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Breeds of Cat - With Pictures

Abyssinian Shorthair Active, curious, intelligent, outgoing. Abyssinian cat
American Bobtail Short and Medium/longhair Intelligent, playful, loyal, easy to train

American Curl Shorthair and Longhair Mischievous, playful, energetic, friendly, intelligent. American Curl
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American Shorthair Shorthair Friendly, intelligent, independent, good natured.

American Shorthair

American Wirehair Shorthair Friendly, sweet, affectionate, intelligent. American wirehair
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Australian Mist Shorthair Active, playful, friendly. Australian Mist
Australian Tiffanie Longhair Quiet, loyal, inquisitive, friendly.

Balinese Longhair Loyal, extrovert, energetic, graceful, affectionate. Balinese cat
Bengal Shorthair Active, playful, agile, intelligent, outgoing, likes water. Bengal cat
Birman Longhaired Inquisitive, playful, intelligent, friendly Birman cat
Bombay Shorthair Friendly, outgoing, gentle, confident, playful. Bombay cat
British Shorthair Shorthair Quiet, calm, gentle, intelligent, independent, affectionate. British shorthair cat
Burmese Shorthair Lovable, loyal, playful, placid, great family pet. Burmese cat
Burmilla Shorthair Playful, friendly, affectionate, gentle, quiet. Burmilla cat
California Spangled Cat Shorthair Personable, active, intelligent, athletic.

Chartreux Shorthair Good natured, friendly, playful, confident, quiet, devoted, gentle.
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Chausie Shorthair Intelligent, active, athletic, gets on well with people.  
Cheetoh Shorthair Lively, intelligent, playful, active.

Cheetoh cat

Chinchilla Longhair Easygoing, sweet natured, affectionate, gentle, quiet, intelligent. Chinchilla cat
Cornish Rex Shorthair Energetic, friendly, likes to be up high, extrovert, intelligent, inquisitive. Cornish Rex cat
Devon Rex Shorthaired Energetic, friendly, love cuddles, like high places (shoulders, cupboards etc) Devon Rex cat
Egyptian Mau Shorthaired Good tempered, agile, affectionate, loyal, active. Egyptian Mau
Exotic Shorthaired Placid, gentle, intelligent, inquisitive. Exotic Cat
Foreign White Shorthair Devoted, talkative, graceful,  intelligent, loyal, mischievous.

German Rex Shorthair Affectionate, loving, playful, intelligent, active.


Intelligent, active, playful, outgoing.

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Himalayan Longhaired Easygoing, sweet natured, affectionate, gentle, quiet, loyal, intelligent.

Japanese Bobtail Shorthair and Longhair Friendly, intelligent, affectionate, playful, confident, inquisitive.

Japanese Bobtail

Javanese Cat Longhair Devoted, talkative, graceful,  intelligent, loyal, mischievous.

Korat Shorthaired Intelligent, quiet, inquisitive, gentle, agile, affectionate.
Korat cat

LaPerm Cat



Gentle, sweet natured, loving, loyal.


Longhaired Burmilla Longhaired Playful, laid back, affectionate. Longhaired Burmilla
Maine Coon Longhair Hardy, gentle, loving, confident, playful, intelligent, good tempered. Maine Coon
Munchkin Shorthair & Longhair

Munchkin cat
Nebelung Cat

Quiet, reserved, calm, affectionate, intelligent.

Norwegian Forest Cat Longhair Sturdy, intelligent, confident, quiet, strong, mischievous, affectionate.
Ocicat Shorthair


Oriental Shorthair Friendly, affectionate, loyal, playful.
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Persian Longhair Easygoing, sweet natured, affectionate, gentle, quiet, intelligent.

Persian cat

Short fuzzy peach



Pixie-bob Short and long Playful, inquisitive, reasonably active, personable.  
Ragamuffin Longhair Gentle, sweet natured, intelligent, laid back.


Relaxed, gentle, quiet, loyal, friendly. Ragdoll cat
Russian Blue Shorthair Quiet, shy, intelligent, reserved, placid, elegant, loyal, sensitive. Russian blue cat
Savannah Shorthair Intelligent, active, playful, known to like water.

Scottish Fold Shorthair & Longhair Affectionate, alert, intelligent, sweet, curious. Scottish Fold
Selkirk Rex

Shorthair & Longhair

Friendly, playful, relaxed.
Seychellois cat



Siamese Shorthair Devoted, talkative, graceful,  intelligent, loyal, mischievous.  Siamese cat
Siberian Longhair Quiet, hardy, affectionate, relaxed, gentle. Siberian cat
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Singapura Shorthair Intelligent, very active, curious, playful, likes to be the centre of attention, like high places (shoulders, cupboards etc) Singapura cat

Loving, gentle, affectionate, inquisitive, happy. Snowshoe cat
Sokoke Shorthair Affectionate, playful, energetic.
Somali Longhair Outgoing, energetic, playful, good tempered.
Somali cat
Sphynx Hairless, although they do have a peachy fuzz. Loving, sociable, affectionate, cheeky. Sphynx cat


Inquisitive, friendly, mischievous, active, sociable, outgoing.

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Intelligent, playful, inquisitive, loyal.


Turkish Angora Medium/Longhair Intelligent, sociable, sweet, gentle.
Turkish Van

Medium hair

Affectionate, independent, sociable, friendly, intelligent, likes water.
Turkish Van
York Chocolate Cat Longhair Energetic, playful, friendly.


If you can think of any cats which are not on the list, or would like to submit a photo for the breeds list, we would love to hear from you. Please email me.




Breeds of Cat - With Pictures | General Cat Articles
Cat Breed Profiles
Maine Coon
Affectionately known as coonies, the Maine Coon is the largest breed of domestic cat.
Originally christened the Leopardette, the Bengal cat is a hybridization of domestic cats and Asian Leopard Cats (a small wild cat)
The Ragdoll is an extremely laid back and placid breed of cat whose history dates back to the 1960's with a white female cat named Josephine.
The Burmese cat is a popular breed of cat and for good reason. They are the third most searched breed of cat on this site.
One of, if not the most popular breed, the Persian is one of the oldest known breeds of cat.


Breeds of Cat - With Pictures | General Cat Articles