, and tolerant personality.They are docile and good natured, and enjoy nothing more than cuddling with you.

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.

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.

Foldex

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

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.

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.

Mekong Bobtail

Mekong Bobtail cats are friendly, social creatures who like to show their affectionate to their owners. They are generally quiet, though they are curious.

Singapura

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

Khao Manee

Even when hearing impaired (an issue in white cats), the Khao Manee is a playful, active cat that loves attention. An excellent addition to a family.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Ragdoll

Ragdolls are happy, docile cats that tend to go limp when picked up. The Ragdoll is of the most relaxed of all cat breeds and are extremely trusting.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Maine Coon

The Maine Coon is attentive enough to be almost intrusive at times. They like to a part of anything that's going on, and enjoy playing in water.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Asian Shorthair

The Asian Shorthair is really lovable, affectionate cats, much like the Burmese. They are also known for their love of exploration.

Bengal

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

California Spangled

California Spangled bred in order to produce a domestic pet that would resemble the appearance of wild cats, such as the leopard and the ocelot.

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.