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.

Cymric

The Cymric cat breed is known for its intelligence and fun-loving personality. These cats make wonderful family pets, as they are quite gentle.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chinchilla Cat

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

Dwelf

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

Ojos Azules Cat

The most distinctive feature of the Ojos Azules cat has to been its deep blue eyes. These cats come in many coat colors and do well with families and pets.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pixie Bob

The Pixie Bob is an active, social cat with a bold and playful spirit. They like to be in multi-animal households, and express themselves vocally.

Asian Shorthair

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

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.

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.

Foldex

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

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.

Bengal

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

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 Bicolor

Oriental Bicolor kitties are known for their outgoing, social, and affectionate personality. They are active cats that need to have plenty of interaction.

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.

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.

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.

Singapura

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Siamese

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.