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 Bobtail cat
American Curl Shorthair and Longhair Mischievous, playful, energetic, friendly, intelligent. American Curl
American Shorthair Shorthair Friendly, intelligent, independent, good-natured. American Shorthair
American Wirehair Shorthair Friendly, sweet, affectionate, intelligent. American Wirehair
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

Burmese Shorthair Lovable, loyal, playful, placid, great family pet.

Burmese cat

Burmilla Shorthair Playful, friendly, affectionate, gentle, quiet.

Burmilla cat

California Spangled
Shorthair Personable, active, intelligent, athletic.
Chartreux Shorthair Good-natured, friendly, playful, confident, quiet, devoted, gentle.

Chartreux cat

Chausie Shorthair Intelligent, active, athletic, gets on well with people.

Chausie cat

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

Devon Rex Shorthaired Energetic, friendly, love cuddles, like high places (shoulders, cupboards etc)

Devon Rex

Egyptian Mau Shorthaired Good-tempered, agile, affectionate, loyal, active.

Egyptian Mau

Exotic Shorthaired Placid, gentle, intelligent, inquisitive.

Exotic shorthair cat

Foreign White Shorthair Devoted, talkative, graceful, intelligent, loyal, mischievous.
German Rex Shorthair Affectionate, loving, playful, intelligent, active.

German Rex

Havana Intelligent, active, playful, outgoing. Havana cat
Himalayan Longhaired Easygoing, sweet-natured, affectionate, gentle, quiet, loyal, intelligent. Himalayan cat
Japanese Bobtail Shorthair and Longhair Friendly, intelligent, affectionate, playful, confident, inquisitive.

Japanese Bobtail cat

Longhair Devoted, talkative, graceful, intelligent, loyal, mischievous.
Korat Shorthaired Intelligent, quiet, inquisitive, gentle, agile, affectionate.

Korat cat

LaPerm Longhaired Gentle, sweet-natured, loving, loyal.

LaPerm cat

Longhaired Burmilla Longhaired Playful, laid back, affectionate.

Longhaired Burmilla

Maine Coon Longhair Hardy, gentle, loving, confident, playful, intelligent, good-tempered.

Maine Coon cat

Munchkin Shorthair & Longhair Munchkin cat
Nebelung Cat Quiet, reserved, calm, affectionate, intelligent. Nebelung cat
Norwegian Forest Cat Longhair Sturdy, intelligent, confident, quiet, strong, mischievous, affectionate.

Norwegian Forest Cat

Ocicat Shorthair


Oriental Shorthair Friendly, affectionate, loyal, playful. Oriental cat

Longhair Easygoing, sweet-natured,
affectionate, gentle, quiet, intelligent.
Persian cat

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

Longhair Gentle, sweet-natured,
intelligent, laid back.
Ragamuffin cat

Longhair Relaxed, gentle, quiet, loyal,
Ragdoll cat

Russian Blue
Shorthair Quiet, shy, intelligent,
reserved, placid, elegant, loyal, sensitive.

Scottish Fold
Longhair and shorthair Affectionate, alert, intelligent,
sweet, curious.

Selkirk Rex
Shorthair & Longhair Friendly, playful, relaxed.

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

Longhair Quiet, hardy, affectionate,
relaxed, gentle.
Siberian cat

Shorthair Singapura cat

Shorthair Loving, gentle, affectionate,
inquisitive, happy.
Snowshoe cat

Shorthair Affectionate, playful, energetic.

Outgoing, energetic, playful,
Somali cat

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


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

Tonkinese cat

Turkish Angora
Medium to longhair Intelligent, sociable, sweet,
Turkish Angora

Turkish Van
Medium Affectionate, independent,
sociable, friendly, intelligent, likes water.
Turkish Van


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