Cat Breeds

Japanese Bobtail

Japanese Bobtail

Revered in Japan, this breed is distinguished by its short, curled tail. It is accepted in the U.S., where it is popular, but not worldwide. It is said if you own one of these great cats, then your luck will change and your life will overflow with well fortune.

Javanese Cat

Javanese Cat

This cat has a longhaired coat and has a medium-sized muscular body while having a fine tone that is identical to what you might expect to see from other cats that originated from Asia. This cat has a pointed coat with the body having a lighter colour than the head.

Korat

Korat

This cat is a rare beauty. It the national cat of Thailand. It is considered to be very lucky and given as a gift to newlyweds. It is one of the oldest and most stable breeds in the world. It is an elegant cat with a slate-blue coat.

LaPerm

LaPerm

The LaPerm Cat is considered to be an accident and was not purposely bred to be a domestic cat. The La Perm was first found in the USA in 1982. This cat loves the outdoors, but at the same time it loves an indoor environment.

Maine Coon

Maine Coon

The generally accepted story is that the original Maine Coons were seen in Maine, hence the first part of their name. These cats had broadly striped tails reminiscent of the tail of the raccoon, which gave rise to the other part of their name.

Munchkin Cat

Munchkin Cat

The history of the munchkin cat is a relatively short one. Whilst there have always been munchkins around one way or another, they were not bred intentionally or, indeed, recognised as a breed until the 1980s. There are records of short-legged cats from the 1930’s.

Nebelung

Nebelung

The Nebelung Cat is a great feline to have around if you are a couple or retiree. They do not do well with small children and hate noise. They are somewhat conservative and like to keep to themselves. Once a Nebelung bonds with its owner.

Norwegian Forest Cat

Norwegian Forest Cat

While no cat is “just a cat,” the Weegie is truly unique in the feline world. Its ancestors may well have handled rat control on Viking ships, and its blood lines are believed to connect with long-haired cats brought back to Europe by the Crusaders.

Ocicat

Ocicat

When it comes to wild looking cats, this one takes the cake. It was the first breed ever to be bred for its wild looks. It gets its spotty coat from being mixing with a short hair. They originated from the Siamese and Abyssinian.

Oriental Cat

Oriental Cat

A "genetically engineered" breed of cat, the Oriental is basically a group of cats with the shape of the Siamese but without the restricted himalayan points. This group is the only one that does not have a history relating to a particular country of origin.

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