Breeds of Cat – With Pictures

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AbyssinianShorthairActive, curious, intelligent, outgoing.Abyssinian cat
American BobtailShort and Medium/longhairIntelligent, playful, loyal, easy to trainAmerican Bobtail cat
American CurlShorthair and LonghairMischievous, playful, energetic, friendly, intelligent.American Curl
American ShorthairShorthairFriendly, intelligent, independent, good-natured.American Shorthair
American WirehairShorthairFriendly, sweet, affectionate, intelligent.Breeds of Cat - With Pictures 1
Australian MistShorthairActive, playful, friendly.Australian Tiffanie
Australian TiffanieLonghairQuiet, loyal, inquisitive, friendly.
BalineseLonghairLoyal, extrovert, energetic, graceful, affectionate.Balinese cat
BengalShorthairActive, playful, agile, intelligent, outgoing, likes water.Bengal cat
BirmanLonghairedInquisitive, playful, intelligent, friendly

Birman cat

BombayShorthairFriendly, outgoing, gentle, confident, playful.

Bombay cat

British ShorthairShorthairQuiet, calm, gentle, intelligent, independent, affectionate.

British Shorthair

BurmeseShorthairLovable, loyal, playful, placid, great family pet.

Burmese cat

BurmillaShorthairPlayful, friendly, affectionate, gentle, quiet.

Burmilla cat

California Spangled CatShorthairPersonable, active, intelligent, athletic.
ChartreuxShorthairGood-natured, friendly, playful, confident, quiet, devoted, gentle.

Chartreux cat

ChausieShorthairIntelligent, active, athletic, gets on well with people.

Chausie cat

CheetohShorthairLively, intelligent, playful, active.

Cheetoh cat

ChinchillaLonghairEasygoing, sweet-natured, affectionate, gentle, quiet, intelligent.Chinchilla cat
Cornish RexShorthairEnergetic, friendly, likes to be up high, extrovert, intelligent, inquisitive.

Cornish Rex

Devon RexShorthairedEnergetic, friendly, love cuddles, like high places (shoulders, cupboards etc)

Devon Rex

Egyptian MauShorthairedGood-tempered, agile, affectionate, loyal, active.

Egyptian Mau

ExoticShorthairedPlacid, gentle, intelligent, inquisitive.

Exotic shorthair cat

Foreign WhiteShorthairDevoted, talkative, graceful, intelligent, loyal, mischievous.
German RexShorthairAffectionate, loving, playful, intelligent, active.

German Rex

HavanaIntelligent, active, playful, outgoing.Havana cat
HimalayanLonghairedEasygoing, sweet-natured, affectionate, gentle, quiet, loyal, intelligent.Himalayan cat
Japanese BobtailShorthair and LonghairFriendly, intelligent, affectionate, playful, confident, inquisitive.

Japanese Bobtail cat

Javanese CatLonghairDevoted, talkative, graceful, intelligent, loyal, mischievous.
KoratShorthairedIntelligent, quiet, inquisitive, gentle, agile, affectionate.

Korat cat

LaPerm CatLonghairedGentle, sweet-natured, loving, loyal.

LaPerm cat

Longhaired BurmillaLonghairedPlayful, laid back, affectionate.

Longhaired Burmilla

Maine CoonLonghairHardy, gentle, loving, confident, playful, intelligent, good-tempered.

Maine Coon cat

MunchkinShorthair & LonghairMunchkin cat
Nebelung CatQuiet, reserved, calm, affectionate, intelligent.Nebelung cat
Norwegian Forest CatLonghairSturdy, intelligent, confident, quiet, strong, mischievous, affectionate.

Norwegian Forest Cat

OcicatShorthair

Ocicat

OrientalShorthairFriendly, affectionate, loyal, playful.Oriental cat

Persian
LonghairEasygoing, sweet-natured,
affectionate, gentle, quiet, intelligent.
Persian cat


Pixie-bob
Short and longPlayful, inquisitive, reasonably
active, personable.
Pixie-bob cat


Ragamuffin
LonghairGentle, sweet-natured,
intelligent, laid back.
Ragamuffin cat

Ragdoll
LonghairRelaxed, gentle, quiet, loyal,
friendly.
Ragdoll cat

Russian Blue
ShorthairQuiet, shy, intelligent,
reserved, placid, elegant, loyal, sensitive.


Scottish Fold
Longhair and shorthairAffectionate, alert, intelligent,
sweet, curious.


Selkirk Rex
Shorthair & LonghairFriendly, playful, relaxed.

Siamese
Devoted, talkative, graceful,
intelligent, loyal, mischievous.
Siamese cat

Siberian
LonghairQuiet, hardy, affectionate,
relaxed, gentle.
Siberian cat

Singapura
ShorthairSingapura cat


Snowshoe
ShorthairLoving, gentle, affectionate,
inquisitive, happy.
Snowshoe cat


Sokoke
ShorthairAffectionate, playful, energetic.

Somali
Outgoing, energetic, playful,
good-tempered.
Somali cat

Sphynx
Hairless, although they do have a peachy
fuzz.
Loving, sociable, affectionate,
cheeky.
Sphynx cat


Tonkinese
Shorthair 

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

Tonkinese cat


Turkish Angora
Medium to longhairIntelligent, sociable, sweet,
gentle.
Turkish Angora


Turkish Van
MediumAffectionate, independent,
sociable, friendly, intelligent, likes water.
Turkish Van

 

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