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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Turkish Van

Curious and intelligent by nature, the Turkish Van is an adventurous and entertaining companion. Unlike many cats, they love water, and will even swim.

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.

Anatolian Cat

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

Dwelf

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Siamese

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

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.

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.

American Bobtail

Fun, playful, affectionate and endlessly interested in whatever their humans are doing, the American Bobtail cheerfully initiates games of fetch.

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.

Singapura

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Javanese

Closely kin to the Balinese, the Javanese is a talkative philosopher that is fine alone during the day, but wants your attention in the evenings.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scottish Straight

The Scottish Straight is one of the feline breeds that make up the Scottish Breed Group, along with the beloved Scottish Fold.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.