The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) recognizes 42 breeds of cat. The International Cat Association (TICA) recognizes 40 breeds of cat. Other associations recognize different numbers of breeds; for example, the American Cat Fanciers’ Association recognizes 37 breeds, and the United Feline Organization recognizes 39.
The following list includes most of the recognized cat breeds:
Bombay (including Longhair)
Burmese (including Longhair)
Chartreux (also known as “Chartreuse”) Calico
How Many Recognized Breeds Of Cats Are There
Chantilly/Van patterned Siamese Chausie Color Point Shorthair Colorpoint Longhair Cornish Rex Country Curl Devon Rex Egyptian Mau European Burmese Exotic Shorthair Havana Brown Himalayan Japanese Bobtail Javanese Korat Kurilian Bobtail LaPerm Maine Coon Manx Munchkin Nebelung Norwegian Forest Cat Ocicat Persian Pixiebob Ragdoll Russian Blue Scottish Fold Selkirk Rex Singapura Snowshoe
There are more than 60 breeds of cats recognized by various cat registries. Each cat registry has its own set of standards, which the cat must meet to receive a championship title. For example, the American Cat Association recognizes 30 breeds; the Cat Fanciers’ Association recognizes 37 breeds.
TICA recognizes 43 breeds and varieties (including some exotic cat breeds), but does not recognize any breeds as rare or endangered.
The International Cat Association recognizes 34 breeds and varieties (including some exotic cat breeds).
The American Cat Fanciers’ Association recognizes 37 breeds and varieties (including some exotic cat breeds).
A cat is a small, often furry, domesticated, carnivorous mammal. They are often called house cats when kept as indoor pets or simply cats when there is no need to distinguish them from other felids and felines. Cats are often valued by humans for companionship and for their ability to hunt vermin. There are more than 70 cat breeds recognized by various cat registries.
The domestic cat is estimated to have diverged from the Near Eastern wildcat, Felis silvestris lybica, about 10,000 years ago. The African wildcat was domesticated independently in Egypt (subsp. aurata) and in China (subsp. eversmannii) several thousand years later. In 2004, the International Association for Cat Linguistics accepted six domestic cat breeds as having been established prior to the year 1500: Arabian Mau Mau, European Shorthair, Korat Thai Shw Si-Woo (Thai), Ocicat American Shorthair and Siamese Traditional Siamese (Thai). A number of additional breeds have been classified as natural breeds: Japanese Bobtail Japanese Bobtail (JBT), Scottish Fold Scottish Fold (SFD), Chartreux Chartreux (CH
There are many different breeds of cat, with more being developed all the time.
The most popular cat breed is the domestic short hair.
There are also many other types of cats including:
Bengal and Savannah