All Cat Breeds Explained

They say that nothing is more precious in this world than a bond of friendship between a man and a dog. Well, there is a specific specie that would like to disagree with that statement. Not that they are against dogs, it it's just that they don't understand the point of treating their human slaves with respect. They are the queens and kings of their world, after all. Amusing Humans, with their funny and sassy attitudes, cats are universally beloved. These fur balls with an attitude come in very sizes and shapes. The following is an extensive list of all the flavors cats can be found in, or have a look at this infograph if you're in a hurry.


  1. Abyssinian Cats.

Weight: 8 to 12 pounds

Originated in Abyssinia, modern-day Ethiopia, these busy and affectionate cats have a long history of being around Humans, as apparent from their paintings and statues found in Egypt from the times of pharaohs. It is a short-haired cat and can come in various colors like red, blue, and fawn colors.  


     2. Bengal cats.

Weight: 8 to 15 pounds.

These graceful cats descended from domestic cats, Egyptian Mau, and Asian Leopard cats. They are well known for their gentle and affectionate behaviors. These cats can easily grow up to 10 inches in height. They are highly playful balls of fur and can come in different colors, including lavender, brown, and chocolate.


  1. Scottish Fold

Weight: 6 to 13 pounds

As evident from, their name this cat originates from Scotland. Scottish Fold is unique in the sense that they love being around humans and are one of the most affectionate cat breeds. These calm cats are good with other pets, including dogs. Their coat is short and comes in a variety of colors, including Black, Lavender, blue, and cream.



  1. British Short Hair.

Weight: 7 to 17 pounds

Often mistook as living teddy bears, these furry cats are darlings of many cat lovers. It has a long history of being around humans and is widely believed to be brought to the British Isles by the Romans. These cats are brilliant, affectionate, and sociable. They also love playing around and therefore expect a lot of funny moments.


  1. Savannah Cat

Weight: 12 to 25 pounds

Meet this large and athletic cat. Be aware tho, as this breed tends to be kinda standoffish with strangers. Don't worry tho as this breed will shower its owners with love once it starts trusting the owners. These cats are highly playful and are also easily trainable. Owners of this breed also don't need to worry about shedding as they have a short coat.

  1. Persian Cats

Weight: 7 to 13 pounds

Probably the most recognized and adored cat in the world, Persian cats are highly loving and calm individuals. This breed also has a very tolerance meaning that they are good around children. Famous for their long coats and Pansy faces, Persian cats are truly the sweethearts of the feline kingdom.


  1. Siamese Cats.

Weight: 6 to 14 pounds

Describes as Dog-like, Siamese cats make excellent pets as they are independent and low maintenance like cats and are loyal and loving just like dogs. This cat breed is also famous for its howls. These short-coated cats are remarkably active all day long and adore any opportunity to play with their owners.


  1. Turkish Angora

Weight: 8 to 15 pounds


It should be no surprise to any cat lover that this graceful breed is considered a National Treasure in their home country, Turkey. These white fur and adorable cats are considered one of the most beautiful and well-mannered cats. These cats are highly trainable and playful. They come in white, black and orange colors.


  1. European short hair

Weight: 12 to 15 pounds

European short hairs are loving and independent cats who have a strong urge to please their owners. These cats also have a strong prey drive and therefore should not be kept in the company of smaller pets like birds and hamsters. European shorthair cats are a good choice for first-time owners due to their independent lifestyle.


  1. Manx

Weight: 8 to 12 pounds

Another National treasure, Manx, is highly revered in their homeland of Isle of Man. They stand distinct amongst other cat breeds due to their tailless bodies. Manx are generally quite calm and affectionate cats. Although they do need a lot of grooming as they tend to shed a lot.


  1. Burmese

Weight: 8 to 15 pounds

Another dog-like cat here, ready to turn anyone who dislikes cats into an avid fan of feline species. This amazing breed is good with children and seniors alike due to its tolerant and sweet nature. Also known as the social bees of the cat kingdom, Burmese cats don't mind being around other cats.


  1. Balinese

Weight: 8 to 15 pounds

What do you get by combining traits of a Siamese cat and the appearance of a longhaired cat? If your answer is a packet of joy, then you are absolutely correct. Balinese cats are sweethearts to be around and are highly trainable due to their high intelligence. The Balinese is classified as a rare breed and ranks 35th in popularity of the 41 breeds recognized by the CFA.


  1. American Wirehair

Weight: 8 to 13 pounds

Easily recognizable by their coarse and crimped coat, American Wirehair is a playful and affectionate breed. Their coats which are their biggest selling point, comes in a number of colors, including white, black, grey, and orange. These cats have a high prey drive, and therefore care should be taken while leaving them with other smaller pets.


  1. American Short Hair.

Weight: 10 to 15 pounds

Reaching the United States aboard the famous ship Mayflower, American Shorthair immediately started to win American hearts and is now one of the most famous cat breeds in the states. This breed is well known for its bold, socially able, and affectionate temperament. Having a short coat also means that they don't shed a lot.


  1. American Curl

Weight: 5 to 10 pounds.

Being on the smaller side in the size department, American curl makes due by being heavenly adorable. This breed gets its name due to its naturally curled ears which adds to their cuteness. These cats are extremely playful and love being around humans.


  1. Bombay

Weight: 8 to 15 pounds

Want a panther but also like having arms? Well, let me introduce you to Bombay cats. Standing tall at 9 to 13 inches, this breed is essentially the tiny version of Panthers. Well, small and far more graceful and loving. This breed also sheds only seasonal, which is good news for their owners.


  1. Tonkinese

Weight: 6 to 12 pounds

Being a mix of Siamese and Burmese cats, Tonkinese cats are pure fun to be around. These cats are equally good with people of all ages and even with other pets. Their smooth short coats come in different colors, including blue, gray, and brown. They are also very easy to train.


  1. Ragdoll

Weight:10 to 20 pounds

Another famous cat breed here, Ragdolls, are loving companion pets. They are one of the most gentle cat breeds out there. Ragdolls tend to be calm around strangers and other animals. Playing with their owner is their favorite way to pass the time, and their high activity level guarantees a number of funny moments to be uploaded on the internet.


  1. Japanese Bobtail

Weight: 6 to 10 pounds

Originated in Japan, this breed is known for its short tail and fun-loving personalities. Probably the most active and loud breed, it is not a good match for first-time owners. But don't think that breed is not loveable as their mesmerizing eyes and temperament can make anyone fall in love with them.


    20. Nebelung

Weight: 7 to 15 pounds

Nebelung is one of the type cat breed as this breed strives for routine and stability, unlike many other cats. Created in the United States in the 1980s, this breed is often mistaken with Russian blue. These cats are highly affectionate and calm individuals. They are characterized by long and flowing coats.


  1. Russian blue

Weight: 7 to 12 pounds

 Russian Blue tend to be affectionate and loyal cats while keeping their independence. These cats are exceptionally good with every member of the family, be it elders, children, and even other cats. Another cool fact about this amazing breed is the fact that they are hypoallergenic. Russian blue also shed only infrequently due to having a short coat. Originating from Russia, this majestic breed is considered omens of good luck in their homeland.


   22. Khao Manee

Weight: 8 to 10 pounds

Also known as diamond eye cat, Khao Manee hail from Thailand and is considered a sign of good luck. These cats are sociable, affectionate, and bold. Another remarkable fact about this breed is that they only come in a single color, snowy white. Having an athletic physique and height ranging from 10 to 12 inches, this breed is remarkably active throughout the day and loves playing around.


  1. Snowshoe cat

Weight:7 to 14 pounds

What do you get by blending traits of Siamese and American Shorthair breeds? The answer is "pure beauties." Snowshoe are wonderful cats with sociable and affectionate temperaments. These cats make excellent lap cats, and you won't have to worry about their hair getting stuck on your clothes as they shed very seldomly. Snowshoe cats come in many colors, some of which are white, chocolate, grey, orange, and lilac.


  1. Korat.

Weight: 6 to 10 pounds

Possessing a stunning, shimmering coat, Korat is a gorgeous cat breed known for its affectionate side. These cats are hypoallergenic, easy to groom, and easy to train. They have a playful side but don't mind just lying around and mostly stay calm. Korat cats only come in two colors, blue and grey. Originated in Thailand, these cats are treated like a good luck charm out there. Korat holds so much importance in Thai society that until the middle 20th century, these cats were only given as gifts and never sold.


  1. Norwegian Forest Cat.

Weight:12 to 16 pounds

Want a Gentle Giant, who is also a furball? Well, look no further than Norwegian forest cats. This amazing cat breed is world re-known for its loving and friendly nature. Due to their calm and tolerant temperament, these cats make friends with everyone ranging from children to other cats and even dogs. Norwegian Forest cats tend to be highly playful and active. They do shed a lot, and therefore regular grooming is a must.


  1. Siberian Cats.

Weight: 12 to 15 pounds

Siberian cats are loving and loyal companion pets and make excellent lap cats. They tend to be sociable and bold. Having a long coat means that they shed a lot, but that's nothing to be worried about as these cats are hypoallergenic, and therefore it's nothing regular grooming can't solve. An interesting fact about this amazing breed is that they can easily cost between 1200 to 4000 USD due to their high demand. The Siberian cats are the national cats of Russia.


     27. Ocicat

Weight: 6 to 15 pounds

Want to keep a big cat in your house, but you also don't want to lose an arm or two? Well, then we strongly suggest Ocicat. These marvels of nature have all the traits of big cats in small sizes, along with a loving and loyal temperament. These cats live longs and will be by your side for at least 18 years. Despite their wild appearance, these cats are excellent for the home environment and are the symbol of grace and luxury all around the Globe. A purebred Ocicat can easily cost up to 3000 USD.


      28. Himalayan

Weight: 7 to 12 pounds

Despite being smaller in size than many cats, Himalayan cats appear larger due to their long coats. Mixing the long and graceful coat of Persian and the color scheme of Siamese, Himalayan cats are the best of the two worlds. These cats are friendly towards strangers and family members alike. Due to their highly social nature, these cats have a tendency of venturing out of the home and never coming back; therefore, proper measures should be taken against this.


    29. Burmilla

Weight: 6 to 13 pounds

Burmilla cats are a unique mix of Persian and Burmese cats who are fun-loving and loves being a part of the family. These hypoallergenic cats are extremely sociable and show good behavior around people of all ages. Burmilla cats are generally highly active but seldomly make any unnecessary noise which translates to no sleepless nights for you. The Burmilla cat is the most recent addition in CFA. These cats come in many colors, including white, black, chocolate, and lavender.


  1. Ragamuffin

Weight: 10 to 20 pounds

Let us get you acquainted with these Beautiful, fuzzy gentle giants. Ragamuffin famously does well around children and loves being stroked. Ragamuffin is on the larger side when it comes to house cats, standing tall at 15 inches, but that just adds to this breed's character. With their affectionate and calm temperament, these cats make excellent lap cats. Ragdolls come in many colors, including white, black, orange, and blue. The fun fact about this breed is that all Ragamuffin kittens are born completely white, and they develop their color patterns later on.


  1. Exotic Shorthair

Weight:10 to 12 pounds

So you have your heart set on having a Persian cat but don't want to spend half a day picking their hairs from clothes and carpets? Well, then you really should consider having an Exotic Shorthair. Commonly found in chocolate, white, black and lavender colors, this amazing breed is one of the most affectionate cat breeds out there. Exotic shorthairs have been sweethearts of many cat lovers for a very long time. A very fun thing about this breed is that the sassy lasagna-loving cat, Garfield was also an Exotic shorthair.


  1. Selkirk Rex

Weight:6 to 16 pounds

Famous for their curly coats, Selkirk Rex is one of only four cat breeds with curly coats. This curly little cat has a warm and loving attitude towards its owners. Selkirk Rex Cats can have both kinds of coats, short and long. They don't require a lot of grooming as they shed infrequently. They are usually calm and friendly around strangers and tolerates being picked up. Their coats can have many color patterns, including white, brown, black, and orange.


  1. American Bobtail

Weight: 7 to 16 pounds

Known for their short, bobbed tails, American Bobtail cats make loving, loyal and playful pets. Their affectionate and expressive nature makes them an excellent choice for first-time owners. Their high intelligence also makes it easier to train them. These cats can also be considered rather cat-like, and a funny thing about this breed is that they tend to wag their tails just like dogs. American Bobtails are considered rather rare, and therefore it can cost up to 1200 USD to finally bring your bobbed tail friend into your family.


  1. Turkish Van

Weight: 10 to 20 pounds

Arguably the most well-behaved cat breeds out there, Turkish Van is an ancient cat breed that is revered and loved in their homeland for its gentle nature, beautiful appearance, and propensity to swim. These cats do good around children and other cats, although they should be kept away from dogs. Their long and silky coat comes in a single color, and that is white. A fun fact about this breed is that this breed has lived with humans for so long that there are folktales about Turkish Van in Turkey about them being aboard Noah'sNoah's Ark.


  1. Birman

Weight: 10 to 12 pounds

Originally called the sacred cat of Burma, this ancient cat is highly adored and respected for its beautiful markings and mild and loving temperament. These mid-sized, calm-natured, and easy-going cats make excellent family pets as they are sweet-natured and well-behaved around people of all ages and even around strangers and other pets.


  1. British Longhair

Weight: 8 to 16 pounds

Britts normally are considered loud and ill-mannered but not this beauty here. British longhair breed is pure elegance enclosed in a ball of fur. These cats have sweet faces and friendly nature. Also known as the Lazy man cat, this cat is particularly low maintenance due to the fact that they prefer sleeping all day and also don't require a lot of grooming or long training sessions.


   37. Pixie-Bob

Weight: 9 to 14 pounds

Pixie-Bobs are muscular and strong cats with a very sweet, warm, and friendly nature, making them good lap cats and family pets. While many cats are described as Dog-like, Pixie-Bob cats are surely the queens of that competition. These cats will walk on a leash and can easily learn tricks. They are also very good at learning and remembering commands like "come here," "No," and "get down."


  1. Maine Coon

Weight: 8 to 18 pounds

Want to meet a gentle giant of the feline family who is not as loyal as a dog but is also very affectionate and loves its humans? Well, then let us introduce you to the amazing breed that is Maine coons. Originated in the US state of Maine, these gentle furry giants are liked and adored by all of the cat lovers on the planet. A fun fact about this breed is that a female Main coon named Pebble played the role of Mrs. Norris in the Harry Potter movies.



  1. LaPerm

Weight: 8 to 10 pounds

LaPerm cats are known for their curly coats, loving attitude, and loud purring. These social cats are good with people of all ages and even with other cats. They are highly active, and therefore any playing session is more than a treat to them. They don't shed frequently. Therefore, they don't really require regular grooming.


  1. Somali

Weight: 6 to 10 pounds

As evident from their names, these cats originate from modern-day Somalia. These cats are characterized by having a sociable and bold personality. These cats are highly intelligent and playful, and their activity level borders on being hyper. Common colors this cat breed comes in include orange, fawn, and cinnamon. Erol, the Somali cat, is touted as the stealer of hearts on Instagram, where this cute fella has more than 134,000 followers. 

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