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The Ultimate Guide to Cat Breeds

Cat Breeds A-Z

Welcome to the ultimate guide to cat breeds. Here we thoroughly explore and list most known cat breeds and their characteristics.

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A

Abyssinian

Popularity: 10

Lifespan: 14-15

Size: Small

size-small-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Energetic, Independent, Intelligent, Gentle

Aegean

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 9-12

Size: Small

size-small-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Affectionate, Intelligent, Playful

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American Bobtail

Popularity: 40

Lifespan: 11-15

Size: Large

size-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short-Long Hair

Temperament: Family, Highly Intelligent, Interactive, Lively

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American Curl

Popularity: 24

Lifespan: 12-16

Size: Smallest-Small

size-small-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Long Hair

Temperament: Family, Interactive, Lively, Loving

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American Polydactyl

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 14-16

Size: Medium

size-med-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: Not Rated

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Affectionate, Intelligent, Playful, Social

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American Shorthair

Popularity: 6

Lifespan: 15-17

Size: Medium-Large

size-med-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Active, Curious, Easy going, Playful

American Wirehair

Popularity: 44

Lifespan: 14-18

Size: Medium-Large

size-med-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: MediumĀ Hair

Temperament: Family, Lively, Outgoing, Interactive

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Arabian Mau

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 12-14

Size: Medium-Large

size-med-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Not Rated

Temperament: Agile, Curious, Independent, Playful

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Asian Semi-Longhair

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 12-15

Size: Medium-Large

size-med-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Medium-Long Hair

Temperament: Active, Curious, Gentle

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Australian Mist

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 12-16

Size: Medium-Large

size-med-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Intelligent, Friendly

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B

Balinese

Popularity: 29

Lifespan: 10-15

Size: Small

size-small-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: Yes

Coat/Hair Length: Long Hair

Temperament: Family, Intelligent, Loving, Playful

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Bambino

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 12-14

Size: Smallest

size-small-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Hairless

Temperament: Friendly, Intelligent, Affectionate

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Bengal

Popularity: 15

Lifespan: 12-16

Size: Large

size-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: Yes

Coat/Hair Length: Medium Hair

Temperament: Agile, Family, Inquisitive, Lively

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Birman

Popularity: 19

Lifespan: 14-15

Size: Medium-Large

size-med-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Long Hair

Temperament: Gentle, Kind

Bombay

Popularity: 36

Lifespan: 12-16

Size: Small-Medium

size-small-med-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Intelligent, Loving, Playful, Sweet

Brazilian Shorthair

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 14-20

Size: Large-Largest

size-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Active, Playful

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British Semi-Longhair

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 12-14

Size: Large-Largest

size-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: Not Rated

Coat/Hair Length: Medium Hair

Temperament: Easy Going, Independent, Loyal, Social

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British Shorthair

Popularity: 3

Lifespan: 12-17

Size: Largest

size-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Easy going, Family, Loyal, Patient

Burmese

Popularity: 18

Lifespan: 15-16

Size: Small-Medium

size-small-med-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: Yes

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Curious, Family, Intelligent, Interactive

Burmilla

Popularity: 38

Lifespan: 10-15

Size: Medium

size-med-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Playful, Relaxed, Social, Sweet

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C

California Spangled

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 10-14

Size: Large

size-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: Yes

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Curious, Intelligent, Loyal, Social

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Chantilly-Tiffany

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 14-16

Size: Medium

size-med-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Long Hair

Temperament: Affectionate, Demanding, Interactive, Loyal

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Chartreux

Popularity: 33

Lifespan: 12-15

Size: Medium-Large

size-med-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Family, Highly Intelligent, Loving, Loyal

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Chausie

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 12-14

Size: Medium-Large

size-med-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Active, Affectionate, Social, Outgoing

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Cheetoh

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 12-14

Size: Large

size-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: Yes

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Affectionate, Gentle, Intelligent, Social

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Colorpoint Shorthair

Popularity: 31

Lifespan: 12-16

Size: Small

size-small-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: Yes

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Affectionate, Intelligent, Playful, Social

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Cornish Rex

Popularity: 14

Lifespan: 11-14

Size: Smallest

size-small-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: Yes

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Playful, Affectionate, Curious, Intelligent

Cymric

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 8-14

Size: Medium

size-med-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: Yes

Coat/Hair Length: Long Hair

Temperament: Gentle, Intelligent, Loyal, Playful

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Cyprus

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 12-15

Size: Large

size-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Medium Hair

Temperament: Affectionate, Social

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D

Devon Rex

Popularity: 7

Lifespan: 10-15

Size: Smallest

size-small-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: Yes

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Loyal, Playful, Social

E

Egyptian Mau

Popularity: 27

Lifespan: 18-20

Size: Medium

size-med-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Agile, Intelligent, Loyal, Playful

European Burmese

Popularity: 35

Lifespan: 10-15

Size: Medium

size-med-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Affectionate, Loyal, Sweet

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Exotic Shorthair

Popularity: 2

Lifespan: 12-15

Size: Medium

size-med-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Quiet, Lovely, Warm, Pure, Sweet

H

Havana Brown

Popularity: 41

Lifespan: 10-15

Size: Small

size-small-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Curious, Demanding, Friendly, Intelligent

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Himalayan

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 9-15

Size: Medium-Large

size-med-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Long Hair

Temperament: Dependent, Gentle, Intelligent, Quiet

J

Japanese Bobtail

Popularity: 25

Lifespan: 14-16

Size: Small

size-small-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Family, Lively, Loyal, Outgoing

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Javanese

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 10-12

Size: Small

size-small-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: Yes

Coat/Hair Length: Medium Hair

Temperament: Affectionate, Gentle, Intelligent, Social

K

Khao Manee

Popularity: 37

Lifespan: 10-12

Size: Small

size-small-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Active, Intelligent, Outgoing, Talkative

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Korat

Popularity: 39

Lifespan: 10-15

Size: Small

size-small-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Quiet, Gentle, Intelligent, Friendly

L

LaPerm

Popularity: 42

Lifespan: 10-14

Size: Small

size-small-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: Yes

Coat/Hair Length: Short-Long Hair

Temperament: Clever, Intelligent, Playful, Friendly

Lykoi

Popularity: 32

Lifespan: 12-16

Size: Small-Medium

size-small-med-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Active, Playful, Intelligent, Loving

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M

Maine Coon

Popularity: 5

Lifespan: 12-15

Size: Large-Largest

size-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Long Hair

Temperament: Gentle, Intelligent, Independent

Malayan

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 12-18

Size: Medium

size-med-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Affectionate, Interactive, Playful, Social

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Manx

Popularity: 26

Lifespan: 12-14

Size: Medium

size-med-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Medium Hair

Temperament: Easy Going, Intelligent, Loyal, Playful

Munchkin

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 10-15

Size: Smallest

size-small-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short-Long Hair

Temperament: Agile, Easy Going, Intelligent, Playful

N

Nebelung

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 11-16

Size: Small-Medium

size-small-med-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Long Hair

Temperament: Gentle, Quiet, Shy

Norwegian Forest Cat

Popularity: 13

Lifespan: 12-16

Size: Large

size-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Long Hair

Temperament: Curious, Intelligent, Loving, Playful

O

Ocicat

Popularity: 21

Lifespan: 12-14

Size: Medium-Large

size-med-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: Yes

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Active, Agile, Demanding, Family

Oriental Shorthair

Popularity: 11

Lifespan: 12-14

Size: Small-Smallest

size-small-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: Yes

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Curious, Intelligent, Loyal, Playful

Persian

Popularity: 4

Lifespan: 14-15

Size: Medium

size-med-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Medium-Long Hair

Temperament: Gentle, Sensitive, Quiet, Ability

Pixie-Bob

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 13-16

Size: Medium-Large

size-med-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Affectionate, Intelligent, Sociable, Loyal

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R

Ragamuffin

Popularity: 23

Lifespan: 12-16

Size: Large-Largest

size-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Long Hair

Temperament: Affectionate, Friendly, Gentle

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Ragdoll

Popularity: 1

Lifespan: 12-17

Size: Large-Largest

size-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Long Hair

Temperament: Gentle, Quiet, Friendly, Easy going

Russian Blue

Russian Blue Cat

Popularity: 16

Lifespan: 10-16

Size: Medium

size-med-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: Yes

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Easy going, Intelligent, Loyal, Playful

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S

Savannah

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 17-20

Size: Largest

size-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Curious, Intelligent, Loyal, Social

Scottish Fold

Popularity: 9

Lifespan: 11-14

Size: Small-Medium

size-small-med-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short-Long Hair

Temperament: Affectionate, Intelligent, Loyal, Playful

Selkirk Rex

Popularity: 22

Lifespan: 14-15

Size: Medium-Large

size-med-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short-Long Hair

Temperament: Dependent, Loving, Patient, Playful

Siamese

Popularity: 12

Lifespan: 12-15

Size: Medium-Large

size-med-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: Yes

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Lively, Active, Smart, Clever

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Siberian

Popularity: 17

Lifespan: 12-15

Size: Large

size-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: Yes

Coat/Hair Length: Long Hair

Temperament: Agile, Intelligent, Loyal, Playful

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Singapura

Popularity: 30

Lifespan: 12-15

Size: Smallest

size-small-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Curious, Easy Going, Family, Inquisitive

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Snowshoe

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 14-19

Size: Medium

size-med-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Affectionate, Intelligent, Social

Somali

Popularity: 28

Lifespan: 12-16

Size: Medium

size-med-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Long Hair

Temperament: Curious, Interactive, Loyal, Playful

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Sphynx

Popularity: 8

Lifespan: 12-14

Size: Small-Medium

size-small-med-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: Yes

Coat/Hair Length: Hairless

Temperament: Gentle, Quiet, Friendly

T

Tonkinese

Popularity: 20

Lifespan: 14-16

Size: Small-Medium

size-small-med-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Curious, Intelligent, Lively, Playful

Toyger

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 12-15

Size: Medium-Large

size-med-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Short Hair

Temperament: Intelligent, Playful, Social

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Turkish Angora

Popularity: 34

Lifespan: 15-18

Size: Small

size-small-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Long Hair

Temperament: Intelligent, Playful, Gentle, Clever

Turkish Van

Popularity: 43

Lifespan: 12-17

Size: Large-Largest

size-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Medium Hair

Temperament: Intelligent, Loyal, Playful, Talkative

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Y

York Chocolate

Popularity: Not Rated

Lifespan: 13-15

Size: Large-Largest

size-large-cat-min

Hypoallergenic: No

Coat/Hair Length: Long Hair

Temperament: Curious, Friendly, Intelligent, Playful

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