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Mind-blowing List of Types of Cats

Batul Nafisa Baxamusa Mar 12, 2020
When it comes to choosing a cat as a pet, there are n number of breeds with varying features and characteristics. Here is a list of some of the popular kinds of felines.
Cats are the second-most popular pet animals after dogs. These animals are known for their gracious appearance and majestic looks. Felines are really cute pets, and though they do not wear their hearts on their sleeves, they prove to be great companions.
There are numerous kinds of domestic and wild cat breeds. Domestic cat breeds are classified into three types - short-haired, long-haired, and hairless cats. In fact, hairless cats lack the main coat, but they have a soft downy coat of fine hair.

List of Different Types of Cats

Before choosing a specific cat breed, you need to understand its temperament, requirements, etc. Other important factors include size of the cat, degree of care it requires, and the amount of time you can spend with the cat.
If you have kids, the cat breed you choose must be compatible with children. If you are planning to adopt a long-haired cat, you should be able to spend enough time for grooming. So, go through this list of different kinds of cats, and choose the one that is best suited for your requirement.
Short-haired Cats
  • Abyssinian
  • Alpine Lynx
  • American Shorthair
  • Australian Mist (or Spotted Mist)
  • Bombay Cats
  • British Shorthair
  • Burmese Cats
  • Burmilla Cats
  • California Spangled Cats
  • Chartreux Cats
  • Colorpoint Shorthair
  • Desert Lynx Cats
  • Highland Lynx
  • Egyptian Mau
  • European Shorthair
  • Exotic Shorthair
  • Havana Brown
  • Korat Cats
  • Ocicat
  • Oriental Shorthair
  • Russian Blue
  • Siamese (Traditional or Applehead)
  • Singapura
  • Snowshoe
  • Sokoke
  • Tonkinese
Long-haired Cats
  • Alpine Lynx
  • American Bobtail
  • Asian Semi-longhair (or Tiffanie)
  • Balinese Cats
  • Birman
  • British Longhair
  • Chantilly/Tiffany Cat
  • Desert Lynx
  • Highland Lynx
  • Himalayan Cats
  • Javanese
  • Maine Coon
  • Nebelung
  • Norwegian Forest Cat
  • Oriental Longhair
  • Persian Cats
  • Ragdoll and Ragamuffin
  • Siberian
  • Somali
  • Turkish Van Cats
  • Turkish Angora Cats
  • York Chocolate Cats
Mutation Breeds
  • American Bobtail
  • American Curl
  • American Wirehair
  • Cornish Rex
  • Cymric
  • Devon Rex
  • German Rex
  • Japanese Bobtail
  • Kurilian Bobtail
  • LaPerm
  • Manx Cats
  • Munchkin Cats
  • Ojos Azules
  • Peterbald
  • Pixie-bob
  • Selkirk Rex
  • Scottish Fold
  • Sphynx
Cross Breeds
  • Alpine Lynx
  • Bengal Cat
  • Chausie
  • Desert Lynx
  • Highland Lynx
  • Jaguarundi Curl
  • Savannah
  • Serengeti
  • Toyger
Hypoallergenic Cats
There is no cat that is totally hypoallergenic. But there are certain breeds that shed less, and are called hypoallergenic. They include:
  • Balinese
  • Oriental Shorthair
  • Javanese
  • Devon Rex
  • Cornish Rex
  • Sphynx
  • Siberian Cats
  • Russian Blue Cats
These are some of the popular cat breeds that have proved to be the best pets for many people across the globe. They have different personalities and temperaments. Cats are often considered as low-maintenance pets.
This is true, but only to some extent. They too have their specific needs and requirements, and health problems is a major issue. Proper care is the golden rule, if you want to keep your pet cat healthy and happy.