Favorite Cat Breeds

Cats are domestic, purebred, or hybrid. Purebred cats have pedigrees, while domestic cats do not. Domestic cats and wild felines are hybrids.

This Thailand-born cat breed has been popular since the 19th century. Oriental shorthairs, sphynxes, and Himalayans are descended from Siamese. 

 Siamese cat

Persians, often known as "smushed-face" cats, Iranian cats, or Shiraz cats (called for a city in Iran), have gorgeous, long hair.

 Persian calico cat



Maine coons are huge cats with thick hair. The Maine coon, the state cat, is a friendly giant. The late 1970s CFA recognition made them popular hunters. 

Maine Coon

Ragdolls are gentle. They collapse like rag dolls. They can feel pain, despite popular belief. Ragdolls resemble pointed-colored Siamese cats with long hair. 


Bengals appear crazy. They are domesticated despite their jungle-like patterns. They're active and chatty. They have dots and rosettes in numerous hues. 

Bengal kitten

The Abyssinian cat, originally from Ethiopia (formerly Abyssinia), has a reddish agouti coat that gives it a banded appearance. 


 Birmans, the original stock for ragdolls, appear similar but have various markings and behaviors. Fun, gregarious cats, they adore attention from their chosen person.

Birman cat 

Oriental shorthairs are not Siamese, despite their slim appearance. They have numerous hues and green eyes, unlike Siamese cats.

Oriental Shorthair

Abyssinians have short, close-lying coats, wedge-shaped skulls, half-cupped ears, medium-length bodies, and well-developed muscles. 

Abyssinian cats

Sphynx cats don't shed. Sphynx cats are dog-like, sociable, and furless. Despite their royal appearance, they are silly and act like court jesters.

Sphynx cat