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List of Cat Breeds With Pictures

List of cat breeds given below provides information about the recognized cat breeds found across the world. Domestic/Wild Cat is a carnivorous mammal that is found in various sizes, colors and names.  Here is a list of the top cat breeds with pictures:

Persian Cat

Alternative Names: Longhair or Persian Longhair

Origin: Iran

Breed Description: Long haired breed of cat that has a short round face with a wide head. It has a thick coat , large eyes and a shortened muzzle.

Average Lifespan: 12-17 Years


Bengal Cat

Alternative Names: N/A

Origin: United States

Breed Description: Bengal cats are a hybrid of the Asian Leopard Cat and domestic cats.They have two basic fur patterns: common spotted pattern and swirly marbled. They have a white belly.

Average Lifespan: 14-16 Years


Burmese Cat

Alternative Names: American Burmese, British Burmese

Origin: Thailand

Breed Description: Appears in 2 forms – American and British. The British ones are slender and have a long body while the American ones are broader and shorter with a flat muzzle.

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Average Lifespan: 10-17 years


Scottish Fold

Alternative Names: Scot Fold, Lops, Folds

Origin: Scotland

Breed Description: It is a medium sized cat weighing 4-6 kg. The coat can be long-haired or short-haired and ears can be normal or folded.

Average Lifespan: 11- 15 years


Sphynx Cat

Alternative Names: Canadian Sphynx, Russian Sphynx , Don Sphynx.

Origin: Canada/ Egypt

Breed Description: This breed is characterized by large lemon shaped eyes and very large ears. The biggest feature available in these breeds of cats is that they don’t have a coat of fur on their body.

Average Lifespan: Around 15 years


American Curl

Alternative Names: N/A

Origin: USA

Breed Description: This breed is characterized by curled ears and have a normal built.

Average Lifespan: 13-15 years


American Bobtail

Alternative Names: Bobbed tail cat

Origin: USA

Breed Description: These have a short to medium built body with short tails. Hips are as wide as chest. Ears are medium sized and eyes are almond shaped.

Average Lifespan: 11- 15 Years


American Shorthair

Alternative Names: N/A

Origin: North America/Europe

Breed Description: This breed of cats are athletic in nature and have a large body. It has broad and well developed shoulders and hindquarters.

Average Lifespan: 15- 20 years


Siamese Cat

Alternative Names: Meezer

Origin: Thailand

Breed Description: This breed of cat has a muscular body with a triangular head.

Average Lifespan:15- 20 years


Maine Coon

Alternative Names: Coon Cat, Maine Cat, Maine Shag, Snowshoe Cat

Origin: USA

Breed Description: These are the largest breeds of domestic cats with soft and silky coat. They are easy to train and are a loyal breed.

Average Lifespan: 12- 15 Years


Turkish Angora

Alternative Names: Ankara

Origin: Turkey

Breed Description: These have long silky coats with round bodies. They are intelligent, playful and loyal with humans.

Average Lifespan: 12- 18 years


Manx Cat

Alternative Names: Manks

Origin: Isle of Man

Breed Description: This breed is characterized by the near absence of tail. These have small to medium built with broad chest and sloping shoulders.

Average Lifespan: 8- 14 years


Munchkin Cat

Alternative Names: Dachshund of the cat

Origin: USA

Breed Description: These breed of cats are characterized by short legs. They are playful and intelligent breed weighing around 3-4 kg.

Average Lifespan: 12- 14 years


Cornish Rex

Alternative Names: Greyhound of the cats

Origin: UK

Breed Description: This breed of cats comes in  a wide variety of colors and patterns, the common ones are brown-black and white. The coat of Cornex Rex is the softest among all the cat breeds.

Average Lifespan: 10-15 years


California Spangled Cat

Alternative Names: Spangle

Origin: California

Breed Description: This breed looks similar to a leopard in appearance. It has a spotted muscular body  with large whisker pads.

Average Lifespan: 9-16 years



Alternative Names: Manx Longhair, Longhair Manx,

Origin: Canada, Isle of Man

Breed Description: It has a muscular, medium to large body weighing around 10-13 pounds. The body is round in appearance with large eyes.

Average Lifespan: 8- 14 years


Devon Rex

Alternative Names: Pixie cat, Alien cat, Poodle

Origin: England

Breed Description: This breed is similar to Cornish Rex with respect to its soft fur coat. They have slender bodies with large ears.

Average Lifespan: 9-15 Years


Bombay Cat

Alternative Names: American Bombay Cat

Origin: USA

Breed Description: These are medium sized short haired cats with a muscular build. They have typical yellow eyes and loves the company of others.

Average Lifespan: 15-20 Years


Egyptian Mau

Alternative Names: Mau

Origin: Egypt

Breed Description: They are slender and muscular cat that are loyal to their masters. The front legs are comparatively shorter than the hind legs.

Average Lifespan: 13-16 Years



Alternative Names: Sacred Birman, Sacred Cat of Burma

Origin: France

Breed Description: It is a domestic cat breed having medium sized and rectangular body. They have rounded eyes that are sapphire blue in color and a roman nose.

Average Lifespan: 12-16 Years



Alternative Names: Toy Tiger

Origin:  Judy Sugden is credited to have developed this breed of cats.

Breed Description: It is a medium sized domestic cat having small and round ears with a well defined muzzle. This breed of cat resembles a Tiger in appearance.

Average Lifespan: 10- 15 years


Tabby Cat

Alternative Names: Grey Tiger, Common Mackerel Tabby

Origin: Africa/Europe

Breed Description: It is a domestic cat that has a shape of M on its forehead formed by the combination of stripes and patterns present on its coat.

Average Lifespan: 15- 20 years


Savannah Cat

Alternative Names: Ashera

Origin: USA

Breed Description: This is a hybrid cat breed with a tall and slim body. They are loyal and are great jumpers as well.

Average Lifespan: 17- 20 years


Russian Blue

Alternative Names: Archangel Blue, Archangel Cat

Origin: Russia

Breed Description: These have a medium built body with a pair of green eyes. The fur is short and thick and the coat is blue-grey in color.

Average Lifespan: 15-20 years


Japanese Bobtail

Alternative Names: Street cats of Japan

Origin: Japan

Breed Description: This breed has an unusual bob tail that resembles the tail of a rabbit. They have medium body structure with large eyes and medium length soft coat.

Average Lifespan: 15-18 years


Himalayan Cat

Alternative Names: Himalayan Persian, Colourpoint Persian or Longhaired Colourpoint

Origin: USA/UK

Breed Description: They have a round body with short legs with lots of fur all over the body.

Average Lifespan: 14- 15 years


Somali Cat

Alternative Names: Abyssinian, Fox Cat

Origin: Somalia

Breed Description: This breed is found in over 25 colors. The cats usually have long hairs all over their body.

Average Lifespan: 11- 16 years


 Raga Muffin Cat

Alternative Names: Ragdoll cats

Origin: USA

Breed Description: Muscular, heavy breed cat with a broad chested body. It has a medium length coat that has grows thicker towards the stomach.

Average Lifespan: 12- 16 years



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