Cat Breeds

A list of cat breeds from (Ragdoll to York Chocolate) are on this page. Please scroll down. Photo Credits. See places of origin of cat breeds.

I would love to see a picture of your pedigree, purebred cat. A cat that is one of the breeds listed on this page. You can upload a picture in the comments at the base of the page. The same request applies to the other pages listing cat breeds. First timers are moderated but I guarantee all pictures and sensible comments will be published and fast.

There is concise information and links to more against each breed. Go to lots more cat breeds by clicking on these buttons:

Ragdoll Cat - pictures of cats

Ragdoll
Place of Origin USA
Date of Origin: 1960s
Ancestry: Moggies
Weight 10-20lbs
Temperament: Placid
Body type: Substantial
Colors – types: Pointed inc. bicolor pointing.
Grooming Easy
Lapcat Yes
Energy Low
Talker Average
Ranked 5th in pop. poll
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Ragamuffin Cat - pictures of cats

RagaMuffin
Place of Origin USA
Date of Origin: Late 1980s
Ancestry: Ragdoll cat
Weight 10-20lbs
Temperament: Laid-back
Body type: Substantial
Colors – types: Wide range.
Grooming Average
Lapcat Yes
Energy Average
Talker Average
Russian Blue Cat - pictures of cats

Russian Blue
Place of Origin Russia
Date of Origin: Pre-1800s
Ancestry: Domestic cats
Weight 7-12lbs
Temperament: Shy
Body type: Foreign
Colors – types: Blue
Grooming Easy
Lapcat Average
Energy Average
Talker No
Ranked 9th most popular
Safari Cat - pictures of cats

Safarai Cat
Place Origin USA
Date Origin: Early 1970s
Ancestry: Wildcat hybrid: Geoffroy’s cat x domestic
Weight Up to 25lbs
Temperament: Calm alpha
Body type: Substantial
Colors – types: Spotted tabby
Grooming Easy
Lapcat No
Energy High
Talker Average
Savannah Cat - pictures of cats

Savannah Cat
Place Origin USA
Date Origin: 1986
Ancestry: Wildcat hybrid – serval x domestic cat
Weight Up to 30lbs
Temperament: Calm alpha
Body type: Substantial
Colors – types: Spotted tabby
Grooming Easy
Lapcat Average
Energy High
Talker Low
Scottish Fold - pictures of cats

Scottish Fold
Place Origin Scotland
Date Origin: 1961
Ancestry: Farm cat, Brit, USA shorthair cats
Weight 6-13lbs
Temperament: Easy nature, sweet.
Body type: Semi-cobby
Colors – types: All
Grooming Average
Lapcat Average
Energy Average
Talker Quiet
Selkirk Rex - pictures of cats

Selkirk Rex
Place Origin USA
Date Origin: 1987
Ancestry: Rescue cat, Persian, Exotic SH, Brit+US Shorthairs.
Weight 7-11lbs
Temperament: Sweet and loyal. Gentle.
Body type: Semi-cobby
Colors – types: All
Grooming Average
Lapcat Yes
Energy Average
Talker Average
Serengeti cat - pictures of cats

Serengeti Cat
Place Origin USA
Date Origin: 1994
Ancestry: Hybrid: Bengal and Oriental Shorthair
Weight Average+
Temperament: Alert, Affectionate and playful.
Body type:Semi-foreign. Tall and elegant.
Colors – types: Spotted tabby
Grooming Easy
Lapcat Average
Energy High
Talker Yes
Seychellois cat - pictures of cats

Seychellois
Place Origin UK
Date Origin: 1980
Ancestry: Hybrid Modern Siamese – Oriental SH.
Weight 6-12lbs
Temperament: Enterprising and vocal.
Body type: Oriental
Colors – types: Variable particolor pointing on face. Long and short hair.
Grooming Easy
Lapcat Yes
Energy Good
Talker Yes
Skookum Cat - pictures of cats

Skookum (dwarf)
Place Origin USA
Date Origin: 1990s
Ancestry: Hybrid cat -  Munchkin cross with LaPerm.
Weight 5-9lbs
Temperament: Inquisitive and outgoing.
Body type: Semi-cobby
Colors – types: All colors. Rexed fur.
Grooming Average
Lapcat Yes
Energy Good
Talker Average
Sokoke Cat - pictures of cats

Sokoke
Place Origin Kenya
Date Origin: 1980s
Ancestry: Stray, household cats.
Weight 7-12lbs
Temperament: Unknown
Body type: Semi-foreign
Colors – types: Classic, blotched tabby.
Grooming Easy
Lapcat Average
Energy Ave-high
Talker Unknown
Modern Siamese Cat - pictures of cats

Siamese (modern)
Place Origin Thailand
Date Origin: Pre-1700s
Ancestry: Household and temple cats.
Weight 6-12bs
Temperament: Quite active and vocal.
Body type:Oriental
Colors – types: Pointed, all colors (TICA), blue eyes.
Grooming Easy
Lapcat Yes
Energy High
Talker Yes
V.Popular – 3rd place.
Traditional Siamese Cat - pictures of cats

Siamese (trad)
Place Origin Thailand
Date Origin: Pre-1700s
Ancestry: Household and temple cats.
Weight 6-12bs
Temperament: Quite active and vocal.
Body type:Semi-cobby
Colors – types: Pointed, lilac, seal, chocolate, blue, lynx.
Grooming Easy
Lapcat Yes
Energy High
Talker Yes
V.Popular – 3rd place.
Siberian Cat - pictures of cats

Siberian
Place Origin E. Russia
Date Origin: 1980s
Ancestry: House and
farm cats.
Weight 10-20lbs
Temperament: Sensible, resourceful.
Body type: Substantial
Colors – types: All colors, patterns.
Grooming Average
Lapcat Average
Energy Ave-high
Talker No
Singapura Cat - pictures of cats

Singapura
Place Origin Singapore, USA
Date Origin: 1975
Ancestry: Street, drain cats? Disputed. Hybrid?
Weight 4-9lbs
Temperament: Soft voice gentleness. Affectionate.
Body type: Semi-cobby
Colors – types: Tabby (ticked), sepia agouti.
Grooming Easy
Lapcat Yes
Energy High
Talker Average
Snowshoe Cat - pictures of cats

Snowshoe
Place Origin USA
Date Origin: 1960
Ancestry: Hybrid: Siamese, American SH.
Weight 6-12lbs
Temperament: Friendly and active.
Body type: Semi-foreign
Colors – types: Mitted and bicolor
Grooming Easy
Lapcat Average
Energy Ave-high
Talker Yes
Somali Cat - pictures of cats

Somali
Place Origin USA and Canada
Date Origin: 1963
Ancestry: Longhaired Abyssinian
Weight 8-12lbs
Temperament: Extrovert, active.
Body type: Foreign
Colors – types: Special tabby cat
Grooming Easy-Ave
Lapcat Yes
Energy Yes
Talker Yes
Sphynx cat - pictures of cats

Sphynx
Place Origin USA, Canada, Europe
Date Origin: 1966
Ancestry: Non-pedigree longhair.
Weight 8-15lbs
Temperament:Mischievous, smart. Monkey-like.
Body type: Semi-foreign, muscular.
Colors – types: All colors and patterns
Grooming Average
Lapcat Average
Energy High
Talker Yes
Thai cat pictures of cats

Thai (old style Siamese)
Place Origin Thailand, USA
Date Origin: 1950s
Ancestry: Siamese cats
Weight 6-12lbs
Temperament: People loving and intelligent.
Body type: Semi-foreign
Colors – types: Pointed in solid, tabby, tortie, all colors
Grooming Easy
Lapcat Yes
Energy High
Talker Yes
Tiffany cat - pictures of cats

Tiffany (AKA Chantilly)
Place Origin USA, Canada
Date Origin: 1967
Ancestry: Household cats or a created hybrid. Disputed.
Weight 6-12lbs
Temperament: Gentle voice, soft character.
Body type: Moderate
Colors – types: Semi-longhair, chocolate, black, cinnamon, blue, lilac, fawn.
Grooming Average+
Lapcat Average
Energy Average
Talker No, soft voice
Tonkinese Cat - pictures of cats

Tonkinese
Place Origin USA, Canada
Date Origin: 1960s
Ancestry: Hybrid: Burmese, Siamese
Weight 6-12lbs
Temperament: Sociable, smart.
Body type: Semi-foreign
Colors – types: Mink, sepia & pointed solid colors.
Grooming Easy
Lapcat Yes
Energy Yes
Talker Yes
Toyger Cat - pictures of cats

Toyger
Place Origin USA
Date Origin: 1980
Ancestry: Hybrid: tabby cats, Bengal, Indian street cat.
Weight 7-15lbs
Temperament: Interactive, friendly, intelligent.
Body type: Semi-cobby
Colors – types: Tiger stripes, rich tiger colors.
Grooming Average
Lapcat Yes
Energy Average
Talker Average
Turkish Angora Cat - pictures of cats

Turkish Angora
Place Origin Turkey
Date Origin: 1400s
Ancestry: Household cats
Weight 6-11lbs
Temperament: Smart, quick mover and show off.
Body type: Foreign
Colors – types: Wide range.
Grooming Ave-Easy
Lapcat Yes
Energy High
Talker Ave+ talker
Turkish Van Cat - pictures of cats

Turkish Van
Place Origin Turkey
Date Origin: Pre-1800s, imported 1955.
Ancestry: Household cats
Weight 7-19lbs
Temperament: Independent, assertive.
Body type: Substantial
Colors – types: Van pattern, bicolor – particolor.
Grooming Average
Lapcat Yes
Energy High
Talker Average
York Chocolat cat

York Chocolate
Place Origin USA
Date Origin: 1983
Ancestry: Household cats
Weight 6-12lbs
Temperament: Sweet, loving.
Body type: Moderate/large
Colors – types: Med-long.  Solid: chocolate, lavender. Bicolor: chocolate, lavender.
Grooming High
Lapcat Ave-yes
Energy Average
Talker Quiet

Cat Breeds — Note on the Siamese ranking. Visitors to this site conclusively prefer the Traditional Siamese but the poll does not distinguish between modern and traditional hence equal 2nd. These are considered to be different cat breeds by some.

Cat Breeds — Photo credits:
All the photographs are copyright Helmi Flick except as indicated.

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Comments

Cat Breeds — 9 Comments

  1. I LOVE cat’s and this website was very helpful to me and i just enjoyed the photos so much , my favorite one was the Ragdoll , i have always been fond of that breed and this website had some great info on that breed which was very helpful to me!!Thanks so much!!
    Montana Blue , Falls City , Nebraska. , U.S.A.

    • The tough point to make is that if your cat was part of a cat breed you would know about it, so it is likely that your cat is a random-bred cat. Thanks for visiting.

  2. Hello! So glad I found your site.
    O.K. this is perplexing. I used to have a cat named Wickett. Named cause when he was a kitten he was all ears n tail and looked like an Ewok. He grew into his ears and paws and was finally about 20 to 25 lbs. I took him to the vet after weighing him to see if Wickett needed a diet. Vet said no he is just huge! The vet looked Wickett up in a book and said he was part Tinker. Do you have more info on this breed as I would love to own another
    Two facts: Wickett would stand up and have 2 to 3 inches of reaching room on a normal counter. 2 He barked. He said woof and arf. Freaked out dogs. His most favorite companion was a weenie dog for a while. They were down on vacation.

    • Hi, thanks for asking. The word “Tinker” has no meaning in respect of cat breeds. What you have is a rare individual random bred cat – a moggie – who was born to be very large indeed. Just like people, there are a wide range of domestic cat sizes and like humans, rarely, an individual cat can be very large. Your cat is at the very top end of domestic cat size. Ginger (red) tabbies are great cats too. I don’t believe there is any science on this but red tabby cats are probably the best characters in the domestic cat world. They are alpha types and laid back. Confident etc.

      So, in conclusion Wickett is a rare, very large domestic, random bred cat with a fine character. The super size makes him a rare cat.

  3. Everything you need to know about the Angora cats:

    The Turkish Angora: Place Origin: USA :)

    The (real) Angora cat: random bred cats from Turkey and Eastern Mediterranean.
    Date Origin: Unknown, the earliest historic reference: 1400s.
    Body type: Substantial
    Colors – types: Wide range. Silver color is uncommon. No pointed, chocolate or fawn.
    Turkish Van from Turkey is a color variation of the Angora cats :)
    Temperament:: variable; usually sociable, affectionate and intelligent
    Grooming: Very easy
    Lapcat/Energy/Talker: depends on cat’s personality.

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