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A Mind-blowing List of Various Kinds of Cats

Kinds of Cats
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.
CatAppy Staff
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2018
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 Cat
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.
Caracal cat in cage
Bengal cat
Lynx family
Sitting Russian blue ca
Siberian cat
Lying devon rex cat looking
Front view of two Selkirk rex
Brown Peterbald cat
Savannah cat
Jaguarundi, Herpailurus yaguarondi
Highland Lynx Kitten with shirt
Kurilian bobtail kitten
Cat Devon Rex
Cornish Rex kitten
American Shorthair cat on black
Persian cat
Norwegian Forest cat
American Bobtail Mix Breed Cat With Stunning Yellow Eyes
Van cat
Somali cat
Ragdoll cat
Maine coon cat
Kitten Highland Lynx
British longhair cat
Havana Brown kitten getting out of a box
Exotic Shorthair cat 5 months old
Egyptian Mau Cat 7 months old
Balinese cat 11 months old
American Bobtail cat
Tonkinese cat
Singapura kitten
Siamese cat with blue eyes
Russian blue cat portrait
Mature Female Ocicat Strikes a Pose
Birman Cat
Highland Lynx Kitten
Bobcat standing on red rocks
Front view of Chartreux kitten
Gorgeous Pure Bred Burmilla Kitten
Brown-toned Burmese cat
British Blue Shorthair Cat
Bombay cat sitting
American short hair cat
Young Abyssinian cat in action
Balinese cat one year old  standing
Cat breed toyger
Somali Cat
Sphynx Cat
Persian Cat Looking At Camera
Kitten In Orange Bucket
Burmese Kitten
Sphinx Cat Standing
Cute Sphynx Kitten
Maine Coon Cat
Cute Kitten
Maine Coon American Longhair
Burmese Cats
Sphynx Cat
Bengal Cat
Sneaking Lilac Burmese Cat
Young Bengal Cat Jumping
Somali Cat Portrait
Two Kittens
Abyssinian Cat Hunting In Park
Kittens In A Cubby
Sphynx Cat
Maine Coon Cat Portrait
Grey Tiger Kitten
Bengal Domestic Petigree Cat
Bengal Cat
Bengal Cat
Playful Cat
Kitten Sitting In Basket
Kitten Sitting In Basket
Somali Kittens
Kittens Wearing Easter Bunny Ears
Cat Sitting On Grass
Little Abyssinian Kitty
Sphynx Cat
Maine Coon Kitten
Persian Cat
Sphynx Cat
Maine Coon Cat
Sphynx Cat
Sphynx Kitten
Maine Coon
British Shorthair Cat
White Kitten Standing
Abyssinian Cat Lurking
Siberian Cat
Cute Kitten
Perfect Pose Kitty Style
Maine Coon Kitten
Playful Kitten
Portrait Of Siberian Kitten
Red Fluffy Cat
Bengal Cat In Snow
Abyssinian Kitten
Sphynx Cat
Somali Cat