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Domestic Cat Breeds

The dragon li, also known as the China Li Hua or the Li Hua Ma, among other names, is a domestic cat breed that originated in China.

The bambino cat is an experimental breed of cat that was registered with the TICA under the designation Experimental Bambino in 2006.

The Donskoy is a domestic cat breed that originated in Russia in 1987, when Elena Kovaleva, a cat breeder, discovered it in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.

The Burmilla is a domestic cat breed that was developed in 1981 in the United Kingdom.

The Aegean cat is a landrace breed of domestic cat, occurring naturally on the Cycladic Islands in Greece.

The Arabian Mau is a breed of domestic cat that originated from the Arabian Peninsula.

The York chocolate cat, also known as the York, is a breed of domestic cat that originated in America in 1983 and is used as a show cat.

The Ukrainian Levkoy is a breed of domestic cat that was developed by Elena Biriukova in Ukraine between the years of 2000 and 2011.

The Kurilian bobtail, also known as the Curilsk Bobtail or the Kurilean bobtail, among many other names, is a breed of domestic cat that is sometimes considered a breed group by some registries.

The Cymric is a domestic cat breed that is often considered to be a color variant or breed variant of the Manx cat, which shares many of its physical characteristics.

The Toyger is a cross between a striped domestic shorthaired cat and a standard Bengal tabby. Breeding began in the 1980s but only in 2007 was the Toyger allowed into full championship status. The breed was created by Judy Sudgen to inspire people to c...

The Serengeti is a breed that is still in development, but bred to produce a cat that looks like a Serval without having any wild cat blood. It is a cross between a Bengal cat and an Oriental cat. The Serengeti is a spotted cat with very large ears...

The Savannah is a cross between the Serval, an African wild cat and a domestic cat, typically the Egyptian Mau or another spotted breed. The Savannah, being one of the largest domestic breeds of cat, may weigh 10 to 40 pounds but are typically not much...

A Chausie is a hybrid between the Jungle Cat and a Domestic cat, typically the Abyssinian. A Chausie can weigh 15 to 30 pounds with the males being larger than the females. Their breeding began in the 1960s or 1970s to provide a safer alternative to ha...

The Bengal is a hybrid breed of cat bred to have the markings of a wildcat but the temperament of a housecat. The Bengal is reminiscent of and named after the Asian Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis); the Bengal Tiger species is completely unrelate...

The Sphynx is a hairless-looking rare breed of cat, which is, despite popular belief, not hairless. The skin of the Sphynx feels quite silky; it is covered with a very fine, soft down which is hard to perceive by seeing or feeling. The Sphynx may have ...

The Scottish Fold is a breed of cat most easily recognized by its ears. The ear cartilage contains a fold so that the ears bend down towards the front of the head. Some cats today have multiple folds that cause their ears to lie completely flat against...

The Selkirk Rex has very curly hair and whiskers, but unlike other rex cats the hair is of normal length and not partly missing. Also unlike other rex cats the Selkirk's gene for curls is dominant. The breed originated in Montana in the late 1980s ...

The Pixie-Bob is a domestic breed of cat. According to folklore, it is the offspring of a domestic cat and a bobcat, but DNA testing has failed to prove this. The Pixie-Bob has a large body (about 50% larger than most domestic cats), large feet, and a ...

The Peterbald is a breed of cat which originated in Russia, with elegant and slim builds. Peterbalds have a distinctive head, almond-shaped eyes, a straight profile and large set-apart ears. They slightly resemble Oriental Shorthair cats. They were...