Cats, Felis Catus, or common cat, is a member of the family Fedidae.
They are popular pets and come in many coat patterns and colors.
The remains of a cat have been found at a human burial site in Cyprus which suggests
that people and cats were living together as long at 9,500 years ago!
A group of adult cats is known as a clowder and a group of kittens is known as a kindle.
There are over 300 breeds of cats. Less than 1% of cats in the world are of a specific breed.
Some of the breeds are listed below.
ABYSSINIAN - Active, playful and inquisitive.
ALASKAN SNOW - Thick silvery fur
AMERICAN CURL - Ears curl backwards - Energetic and affectionate.
AMERICAN BOBTAIL - Naturally shortened tail - Sweet, loving, gentle disposition.
ANGORA - Alert and intelligent - British equivalent of Oriental Longhair.
AUSTRALIAN MIST - Short, fine, spotted coat - Rings on tail - Blue eyes
BALINESEJAVANESE - A semi-longhaired variant of the Siamese with a silky and fine coat.
BIRMAN - Known as the "Sacred Cat of Burma" - moderately stocky body and four white feet.
BOMBAY - Resembles a miniature black panther - muscular body, affectionate, and playful.
BRITISH SHORTHAIR - Largest shorthaired breed - Calm, gentle, affectionate, and purrs a lots.
BURMESE - Affectionate and even-tempered with a sleek, glossy coat.
BURMILLA - A type of Asian Shorthair known for its shaded pattern, and short, sleek coat.
CALICO - Broken colors, orange and white and blue and white
CALIFORNIA SPANGLED - Shorthaired with leopard pattern of spots.
CANADIAN SPHYNX - Almost hairless with long pointed tail - Social and affectionate
CEYLON - Similar to Wild Abyssinian - Pink Nose - Cobra pattern on forehead
CHANTILLY/TIFFANY - New variety
CHAUSIE - A hybrid of domestic and wild jungle cat of Asia - tall and heavy with tufted ears.
CYMRIC- Round with short legs and double coat - No tail
CORNISH REX - Curly coats, large ears, and like attention
DEVON REX - Likes people and does not object to a bath
DON SPHYNX - Hairless - Large ears and paws - Round tummy -
DUTCH REX - Coarse wavy coat
EGYPTIAN MAU - The only naturally spotted cat - Express happiness by wiggling tail
EUROPEAN SHORTHAIRED - New breed descended from Scandinavia
FERAL - A wild cat.
FOLD - Long or short hair. Ears folded forward and down, large round eyes - mello disposition
FAMOUS - Famous cats include Garfield, Sylvester, Felix, and Cat in the Hat.
GAO TAEM - black and white spots
GERMAN REX - Identical to Cornish Rex except sturdier and stockier.
HAVANA BROWN - Warm chocolate color
HIGHLANDER - A new and rare breed - Very devoted pets.
HIMALAYAN - Short and round with long silky coat - Placid temperament
HONEYBEAR - Large and funny with sweet disposition.
JUMANJI BENGAL- A cross between wild Asian Leopard Cats and domestic shorthairs and may still exhibit the wild temperment of ancestors.
KASHMIR - A solid color version of Himalayan.
KORAT - Small, energetic and affectionate - "Good Luck" cats in Thailand
KHAO MANEE - royal cats of Siam - Pure white with eyes of different colors.
LA PERM - Strongly curled longhaired or shorthaired coat - Gentle and affectionate.
LONGHAIRED SCOTTISH FOLD - Healthy and happy - Short, compact body.
MAINE COON - Hardy and rugged - Long, silky hair - loves freedom
MALAYAN - An alternate name for certain types of Burmese. Also known as flatheaded because its head appears to be flat.
Manx - Tailless with dense coat - Hind legs longer than front legs - every color and pattern
MUNCHKIN - short legs - short and long hair varieties
NEBELUNG Silky blue coat - Slender with Short legs - Affectionate and loving
NORWEGIAN - Hardy and sturdy with thick heavy coat that is shed in summer
OCICAT - Large, muscular, spotted, shorthair - Affectionate, active, and easy to train
OJOS AZULES - Named for its blue eyes.
PERSIAN - Long fluffy coat -Easy going - large round head, short legs, big eyes.
PIXIE-BOB - Looks like a miniature bobcat.
Poodle Cats have curly fur caused by a dominant trait, and their ancestry can be traced back to a single cat from Montana.
QUEEN - A female cat is called a Queen and a male is called a Tom.
RAGAMUFFIN - Medium with placid temperament - Long or semi-long silky coat
RUSSIAN BLUE - Short, plus, slivery blue coat - Graceful, and playful with a quiet temperment
RUSSIAN SHORTHAIR - Soft, double coat, green eyes - Cautious
RAGDOLL -Docile and placid - Goes limp when picked up
SELKIRK REX - Naturally curly longhaired or shorthaired coat.
SIAMESE - Brilliant blue eyes - Color points - vocal and affectionate
SPHYNX - Hairless but covered with a soft down.
SIBERIAN - Russia's native semi-longhaired Large and powerful - Said to be non-allergenic
SINGAPURA - Small, short haired, large eyes - beige and brown color
SNOWSHOE - Cross between american shorthair and siamese - pointed with white markings on face, chest and feet
SOKOKE - Shorthaired descendent of Kenya feral - looks like an ocelot
SOMALI - Soft medium fur with bushy tail - Sweetfaced - alert, active and play.
TABBY - Many patterns and colors
TIFFANIE - also known as Asian semi-longhair
TIFFANY - Also known as Chantilly/Tiffany - Semi-longhaired - silky - chocolate color
TONKINESE - Playful and people-oriented.
TORTOISE SHELL - Coloring resembles a turtle
TURKISH ANGORA - Semi-longhaired - Long-bodied and graceful with fine, silky coat - Gentle and kind - variety of colors but white best known
TURKISH VAN - White except for a colored tail and color on the head - Fond of water and swimming - Independent and affectionate
VAN - Responds well to training and loves to swim and play with water.
WILD ABYSSINIAN - Short-haired - Independent and Friendly.
Wirehair - Easy to care for, quiet, reserved, and loving.
WEEGIE - is the common name of the Norwegian Forest Cat
eXOTIC Shorthair - Very tame and gentle
YORK CHOCOLATE - Energetic, playful, enthusiastic, agile, and cheerful
CALICO - tortoise shell pattern found in many breeds
POLYGDARTY - Extra toes
GINGER, MARMALADE - Orange tabby, redish-orange color
MALTESE - Solid gray, color found in many breeds
TUXEDO, JELLICLE - Black and white with white paws, chest and
belly, color found in many breeds.