The difference between ‘cat breeds’ and ‘cat species’

Difference between breeds and species

It might be useful to quickly go over the difference between ‘cat breeds’ and ‘cat species’. It’s quite as subtle difference but a very important one. In 1758 the modern idea of classifying all the world’s animals and plants began. Humans like to create some order in the world (I am afraid they’ve failed …

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What’s the difference between a cat breed and a cat species?

Chart showing one cat species the domestic cat from which all the cat breeds have been carved

There is a major difference between ‘breed’ and ‘species’. The domestic cat is a species of cat and in the family of cats is called Felidae. There are about 36 species of cat, all of which are wild except for the domestic cat, which is a domesticated African-Asian wildcat. A cat breed is a …

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104 Cat Breed Pictures

How many cat breeds are there? 104, at least, is the answer and you can see them in this is very functional but, I hope useful, video. There is no sound and the pictures arrive and move on quickly but you can pause the video. The video has to move fast because of the …

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