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.

cat breeds

Japanese Bobtail cat

Health: No specific problems reported.

Japanese Bobtail
Place of OriginJapan
Date of origin700s
Ancestry: Household cats
Weight6-9 lbs
TemperamentAlert
Body typeForeign
Colors – types: usually tortoiseshell and white.
GroomingAverage
LapcatAverage
EnergyHigh
TalkerHigh
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Javanese cat

Health: no health problems reported but this breed is closely related to the Siamese and the Siamese has problems.

Javanese
Place of OriginUSA
Date of origin:1960s
Ancestry: long haired Siamese non-standard pointing.
Weight8 lbs
TemperamentVocal
Body typeOriental
Colors – types: cream, lynx, tortoiseshell and flame pointing.
GroomingEasy
LapcatYes
EnergyHigh
TalkerHigh
Kinkalow cat

Health: this is a dwarf cat. Possible funnel chest, flat chest kitten and lordosis.

Kinkalow
Place of OriginUSA
Date of origin:1990s
Ancestry: Munchkin x American Curl.
Weight5-9lbs
TemperamentSweet
Body type: Semi-cobby
Colors – types: Any
GroomingAverage
LapcatYes
EnergyAverage
TalkerAverage
Korat cat

Health: Gangliosidosis.

Korat
Place of originThailand
Date of origin:Pre-1700s
Ancestry: Household cats
Weight6-10lbs
Temperament: Opinionated and loving.
Body type: Semi-cobby
Colors – types: Blue (gray)
GroomingEasy
LapcatYes
EnergyHigh
TalkerAverage
Kurilian bobtail cat

Health: no issues reported.

Kurilian Bobtail
Place of originKuril Islands
Date of origin:Pre-18th C
Ancestry: Domestic cats
Weight7-10lbs
Temperament: Busy friend
Body type: Cobby
Colors – types:Wide range
GroomingEasy
LapcatAverage
EnergyHigh
TalkerHigh
Lambkin cat

Health: See Munchkin. There are potential health issues.

Lambkin (dwarf cat)
Place of originUSA
Date of origin1987
Ancestry: Hybrid Muchkin x Selkirk Rex
Weight5-9lbs
Temperament: Inquisitive
Body type: Semi-foreign
Colors – types: All
GroomingEasy
LapcatAverage
EnergyHigh
TalkerHigh
LaPerm cat

Health: No specific health issues reported.

LaPerm
Place of originUSA
Date of origin1982
Ancestry: Farm Cats
Weight8-12lbs
Temperament: Affectionate/inquisitive
Body type: Semi-foreign
Colors – types: All
GroomingAverage
LapcatYes
EnergyHigh
TalkerAverage
Maine Coon cat

Health: Heart (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – HCM), gum and joint problems.

Maine Coon websitecomparison with Norwegian Forest Cat and Siberian.
Place of originUSA
Date of originmid 1800s
Ancestry: Farm cats
Weight9-22lbs
Temperament: Gentle
Body type: Substantial
Colors – types: All traditional colors.
GroomingAverage
LapcatYes
EnergyHigh
TalkerLow
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Manx cat

Health: skeletal defects associated with taillessness. Spina bifida, rectal prolapse, incontinence and constipation.

Manx
Place of originIsle of Man
Date of originPre-1700s
Ancestry: Household cats
Weight8-12lbs
Temperament: Even-tempered.
Body type: Cobby
Colors – types: All traditional colors.
GroomingAverage
LapcatAverage
EnergyAverage
TalkerAverage
Miniature cat

Health: no specific problems reported but v.small cats may have general health issues.

Miniature cat
Note: Not a cat breed!
Place originUSA
Date origin:Est: 1950s
Ancestry: Household cats/Persians
Weight3-6lbs
Temperament: Sweet
Body type: Semi-cobby
Colors – types: All but often chinchilla Persian
GroomingHigh
LapcatHigh
EnergyAverage
TalkerAverage
Minskin cat

Health: see Munchkin. Potential health issues.

Minskin (dwarf cat)
Place originUSA
Date origin:1998
Ancestry: Four way hybrid
Weight5-9lbs
Temperament: Sweet-tempered.
Body type: Small & cobby
Colors – types: All – feels like soft cashmere.
GroomingAverage
LapcatYes
EnergyAve-high
TalkerAverage
Munchkin cat

Health: Pectus excavatum, lordosis and KCK (Flat Chest Kitten).

Munchkin (dwarf cat)
Place OriginUSA
Date origin:1983
Ancestry: Household cats
Weight5-9lbs
Temperament: Appealing
Body type:Semi-cobby
Colors – types: All colors and patterns
GroomingAverage
LapcatYes
EnergyAve-high
TalkerAve-high
Napoleon cat

Health: see Munchkin.

Napoleon (dwarf cat)
Place OriginUSA
Date originPost-1983
Ancestry: Hyrbrid: Munchkin x Persian Breed Group
Weight5-9lbs
Temperament: Charming
Body type: Semi-cobby
Colors – types: All colors and patterns
GroomingHigh
LapcatYes
EnergyAverage
TalkerNo
Nebelung cat

Health: No specific issues reported.

Nebelung
Place OriginUSA
Date origin1984
Ancestry: Russian Blue
Weight6-11lb
Temperament: Reserved
Body type: Foreign
Colors – types: Blue (grey)
GroomingHigh
LapcatAverage
EnergyAverage
TalkerNo
Norwegian Forest cat

Health: possible heart problems (HCM) and Type IV glycogen storage disease (type IV GSD).

Norwegian Forest Cat
Place OriginNorway
Date origin1930s
Ancestry: Farm cats
Weight7-20lbs
Temperament: Reserved
Body type: Substantial
Colors – types: All traditional colors/divisions
GroomingHigh
LapcatAverage
EnergyAverage
TalkerNo
Ocicat Cat

Health: Pectus Excavatum.

Ocicat
Place OriginUSA
Date origin1964
Ancestry: Hybrid: Siamese, Abyssinian, American Shorthair
Weight6-14lbs
Temperament: Responsive
Body type: Semi-foreign
Colors – types: Spotted inc. silvers, selfs and smokes.
GroomingEasy
LapcatAve-high
EnergyHigh
TalkerAverage
Ojos Azules cat

Health: no issues reported.

Ojos Azules
Place OriginUSA
Date origin1984
Ancestry: Random bred cats
WeightAverage
Temperament: Unknown
Body type: Semi-foreign
Colors – types: All colors and patterns, all divisions
GroomingEasy
LapcatAverage
EnergyAverage
TalkerAverage
Oriental Shorthair Cat

Health: reported liver and eye disorders. Could be more.

Oriental Shorthair
Place OriginUK
Date origin1950s
Ancestry: Siamese, Korat, Persian, Shorthairs
Weight9-14lbs
Temperament: Vocal and loyal
Body type: Oriental
Colors – types: All colors, patterns (trad)
GroomingEasy
LapcatAverage
EnergyAverage
TalkerAverage
Persian Cat Ultra face

Health: Kidney disease, tear duct overflow, breathing problems, gum disease, jaw problems, prone to respiratory infection. There are other conditions (search PoC please).

Persian (modern)
Place OriginUSA
Date origin1950s
Ancestry: Middle-Eastern longhairs
Weight8-15lbs
Temperament: Passive
Body type: Cobby
Colors – types: Wide range. Longest fur.
GroomingHigh
LapcatHigh
EnergyAverage
TalkerLow
Popularity6th – high
Doll Face Persian Cat

Health: No specific health problems reported by beware.

Persian (traditional)
Place OriginUK
Date originlate 1800
Ancestry: Middle-Eastern longhairs
Weight8-15lbs
Temperament:Passive
Body type: Cobby
Colors – types: Wide range.
GroomingHigh
LapcatHigh
EnergyAverage
TalkerLow
Popularity6th – high
Peterbald cat

Health: No specific health problems reported but rare cat.

Peterbald
Place OriginRussia
Date origin1994
Ancestry: Hybrid: Donsky x Oriental SH
Weight9-14lbs
Temperament:Playfully demanding.
Body type: Oriental
Colors – types: Hairless, semi-hairless
GroomingAverage
LapcatHigh
EnergyAverage
TalkerAverage
Pixie-Bob Cat

Health: No specific heath problems reported.

Pixie-bob
Place OriginUSA-Canada
Date origin:1980s
Ancestry: Household cat
Weight9-18lbs
Temperament:Quiet, sensible.
Body type: Substantial
Colors – types: Spotted tabby.
GroomingAverage
LapcatHigh
EnergyAverage
TalkerNo

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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
    under 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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