List of Cat Breeds

List of cat breeds from Japanese Bobtail to Pixie-bob J-P are on this page. Please scroll down. A map of the places of origin of the cat breeds.

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Japanese Bobtail cat

Japanese Bobtail
Place of Origin Japan
Date of origin 700s
Ancestry: Household cats
Weight 6-9 lbs
Temperament Alert
Body type Foreign
Colors – types: usually tortoiseshell and white.
Grooming Average
Lapcat Average
Energy High
Talker High
Javanese cat

Javanese
Place of Origin USA
Date of origin: 1960s
Ancestry: long haired Siamese non-standard pointing.
Weight 8 lbs
Temperament Vocal
Body type Oriental
Colors – types: cream, lynx, tortoiseshell and flame pointing.
Grooming Easy
Lapcat Yes
Energy High
Talker High

 

Kinkalow cat

Kinkalow
Place of Origin USA
Date of origin: 1990s
Ancestry: Munchkin x American Curl.
Weight 5-9lbs
Temperament Sweet
Body type: Semi-cobby
Colors – types: Any
Grooming Average
Lapcat Yes
Energy Average
Talker Average
Korat cat

Korat
Place of origin Thailand
Date of origin: Pre-1700s
Ancestry: Household cats
Weight 6-10lbs
Temperament: Opinionated and loving.
Body type: Semi-cobby
Colors – types: Blue (gray)
Grooming Easy
Lapcat Yes
Energy High
Talker Average
Kurilian bobtail cat

Kurilian Bobtail
Place of origin Kuril Islands
Date of origin: Pre-18th C
Ancestry: Domestic cats
Weight 7-10lbs
Temperament: Busy friend
Body type: Cobby
Colors – types:Wide range
Grooming Easy
Lapcat Average
Energy High
Talker High
Lambkin cat

Lambkin (dwarf cat)
Place of origin USA
Date of origin 1987
Ancestry: Hybrid Muchkin x Selkirk Rex
Weight 5-9lbs
Temperament: Inquisitive
Body type: Semi-foreign
Colors – types: All
Grooming Easy
Lapcat Average
Energy High
Talker High
LaPerm cat

LaPerm
Place of origin USA
Date of origin 1982
Ancestry: Farm Cats
Weight 8-12lbs
Temperament: Affectionate/inquisitive
Body type: Semi-foreign
Colors – types: All
Grooming Average
Lapcat Yes
Energy High
Talker Average
Maine Coon cat

Maine Coon - website
Place of origin USA
Date of origin mid 1800s
Ancestry: Farm cats
Weight 9-22lbs
Temperament: Gentle
Body type: Substantial
Colors – types: All traditional colors.
Grooming Average
Lapcat Yes
Energy High
Talker Low
Ranked most popular cat (this site’s poll)
Manx cat

Manx
Place of origin Isle of Man
Date of origin Pre-1700s
Ancestry: Household cats
Weight 8-12lbs
Temperament: Even-tempered.
Body type: Cobby
Colors – types: All traditional colors.
Grooming Average
Lapcat Average
Energy Average
Talker Average
Miniature cat

Miniature cat
Note: Not a cat breed!
Place origin USA
Date origin: Est: 1950s
Ancestry: Household cats/Persians
Weight 3-6lbs
Temperament: Sweet
Body type: Semi-cobby
Colors – types: All but often chinchilla Persian
Grooming High
Lapcat High
Energy Average
Talker Average
Minskin cat

Minskin (dwarf cat)
Place origin USA
Date origin: 1998
Ancestry: Four way hybrid
Weight 5-9lbs
Temperament: Sweet-tempered.
Body type: Small & cobby
Colors – types: All – feels like soft cashmere.
Grooming Average
Lapcat Yes
Energy Ave-high
Talker Average
Munchkin cat

Munchkin (dwarf cat)
Place Origin USA
Date origin: 1983
Ancestry: Household cats
Weight 5-9lbs
Temperament: Appealing
Body type:Semi-cobby
Colors – types: All colors and patterns
Grooming Average
Lapcat Yes
Energy Ave-high
Talker Ave-high
Napoleon cat

Napoleon (dwarf cat)
Place Origin USA
Date origin Post-1983
Ancestry: Hyrbrid: Munchkin x Persian Breed Group
Weight 5-9lbs
Temperament: Charming
Body type: Semi-cobby
Colors – types: All colors and patterns
Grooming High
Lapcat Yes
Energy Average
Talker No
Nebelung cat

Nebelung
Place Origin USA
Date origin 1984
Ancestry: Russian Blue
Weight 6-11lb
Temperament: Reserved
Body type: Foreign
Colors – types: Blue (grey)
Grooming High
Lapcat Average
Energy Average
Talker No
Norwegian Forest cat

Norwegian Forest Cat
Place Origin Norway
Date origin 1930s
Ancestry: Farm cats
Weight 7-20lbs
Temperament: Reserved
Body type: Substantial
Colors – types: All traditional colors/divisions
Grooming High
Lapcat Average
Energy Average
Talker No
Ocicat Cat

Ocicat
Place Origin USA
Date origin 1964
Ancestry: Hybrid: Siamese, Abyssinian, American Shorthair
Weight 6-14lbs
Temperament: Responsive
Body type: Semi-foreign
Colors – types: Spotted inc. silvers, selfs and smokes.
Grooming Easy
Lapcat Ave-high
Energy High
Talker Average
Ojos Azules cat

Ojos Azules
Place Origin USA
Date origin 1984
Ancestry: Random bred cats
Weight Average
Temperament: Unknown
Body type: Semi-foreign
Colors – types: All colors and patterns, all divisions
Grooming Easy
Lapcat Average
Energy Average
Talker Average
Oriental Shorthair Cat

Oriental Shorthair
Place Origin UK
Date origin 1950s
Ancestry: Siamese, Korat, Persian, Shorthairs
Weight 9-14lbs
Temperament: Vocal and loyal
Body type: Oriental
Colors – types: All colors, patterns (trad)
Grooming Easy
Lapcat Average
Energy Average
Talker Average
Persian Cat Ultra face

Persian (modern)
Place Origin USA
Date origin 1950s
Ancestry: Middle-Eastern longhairs
Weight 8-15lbs
Temperament: Passive
Body type: Cobby
Colors – types: Wide range. Longest fur.
Grooming High
Lapcat High
Energy Average
Talker Low
Popularity 6th – high
Doll Face Persian Cat

Persian (traditional)
Place Origin UK
Date origin late 1800
Ancestry: Middle-Eastern longhairs
Weight 8-15lbs
Temperament:Passive
Body type: Cobby
Colors – types: Wide range.
Grooming High
Lapcat High
Energy Average
Talker Low
Popularity 6th – high
Peterbald cat

Peterbald
Place Origin Russia
Date origin 1994
Ancestry: Hybrid: Donsky x Oriental SH
Weight 9-14lbs
Temperament:Playfully demanding.
Body type: Oriental
Colors – types: Hairless, semi-hairless
Grooming Average
Lapcat High
Energy Average
Talker Average
Pixie-Bob Cat

Pixie-bob
Place Origin USA-Canada
Date origin: 1980s
Ancestry: Household cat
Weight 9-18lbs
Temperament:Quiet, sensible.
Body type: Substantial
Colors – types: Spotted tabby.
Grooming Average
Lapcat High
Energy Average
Talker No

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List of cat breeds — photo credits: All
photos on this page are copyright Helmi Flick except:

  • Korat: Nick Hodges
  • Miniature cat: Pocket Kittys
  • Minskin: Paul McSorley
  • Nebelung: photograph
    reproduced
    underĀ under the terms of the GNU
    Free Documentation License,
    Version 1.2
  • Ojoa Azules: Erika Lugo Segovia
  • Doll face Persian – Photo copyright Dani Rozeboom

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