Cat Breeds

Information on all purebred cat breeds and hybrid cat breeds. Learn more about your favorite cat breeds by perusing our comprehensive list of cat breed profiles. We outline cat breed basics and give you the skinny on what you should know before bringing a new cat home – everything from the history of your breed of choice to common health concerns and what they are typically like to live with.

Abyssinian close up with whiskers.
Looking for a cat who’s trainable and would love to walk on a leash? The Abyssinian might be just the cat breed for you.
American Wirehair.
The American Wirehair is an affectionate, people-oriented cat that loves to play but is not hyperactive or clingy.
If charm and cleverness are the keys to your heart, you’ll quickly be captivated by the beguiling Burmese.
This mix of Burmese and Chinchilla Persian is loving, energetic — and unusually proportioned.
This is a gentle, loving cat who “speaks” with a soft chirp or coo.
As Domestic Longhairs are of mixed ancestry, their temperaments can be hard to predict.
Don Hairless are very affectionate and interactive with their owners. They are active and need a lot of attention.
With a sweet disposition, intelligence and affection for people, the European Burmese can also be chatty.
European Shorthairs come in many different temperaments. Some are quiet and laid back while others are active and playful.
Gatos adjust their schedules to their owners.
Khao Manees are friendly, outgoing cats that love to interact with people.
Calm and composed, a Manx tends to bond closely with one person or the entire family.
Outgoing and playful, this feline sweetie loves people and enjoys being handled.
A black and white Munchkin cat.
Munchkins are outgoing and playful, and enjoy lots of attention.
The Oriental cat can be found in more than 600 patterns. Photography ©GlobalP | Getty Images.
Orientals are very active and vocal, and crave attention.
Selkirk Rexes are mellow cats that love to be with people. They are affectionate, and like to play.
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