Categories: Cat Breeds

List of Cat Breeds

THIS IS THE SECOND PAGE OF A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF CAT BREEDS. I COVER BREEDS J-P (JAPANESE BOBTAIL TO PIXIEBOB) ON THIS PAGE. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE TO SEE THEM AND TO CLICK ON THE LINKS FOR LOTS MORE INFORMATION.

THE OTHER TWO PAGES ARE: A-H AND R-Y.


Japanese Bobtail

  • Place of Origin: Japan
  • Date of origin: 700s
  • Ancestry: Household cats
  • Weight: 6-9 lbs
  • Temperament: Alert
  • Body type: Foreign
  • Colors: usually tortoiseshell and white.
  • Grooming: Average
  • Lap cat: Average
  • Energy: High
  • Talker: High
  • Inherited health: No specific problems reported.

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Javanese

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: 1960s
  • Ancestry:long haired Siamese non-standard pointing.
  • Weight: 8 lbs
  • Temperament: vocal and loyal
  • Body type: Oriental
  • Colors: cream, lynx, tortoiseshell and flame pointing.
  • Grooming: Easy
  • Lap cat: Yes
  • Energy: High
  • Talker: High
  • Inherited health: no health problems reported but this breed is closely related to the Siamese and the Siamese has problems.

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Kinkalow

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: 1990s
  • Ancestry: Munchkin x American Curl.
  • Weight: 5-9 lbs
  • Temperament: sweet
  • Body type: Semi-cobby
  • Colors: Any
  • Grooming: Average
  • Lap cat: Yes
  • Energy: Average
  • Talker: Average
  • Inherited health: this is a dwarf cat. Possible funnel chest, flat chest kitten and lordosis.

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Korat cat

  • Place of Origin: Thailand
  • Date of origin: pre-1700s
  • Ancestry: Household cats
  • Weight: 6-10 lbs
  • Temperament: Opinionated and loving.
  • Body type: Semi-cobby
  • Colors: Blue
  • Grooming: Easy
  • Lap cat: Yes
  • Energy: High
  • Talker: Average
  • Inherited health: Gangliosidosis.

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Kurilian Bobtail

  • Place of Origin:Kuril Islands
  • Date of origin: pre-18th century
  • Ancestry: Domestic cats
  • Weight: 7-10 lbs
  • Temperament: Busy friend
  • Body type: Cobby
  • Colors: Wide range
  • Grooming: Easy
  • Lap cat: Average
  • Energy: High
  • Talker: High
  • Inherited health: No issues reported.

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Lambkin

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: 1987
  • Ancestry: Hybrid Muchkin x Selkirk Rex
  • Weight: 5-9 lbs
  • Temperament: Inquisitive
  • Body type: Semi-foreign
  • Colors: All
  • Grooming: Easy
  • Lap cat: Average
  • Energy: High
  • Talker: High
  • Inherited health: See Munchkin. There are potential health issues.

LINK TO MORE


LaPerm

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: 1982
  • Ancestry: Farm cats
  • Weight: 8-12 lbs
  • Temperament: Affectionate and inquisitive
  • Body type: Semi-foreign
  • Colors: All
  • Grooming: Average
  • Lap cat: Yes
  • Energy: High
  • Talker: High
  • Inherited health: No specific health issues reported.

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Maine Coon

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: mid-1800s
  • Ancestry: Farm cats
  • Weight: 9-22 lbs
  • Temperament: Gentle
  • Body type: Substantial
  • Colors: All traditional colors.
  • Grooming: Average
  • Lap cat: Yes
  • Energy: High
  • Talker: Low
  • Inherited health: Heart (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – HCM), gum and joint problems.
  • RANKED MOST POPULAR PUREBRED CAT ON PoC POLL.

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Manx

  • Place of Origin: Isle of Man
  • Date of origin: pre-1700s
  • Ancestry: Household cats
  • Weight: 8-12 lbs
  • Temperament: Even tempered
  • Body type: Cobby
  • Colors: All traditional colours.
  • Grooming: Average
  • Lap cat: Average
  • Energy: Average
  • Talker: Average
  • Inherited health: Skeletal defects associated with taillessness. Spina bifida, rectal prolapse, incontinence and constipation.

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Miniature cats (not a cat breed but here for information)

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: 1950s
  • Ancestry: Household cats/Persians
  • Weight: 3-6 lbs
  • Temperament: Sweet
  • Body type: Semi-cobby
  • Colors: All but often chinchilla Persian
  • Grooming: High
  • Lap cat: High
  • Energy: Average
  • Talker: Average
  • Inherited health: No specific problems reported but v.small cats may have general health issues.

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Minskin

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: 1998
  • Ancestry: 4-way hybrid
  • Weight: 5-9 lbs
  • Temperament: Sweet tempered
  • Body type: Small and cobby
  • Colors: All – feels like soft cashmere.
  • Grooming: Average
  • Lap cat: Yes
  • Energy: Average-high
  • Talker: Average
  • Inherited health: See Munchkin. Potential health issues.

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Munchkin – founding dwarf cat

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: 1983
  • Ancestry: Household cats
  • Weight: 5-9 lbs
  • Temperament: Appealing
  • Body type: Semi-cobby
  • Colors: All colors and patterns
  • Grooming: Average
  • Lap cat: Yes
  • Energy: Average-high
  • Talker: Average-high
  • Inherited health: Pectus excavatum, lordosis and KCK (Flat Chest Kitten).

LINK TO MORE and all about the dwarf cats


Napoleon

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: post-1983
  • Ancestry: Hyrbrid: Munchkin x Persian Breed Group
  • Weight: 5-9 lbs
  • Temperament: Charming
  • Body type: Semi-cobby
  • Colors: All colors and patterns
  • Grooming: High
  • Lap cat: Yes
  • Energy: Average
  • Talker: No
  • Inherited health: See Munchkin.

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Nebelung

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: 1984
  • Ancestry: Russian Blue
  • Weight: 6-11 lbs
  • Temperament: Reserved
  • Body type: Foreign
  • Colors: Blue
  • Grooming: High
  • Lap cat: Average
  • Energy: Average
  • Talker: No
  • Inherited health: No specific issues reported.

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Norwegian Forest Cat

  • Place of Origin: Norway
  • Date of origin: 1930s
  • Ancestry: Farm cats
  • Weight: 7-20 lbs
  • Temperament: Reserved
  • Body type: Substantial
  • Colors: All traditional colors/divisions
  • Grooming: High
  • Lap cat: Average
  • Energy: Average
  • Talker: No
  • Inherited health: Possible heart problems (HCM) and Type IV glycogen storage disease (type IV GSD).

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Ocicat

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: 1964
  • Ancestry: Hybrid: Siamese, Abyssinian, American Shorthair
  • Weight: 6-14 lbs
  • Temperament: Responsive
  • Body type: Semi-foreign
  • Colors: Spotted inc. silvers, selfs and smokes.
  • Grooming: Easy
  • Lap cat: Average-high
  • Energy: High
  • Talker: Average
  • Inherited health: Pectus Excavatum.

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Ojos Azules

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: 1984
  • Ancestry: Random bred cats
  • Weight: Average
  • Temperament: Unknown – variable.
  • Body type: Semi-foreign
  • Colors: All colors and patterns, all divisions
  • Grooming: Easy
  • Lap cat: Average
  • Energy: Average
  • Talker: Average
  • Inherited health: No issues reported.

LINK TO MORE


Oriental Shorthair

  • Place of Origin: UK
  • Date of origin: 1950s
  • Ancestry: Siamese, Korat, Persian, Shorthairs
  • Weight: 9-14 lbs
  • Temperament: Vocal and loyal
  • Body type: Oriental
  • Colors: All colors, patterns (trad)
  • Grooming: Easy
  • Lap cat: Average
  • Energy: Average
  • Talker: Average
  • Inherited health: Reported liver and eye disorders. Could be more.

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Persian (modern)

  • Place of Origin: USA
  • Date of origin: 1950s
  • Ancestry: Middle-Eastern longhairs
  • Weight: 8-15 lbs
  • Temperament: Passive
  • Body type: Cobby
  • Colors: Wide range. Longest fur.
  • Grooming: High
  • Lap cat: High
  • Energy: Average
  • Talker: Low
  • Inherited health: Kidney disease, tear duct overflow, breathing problems, gum disease, jaw problems, prone to respiratory infection. There are other conditions (search PoC please).
  • 6th most popular purebred cat per PoC poll.

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Persian (traditional doll face)

  • Place of Origin: UK
  • Date of origin: Late 1800s
  • Ancestry: Middle-Eastern longhairs
  • Weight: 8-15 lbs
  • Temperament: Passive
  • Body type: Cobby
  • Colors: Wide range
  • Grooming: High
  • Lap cat: High
  • Energy: Average
  • Talker: Low
  • Inherited health: No specific health problems reported but beware.
  • 6th most popular purebred cat per PoC poll.

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YERI – A BEAUTIFUL TRAD PERSIAN


Peterbald

  • Place of Origin: Russia
  • Date of origin: 1994
  • Ancestry: Hybrid: Donsky x Oriental SH
  • Weight: 9-14 lbs
  • Temperament: Playfully demanding.
  • Body type: Oriental
  • Colors: Hairless, semi-hairless
  • Grooming: Average
  • Lap cat: High
  • Energy: Average
  • Talker: Average
  • Inherited health: No specific health problems reported but rare cat.

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Pixie-bob or Pixiebob

  • Place of Origin: USA-Canada
  • Date of origin: 1980s
  • Ancestry: Household cats
  • Weight: 9-18 lbs
  • Temperament: Quiet, sensible.
  • Body type: Substantial
  • Colors: Spotted tabby.
  • Grooming: Average
  • Lap cat: High
  • Energy: Average
  • Talker: No
  • Inherited health: No specific heath problems reported.

LINK TO MORE


List of cat breeds for A-H:

Go to List A-H

List of cat breeds for R-Y

Go to List R-Y

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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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