Breeds of Cat – With Pictures

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



OrientalShorthairFriendly, affectionate, loyal, playful.Oriental cat

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

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

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

LonghairRelaxed, gentle, quiet, loyal,
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.

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

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

ShorthairSingapura cat

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

ShorthairAffectionate, 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 longhairIntelligent, sociable, sweet,
Turkish Angora

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

Julia Wilson is a cat expert with over 20 years of experience writing about a wide range of cat topics, with a special interest in cat health, welfare and preventative care. Julia lives in Sydney with her family, four cats and two dogs. She enjoys photography, gardening and running in her spare time. Full author bio Contact Julia