Categories: Cat Breeds

Cat Breeds

THIS IS THE THIRD PAGE IN MY LIST OF CAT BREEDS. ON THIS PAGE I COVER RAGDOLL TO YORK CHOCOLATE (R-J).THE OTHER TWO PAGES ARE: A-H AND J-P


Ragdoll

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: 1960s
  • Ancestry: Moggies
  • Weight: 10-20 lbs
  • Temperament: Placid – ideal indoor cats
  • Body type: Substantial
  • Colors: Pointed inc. bicolor pointing.
  • Grooming: Average
  • Lap cat: Yes
  • Energy: Low
  • Talker: Average
  • 5th most popular cat breed per PoC poll

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RagaMuffin

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: 1980s
  • Ancestry: Ragdoll cat
  • Weight: 10-20 lbs
  • Temperament: Laid-back
  • Body type: Substantial
  • Colors: Wide range
  • Grooming: Average
  • Lap cat: Yes
  • Energy: Average
  • Talker: Average

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Russian Blue

  • Place of Origin: Russia
  • Date of origin: pre-1800s
  • Ancestry: Domestic cats – moggies
  • Weight: 10-12 lbs
  • Temperament: Shy
  • Body type: Foreign
  • Colors: Blue
  • Grooming: Easy
  • Lap cat: Average
  • Energy: Average
  • Talker: No

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Safari

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: early 1970s
  • Ancestry: Wildcat hybrid: Geoffroy’s cat x domestic
  • Weight: Up to 25 lbs
  • Temperament: Calm alpha
  • Body type: Substantial
  • Colors: Spotted tabby
  • Grooming: Easy
  • Lap cat: No
  • Energy: High
  • Talker: Average

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Savannah

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: 1986
  • Ancestry: Wildcat hybrid – serval x domestic cat
  • Weight: Up to 30 lbs
  • Temperament: Calm alpha
  • Body type: Substantial
  • Colors: Spotted tabby
  • Grooming: Easy
  • Lap cat: Average
  • Energy: High
  • Talker: Low

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Scottish Fold

  • Place of Origin: Scotland
  • Date of origin: 1961
  • Ancestry: Farm cat, Brit, USA shorthair cats
  • Weight: 6-13 lbs
  • Temperament: Easy nature, sweet.
  • Body type: Semi-cobby
  • Colors: All
  • Grooming: Average
  • Lap cat: Average
  • Energy: Average
  • Talker: No

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Selkirk Rex

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: 1987
  • Ancestry: Rescue cat, Persian, Exotic SH, Brit+US Shorthairs.
  • Weight: 7-11 lbs
  • Temperament: Sweet and loyal. Gentle.
  • Body type: Semi-cobby
  • Colors: All
  • Grooming: Average
  • Lap cat: Yes
  • Energy: Average
  • Talker: Average

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Serengeti

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: 1994
  • Ancestry: Hybrid: Bengal and Oriental Shorthair
  • Weight: Average+
  • Temperament: Alert, Affectionate and playful.
  • Body type: Semi-foreign. Tall and elegant.
  • Colors: Spotted tabby
  • Grooming: Easy
  • Lap cat: Average
  • Energy: High
  • Talker: Yes

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Seychellois

  • Place of Origin: UK
  • Date of origin: 1980
  • Ancestry: Hybrid Modern Siamese – Oriental SH.
  • Weight: 6-12 lbs
  • Temperament: Enterprising and vocal.
  • Body type: Oriental
  • Colors: Variable particolor pointing on face. Long and short hair.
  • Grooming: Easy
  • Lap cat: Yes
  • Energy: Good
  • Talker: Yes

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Skookum

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: 1990s
  • Ancestry: Hybrid cat –  Munchkin cross with LaPerm.
  • Weight: 5-9 lbs
  • Temperament: Inquisitive and outgoing.
  • Body type: Semi-cobby
  • Colors: All colors. Rexed fur.
  • Grooming: Average
  • Lap cat: Yes
  • Energy: Good
  • Talker: Average

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Sokoke

  • Place of Origin: Kenya
  • Date of origin: 1980s
  • Ancestry: Stray, household cats.
  • Weight: 7-12 lbs
  • Temperament: Unknown
  • Body type: Semi-foreign
  • Colors: Classic, blotched tabby.
  • Grooming: Easy
  • Lap cat: Average
  • Energy: High
  • Talker: Unknown

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Siamese (modern)

  • Place of Origin: Thailand
  • Date of origin: pre-1700s
  • Ancestry: Household and temple cats.
  • Weight: 6-12 lbs
  • Temperament: Quite active, loyal and vocal.
  • Body type: Oriental
  • Colors: Pointed, all colors (TICA), blue eyes.
  • Grooming: Easy
  • Lap cat: Yes
  • Energy: High
  • Talker: Yes

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Siamese (traditional)

  • Place of Origin: Thailand
  • Date of origin: pre-1700s
  • Ancestry: Household and temple cats.
  • Weight: 6-12 lbs
  • Temperament: Quite active, loyal and vocal.
  • Body type: Semi-cobby
  • Colors: Pointed, lilac, seal, chocolate, blue, lynx.
  • Grooming: Easy
  • Lap cat: Yes
  • Energy: High
  • Talker: Yes

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Siberian

  • Place of Origin: East Russia
  • Date of origin: 1980s
  • Ancestry:House and farm cats.
  • Weight: 10-20 lbs
  • Temperament: Sensible, resourceful.
  • Body type: Substantial
  • Colors: All colors, patterns.
  • Grooming: Average
  • Lap cat: Average
  • Energy: Average-high
  • Talker: No

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Singapura

  • Place of Origin: Singapore and USA
  • Date of origin: 1975
  • Ancestry: Street, drain cats? Disputed. Hybrid?
  • Weight: 4-9 lbs
  • Temperament: Soft voice gentleness. Affectionate.
  • Body type: Semi-cobby
  • Colors: Tabby (ticked), sepia agouti.
  • Grooming: Easy
  • Lap cat: Yes
  • Energy: High
  • Talker: Average

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Snowshoe

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: 1960s
  • Ancestry: Hybrid: Siamese, American SH.
  • Weight: 6-12 lbs
  • Temperament: Friendly and active
  • Body type: Semi-foreign
  • Colors: Mitted and bicolor
  • Grooming: Easy
  • Lap cat: Average
  • Energy: Average-high
  • Talker: Yes

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Somali

  • Place of Origin: USA and Canada
  • Date of origin: 1963
  • Ancestry: Abyssinian
  • Weight: 8-12 lbs
  • Temperament: Extrovert, active.
  • Body type: Foreign
  • Colors: Special tabby cat
  • Grooming: Easy-average
  • Lap cat: Yes
  • Energy: Yes
  • Talker: Yes

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Sphynx

  • Place of Origin: USA, Canada, Europe
  • Date of origin: 1966
  • Ancestry: Non-pedigree longhair.
  • Weight: 8-15 lbs
  • Temperament: Mischievous, smart. Monkey-like.
  • Body type: Semi-foreign, muscular.
  • Colors: All colors and patterns
  • Grooming: Average (skin needs regular cleaning)
  • Lap cat: Average
  • Energy: High
  • Talker: Yes

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Thai

  • Place of Origin: Thailand, USA
  • Date of origin: 1950s
  • Ancestry: Siamese cats
  • Weight: 6-12 lbs
  • Temperament: People loving and intelligent.
  • Body type: Semi-foreign
  • Colors: Pointed in solid, tabby, tortie, all colors
  • Grooming: Easy
  • Lap cat: Yes
  • Energy: High
  • Talker: Yes

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Tiffany (AKA Chantilly)

  • Place of Origin: USA and Canada
  • Date of origin: 1967
  • Ancestry: Household cats or a created hybrid. Disputed.
  • Weight: 6-12 lbs
  • Temperament: Gentle voice, soft character.
  • Body type: Moderate
  • Colors: Semi-longhair, chocolate, black, cinnamon, blue, lilac, fawn.
  • Grooming: Average+
  • Lap cat: Average
  • Energy: Average
  • Talker: No – soft voice

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Tonkinese

  • Place of Origin: USA and Canada
  • Date of origin: 1960s
  • Ancestry: Hybrid: Burmese, Siamese
  • Weight: 6-12 lbs
  • Temperament: Sociable, smart.
  • Body type: Semi-foreign
  • Colors: Mink, sepia & pointed solid colors.
  • Grooming: Easy
  • Lap cat: Yes
  • Energy: Yes
  • Talker: Yes

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Toyger

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: 1980
  • Ancestry: Hybrid: tabby cats, Bengal, Indian street cat.
  • Weight: 7-15 lbs
  • Temperament: Interactive, friendly, intelligent.
  • Body type: Semi-cobby
  • Colors: Tiger stripes, rich tiger colors.
  • Grooming: Average
  • Lap cat: Yes
  • Energy: Average
  • Talker: Average

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Turkish Angora

  • Place of Origin: Turkey
  • Date of origin: 1400s
  • Ancestry: Household cats
  • Weight: 6-11 lbs
  • Temperament: Smart, quick mover and show off.
  • Body type: Foreign
  • Colors: Wide range
  • Grooming: Average-easy
  • Lap cat: Yes
  • Energy: High
  • Talker: Average+ talker

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Turkish Van

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

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York Chocolate

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: 1983
  • Ancestry: Household cats
  • Weight: 6-12 lbs
  • Temperament: Sweet, loving
  • Body type: Moderate/large
  • Colors: Med-long hair. Solid: chocolate, lavender. Bicolor: chocolate, lavender.
  • Grooming: High
  • Lap cat: Average-yes
  • Energy: Average
  • Talker: Quiet

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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:
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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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